Larry King Ending His CNN Show After 25 Years.
‘Larry King Live’ will conclude later in 2010, the TV personality announces on his blog.
It’s the end of an era for Larry King. The 76-year-old host of “Larry King Live” has announced his decision to step aside from his longstanding CNN TV series, the network reports. He’ll hang up his suspenders and close shop on the 25-year-old-show later this year.
King announced the decision to end “Larry King Live” earlier Tuesday (June 29) on his blog. “I want to share some personal news with you,” he wrote. “Twenty-five years ago, I sat across this table from New York Governor Mario Cuomo for the first broadcast of ‘Larry King Live.’ Now, decades later, I talked to the guys here at CNN and I told them I would like to end ‘Larry King Live,’ the nightly show, this fall and CNN has graciously accepted, giving me more time for my wife and I to get to the kids’ little league games.
“I’ll still be a part of the CNN family, hosting several Larry King specials on major national and international subjects,” he added.
Jon Klein, president of CNN/US, said of King’s departure: “He will end his run with ‘Larry King Live’ on his own terms, sometime this fall. Larry is a beloved member of the CNN family and will continue to contribute to our air with periodic specials.”
“I’m incredibly proud that we recently made the ‘Guinness Book of World Records’ for having the longest-running show with the same host in the same time slot,” King said of his decision to conclude “Larry King Live.” “With this chapter closing I’m looking forward to the future and what my next chapter will bring, but for now it’s time to hang up my nightly suspenders.