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.