June 29, 2010

Statement from Larry King

Posted: 07:10 PM ET

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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Lisa   June 29th, 2010 7:18 pm ET

Sorry to see you go Larry! Thanx for the years of great work.

Michelle   June 29th, 2010 7:21 pm ET

Best of luck to you, Larry. You will be very missed!

Roy   June 29th, 2010 7:21 pm ET

Thanks for everything Larry! and good luck.

kelly   June 29th, 2010 7:21 pm ET

Very sad to hear this-I have really enjoyed the last 25 years with Larry!! Its a great show-all the best in your next adventure Larry!

Michael Holden   June 29th, 2010 7:22 pm ET

I'll miss you Larry!
You made everyone interesting. I appreciated that you treated both
the stars of today, and yesterday with equal respect.
Best to you always

Sarah   June 29th, 2010 7:22 pm ET

You will be missed!

elle   June 29th, 2010 7:22 pm ET


Carla   June 29th, 2010 7:22 pm ET

🙁 I'll miss you Larry!

Emanuel Black   June 29th, 2010 7:23 pm ET

A legendary American TV personality that will not soon be forgotten, I look forward to what the future holds for Larry.

Karen   June 29th, 2010 7:23 pm ET

Wow, we will miss you Larry!!
Have watched your show for years and loved it. You can never be replaced!! Good luck in love, family and life. We will look forward to your specials.

rose   June 29th, 2010 7:24 pm ET

9 pm and CNN will never be the same without your Mr. King, not only will you be missed, you are irreplaceable. My sincere wishes for a happy semi-retirement, enjoy the time with your family.

james   June 29th, 2010 7:24 pm ET

I hope they find a good replacement..that will be hard to do. Congratulations Larry, time to relax and enjoy yourself.

Chuks   June 29th, 2010 7:25 pm ET

Well done Larry! You have been great. Thank you.

me   June 29th, 2010 7:25 pm ET


Debbie   June 29th, 2010 7:26 pm ET

I watch Larry's show every night. I watched it with my Dad every night and after he passed away I continued to watch. I had the pleasure of meeting Larry in Nate n Al's during the OJ Trial. When he interviews guests you can understand what he's asking and you feel a connection with him being the everyday Joe. He will be missed by many but life is precious and spending it with family is most important. You will be missed Larry.

Terry   June 29th, 2010 7:26 pm ET

You will be missed. Enjoy the time with your wife and children

anobody   June 29th, 2010 7:27 pm ET

Bet this was a concession for getting back with his current wife... his comments seem to lean that way... Good for him he deserves to soak up the benefits of his work.

Pam Turner   June 29th, 2010 7:27 pm ET

You'll be missed very much, Larry, but I'm happy for your family. Best wishes!

Sandy   June 29th, 2010 7:27 pm ET

You've done a great job of hosting and will be missed. I'm glad to hear that you will still be hosting specials. Enjoy your time off because time is so precious!

Jorge   June 29th, 2010 7:27 pm ET

I can't imagine news without him.

Cheryl   June 29th, 2010 7:28 pm ET

Well I hate hearing that Larry, but sure, you deserve a break. Time to be a Dad. We'll miss you Larry!

Nana Serwa Wiafe   June 29th, 2010 7:28 pm ET

Thanks for 25 years of wonderful conversations..

Joseph P. Graves   June 29th, 2010 7:29 pm ET

Say it ain't so!!! But if it is... THANK YOU! Know that you are appreciated. We love you and hope you enjoy some wonderful well deserved time off.

Joe Paul G.

Arrie Hammel   June 29th, 2010 7:30 pm ET

Re: Larry King
I *hope* that Mr. King's departure is truly based on his own needs and not the wants of CNN marketing to young audiences. I am not *old* and I have enjoyed Larry King's program immensely.
Arrie Hammel

Gena   June 29th, 2010 7:32 pm ET

You'll be sorely missed. tv will never be the same again.

Joan   June 29th, 2010 7:32 pm ET

Without Larry, nighttime TV won`t be the same. I can`t think of anyone who could replace him. While I can see that he would need to be with Shawn and the boys more, I for one will miss him a lot. I wish him the very best.

William   June 29th, 2010 7:34 pm ET

Farewell Larry!

Wish you the very best!

Dana   June 29th, 2010 7:34 pm ET

It won't be the same without you, but I hope your family can heal. Good luck

GIG   June 29th, 2010 7:34 pm ET

Consistency and endurance are the qualities and characteristics that legends are made of. Throughout the years you have sparked the interest and pricked the conscience of millions of viewers and fans through addressing current events and issues people like and don't like (at times). Thanks Larry for being yourself and a part of the families of many for a quarter century! You are a living legend and have inspired many, including me.

Naresh Hingoranee   June 29th, 2010 7:34 pm ET

OH! We will miss LK and his suspenders! Sad! But life must go on!

mary mareshie   June 29th, 2010 7:36 pm ET

Dear Mr. King,
Just wanted to tell you how very, very, much I have enjoyed viewing your program- AND, how very, very, much I will miss watching you on CNN.
Your program is my favorite one to watch. I record it when I am unable to be home to see it. My late husband and I used to watch together- yours was the only news program he would watch.
I hope you enjoy your well earned time with your family. Lord knows you have given your viewers so much; now it is time for you to enjoy some extra time with your family. Still, selfishly, I want to watch my favorite TV program every day.
Please don't leave us completely! When big news happens, I hope to see you covering it. Your viewers trust and know that Larry King delivers the best coverage.........and I look forward to sharing your talents with my fellow viewers for a long time.
May God Bless and keep you. I KNOW He loves you.
And Thank You , sir for the many wonderful years of sharing your time and talent with all of us!
Mary L. Mareshie

nukacola   June 29th, 2010 7:36 pm ET

Great news!
Hopefully his 'specials' will be few and far between.

Renee Dodge   June 29th, 2010 7:37 pm ET

It is with a heavy heart I heard of your retirement, Larry. I have seen other people replace you when you were on vacation, but it is not the same thing. Nights will not seem the same. I don't blame you for wanting more personal time. I will be looking forward to seeing you on your specials.

Scott McIntosh   June 29th, 2010 7:38 pm ET

Thanks for the years of great interviews, and much love from Moncton, New Brunswick, canada, will miss you at night!

Irene   June 29th, 2010 7:39 pm ET

I'll miss you, Larry! Enjoys those kids!

Smith in Oregon   June 29th, 2010 7:40 pm ET

Congratulations Larry King on your Guinness Book of World Record and on your planned retirement from CNN this fall. I hope CNN does a shake up with it's current programming, removing Anderson Cooper and adding new anchors with unique and valuable journalist ability's which helps provide CNN the standard in Network News agency's.

Floridian   June 29th, 2010 7:41 pm ET

Best of luck to you, Mr. King – I have enjoyed you immensely over the years.

LOU ARSENAULT   June 29th, 2010 7:43 pm ET


Mary   June 29th, 2010 7:48 pm ET

Say it ain't so Larry. You're irreplaceable!

Tim G.   June 29th, 2010 7:48 pm ET

When I used to have cable, you were a must-tune. Times have changed. Good luck in your retirement. I did like your old theme music better than the new (current) one.

Wallace Bodkin   June 29th, 2010 7:48 pm ET

Larry will u pls do an interview with u wife nd kids as guest on ur last show?Realy gonna miss u.

Claudia, Houston, Tx   June 29th, 2010 7:48 pm ET

Say it isn't so. Larry you're the King you can't leave, what am I to do without you. I will miss you terribly but I'm happy for you and your family which is much more important.

Doris Falk   June 29th, 2010 7:48 pm ET

Larry, Thank you the many years of makig sure we, your viewers, were well informed on current issues. As a teacher who converses with the young and even among my peers, staying abreast matters. You have served your viewers well. You are family. Continued blessings!!

Laurie   June 29th, 2010 7:49 pm ET

Hey Larry ~ I'm detous on twitter & posted there to you @kingsthings We'll still see you over there, right kiddo? 🙂 Admire your committment to your family; we only come around once so EnJoy For Sure & as always, keep tuned for you~~~

Dakota   June 29th, 2010 7:51 pm ET

Larry, we'll miss you. Just please, don't lose the suspenders.

