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. Honey B

    Although I'm not too fond of his interviewing style he is definitely an icon, and will be missed.

    June 29, 2010 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Pat Shaw

    Hooray! Maybe he willl do more to keep his families intact! About time we had some GOOD news!

    June 29, 2010 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Varun

    CNN's Larry King announces retirement from nightly show to make his marriage work.

    June 29, 2010 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mike

    Will be missed....................an icon..................Good Luck

    June 29, 2010 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  5. trilobug

    You did an excellent job. Thanks a lot, best wishes in your next endeavor.

    June 29, 2010 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Anne

    CNN without Larry, it will never be the same again! Larry's is the only show I ever watch, what am I going to do now? Wish Larry all the best in whatever he does next!!

    June 29, 2010 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Eric Nicolas

    If ratings improve he'll decide to stay

    June 29, 2010 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Darren

    Finally.

    June 29, 2010 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Debra

    I hope Anderson gets Larry's job.

    June 29, 2010 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Freddie

    Good. Hopefully, his replacement will know how to have an improvised conversation AND know the names of all four Beatles.

    June 29, 2010 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  11. terry

    Why the hell is this breaking news, who cares. is this the biggest news out there? With every thing else thats going on in the world and somehow this is of some importance to people? LOL!!!!!!!!!!

    June 29, 2010 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Todd

    I enjoy Larry's interviews if anything for his direct and sometime bizarre questions..but this isn't really breaking news..

    The guys been doing this for years, it'd be breaking news if he had passed away.. just sayin'

    June 29, 2010 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Anthony B.

    Maybe someone young like Regis will step in.

    June 29, 2010 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Kyle

    About time!! How long can you carry on a career where all you do is go from one guest to the next asking "Bill, what do you make of that?" ?

    June 29, 2010 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Courtney Anne

    I will miss Larry King. He is one of the best that has ever been on TV.

    June 29, 2010 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
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