View Full Version : Larry King calls it quits

June 30th, 2010, 01:17 AM
June 29, 2010
Statement from Larry King (http://larrykinglive.blogs.cnn.com/2010/06/29/statement-from-larry-king/)

Posted: 07:10 PM ET
http://cnnlarrykinglive.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/blog-larry-king-picture.jpg?w=292&h=219 (http://cnnlarrykinglive.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/blog-larry-king-picture.jpg)Before I start the show tonight, 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.
I’ll still be a part of the CNN family, hosting several Larry King specials on major national and international subjects.
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.

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June 30th, 2010, 02:51 AM
Good news.:)

June 30th, 2010, 04:50 PM
Remember when that guy went through his trash and found a Pampers box?

June 30th, 2010, 08:30 PM
This guy has been on the air for a good chunk of my life, but I don't think I've ever seen any of his shows. If I have, I've forgotten them.

July 1st, 2010, 05:28 AM
King has an obvious knack for getting people to open up on the air, but he's too schmaltzy. And too sensational. I lost all respect for him when he devoted almost every show to OJ and The Trial. Very icky.

July 1st, 2010, 07:55 AM
He knew how to connect with his interviewees, like Terry Gross.

July 1st, 2010, 10:01 AM
She's much smarter and interesting.

Why are we talking about King as if he'd died? Guy still deserves the present tense.

July 1st, 2010, 10:01 AM
What is a shame is that this type of personality is no more.... the background in journalism .... the Brooklyn Jew accent...the voice that sounded of cigarettes...the face meant for radio. And today, shmaltz is refreshing after so much irony. I really liked Larry King.

July 1st, 2010, 10:03 AM
Schmaltz without enough substance, for me at least.

July 1st, 2010, 10:25 AM
For me, he was best in supermarket-tabloid mode doing shows about UFOs or the death of C-list celebrities. Pretty fabulous.

July 1st, 2010, 10:33 AM
No matter what you think of LK, chances are that whoever replaces him will be more tedious and less able to keep the hour moving along.

Interviewing? Seems it's a lost art.

I'd say give Dick Cavett (http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/category/dick-cavett/) another shot.

Please, CNN: Don't even think about making us suffer through an hour of Bill Maher.

July 1st, 2010, 11:57 AM
Beyond beyond:

Dick Cavett / Gloria Swanson / Janis Joplin



A very cool Andy Warholian 1966 :

Merv Griffin / Jayne Mansfield (with Mariska) / Henny Youngman / Monti Rock (years ahead of everyone)

A must see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4NJqDKQXqg

July 2nd, 2010, 08:54 AM
Schmaltz without enough substance, for me at least.

Isn't that Light Beer?

July 2nd, 2010, 08:59 AM

I kind of like Bill. Although I admit I have not seen him in a while. I forget the show he had where they sat in a panel of 4 celebs and him as "moderator" and "discussed" political topics, but the first season or two of that was GREAT!

Then, like most comedians that end up getting a taste of power, he got rooster-y and irritating (See Dennis Miller). :(

As for LK, most of his show was boring and vacuous. He had a few good interviews, but I never trusted anythingthat came from him when quoted or referenced by others. I have to say, though, that he is certainly better than the blip-blip-blip short attension span shows like TMZ and Extra! that populate our dial these days.

Wow. Did I say "dial"? :eek:

July 2nd, 2010, 10:45 AM
For me, he was best in supermarket-tabloid mode doing shows about UFOs or the death of C-list celebrities. Pretty fabulous.

Isn't someone supposed to be replacing him in a similar show, but with a different title? I thought that I might have heard that one somewhere.

July 2nd, 2010, 11:27 AM
Letterman's top ten reasons LK is retiring (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/02/letterman-goes-to-town-on_n_633648.html)

July 3rd, 2010, 01:32 AM
god help us.

Simon Cowell: I Helped Broker Piers Morgan CNN Deal

Simon Cowell told Extra yesterday that not only is the deal to replace Larry King with Piers Morgan on CNN real, but Cowell helped broker it! "[Morgan] was under contract to us on America's Got Talent, so he called me and we helped sort of broker the deal," Cowell told his ex-girlfriend Terri Seymour, a host for the entertainment show. "I knew about this weeks ago."

Problematically, CNN's flacks told TVNewser today that "We have not offered Piers Morgan a job, and we are not currently in negotiations with him. We are always open to new opportunities and to various talent who express an interest in our programming. Piers is one such talent, but there is no deal." Of course, "Page Six" recently busted the CNN spokespeople for repeatedly lying to the gossip column ("Page Six" famously keeps a list of publicists in their "Liar's Corner" and will refer to them as "lying flacks" going forward). But even the president of CNN, Jon Klein, told the Los Angeles Times Wednesday that the network is "not in negotiations" with Morgan. So who is lying? The flacks and president of a multinational news company? Or Paula Abdul's friend who is the only person left in the world still rocking a hairstyle that even Kid 'n' Play left behind when the nineties ended?

Simon Cowell Brokered Piers Morgan's CNN Deal (http://extratv.warnerbros.com/2010/07/simon_cowell_brokered_secret_cnn_deal_for_piers_mo rgan.php) [Extra via TVNewser/Mediabistro (http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/cnn/simon_cowell_says_he_helped_broker_morgan_deal_cnn _there_is_no_deal_166585.asp?c=rss)]


July 5th, 2010, 01:43 PM
I met him and his 7th wife recently.

Nice guy.