Maria   June 29th, 2010 7:52 pm ET

Your announcement has made me sad. I'm sorry to see you leave your wonderful show. I always enjoy watching you with everyone you interview. You always have such respect and manners with the toughest interviews and guests. I have loved your coverage of what the people want to see through the years. Thank you for covering Michael's tragedy with such grace and dignity and for so many days. So many of us appreciated that, Larry. May God bless you and may you enjoy many wonderful family times now. We'll miss you. No one can replace Larry King Live.

Robert greene   June 29th, 2010 7:53 pm ET

Larry, thank you. At 49 I've lived my adult life with CNN and your show. It's been an amazing 25 years and always checked to see who you had on each night. Flipping between my mets and a great interview made for an interesting evening. Always remember your interviewing Alf. That was cute. But you never failed to ask a deep question. Thanks again. Good luck enjoy little league.

ShariFitness   June 29th, 2010 7:54 pm ET

I was surprised and saddened to hear this news, however, I understand where Mr. King is coming from and wish him the best of luck. He will be missed.

sideboom   June 29th, 2010 7:56 pm ET

holebrook was the fuse in obama's ear for dismissal of Mc Chrystal, and not the rolling stone article, as was reported !

Cliver Sanchez   June 29th, 2010 7:57 pm ET

Larry: I've watched every show for the last 12 years. You will be greatly missed, but I understand your decision. I wish you the very best. From Venezuela, Cliver.

P.S.> Without you, Oprah and Tyra gone, I think I'll spend more time online. Care to start a new blog? LOL I just hope Ellen DeGeneres stays around....

Jo Ann Loniewski   June 29th, 2010 7:58 pm ET

Larry, having a date with you at 9 every weeknight has brought sparkled discourse, debate and delectable hilarity even. You've always provided a range of guests that went from entrepeneur to entertainer to elected official and everywhere in-between. I'll miss hearing your voice and your iconic suspenders ; (

Caroline   June 29th, 2010 8:04 pm ET

Larry (Mr. King), Simply Thank You for all the years of entertainment and information you have relayed to me. Your voice is one of a kind and irreplaceable! I will miss hearing you every evening. First Oprah, now you! Good luck and much happiness in your future endeavors!

missin MJ   June 29th, 2010 8:08 pm ET

Thank you so much for all your sacrifices these last 25 years. You will be truly missed in that nightly time slot.

thetaoofterri   June 29th, 2010 8:09 pm ET

Thank you, Larry, for the gracious exit. It's time.

maggie   June 29th, 2010 8:10 pm ET

larry thank you for all the joy and information you have given me over the years i wish you all the best and once again larry thank you
love you larry xxxxx

Judie   June 29th, 2010 8:14 pm ET

Thank you Larry for your continued blogs about Michael Jackson,
enjoy your retirement..... btw did you clear all of this with True-To You?

deborah   June 29th, 2010 8:15 pm ET

I'll miss quoting your guests at the watercooler the day after. Thanks.

Jan McDonough   June 29th, 2010 8:17 pm ET

Larry King :
My comments are no different than the ones above ~ I have adored you for as long as I can remember! My son is turning age 19 this year and its really something when a youngster adores you as much as mature America ! I am happy that you will have the time needed to spend with your wife and children. You have made a gigantic committment to the American people for decades ~ the least we can do is honor you, respect you and say Congratulations for winning all of our hearts 🙂 WHAT THE HELL AM I GONNA DO NOW AT 9 pm ????

Ashamed American   June 29th, 2010 8:18 pm ET

Only in this country could so many people take this opportunity to say such rude, thoughtless, and crass things when someone announces their retirement. Someone gracefully says goodbye after 25 years of work and the only thing some people can think to do is write nasty little one line comments on a message board.

You really make us all look bad.

Whatever happened to decency, decorum, and thoughtfulness toward others?

If you can't say something nice, then just please keep your mouth shut.

lois white   June 29th, 2010 8:18 pm ET

Mr. King I remember you from your days on the radio,You will be miss very much. you are the best ever.

Julia H.   June 29th, 2010 8:20 pm ET

Best of luck to you in the future, Larry!

PaSai   June 29th, 2010 8:26 pm ET

Larry you were simply the best, we'll miss you.

Diane   June 29th, 2010 8:28 pm ET

I will miss you and your show.... I watch almost every night!

lois white   June 29th, 2010 8:29 pm ET

From the radio to tv you are the best of both world. I will miss you.

Smith in Oregon   June 29th, 2010 8:32 pm ET

I hope CNN does an across the board shake up and shake down. Bringing in the next Larry King interviewer, and removing several CNN staffers that are obviously seeking small rural city anchor news positions.

Susan - Canada   June 29th, 2010 8:33 pm ET

Say it ain't so....first what will I do without my 4:00 p.m. Oprah fix and now what will I do without my 9:00 p.m. Larry King fix?

I've always enjoyed your show...actually probably got most of my news from your show, because there wasn't anything you didn't cover.

Hope they put Anderson Cooper in your time slot and maybe bring Joy Behar from HLN to his time slot....well....maybe not Joy Behar. Actually, I would love Bill Maher in your slot (or Anderson's) that would be fun!

Liane   June 29th, 2010 8:34 pm ET

Who will I watch on TV now?

Seven nights a week I tune in to see who is with Larry....

Larry King...A master of radio and television interviews...

He will be missed!

Liane Willard   June 29th, 2010 8:54 pm ET

Pretty cool seeing someone else with the name spelled the same way

Kelly   June 29th, 2010 8:40 pm ET

🙁 !!!!!!!!! I guess all good things must come to an end, but... Thanks for so many great interviews, Larry. I will truly miss you, your show and the opportunity to see so many diverse and interesting people. I even watched your show when I didn't even particularly like your guest. Here's to you and may you find the next chapter in your life be just as rewarding!

maggie   June 29th, 2010 8:40 pm ET

Larry thats really sad news and you will be so missed...thank you for your wonderfull show for the past 25 years and for all your many good deeds you do and have done for many years that often goes unnoticed....sending you and your beautifull family all the very best.Looking forward to your Larry King Specials !

Gary   June 29th, 2010 8:45 pm ET

Larry, you are one of the reasons I became a night owl in your radio days, and still am. Great career in radio and TV. Well done, with more to come.

ANTHONY C. BEAUCHAMP   June 29th, 2010 8:46 pm ET


Valentine   June 29th, 2010 8:47 pm ET

It is always nice to quit when the ovation is loud. U have done well mr king, teach african leaders the right way.

Bob Yuna   June 29th, 2010 8:47 pm ET

Congrats, Larry on a magnificent career that will slow down but not end. You have more class in your baby toe than these putzes have in their entire beings.

MJ   June 29th, 2010 8:47 pm ET


Wayne   June 29th, 2010 8:48 pm ET

Heart breaking news and sad but HAPPY too.

I am happy to hear Larry has put if WIFE & CHILDREN first. I never met Larry King but I admire him greatly. I watched him all through those years. It becomes part of you and you expect to see the show at 9. pm every night. Larry has a unique way to interview someone. He deserves to take time for him self and such a good man deserves to be loved. Larry seems to have a huge heart. Bless you Larry King. Or bless you Larry. You ROCK!!! You made history with the Beatles... I would like to see Paul McCartney drop by and sing you a good bye song on the show. How about hello/good bye since well still see you on the special. Cheers Wayne (Musician/Songwriter)

Liane Willard   June 29th, 2010 8:51 pm ET

I grew up with you Larry!! I am 38yrs. old Back in the day, I wouuld climb into my mom (tragically& unexpectedly passed 3 months ago) bed every night and listen to you do your magic. You were part of the family and continued so as I started my own family. You brought comfort, compassion and warmth into our livingroom every night. Thank you Thank you Thank you enjoy your Family

Gary Bonner   June 29th, 2010 8:51 pm ET

Mr. King,

My heart sunk when I read that you are ending Larry King Live. While I understand, I must say that I am sad to see the show end. You are one of the few "thinking journalists" still on. I wish we could clone you.
Godspeed to you. Many thanks.

Great Love,

Gary Bonner

adela   June 29th, 2010 8:53 pm ET

Hey Larry u leaving????

Not good not good at all!

Jane   June 29th, 2010 8:57 pm ET

we'll miss you SO MUCH larry

vitoria   June 29th, 2010 8:58 pm ET

Larry please don't Go ,you are irreplaceable !

Debbie   June 29th, 2010 8:59 pm ET

I will miss you. My husband will go into withdrawal. All the best Larry, it has been great.

