When I heard of Larry King’s death, I could not hold back my tears. I was never one of his personal friends. I was but one of the 50,000 people from all walks of life that he had interviewed over his long career.

News of his death reminded me of our interview on Oct. 27, 2001. This, of course, was about six weeks after the attacks of September 11, 2001, and the show was titled “America Remembers: The Significance of the World Trade Center.” I shared the spotlight with eight others, each of whom had a different perspective on the tragedy. I remember the show for two reasons. First, Larry and his producers put together a fascinating and rather complete tribute to the Twin Towers in a very short time. Second, Larry was kind and respectful with each of his guests, myself included.