Last night, Larry King announced he was leaving his talk show on CNN, Larry King Live. In a segment on his program, he explained he would still host CNN specials and be hosting the show until a replacement was found:
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.
Media Decoder said that King's announcement was "stunning." And is it oddly apropos he mentioned his first guest, NY Governor Mario Cuomo, when former NY Governor Eliot Spitzer will be coming to CNN soon with his own (co-)hosting gig?