Larry King Will End His Nightly Show This Fall

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Larry King has announced that Larry King Live, his nightly CNN show, will end sometime this fall, after 25 years on the air. King will continue to be “part of the CNN family" and host specials on the network. CNN said it will "announce plans for the 9 p.m. hour in the weeks ahead."

King’s full statement, which will air on tonight's show:


Before I start the show tonight, I want to share some personal news with you. 25 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.

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.

Statement from Larry King [CNN]