On the air for over 50 years, Larry King has interviewed more than 60,000 people. So if anyone would know what qualities make a person great to interview, it’s Larry King: The ability to explain what they do, a passion for what they do, a sense of humor and/or a chip on their shoulder. But what do you do when you’re interviewing someone who turns out to be a total dud?

Below, the the master pulls from his experience to explain the “tricks” he uses to make a great interview out of a bad one (and how he uses those tricks to get more than one-word answers out of his two teenage sons).

But despite all that experience, there are three famous faces he still hasn’t had in his interview chair. Find out who he’s been chasing all these years.

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