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. ALH

    Mr. King:
    You are more than an inspiration, you are representative of the standard for all who aspire to walk in your path. Be well, sir, and as you walk away into the sunshine of your future, you can smile brightly knowing that you are one of the few individuals who single voice has impacted millions of lives. Best to you!
    -A. Lawrence Haskins

    June 29, 2010 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Dave, CA

    CNN has to take out all these liberals including Larry because their rating is in the tank.
    Larry is the biggest liberal and he has no idea what is going on in the white house. Just praise Obama.
    There was G20 meet and we thought there would be strong message and wall street could begin to climb but there was big drop. Nobody has any idea what Obama is doing to this country. Larry Kings at least knows nothing.

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

      Your posting made absolutely no sense!!

      June 29, 2010 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mick R

      You're a real credit to the republicans

      June 29, 2010 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Les


      June 30, 2010 at 12:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Ryan

      "...what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul."

      June 30, 2010 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  3. CC

    Does that means he is gong to Utah full time?

    You know we American's are loyal to our news anchors and repoters. He was one of them.

    June 29, 2010 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jell

    Thanks GOD ,, finally you had a good show

    June 29, 2010 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  5. BB

    Will someone tell me that i am dreaming, I start ed to listen to Larry King when he was on radio in the early eighty. Larry King is the reason i tune in to CNN every evening. Evening will not be the same ever again.

    June 29, 2010 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Steve Brian


    June 29, 2010 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  7. N Atta Kusi Adusei

    We will really miss Larry. However, he needs the rest. Good job done, Larry!

    June 29, 2010 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  8. kathy

    Best of luck to you Larry! You will be missed!!!!

    June 29, 2010 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Rebecca Payne

    I can deal with him, but I wish that big mouthed horse face Joy Behar would go off the air. I'm surprised Obama didn't put her up for the Supreme Court – she kisses up to him enough.

    June 29, 2010 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  10. turd

    He's gonna be a little league comentator? Well I guess that's the way the tortilla folds huh...

    June 29, 2010 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Kurtis

    Finally. That dried up corpse was starting to get scary.

    June 29, 2010 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Mick R


    Watch. Laugh.

    June 29, 2010 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Baldemar Huerta

    good riddance, criminal.

    June 29, 2010 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Nimbo

    Thank you, THANK YOU lord jebus for shutting this idiot up.

    June 29, 2010 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Brian

    God, maybe now Conan can take over.

    June 29, 2010 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
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