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article imageCNN's 'Larry King Live' coming to an end after 25 years

By Andrew Moran     Jun 29, 2010 in Business
New York - Larry King has decided that he will hang up his suspenders after 25 years. King announced that the prime time CNN program "Larry King Live" will end its run this autumn. He says he wants Ryan Seacrest to take his place.
Everyone from former President Ronald Reagan to United Nations Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie to former Governor Jesse Ventura have all appeared on the CNN prime time news program “Larry King Live.”
The hit CNN show has been on the air since 1985 and the man with the suspenders, Larry King, has become one of the most recognizable faces in the news world, mostly for his slicked back hair, his big square glasses and his intriguing interviews with the people of the day.
However, after 25 years, Larry King will step down as host of the program, according to CNN. King made the announcement on his Twitter account and cited his desire to spend more time with his family.
“I want to share some personal news with you. 25 years ago, I sat across this table from New York Governor Mario Cuomo for the first broadcast of Larry King Live. 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,” wrote King.
“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.”
Entertainment Weekly reports King wants Ryan Seacrest to take his place on the CNN show but "I don’t know how he feels about politics."
But Jon Klein, President of CNNUS, said that the show will end sometime this fall.
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