CNN's 'Larry King Live' To End This Fall
June 29, 2010 at 5:21 PM (PT)
LARRY KING has announced that he is ending his CNN television show "LARRY KING LIVE" this FALL.
KING's announcement, first released via TWITTER, said, "I want to share some personal news with you. Twenty-five years ago, I sat across this table from NEW YORK Gov. 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'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. 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."
"He will end his run with LARRY KING LIVE on his own terms, sometime this FALL," said CNN US President JON KLEIN. "LARRY is a beloved member of the CNN family and will continue to contribute to our air with periodic specials."
The CNN show was simulcast on radio through WESTWOOD ONE for many years until the end of 2009. KING hosted a longrunning overnight radio show for MUTUAL and WESTWOOD ONE after establishing his career in MIAMI in the 1950s and 1960s.