Dodie   June 29th, 2010 8:59 pm ET


You will be missed. You and the show have been viewed in my home more years than I care to share. I wish you all the best in your new endeavor and thank you for the numerous years of dedication and devotion.

Thank You,


Joe   June 29th, 2010 9:00 pm ET

thank you larry for all the years you were part of the lives of people you never met! I wish you and your family the best!

Kevin Brown   June 29th, 2010 9:01 pm ET

I hope the rumor that Piers Morgan is taking this slot is not true. I can't stand that guy.

john doe   June 29th, 2010 9:03 pm ET


dorothyspezze   June 29th, 2010 9:04 pm ET

you will be missed.

Myrna Otero   June 29th, 2010 9:05 pm ET

I live in Puerto Rico and I watch your show everynight on cable TV. I am so sad to hear your annoucement in which you are not hosting the show anymore. You are irreplacable. If you are not on the show, I will not see it again no matter who replaces you! I understand your reasons, but you will be missed so much.

me   June 29th, 2010 9:06 pm ET

Thank you Mr. King.
I must agree with Mr. Maher. you are the Mickey Mantle of broadcasting!
Enjoy your time with your family, you deserve it, your wisdom and integrity will be missed, but I look forward to your specials!
LKL reruns forever, just run it between seinfeld and simpsons.

Michael Armstrong Sr.   June 29th, 2010 9:08 pm ET

This is going to suck Larry is the only one besides Campbell that lets me get away with wild and crazy comments .

Joan Kearsey   June 29th, 2010 9:09 pm ET

Thanks for the memories Larry.
All the best to you and your lovely family.
You will be missed.

maria M   June 29th, 2010 9:10 pm ET

Larry i will miss you, It will never will be any one like you. I wish you the best in you next adventure.

Wanda Naranjo   June 29th, 2010 9:11 pm ET

I'm sad that we are not going to have your show from the fall on. What is this first Oprah now you! I wish you well. Enjoy your family and come to visit us in Puerto Rico!

Judy Halliday (Canada)   June 29th, 2010 9:11 pm ET

I'm crushed that you are ending your show. Yours is the only show I consistently watch and hate to miss. I don't know what I'm going to do without you Larry but I wish you well in your future endeavors. Thank you for the many years you have shared with us. You are a very astute and wonderful interviewer. Bonne chance! (Canada)

Margie   June 29th, 2010 9:12 pm ET

You will be so missed. I've tuned into your program at this time for years.
I hope your decision to leave was your desire... Not the networks..

Bill LOFTS   June 29th, 2010 9:14 pm ET


Lucie G.   June 29th, 2010 9:14 pm ET

Larry, I just retired after 32 years at my job. I am enjoying new experiences and new lives. Congratulations, enjoy those new experiences as much as I do mine. You will be missed!

Evelyn Katerba   June 29th, 2010 9:16 pm ET

You will be missed. . .. your show is the only show on tv that I watch regularly. Thanks for sharing the truth. . . your professionalism. . . and your expertise. . . You will be missed big time. . . there is nothing currently on tv, that remotely comes near to you. YOU WILL BE MISSED. You will never be replaced. . . Evelyn in NJ

DebbieLee   June 29th, 2010 9:17 pm ET

As our good buddy Bob would say, "Thanks for the memories."

reed   June 29th, 2010 9:17 pm ET

Larry, Bill huge fan. My question for Bill is why is nothing being done about the mexican border? It is one of the biggest economic destabilizers in this country and the fed's want to sue arizona?

Betty   June 29th, 2010 9:17 pm ET

Exactly like you cannot replace Oprah you cannot replace Larry King I dont care who you put up there i wont be watching

Neil Prasad   June 29th, 2010 9:19 pm ET

Very sad to hear that Larry will be leaving the show. I watch him every single day and sometimes two or three times per night. BIG, BIG Shoes to fill. I love you Larry. You are real and sound. Thank you.

Neil Prasad
San Francisco, CA

Angie   June 29th, 2010 9:21 pm ET

Thanks for so many entertaining and informative conversations, Larry. You're like an old friend, and you always will be. All the best to you and your family. 🙂

Dale Helfgott   June 29th, 2010 9:22 pm ET

Kudos and thanks to Larry King for illuminating the issues of our time.

CNN, when evaluating what to do with LKL spot, please consider Bill Maher.

Jan   June 29th, 2010 9:24 pm ET

This is truly sad news, Larry. CNN will have a difficult task replacing a legend like you. We love you!

Dodie   June 29th, 2010 9:24 pm ET

Thank You Bill Maher. Finally someone who is rational!

khaya tyokwana   June 29th, 2010 9:25 pm ET

u were great ,however i think it's about time you relinquish the crown to some young blood.It's always good to leave when the house is still full .enjoy retirement......Mr King

Alice Sidener   June 29th, 2010 9:27 pm ET

I am interested in your view on what effects on the country's economy we will experience in relation to the inability of Congress to continue unemployment coverage for the next six months.

Arnold Mi   June 29th, 2010 9:27 pm ET

Hate to see you leave Larry, but I am sure you can find better things to do than to show up for work every night. Good Luck.

Mark L   June 29th, 2010 9:28 pm ET

Does anybody have any Cymbalta? I thought I was depressed when Johnny Carson left the night show, now Larry. This is end of an era. Nothing to watch anymore. There will never be another Larry, another Johnny. Have fun in your free-time Larry, but I'm going to make believe you will change your mind and come back.

Scott Wenger   June 29th, 2010 9:29 pm ET

Larry, I feel like I'm losing a member of the family. You are so informative, so fresh, so pertinent. Please consider leaving your program with a guest host for the next year or so while you "test" the waters of retirement. Then come back! We need you here.

Betty   June 29th, 2010 9:29 pm ET

Larry your the King!! They named you right!!

Serenity   June 29th, 2010 9:30 pm ET

Cant' imagine, my life without you at night.
You always end my day with a smile, intrigue and you are always so fair with everyone you interview. Never judgemental.

I don't want to think about you not being there in September.
I felt the same when Oprah said she would be living.

It won't be the same and noone could ever replace you.

Love ya Larry

Betty   June 29th, 2010 9:31 pm ET

Can we watch reruns?

Nicole   June 29th, 2010 9:31 pm ET

Me and my family will miss your show. I tape the show because I work nights. My Grandmom watched your show, mom watched it , both are gone now, now me and my 10 year old son love it. Since I tape it, I frequently watch it twice. Thank you for your contribution to our lives! GOD Bless you and your family.

Glen Briscoe   June 29th, 2010 9:32 pm ET

I am dismayed to hear of your retirement. Yet, as a recent retiree, myself, I do know that, as the years pass, personal goals change. We have to reinvent ourselves sometimes. I'm trying to do that; Good luck at your own efforts as well. But, in any case, do let us all hear from you sometimes, anyway.

Dodie   June 29th, 2010 9:32 pm ET


We are amalgamated in the web of life, a single link in the chain of the entire biosphere on earth. Our careless destruction and total lack of respect toward other life forms creates a bereave; thus, losing equilibrium and harmony……

Thank you ... and yes, we needed to find clean energy years ago.

karen   June 29th, 2010 9:33 pm ET

I have always enjoyed watching your show, thank you Larry..... you will be missed!!!

From A Soldier   June 29th, 2010 9:35 pm ET

TV Host come and gone but Legends live for ever..Larry you are a Legend!!! We'll all miss your show;...Keep on moving Buddy...

ginette millaire   June 29th, 2010 9:36 pm ET

i am enjoying tonight s show ...the best...
being french canadian and still agree on all your sense of
understanding of reality in this world ...

j apprecie...

Shari Atukorala   June 29th, 2010 9:36 pm ET

I love you Larry King and I am going to miss seeing you on the Larry King live show, it will be like not having my morning newspaper on the breakfast table. Gook Luck to you in every way, and hope to see you at least once in a while

Chuck Jones   June 29th, 2010 9:36 pm ET

I'm so impressed that you would have Bill Maher on the show the evening of your announcement. You both are smart, incisive & make us all examine our assumptions about right & wrong. I'm both conservative & liberal, Democrat & Republican, etc. Thank you Bill, for asking "where are the people who represent me?" And thank you Larry, for being smart. Oh Bill, man...why did you just equate prisoners having sex with each other with being gay. WRONG!!

