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Retiring: Larry King says this year is his Last

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LOS ANGELES, CA (WOIO) - Larry King has announced he is stepping down from his show on CNN, after 25 years. 

The host of CNN's "Larry King Live" made the announcement Tuesday evening.

King says he'll step down from the program in the fall.

The TV legend blogged that even though his nightly show is ending, he'll still remain with CNN.

"I'll still be a part of the CNN family, hosting several Larry King specials on major national and international subjects."

 This note was sent out to CNN staff regarding King's departure:


TO: CNN Colleagues

FR: Jon Klein

Larry King has asked that I share with you a message to his audience that will be broadcast tonight at the top of his show. After 25 years, Larry has decided to take a step back from the nightly grind.  He wants to take some time for himself and his family. So he will end his run with Larry King Live on his own terms, sometime this fall.

He is not leaving CNN. Larry is a beloved member of the CNN family and he will continue to contribute to our air with periodic specials.

Larry has been a giant in the industry for as long as most of us can remember. Anyone who ever mattered has sat for an interview on Larry's iconic set. They all know the man it is our privilege to call our colleague and friend–tireless and curious, respectful and inquisitive, caring, generous, influential, a citizen of the world.

We will celebrate his tenure in proper fashion over the coming months. Today is about Larry and about the beginning of a new chapter. It is not about good-bye.

Published reports have named Piers Morgan as a possible replacement.


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