June 29th, 2010
07:26 PM ET

CNN's Larry King announces retirement from nightly show

Larry King, the iconic TV interviewer, will step aside from hosting of his prime time CNN show later this year, he said Tuesday. Read the full CNN.com story

King, 76, made the announcement with a short posting to his Twitter account, citing his desire to spend more time with his wife and young children.

"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," King wrote. Read Larry King's full statement

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  1. svev

    More time to paint his bald spot??

    June 29, 2010 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  2. turd

    Well that's one less racist we have to worry about. You racist ol geezer!

    June 29, 2010 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  3. ErnestPayne

    As a devout atheist all I can say is thank god. The entire Crappy News Network should be taken out behind the barn and shot as a service to responsible journalism.

    June 29, 2010 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  4. sim

    Now he'll have more time to devote to his family lives.

    June 29, 2010 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
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