Donna from Ohio   June 29th, 2010 9:36 pm ET

Oh Larry you will be missed! Enjoy your family, and the children's baseball games. Thanks for all you have done for the people of Haiti, and for the folks of the Gulf Coast. You are an inspiration. We love you!

Deb Nielsen   June 29th, 2010 9:36 pm ET

I started watching your program during the event of the San Fran. earthquake. I have faithfully watched nightly ever since! I will miss you immensely. You have brought the world to all of your viewers,carried us through so many tragic events,and laughed with us, as well.
Thank You for the last 25 yrs! You really are "The Man" God bless you Larry.

Roger Jones   June 29th, 2010 9:36 pm ET

Congratulations on a great career.... I hate to see you using one of your shows on Bill Maher. He is a starch liberal who speaks about the oil spill and how we need to stop offshore drilling. I hope he understands we use oil for alot of things in this world, not just gas, but how about ttires for your car and the rubber soles on your shoes. I think he needs to fully understand what he is proposing. I live in Louisiana and see first hand what is happening, but no one here is in favor of stopping offshore drilling.

Again, congratulations on a great career, Larry.

Sharon   June 29th, 2010 9:37 pm ET

McChrystal is the one that lied about the way Pat Tillman died. We know friendly fire and it happens. To lie about how he died makes him a liar. What else has he lied about? Pat's family had to fight to get the answers they wanted. When they sent him over there I prayed more for our troops. I would not want my children to be under his command. If he lies about Pat Tillman how can you take him at his word again.

I hate to see you go Mr. King. My dad got me hooked on you and when we could get together we would watch your show together. My dad got ALS and we still would watch you. He loved your show and I still watch you. Thanks for the good times and memories.

Michael Armstrong Sr.   June 29th, 2010 9:39 pm ET

Larry why dont you fill us all in on who is going to replace you .

Elaine Frazier, Las Vegas   June 29th, 2010 9:40 pm ET

I 'm devastated by the news although I understand why you want to retire, especially to spend precious time with those precious boys and the rest of you family. I watch your show every day and will miss that part of my day. I read your book describing your constant work at the expense of your personal relationships. As sad as I am for my loss of your daily show, I am also happy for you that you got it right this time with your commitment to your wife and sons. I will miss your honest, kind interviews. CNN should not even try to replace The can't be done.

Larry Pederson   June 29th, 2010 9:41 pm ET

Congratulations on your retirement. I sincerely hope this means we won't have to watch Bill Maher anymore. I never know when/if he's serious, so I never take him serious.

Michael Armstrong Sr.   June 29th, 2010 9:41 pm ET

Bill Mar Aliens are real the cross our bourders every day and bring this strange green stuff that has a hipnotic effect on any one who breaths in its aroma .

Dodie   June 29th, 2010 9:42 pm ET

@ Bill

Oh I love your Banter and wit! Thank you... always nice to hear someone rational. Yes, 24% are just off the deep end!!!!! You always seem to say exactly what I am thinking!

Dr. Todd Nelson   June 29th, 2010 9:43 pm ET

Hi gentlemen,
Larry – a big thanks for your brilliant interviewing all these years – you'll be sorely missed

Bill – I'm a big fan- I am right with you about people not living life with a REAL committment to better the future. A colleague said we are headed toward a "near-death experience" before we will change coarse; perhaps the jelly fish burgers will be looking quite good by then.

Buckminster Fuller had the right idea with what he called "Anticipatory Design Science". In other words, anticipating very long-term outcomes and impacts of what we design. Instead we currently invent those things that are throw-away, short-term, obsolete in 6 months or less.
meanwhile the production momentum is increasing the general entropy of the earth; short-term gain hastens global demise.

Wake up people!! Time to shorten debates and go beyond greening to be noble enough to not even create a technology unless we have anticipated long-term impact – perhaps a 4 generation policy.

I am SO glad that you are right out there with common sense, Bill – keep going for it no matter what!

Denise Gomez   June 29th, 2010 9:44 pm ET

I want to tell you Larry that I have loved you since I was very have taught me so much about our world, our concerns for the planet and our human brothers and sisters....I've watched you in those amazing suspenders, while you were ill, while the gossip about you and your wife was flying....You have let me meet and listen to so many of my greatest idols, legends, heroes and I thank you Larry and will miss you...I pray you enjoy the next chapter you enter...more time with family is the best reason to take on less work...Next, I wanna ask Bill Maher if he is single and if he likes women of all ages and sizes and ethnicity...I love him, we agree on so so much...Ridiculous is my favorite most informative movie I ever watched...I am so in , actually, he is so inside my brain, and over the years, watching him and listening to him, I DO ADORE HIM!!! I adore you too...but if you could pass this on to Bill...I am very single, want no strings, just some fun and some conversation...he's the smartest man I know, and I'd love to spend an evening with him♥♥♥♥♥

jack   June 29th, 2010 9:44 pm ET

Best wishes Larry
Youru will be greatly misse

@Dodie...Thank You Bill Maher. Finally someone who is rational!

I was about to say the same thing. Too bad most of our elected officilas are not all that rational. Rather, they fall into the definition of insanity, failing again and again by doing the same things over and over. Example :irrational wars.

Susan Stockdale   June 29th, 2010 9:45 pm ET

This has ruined my day. I was always dreading this news... LKL also amazes me with the guests he has on his show...and he gets the guests/scandals of the day...One of the reasons I have cable is for LKL. I will truly miss him as I check everyday who will be his guests...Enjoy your time with your will be sorely missed!

CATHERINE RUNNALS   June 29th, 2010 9:45 pm ET


John H   June 29th, 2010 9:46 pm ET

Always ready to wish the best to anyone going into retirement. It's always a milestone in each of our lives. I have been enjoying it for over 22 years and it has a lot to be said for it. I think you'll find your best years are ahead of you Larry. Good Luck and Long Life!

@Ashamed American...I'm not sure what you were reading but it seems to me like the majority of comments contain good wishes to Mr. King. Perhaps I missed something but I saw nothing rude here.

@Smith in Oregon...Only negative comment I noted here. I don't know what you think Anderson Cooper did to you but it can't be all that bad. What did he do; delete a few of your comments? I am afraid I will have to disagree with you. I like Anderson Cooper and hope they keep him on the air at least for 25 years.

Sandy   June 29th, 2010 9:48 pm ET


Very sorry to see you go. Like Johnny Carson, you cannot be replaced. However, PLEASE . . .Ryan Seacrest. No way. If he was your replacemnt, I would never watch. Bill Mahr is a true intellectual who would be a much better replacement! Best of luck. No way Seacrest!

Virginia   June 29th, 2010 9:48 pm ET

Larry, I watch you every night or record you if I am not home. Nobody can replace you, I will miss you so much. I am glad you will be there until the fall. I hope CNN gives a lot of thought who will replace you. It has to be someone very special. You are the most fantastic interviewer. You get to the core of the news. Love you Larry and God Bless.

A Fan   June 29th, 2010 9:49 pm ET

"When The Show shall end, Take the archives and broadcast them all over the universe among the Stars, and It Will Make Heaven listens to one of a Kind Legend!…”...I wish to be Shakespeare to write a better poem. for you Larry..

George Paxson   June 29th, 2010 9:50 pm ET

Bill, Do you think we will ever rebuild the citys.

Beth   June 29th, 2010 9:50 pm ET

Please consider Chris Cuomo to take over for you. He is an excellent jouranlist, interviewer, knows politics and is young and good looking.

All the best

Sherry   June 29th, 2010 9:51 pm ET

Why aren't we hearing more about the government's role in the oil spill disaster? There was an agency in charge of oversight that let the people of the USA down. There should be an investigation. Also, the media has reported that the oil leases were sold below market price. The people of the United States deserve to know why their government
failed in this disaster as well as the financial melt down.

ckesling   June 29th, 2010 9:51 pm ET

i will miss you very much !!! glad to hear you are spending more time with your family, thats very important !!! children grow so fast and you miss you lots larry !!!! god bless..........

Michael Armstrong Sr.   June 29th, 2010 9:53 pm ET

As far as your audiance knows Laddy GaGa is going to be the next host she dresses like you .

Nelson   June 29th, 2010 9:54 pm ET

Thank you Larry for 25 years of great shows. Those trademark suspenders will never be forgotten. Good luck in the future and god bless.

Sherry   June 29th, 2010 9:54 pm ET

The Coast Guard is not the best military agency for the oil spill clean up on land.
Why not put the general who secured New Orleans after Katrina in charge of the clean up on land?

