Skip to comments.Statement from Larry King ("It's time to hang up my nightly suspenders")
Posted on 06/29/2010 5:26:39 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Statement from Larry King Posted: 07:10 PM ET
"Ill still be a part of the CNN family, hosting several Larry King specials on major national and international subjects.
Im 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 Im looking forward to the future and what my next chapter will bring, but for now its time to hang up my nightly suspenders."
(Excerpt) Read more at larrykinglive.blogs.cnn.com ...
Well, I guess he’s telling us that he still isn’t going to try and keep his pants up.
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.
* Theres been speculation that King would be leaving for several months now, with Americas Got Talents Piers Morgan and CBS News Anchor, Katie Couric floated as possible replacements.
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.
This is the biggest Larry King news since he died 5 years ago.
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.
Hasn’t he been 76 years old for 30 years? I want some of that life extension stuff.
MORE HERE :
TITLE: Larry King confirms fall exit from CNN show
Larry King announces he is ending his prime-time CNN show
I thought he was paying alimony to too many ex-wives to be able to retire.
TITLE : Larry King to step down from CNN’s ‘Live’
He forgets alot on his show...
I think he has a bit of Dementia..
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’ ‘
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.
I think the last time I watched his show it was in the late 80’s and Tom Clancy was the guest.
About 15 years overdue. Least I never wasted time actually watching his show, save for any clips others showed of his worst moments.
Maybe they’ll embalm his this time.
I think last time I watch is when Frank Sinatra was on
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.
RE: Hasnt 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 ).
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.
Who is larry king?
You and your show sucked for a reason, Larry.
You know your cable network really stinks when Larry King can’t take anymore and bails out.
...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.
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.”
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?"
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.....
Did he run out of Garlic?
Has anyone actually seen Larry King and Oprah Winfrey in the same place? It seems like too much of a coincidence.
Maybe King’s decided he just can’t compete with Elliot Spitzer...
Does she have a sister?
Yawn. In more interesting news, Paraguay made it to the quarterfinals for the first time ever in FIFA World Cup soccer...
I stole it from somewhere, but it’s nice to be appreciated in my own time. ;’)
No, Larry, it's time to suspend your nightly hang-ups.
CNN has a family? LOL.
Be Gone, you old, no-talent fart!
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?