Larry King Calls It Quits: "I'm Hanging Up My Nightly Suspenders"

June 30, 2010 By:
Larry King Calls It Quits:

After 25 great years on CNN, Larry King has announced that he's ending his long run as the host of Larry King Live.

Larry took to his twitter page on Tuesday night to let fans know that he's officially done with his talk show.

In the statement, he said, "25 years ago, I sat across this table from New York Governor Mario Cuomo for the first broadcast of Larry King Live.

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"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."

But the good news is he's not retiring completely. He added, "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."

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Larry has been in the headlines all year, not because of his show, but because of his inevitable divorce from estranged wife Shawn King. Hopefully he can use the time off to save his marriage...and Shawn. She recently reportedly overdosed on prescription pills and left a suicide note behind.

British journalist-turned-TV personality Piers Morgan is reportedly in talks to take over Larry's nightly time spot on CNN. Who do you think could fill Larry's shoes?