We need one high level person in charge to get more resources moving on the clean up on land. The effort looks to be disorganized and poorly staffed. Let's get the military on this ASAP with one high level commander in charge.

Donna   June 29th, 2010 9:55 pm ET

I'm sorry to see you go Larry. But for some reason it does not feel like this was totally your decision. Anyway, I wish you all the best and look forward to your specials that you will host.

Nelson   June 29th, 2010 9:56 pm ET

Thank you Larry for 25 years of great shows. We shall never forget those trademark suspenders. Good luck in the future and God bless.

Norma Whitney   June 29th, 2010 9:56 pm ET

I'm Canadian, and I just love your show I will miss you, I knowthey will never be able to fill your shoes. I will also miss the conversations you have with Bill Maher. will look forward to your specials

Harriet McDonell   June 29th, 2010 9:56 pm ET

My eyes have just dried from your news tonight about leaving the show. I can't imagine not seeing you every weekday night, sometimes wknds. reruns or even watching you twice if your show is extra great, which has been alot. I am, like Nancy Reagon, & Regis, Anderson, SAD!! I wish you all the best with your future, and know family duties come first, you've given so much of yourself to us. Thank you Larry, I feel honored to have you in my home and I will with many others miss you so much!!
Harriet Mcdonell
Chippewa Falls, Wi

Lexie144   June 29th, 2010 9:57 pm ET

You, Oprah, and now Regis??? 😉

thank you!

gail brown   June 29th, 2010 9:57 pm ET

I have watched you almost every evening for 25 years-its like you are part of our family at dinner time. Thank you for all the interesting interviews. I cannot think of anyone who can really replace you due to your humanity and charismatic style. No wonder everyone in the world of politics, entertainment, sports and business agrees to come on your show.
Best of luck as you follow your new dreams.

Gail Brown
Oceanside, California

Michael Armstrong Sr.   June 29th, 2010 9:58 pm ET

Larry theres the most breath taking lake on top of Mt' Oshata in Arkansas if I could thats the first place I would go .

scallywag   June 29th, 2010 9:58 pm ET

Larry when I lay my head on my pillow tonight I will be crying uncontrollably, for all the stories you broke, the comfort you offered me, the scandals your revealed, the kind words of wisdom you offered me through the Tv set and for one of the most memorable media debacles in recent memory staring you- God bless you Larry.

jodi   June 29th, 2010 9:59 pm ET

This annoucement was in the news a week or so ago and it also said CNN had made a deal for that Brit from America's Got Talent to take over – That will be the end of me watching if he does.

Dodie   June 29th, 2010 10:00 pm ET

Oh I love it Bill...

"Politics is the art of the impossible"

Really enjoy watching both Bill and Larry have a wonderful laugh!

Harriet McDonell   June 29th, 2010 10:00 pm ET

I just cannot imagine not having you in my home each weeknight! I feel honored to have watched you interview such a variety of people, you have treated them all with respect, tho some didn't deserve it. You are the MAN, Larry. Godspeed to you and your lovely family.
Chippewa Falls, Wi.

Patricia   June 29th, 2010 10:02 pm ET

Larry, we will all miss you here, in is like saying farewell to a good will be missed.

ps: Please , Not Ryan Seacrest. He is just not that watch.
It would be a huge faux pas for CNN.

Carol   June 29th, 2010 10:02 pm ET

If Ryan Seacrest is asked to take Larry King's place, I will NEVER watch this show again!

Indrani   June 29th, 2010 10:03 pm ET

You created History in broadcasting and You are an Icon in this area with a class of it's own. We will miss you. Good luck Larry.

Vicky   June 29th, 2010 10:03 pm ET

I am saddened by the news of Larry King hanging up his suspenders. I will miss you Larry, but wish you all the best in future endeavors.

Dodie   June 29th, 2010 10:05 pm ET

As much as I hate what Anderson Cooper is saying, it really needs to be said!!!! Shaking my head...

I suspect all BP wants to do is to cover up.... along with a specific governmental agency! Just sickens me!

Keith   June 29th, 2010 10:07 pm ET

Dear Larry,

You rocked my threenage party world. Thank you so much for your inspiration. I'll miss your show.



Nancy   June 29th, 2010 10:08 pm ET

I can't believe that Larry could/would ever leave! Larry – you will be missed and as Diane Sawyer said – I will look forward to your "pop" shows/interviews. This has been such terrible news. I can't stand when Bill goes on vacation for the summer and now this! I truly think that if HBO would let Bill go – he could be the one that may be able to fill those shoes – however can't see anyone look as sexy in suspenders as you do Larry!

We love you and will miss you!

coloradox   June 29th, 2010 10:10 pm ET

Larry – you were awesome – still way to many commercial breaks – but awesome.

Mitzy   June 29th, 2010 10:11 pm ET

I cannot imagine a night without Larry King. You have been an icon in our family all these years and You will definitely be missed. Have fun on the ball field – life doesn't get any better than being with our children.

Marge Weiner   June 29th, 2010 10:11 pm ET

You should be so proud of the great job you have done for 25 years. Enjoy your time with the family and I am so happy to have watched your shows for such a long time. I will miss it and when I do I will just have to think about my favorites.
good Luck

Edythe   June 29th, 2010 10:13 pm ET

Congradulations for your service these many years.

Mike   June 29th, 2010 10:14 pm ET

If The King must go, I think the public should choose who replaces him. After all we are the ones loosing such a great, great comforting host. CNN should have nominations, then an election held on the same night as the general election this November. There is no better way to fill the throne.

rj   June 29th, 2010 10:14 pm ET


Larry pls don’t BEAT IT ….but I respect your shows and all your decisions..
Please make an anti-war program when you have some more
Time to $pend$..
Just took a starline tour (to escape desert heat) and went by what they said was your home in BH .I waved HI -LARRY as we drove by ! THX 4 the great RUN and great FUN


Rose   June 29th, 2010 10:14 pm ET

Larry man of truth, man true.
your be fantastic , kind. I have not forget, your service for the people haitian in U.S. and everywhere in the world. stay with we us please Larry we needs you again. Larry, you know( Larry king My remarkable Journey). Is in my collection. thank you Larry, not forget stay we us.

Anne Carr   June 29th, 2010 10:17 pm ET

If you replace Larry King with Ryan Seacrest I will never watch the show again. Ryan Seacrest is so overexposed at this point as to be boring and is not qualified to replace a man of Larry's import. Why not conduct a series of guest host trials and decide then. Larry, you will be missed!

happy 123   June 29th, 2010 10:17 pm ET

I am sorry to hear such ignorance from Bill Maher. This is a guy, first of all, I am pretty sure is very wealthy. He has no idea about reality. He said earlier on Mr. King' show that we should not be drilling for oil. I bet he drives a big fancy vehicle and lives in a big house. I would guess his house is run on electricity. Natural gas and oil are used to produce almost everything that we use in our daily lives. Please come down to reality. Until someone introduces an alternative fuel source, we have to keep drilling for oil or buy it from the Middle East and fund terrorism!

Ann Philip   June 29th, 2010 10:19 pm ET

I will so truly miss you every night, Larry! I am a 59-yr old widow raising my grandson and you represent MY time – no Boy Scout meetings, no baseball practice, no homework, etc. during Larry King Live!!! Thank you for all the years of great news and entertainment! Take care, my friend!!!

Denise Gomez   June 29th, 2010 10:23 pm ET

I have loved you for so long; you have enlightened me in so many ways...great information, great topics, awesome idols and heroes...I will miss you every night at 6:00...what I really want is Bill Maher....please do a last miracle for me...Bill is the most brilliant and evolved Man I have ever watched and listened to....He is in my brain and in my heart; Ridiculous was the best movie ever...Bill taught me a lot and all I want is a llittle evening of good conversation, great company and see how very much we are in agreement on so much! His jokes are funny funny but his serious commentary is so right on!! I want an evening with Bill...He may be spoken for but I promise I wouldn't want anyone that belongs to someone else or rather has a commitment with another....Now, if he doesn't mind a 52 year old Jewish Mexican American, 5 ft short and 130 lbs, we could definitely enjoy ourselves...I am single and free and want no strings or commitments...I would totally be satisfied with conversation; he turns me on in my head and heart and he makes me laugh and giggle....I lost my mom last June and Bill has helped me make it thru many a night...Love you both Larry and Bill...Peace and Love Always♥

ANNIE FROM MICHIGAN   June 29th, 2010 10:26 pm ET


Harriet   June 29th, 2010 10:28 pm ET

Totally understandable, and we all knew it would come eventually, but still, hearing it leave an emptyness in my stomach. You'll be missed. Onward Larry!

rg gordon   June 29th, 2010 10:29 pm ET

Larry, thank you for twenty-five years of broadcast, as I have truly enjoyed watching your show. When unable to watch it primetime, I catch it late or re-broadcast. While I don't have the understanding of he rating process, I truly find that you have a selection of diverse guests that your audience or evenn a first time viewer can identify with and/or identify with, in one way or another.
Your show will be sorely missed.

