King said he thought Hilton was honest "for the most part."
The veteran interviewer told Ryan Seacrest during the E! News anchor's KIIS-FM show he thought the interview was good television.
"I don't think you turned it off," he said. "I thought she looked good -- for someone who'd been in jail, she looked fine."
Her answers were shorter than he would have liked, King said.
"I might have wanted more introspection," he explained. "And I think she's finding herself. She's been raised with more money than God. And you've got to face life as she's tried to face it."
Hilton's appearance nearly tripled King's usual audience -- 3.2 million viewers tuned in versus the average 1.1 million.
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