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Statement from Larry King ("It's time to hang up my nightly suspenders")
Larry King Live ^ | 06/29/2010 | Larry King

Posted on 06/29/2010 5:26:39 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Statement from Larry King Posted: 07:10 PM ET

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SNIP SNIP

"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."

(Excerpt) Read more at larrykinglive.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: larryking; retirement
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1 posted on 06/29/2010 5:26:43 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, I guess he’s telling us that he still isn’t going to try and keep his pants up.


2 posted on 06/29/2010 5:27:33 PM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: SeekAndFind

SOME NEWS I’VE HEARD:

* Larry King will continue to host specials for CNN on on “major national and international subjects.”

* Larry King Live had a rating slide of 37% between the 2nd quarter of 2009 and the same period 2010.

* According to the Associated Press, King has said if it was up to him, Ryan Seacrest would be the best choice to fill his shoes.

* There’s been speculation that King would be leaving for several months now, with America’s Got Talent’s Piers Morgan and CBS News Anchor, Katie Couric floated as possible replacements.


3 posted on 06/29/2010 5:28:24 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Door
Hit
Split

Ya know.


4 posted on 06/29/2010 5:29:33 PM PDT by don-o (My son, Ben - Marine Lance Corporal texted me at 0330 on 2/3/10: AMERICA!)
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To: SeekAndFind; AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...

The real reason for this move is, he needs more free time this year to attend the retirement parties of a bunch of his grandchildren.


5 posted on 06/29/2010 5:30:15 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is the biggest Larry King news since he died 5 years ago.


6 posted on 06/29/2010 5:30:45 PM PDT by Roscoe Karns
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To: Scott from the Left Coast

Yawn......

He’s been the turd sandwich of giant douches since forever.
Way to go, ol’ Lar, for your prescience, but you are about 20 years too late.
You will always be known as the wannabe - has-been of television.
Don’t let the door hit you in the hemorrhoid on the way out.


7 posted on 06/29/2010 5:31:33 PM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: Roscoe Karns

Hasn’t he been 76 years old for 30 years? I want some of that life extension stuff.


8 posted on 06/29/2010 5:32:12 PM PDT by omega4179 (www.jdforsenate.com)
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To: Scott from the Left Coast

MORE HERE :

http://livefeed.hollywoodreporter.com/2010/06/larry-king-confirms-fall-exit-from-cnn.html

TITLE: Larry King confirms fall exit from CNN show

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2010/06/larry-king-announces-he-is-ending-his-prime-time-cnn-show.html

TITLE:
Larry King announces he is ending his prime-time CNN show


9 posted on 06/29/2010 5:33:00 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I thought he was paying alimony to too many ex-wives to be able to retire.


10 posted on 06/29/2010 5:33:44 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: SeekAndFind
If you need an ego boost, Larry can sell you some. His cup runneth over.
11 posted on 06/29/2010 5:34:00 PM PDT by JPG (Mr. Gore, or is it Mr. Stone or Mr. Woody? Whatever, you're under arrest.)
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To: omega4179

MORE HERE:

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/38007679/ns/today-entertainment/

TITLE : Larry King to step down from CNN’s ‘Live’


12 posted on 06/29/2010 5:34:18 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: omega4179

He forgets alot on his show...

I think he has a bit of Dementia..


13 posted on 06/29/2010 5:36:43 PM PDT by TaraP (He never offered our victories without fighting but he said help would always come in time)
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To: SeekAndFind

Contributing no doubt to that “slide” was that laughable self-promo which ends with LK crossing his skinny legs in those oversized blue jeans while placing his hand underneath his chin with the “Hey look at me” goofy grin

Like that was supposed to be cool or somethin’ ‘

ROFL


14 posted on 06/29/2010 5:38:21 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: lefty-lie-spy

I can understand why celebrities and politicians prefer to be interviewed by Larry King ( instead of say, Tim Russert or Chris Wallace ). He goes EASY on them.

He’s like your friendly psychiatrist on the couch. The difference is — he doesn’t press too much.

His specialty is making you look good and sympathetic on TV, even if you’re a certified jerk.


15 posted on 06/29/2010 5:38:57 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I think the last time I watched his show it was in the late 80’s and Tom Clancy was the guest.


16 posted on 06/29/2010 5:39:21 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (DeMint 2012)
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To: SeekAndFind

About 15 years overdue. Least I never wasted time actually watching his show, save for any clips others showed of his worst moments.


17 posted on 06/29/2010 5:39:36 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Roscoe Karns

Maybe they’ll embalm his this time.


18 posted on 06/29/2010 5:39:50 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (No matter where you go there are always more stupid people.)
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To: Artemis Webb

I think last time I watch is when Frank Sinatra was on


19 posted on 06/29/2010 5:40:51 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: SeekAndFind

And Larry, making Guiness for the “longest running show” ain’t nearly as good as one that has “highest ratings” or “most watched”. Longest running means CNN couldn;t find anything better than you, and that’s an extremely sad commentary about CNN and your “longest running” show. Your show was death on crutches.


20 posted on 06/29/2010 5:43:06 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Larry's proposed replacement:


21 posted on 06/29/2010 5:47:50 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: omega4179

RE: Hasn’t he been 76 years old for 30 years?

As if you did not know, Larry King was born Lawrence Harvey Zeiger; November 19, 1933.

For comparison, Walter Cronkite retired in 1980 at the age of 66.

Dan Rather “retired” from CBS in 2006 ( Age 75 ). But then, he has since resumed his career with HDNet, a high-definition cable television station as a producer and hosts a weekly one-hour show called Dan Rather Reports (if you care to see it ).