Thank you and best wishes for the future.

iris grroom   June 29th, 2010 10:38 pm ET

To Larry I am just a fan and am saddened by tonights announcement I have watched your show for what to me seems like a lifetime and enjoyed every moment.I wish you the very best in what ever youcooose to do from now on both personall and if you choose professionally .If you are happy with your decision then I am happy for you .but I will miss you!

Best Regards

Eugene Kabamba   June 29th, 2010 10:38 pm ET

Hi Larry,

I do believe that you're a man of great and unforgettable talents, and you may not have forgotten to share your success with one or many people that you may have trained to follow your path for a successful journalistic career.

The unforgettable event that you covered and which made me know you, was the horrible event of Haiti earthquake.

Larry King, if you did not have the time to train the new journalists, would you accept to be a great advisor for those who are in involved in this noble career and those who think to embrace it?

What an amazing and wonderful talent!

I strongly believe that the audience will miss you. I would like to see you intervening in some topics so that people may contnue to learn from you. Anyway, some circumstances are unavoidable and there's nothing to do about this issue because there's time for everything.

Terri   June 29th, 2010 10:45 pm ET

You've been a very big part of my family for 25 years. You're going to be missed. Enjoy your wife and kids. You have your priorities straight. I have alot of respect for you.

Barry Wright   June 29th, 2010 10:47 pm ET

Larry, you're a mensch, this we know. How about interviewing a
survivor of the Gaza Flotilla, you know what I mean? Either that or
a young Jewish American person who is not happy with the treatment
of Palestinians by Israel. There are a lot of them out here in California, I'd be happy to send you a list, nice Jewish girls, really.

I think as a major player, you could break open the American media
shell protecting Israel.

I think openness and fairness now is really called for, so be the mensch you are Larry, don't; play the game any more, let the truth out.

Thanks man, I appreciate and trust you to do the right thing. Have a long, happy and healthy life!

arlene collins   June 29th, 2010 10:48 pm ET

I really cannot see anyone stepping into your shoes except your friend, Bill Maher. I love the both of you so much & think that he would do almost as good a job as you. Please seriously consider him. Thank you & good luck, I will miss you!!

Kyle Hickey   June 29th, 2010 10:51 pm ET

Larry King you have had a great show, I'm very sad to see your outstanding show end, but I'm glad that you'll come back to CNN and due segments from time to time. Thank you for your great work and you will be missed. Enjoy the time with your wife and kids... you have earned a billion times over.

raymond   June 29th, 2010 10:53 pm ET

It will be a sad occasion when u truly sign off for your last show. Best of luck.

Rose   June 29th, 2010 11:02 pm ET

Wow! We will miss you Larry! You are an inspiration. Best of luck!

The Eternal Interns

B King   June 29th, 2010 11:10 pm ET

Larry, I cannot imagine CNN without you. I have to say I teared up upon hearing this. You are irreplaceable. Your sincere curiosity concerning the lives of those you interview and care for learning more about the events that affect our lives, is alive and palpable in all of your interactions. This is deeply precious. If these qualities were alive in more people, we would be living in a better world.
Larry King Live, has been a beautiful example of how we should approach Life–with deep curiosity and care about our fellow man.
Wishing you all the Best Larry–Live it up!!!

Mary Roberts   June 29th, 2010 11:13 pm ET

I knew Larry would "hang up the suspenders" sometime and I would adjust to a new host, because the show is of such caliber,but never in my wildest thoughts would I have imagined it would be Bill Maher. I respect Larry King to the highest degree. I do not respect Bill Maher. I think I know which way Larry leans, the opposite of me, but I have never heard him refer to the President of the United States as an idiot. I consider Larry to be a humble host who asks his guests what I want to know, and most importantly, allows them to answer fully without some inane interruption that is suppose to be funny. I have been a faithful Larry King fan since the very first program. There is a calmness to his shows that helps tune out the yelling and insults thrown back and forth with such anger and disrespect for opposing opinions. Bill Mahar is divisive and rude and believes his opinion is the one that everyone else should believe. Larry has set the bar very high. I don't think Mahar can even pick it up. I will be counting the evenings down until the fall and will leave with Larry. He is an amazing host. I will miss our 9 o'clock talk sessions but I wish him the very best, from one senior citizen to another, Thank you Larry. Love you.

Rob Weiss   June 29th, 2010 11:17 pm ET

Larry – thank you for being a part of lives for a generation. Your wisdom, kindness and playful mind have set a new standard for television journalism. Many blessings!

Willow   June 29th, 2010 11:17 pm ET

You will be missed but I think it is time to go. There is more to life and your family is 1st priority and good hope you find peace in your golden years.

KP   June 29th, 2010 11:20 pm ET

You've been awesome Larry! Thanks for 25 fabulous years. I'll miss seeing your candid interviews and 'one of a kind' personal style. My husband and I were just talking about the wonderful coverage you did following Michael Jackson's death. You were very respectful to the Jackson family and true fans like us really appreciated your exceptional work. This weekend when I saw the 25 on your show, I thought you may be retiring soon. Pity I was right, I'm glad you'll remain part of the CNN family.

I wish you all the best in your next chapter!!!

Patrice   June 29th, 2010 11:25 pm ET


Judy   June 29th, 2010 11:25 pm ET

I was shocked and saddened to hear your news tonight. I wish you much happiness in the years to come. You will be missed by many.
Enjoy your young boys.

Rallo   June 29th, 2010 11:26 pm ET

Say it ain't so, say it ain't so, you can't go! What're we goin' to do now, Larry? Ur'missed already! We Love You Larry King! Thanx 4 da memories. Peace, Love, & Happiness

Seal De Primo   June 29th, 2010 11:30 pm ET

My 95-year old mother and I watch your show every night while we have dinner without fail. WE ARE REALLY GOING TO MISS YOU VERY MUCH! We were stunned of your announcemt but clearly understand why you are leaving. Before you ever answered Bill Maher's question on who you think should take your place I mentioned to my mother it should be Ryan Seacrest. Wow nice to know you and I think alike. God bless you and best of luck. You're the best !!!.
Cille (pronounced Seal) De Primo
Menlo Park, California

Dares To Dream   June 29th, 2010 11:31 pm ET

I sincerely hope that you will sooner (than later) resurrect Larry King Live by having me over! It is my dream to become a celebrity one day and be on Larry King Live for an exclusive interview.

It won’t be possible for another 5 years or so (my becoming a celeb i.e.) so you can please rest up in the meantime. That way, when you are back, you can bring (all your) charm, charisma, magnetism, sophistication, energy and above all – the irreplaceable “you”, to the show…

For now, I remain…
An ardent fan!

Seth   June 29th, 2010 11:34 pm ET

Cancelled like Seinfeld? We'll miss you big guy.

Holden   June 29th, 2010 11:38 pm ET

"I would like to end CNN CNN Live" would many of us. Have another cig and a kid!

a avrashow   June 29th, 2010 11:39 pm ET

Enjoyed show for years. Best fav moments:

asking Stephen Baldwin if his contempt of VP Biden's word choice applies also to former VP Cheney who said the same word??? he had to think hard before answering to avoid hypocrisy.

asking rep for dairy industry (who wanted to ban organic milk producers from putting "BGH free" on milk cartons) why not let them put it on, if it makes no difference to the milk (and let people decide)?

asking Dan Quayle about if his unmarried daughter got pregnant and chose to have an abortion, would he support her? He said he'd support her decision. Yet some folks do not want that option for others but would take it in a heartbeat. If Bill O'Reilly got a woman pregnant, you know he'd be pressing her to get an abortion. No question.

van must   June 29th, 2010 11:39 pm ET

Just try not to have another conniption fit at the little league park.

