After a quarter century, Larry King announced tonight that he will be ending the long-standing “Larry King Live” show this fall but will stay on in some unspecified capacity at CNN.

He said he plans to do specials and spend more time with his family. “It’s time to hang up the nightly suspenders,” he said on his show at 9 p.m. “Until then, we have more shows to do and who knows what the future will bring.”


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“There was no pressure from CNN,” he told guest Bill Maher. “It was time.” He also said there was no pressure from the media hordes. “I want new horizons and try other things,” he said. “There’s a freedom.” He noted he has done more than 50,000 interviews.

Reports have Piers Morgan as a possible replacement.

Here’s the memo sent out by CNN/US president Jon Klein, who declined to say anything about King’s departure last Wednesday after the Eliot Spitzer/Kathleen Parker announcement:

Read More: by Rodney Ho, Atlanta Journal Constitution


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