22 posted on 06/29/2010 5:47:59 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SunkenCiv

Needs more time to land wife #10 who will ofcourse be under the age of 40. She ofcourse won’t be in it for the money.


23 posted on 06/29/2010 5:51:58 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.")
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To: SeekAndFind

Who is larry king?


24 posted on 06/29/2010 5:54:50 PM PDT by abortionisalwaysmurder (Before you kill your baby, ask yourself, What did the baby do?)
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To: SeekAndFind
Gosh, now who will slow-pitch softball grapefruit questions to scandalized celebrities trying to clear their names?

You and your show sucked for a reason, Larry.

25 posted on 06/29/2010 5:57:17 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: SeekAndFind

You know your cable network really stinks when Larry King can’t take anymore and bails out.


26 posted on 06/29/2010 6:02:51 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hey America! Had enough "history" yet?)
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To: SeekAndFind

...hope he’s invited to a slew of retirement parties for his democratic rat friends in both the Senate and Congress come November, and his last wife takes him for all he’s worth. Other than that, have a nice life.


27 posted on 06/29/2010 6:05:42 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: SevenofNine

I don’t recall ever watching a full show, but the best recollection was the night he had Donald Trump on...King was pitching the Garlique capsules in ads. During the course of the conversation, they leaned closer to each other....to at one point Trump blurts out:

“Larry, you’ve got the worst breath of anyone I’ve met.”


28 posted on 06/29/2010 6:16:30 PM PDT by nikos1121 (Praying for minus 24 today....at least minus 23...)
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To: SeekAndFind
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.

He's probably up for the most marriages (and largest age difference) record, and he shares lowest ratings with Kieth Olberman.

When I read the title my first thought was "Is Larry finally going to use a belt?"

29 posted on 06/29/2010 6:21:40 PM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: SeekAndFind

the only reason he’s been on tv this long is the same reason that Baba Walters is still on....they belong to a certain ethnic clique...IMO and I am entitled to my opinion.....


30 posted on 06/29/2010 6:37:09 PM PDT by cherry
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To: SeekAndFind
Now they can move Client #9 (aka “the John and his Lady”) to the 9 PM time slot and have The Ron Burgundy Hour as the lead-in. Rick Sanchez (the dumbest man on TV) can explore such exciting themes as “can you have volcanoes in cold places,” “how long is 90 meters” and “how to get a .15 blood alcohol count just by watching the Dolphins.”
31 posted on 06/29/2010 6:45:41 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: SeekAndFind

Did he run out of Garlic?


32 posted on 06/29/2010 6:45:54 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: SunkenCiv

PssshBwahahahahahahahahaha!

LOL


33 posted on 06/29/2010 6:50:11 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: SeekAndFind

LONG overdue!


34 posted on 06/29/2010 6:52:42 PM PDT by LUV W (DIMs?......start packin'--you're fired!....I can see November from my house!)
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To: SeekAndFind

good riddance


35 posted on 06/29/2010 6:58:23 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: SeekAndFind
Larry, do you know who I am?

Seinfeld

36 posted on 06/29/2010 7:03:48 PM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: cherry

Has anyone actually seen Larry King and Oprah Winfrey in the same place? It seems like too much of a coincidence.


37 posted on 06/29/2010 7:07:11 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: SeekAndFind

Maybe King’s decided he just can’t compete with Elliot Spitzer...


38 posted on 06/29/2010 7:19:32 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (We don't have a leader in the Oval Office, we have a reader in the Oval Office.)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican
Needs more time to land wife #10 who will ofcourse be under the age of 40.

Does she have a sister?

-PJ

39 posted on 06/29/2010 7:23:40 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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To: Political Junkie Too; Perdogg
Statement from Larry King ("It's time to hang up my nightly suspenders")

Yawn. In more interesting news, Paraguay made it to the quarterfinals for the first time ever in FIFA World Cup soccer...

40 posted on 06/29/2010 7:32:48 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: YankeeReb
He's probably up for the most marriages (and largest age difference) record

That record still belongs to King Solomon.
41 posted on 06/29/2010 7:39:38 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: ConservativeMan55

I stole it from somewhere, but it’s nice to be appreciated in my own time. ;’)


42 posted on 06/29/2010 7:56:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: SeekAndFind

Larry who?


43 posted on 06/29/2010 7:58:17 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: SeekAndFind
"It's time to hang up my nightly suspenders."

No, Larry, it's time to suspend your nightly hang-ups.

Leni

44 posted on 06/29/2010 8:14:36 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: SeekAndFind
Who is Larry King?
45 posted on 06/29/2010 8:15:41 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: Scott from the Left Coast

LOL!


46 posted on 06/29/2010 8:46:52 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: SeekAndFind

CNN has a family? LOL.


47 posted on 06/29/2010 9:02:40 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: SeekAndFind
Good riddance, Lar. I, for one, won't miss see your ugly mug, Grecian Formula head, pointy shoulders & assinine dialogue.

Be Gone, you old, no-talent fart!

48 posted on 06/29/2010 9:16:30 PM PDT by Beloved Levinite (I have a new name for the occupier of The Oval Office: KING FRAUD! (pronounced King "Faa-raud"))
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To: The KG9 Kid
Gosh, now who will slow-pitch softball grapefruit questions to scandalized celebrities trying to clear their names?

Or take pride in never reading the book he's interviewing the guest about, so that his questions are about as perceptive as a child's?

50 posted on 06/29/2010 9:26:49 PM PDT by denydenydeny ("Why should I feed pirates?"--Russian officer off Somalia)
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