RC   June 29th, 2010 11:39 pm ET

As they say ,,, Everything comes to an end!
I'll miss you Larry. I still miss Johnny Carson!
I do love Bill Mahr.

Joyce & Brian Granville   June 29th, 2010 11:41 pm ET

Hi Larry: My husband and I eat dinner with you ever weekday night. We'll miss seeing your comfortable style of interviewing. Once you said you'd love to do a show and talk only baseball and interview players. We love baseball too and heard your lovely wife Shawn sing the National Anthem once at one of our Giants games. Larry, how about a special all about baseball? Billy Crystal should be the first guest.
Take care Larry. Chin up, suspenders pressed. Game over!
Love, Joyce & Brian Granville – San Francisco Bay Area
P.S. One thing for your to do list: Take Chance & Cannon to Cooperstown to the Baseball Hall of Fame. We've been there.
They'd love it!!!!!!!!

rj   June 29th, 2010 11:42 pm ET

CNN ,,,,,,,,,WORLDWIDE,,

I think LKL is like OJ…you need a little everyday…

And you did it all without cults like scientology ! ..
But not afraid of controversy..

really , All the Best 2 Larry & the King Family!

jack   June 29th, 2010 11:45 pm ET

Larry, I have been listening to you since you had your radio show, many years ago. Have enjoyed your interviews ever since. You have a style and interviewing technique that is unique. Best wishes for your future happiness. Thanks for all the great work and entertaining shows.

KelsoV   June 29th, 2010 11:52 pm ET

two words: Whoopie Goldberg

Pat   June 29th, 2010 11:56 pm ET

Larry, Please reconsider your decision to end the LKL Show. It is ok to change your mind.

girlfriday   June 29th, 2010 11:57 pm ET

Going to miss you Larry!

Ralph Nepomechie   June 29th, 2010 11:58 pm ET

Thanks for all of those great times Larry. You know how to make me laugh.

ibloget   June 30th, 2010 12:05 am ET

Best Wishes

Irene   June 30th, 2010 12:12 am ET

Larry, I feel like you are a part of my family as I've listened/watched you for many many years.....I was saddened this evening to hear you will be leaving your nightly show. You are irreplaceable!!!!!!...but Larry, you have given us so many years of enjoyment, you deserve time to take life easy and spend time with your family. You'll be GREATLY missed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hugh in California   June 30th, 2010 12:12 am ET

You've been an inspiration to me and to millions for so many years. I don't know how I'm going to fill in that part of my life without your show. I've enjoy these blogs, and even made some friends here. You've done so many wonderful interviews over the years, I'm amazed how you could continue to host your show for so long - your record speaks for itself.

In your field you've set the bar very high; in my opinion, no one call fill your shoes. You are an American icon, one of a kind, and simply irreplaceable. The world is a better place because of your influence; you have a rare gift. As an interviewer you have a remarkeable ability beyond just asking questions, you've managed to present and even shape world events, while managing to keep your positive attitude towards life. "The King Wearing Suspenders" will be sorely missed.

I wish you all the best in your future with family and friends.

in Tracy

Hugh in California   June 30th, 2010 12:14 am ET

(revised for typos)

You've been an inspiration to me and to millions for so many years. I don't know how I'm going to fill in that part of my life without your show. I've enjoy these blogs, and even made some friends here. You've done so many wonderful interviews over the years, I'm amazed how you could continue to host your show for so long – your record speaks for itself.

In your field you've set the bar very high; in my opinion, no one can fill your shoes. You are an American icon, one of a kind, and simply irreplaceable. The world is a better place because of your influence; you have a rare gift. As an interviewer you have a remarkeable ability beyond just asking questions, you've managed to present and even shape world events, while managing to keep your positive attitude towards life. "The King Wearing Suspenders" will be sorely missed.

I wish you all the best in your future with family and friends.

in Tracy

martha   June 30th, 2010 12:20 am ET

Larry did you talk to Oprah. I don't have anything to watch now. sorry you leaving i will miss you very much.

carol purvis   June 30th, 2010 12:33 am ET

i truly understand your reasons for stopping the larry king live show however i'll certainly miss you. maybe cnn will just show us all of the re-run from your first days at cnn. i'd love to see some of those old shows. have a wonderful time once that day arrives and enjoy yourself and your family. we all love and will miss you terribly.

Oswald   June 30th, 2010 12:34 am ET

The news of you leaving is reminise of Johnny Carson leaving his show. You will be missed.

Idzan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   June 30th, 2010 12:34 am ET

All good things must come to an end.
Will miss you lots.
Here's a toast to a better future. Cheers.

P.S. Nothing like the name The King for the show.
Wonder whether the next one will also be kingly.

cary martin   June 30th, 2010 12:40 am ET

Hasnt Elizabeth Edwards played the wronged wife long enough. Its getting a bit redundant. She just cant stay out of the limelight. What is she accomplishing?

paula cohen buonomo   June 30th, 2010 12:46 am ET

Why now when we really need a host who asks the tough questions & gets down to the nitty & the gritty of it all? Been an awesome ride & I've been lucky to share it many nights for many years. Wishing you much happiness in your new life.

John West   June 30th, 2010 12:50 am ET

I've said this once. I'll say it again. My hope is that you and Michael Moore update the documentary, "The Bonus Marches," the godfather of all marches on Washington, D.C., with you narrating. Times are not exactly identical. After all, one fourth of the work force was then unemployed. Yet millions today are suffering. In all too many cases, what is similar between the two depression periods is that old plea, "Brotha, can ya SPARE a dime!" See what you and Moore can do, okay?

Chris Barron   June 30th, 2010 12:57 am ET

I'M IN SHOCK! at the announcement of your retirement from your (6 or 9pm) talk show. SERIOUSLY it is the only show I looked forward to.

On a side note, yours is the only show I ever considered to be on for an interview as an artist. Now I have to re-think my entire strategy.

Thanks for a wonderful 25 years of what fealt like true balance, honesty, informative, entertaining and relevant!

ALL THE BEST as you have given us!

Brian Lacourse   June 30th, 2010 12:58 am ET

Thankyou Larry

Penny G   June 30th, 2010 1:00 am ET

Larry, I'm so sorry to hear you will be ending your nightly show. You have brought all of us such entertainment and enlightenment through your 25 years on CNN.
I wish you and your family all the best of everything and continued success in all your new endeavors.
Your are so unique and have shoes that never can be filled.
It is our loss,but,I hope you gain all you desire for many years to come..

Fran   June 30th, 2010 1:08 am ET

Dear Larry.
I have been a faithfull viewer since the begining of LKL..and before that on the radio...Sir I will say barr none you are a class act..Always a gentleman no matter who you're interviewing..I do not believe there is anyone from the younger generation who could possibly fill your shoes..I mean that sincerely..Like alot of things..I will miss you much...But God Bless you and your family. Health and long life...

Scott Ross   June 30th, 2010 1:13 am ET

Larry ...

It's hard to grasp that 32 years have passed since you called with news that Ed Little was exporting you to D.C. to host the nation's first-ever coast-to-coast talk show; then, honored me by recommending to Bill Viands that I succeed you at WIOD. Predictably, only one of us thrived. The right one. The one with the talent so big, so relevant, so ready for primetime that even you couldn't screw it up.

Your success has been my joy, too. I didn't get to live it, but I definitely got to love it - every night - and marvel that the Prince of Pumpernicks evolved into the global broadcasting icon you were destined to become. I am thrilled for your success, proud of the husband and doting father you've become, and forever grateful for the faith, kindness and generosity you extended to a marginally talented young sports broadcaster who needed a shot.

However you now choose to exercise your incessant curiosity, I'll be rooting for your continued happiness, fulfillment and good health.

Much love,

Scott Ross
Miami, Florida

Jon Zatkin   June 30th, 2010 1:17 am ET

Larry, you've been a compulsory part of my day every day possible since I first was able to watch CNN in 1989. I just don't know what I'll do without you!! You will be missed!! Couldn't you just do 2-3 nights a week??

Virginia Hopkins   June 30th, 2010 1:19 am ET

Glad you're taking the big step. Not that I don't enjoy your show–I do, but it's wise to quit the daily grind and make this the best time of your life with your family. You'll be glad you are making more time for those you love and still doing some specials. You'll probably never get to a 63rd Anniversary but you can come close.

