In 1997, Llewellyn King set out to create a television program that would combine a civilized discussion of news and public affairs with ...
In 1997, Llewellyn King set out to create a television program that would combine a civilized discussion of news and public affairs with English polymath Noel Coward’s “talent to amuse.” “With ‘White House Chronicle,’ I wanted a comfy couch of a television program where viewers could sit back and learn something new, or think about something in a new way,” said King, who is also the program's executive producer and host. King also wanted viewers to meet new people — particularly the many talented print journalists in Washington who rarely, if ever, appeared on television. Over the years, a few we talent-scouted have gone on to become TV fixtures. As host of the program, King ventilates the issues of the time. He opens each episode with “a few thoughts of my own.” His unTelePrompTered commentaries range from serious to hilarious – the big challenges for big engineering, in the wake of the Gulf oil spill; running a small business (he ran a publishing firm for 36 years); taking his fa