CNN's Larry King Exits After 25 Years

Larry King has pulled the curtain down on his CNN talk show after 25 years.

Two presidents, four television news anchors and a 10-year-old son who looked ready to take dad's place behind the microphone have turned out to bid King farewell Thursday.

The 77-year-old King was serenaded by Tony Bennett singing "The Best is Yet to Come" via remote from Louisiana.

King had announced this summer he would leave, ushered out by a struggling network. Once the dominant voice in cable television news, King has faded in a sea of sharp talkers. British talk-show host and "America's Got Talent" judge Piers Morgan takes over the 9 p.m. Eastern time slot in January.

Except for an agreement to host four specials a year at CNN, it's not clear what his work future holds. He's talked of doing comedy, or going back to some radio work.

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  • by Anonymous on Dec 21, 2010 at 04:15 PM
    how many wives did he go through in that time??
  • by Neo Location: Reality on Dec 17, 2010 at 07:44 AM
    Good Riddance to a boring, socialist, old windbag. One of the most egotistical, self-inflated turds to ever walk the earth is finally being put out to pasture. Let's just hope he doesn't pop up constantly as an "expert" guest on other shows. He is an expert at one thing only, self promotion. Glad he is gone, it's a shame that his ratings had to drop so low before CNN would push him out. For the 17 people who still watched the old turd, switch to Comedy Central, the information is more credible.
  • by Tim Location: LaGrange on Dec 17, 2010 at 07:29 AM
    Adios, Lizardhead.
  • by and? on Dec 17, 2010 at 07:20 AM
    the guy looks like he exited from this existance 25 years ago.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Dec 17, 2010 at 06:43 AM
    He pulled not only the curtain, the ratings too. That is why he is gone. The losses at CNN continued a pattern in place for much of the last year, as the network trailed its competitors in every prime-time hour. (CNN still easily beats MSNBC in the daytime hours, but those are less lucrative in advertising money, and both networks are far behind Fox News at all hours.)
  • by To V on Dec 17, 2010 at 03:59 AM
    Here, Here!!! Good riddance!
  • by V on Dec 17, 2010 at 03:03 AM
    About time this senile liberal spinning bag of bones goes away.

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