Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Larry King is hanging up the ol' suspenders

Posted By on Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 11:24 AM

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CNN's "Larry King Live" — a program that's listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the oldest host ever being the longest running program in the same time slot, on the same channel, with the same host — will be no more come fall.

The 76-year-old King explained his decision to discontinue the show during last night's program, saying it will provide “more time for my wife and I to get to the kids’ little league games.” He also said he'll continue to host specials on CNN on "major national and international subjects." That narrows it down.

According to the New York Times, CNN is considering some interesting replacements:

In the last few weeks, executives at CNN, a unit of Time Warner, have repeatedly had to deny that they were close to signing a deal for Mr. King’s replacement. Piers Morgan, a judge on “America’s Got Talent,” has been rumored to be talking to CNN about a job. Others likely to be seen as candidates are Katie Couric and Ryan Seacrest.

Who do you think should take Larry's seat in front of the giant Lite Brite?

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