Mitch Platt   June 30th, 2010 1:23 am ET

Your absence will be felt!

Mel Locke   June 30th, 2010 1:26 am ET

I know your time has been great on CNN,but please make room for a younger generations. I feel like I'm watching TV with my dad in the early 70's. Move on please.

Thank you,


BERTHA CECILIA URDINOLA ALJURE - Wageningen - Holland   June 30th, 2010 1:31 am ET

Going to miss you Larry!

God bless you!

Bob   June 30th, 2010 1:33 am ET


I missed your announcement. Hope you didn't do a Howard Beale and say that for your last show you are going to blow your brains out on the air. However, I can understand if you are mad as hell and just can't take it anymore.


Kate   June 30th, 2010 1:33 am ET


Bill Tyrrell   June 30th, 2010 1:34 am ET

'bout time Larry.... Maybe your show will be replaced by someone that actually lets their guest finish answering a question before a rude host interrupts with nothing interesting to say...... enjoy retirement.... don't worry about the specials either.... we wouldn't miss them if they never happen................

Bobby Hackland (Ms)   June 30th, 2010 1:41 am ET

Hi Larry,

I write all the way from South Africa. Well done on an outstanding achievement. You are the reason I have tuned into CNN for so many, many years.

I admire and respect all that you are, and shall sorely miss you.

Here's sending you warm wishes.

Kind regards,
Bobby Hackland....a lady in South Africa

stacy   June 30th, 2010 1:44 am ET

i will greatly miss lkl... i have watched for years..he is the best...thank you larry!!!

BarbaraTodish   June 30th, 2010 1:53 am ET

We are all living a lot longer and you can begin to (almost) go backwards in time ! Yes, you CAN be (kind of ) like Benjamin Buttons!All you need to do is get more and better sleep!. The you will have health, more energy, and an enhanced immune system The way to do this is by having a vision and a passion for an AUTHENTIC mission. For instance, what has worked for me is to believe that it is possible to communicate, at least to myself and hopefully to some receptive others in an UNLIMITED way!. I do this by being open about my failures in life, and by risking to let go of my ego and drama. I have been public with my past as having been homeless, a sex worker and on disability for PTSD. I have been fired, or euphemistically, my contract as an adjunct instructor at universities withdrawn. I have been demonized, banned from a few organizations, censored and blocked from blogs, all due to my openness making others uncomfortable. I share this vulnerability(ie my failures) with my students and it results in being able to CONNECT with them, and deepest feelings, hopes and values and dreams, so it has all been worth it, plus freedom from ego and drama helps me to get the restorative sleep that I need and I have enhanced health, though I am socially isolated. I look at it this way: I prefer the authentic me to the toxic others who are addicted to the limitations of drama and ego. Part of what helped me get the strength needed to face being socially isolated is that I have freed myself from the illusions of needing to get my identity and external approval from social and cultural constructs. I have broken loose from the arrogance that humanity is and instead I am part of the universality of everthing that is before and after humanity: all that is organic, inorganic, etc.

Randee   June 30th, 2010 1:54 am ET

Oh my goodness, what am I going to do without Larry King Live? T.V. just won't be the same. Larry, you will be so missed!

hans montag   June 30th, 2010 2:03 am ET

Larry u will be missed...I started listening to u on radio...and u were so good for radio...excellent radio host, and then the tv show was good too...your style of hosting an interview show was like Edward R. Murrow...and on radio u were in the same league as Paul Harvey...the closest thing to u on tv these dayzs is Charlie Rose...but for me my fond memories were u on radio...Radio has died a thousand deaths since the 1950s...but u kept us tuned to that station, and then later to that dial...enjoy retirement...u earned it my of was your style of getting an interview that has us all listening...a throw-back to the old dayzs...letting the guest be relaxed and answering your questions, or maybe not answering your questions, which is an answer itself...not like today whereby the gang from down under and all their loud spokesmens who shout 24/7 "der gubberments done me wrong, or so and so is a dern liberal.." was nice to pause and refresh with your shows...and a joy to listen to on the radio...again good luck my friend...and thanks...

judy Best   June 30th, 2010 2:11 am ET

dear Larry,

WOW.......i sort of saw it coming, with your recent anniversary week, but i am still a bit stunned...i am a longtime viewer, and i can say that i think that you are going to be a tough act to warmest wishes to you and your family as you embark together on the next chapter of your life, and i look forward to your continued appearances on CNN...this is truly the end of an have been as gracious as you are generous to others...never lose that eternal curiosity that has driven you through your illustrious career, and it has been a privilege to invite you into my living room for an hour every night... i have become a more enlightened person for the experience
much love and good luck to you and yours,

judy best
peterborough, ontario, canada

poncho   June 30th, 2010 2:14 am ET

i watch you here en MEXICO , since i learned english. im gonna miss your show , and good luck.

dave carter   June 30th, 2010 2:17 am ET

you will be missed in this house larry .

Sabina   June 30th, 2010 2:22 am ET

All the best, Larry! We miss you!

Tony B.   June 30th, 2010 2:27 am ET

In the words of Tu Pac, "I ain't mad at ya." GOOD JOB.

Katrina Rossa   June 30th, 2010 2:35 am ET

Dear Larry,
I am another person saying "Say it ain't so." I just thought your show would go on forever. There is NO ONE like you, you are truly one of a kind. You are a broadcasting giant.Thanks for the many wonderful years filled with terrific interviews and shows. Life won't be the same without Larry King Live. I don't know what I'll do without you.
Enjoy your family and friends, and enjoy life Larry. You deserve the best, as you are a very special man. Many sad people today 🙁 on hearing this news.

I'm so happy that we'll still see you on TV specials ! I'll be rooting for your continued success, happiness, and involvement with CNN.

All the best .
Lexington, Kentucky

hourglass1   June 30th, 2010 2:35 am ET

All the best to you and yours, Larry

Ababykitty   June 30th, 2010 2:52 am ET

I TOTALLY agree with "anobody"! Glad Larry made the wise choice of choosing family over celebrity.

Chris Fawcett   June 30th, 2010 2:57 am ET

I'm 22, and I started watching LKL almost nightly since I was 16. It was, is, and will be one of my favorite shows on TV. While there are many interviewers, you are the one that is always respectful, yet straightforward with your questions.

As much as I regret that I won't be able to enjoy your show, I understand family comes first and I commend you on stepping down of something we all see you love in order to take care of them. I hope you spend as much time with your family as you can and enjoy a long life.

I wish young men and women in the industry try to follow your example; you've set the bar really, really high. You will forever be missed, respected, and admired.

Chris Fawcett
Panama City, Panama

Daniel Harrigan   June 30th, 2010 3:00 am ET

Thanks Larry for all your wonderful shows.

It is time for you to sit back relax and enjoy the kids and enjoy some TV.

God bless!

Chris Fawcett   June 30th, 2010 3:07 am ET

Dear Larry

I'm 22, and I started watching LKL almost nightly since I was 16. It was, is, and will be one of my favorite shows on TV. While there are many interviewers, you are the one that is always respectful, yet straightforward with your questions.

As much as I regret that I won't be able to enjoy your show, I understand family comes first and I commend you on stepping down of something we all see you love in order to take care of them. I hope you spend as much time with your family as you can and enjoy a long life.

I wish young men and women in the industry try to follow your example; you've set the bar really, really high. You will forever be missed, respected, and admired.

Chris Fawcett
Panama City, Panama

Marietta in sweet home AL   June 30th, 2010 3:26 am ET

Gheee Whiz, Larry....Just when I got to the time in my life where I could enjoy some quality news programs to watch, I discovered your show!! But thanks for the short but very enjoyable time I've had watching your shows. All good things must come to an end, I guess? Enjoy being with your family cause they need you more than we all need you. Don't worry 'bout us, we will miss you but we will get along all right.

Thank You! Marietta in sweet home AL

Jeannie   June 30th, 2010 3:38 am ET

So sorry to hear you are leaving! You are truly irreplaceable and will be sorely missed.

Wish you and yours all the best a wonderful future – may all your dreams come true.

Jean Caruthers   June 30th, 2010 3:40 am ET

I have watched you and your television show for sooooo many years, I just don't know what "sane" people will do after your show ends.
Bless you for enriching my life and my intellect.
I do believe at this time in your life, you have every right, and then some, to take time for yourself and your family.
I don't believe you'll ever "retire", and I will watch later in the year for your special shows.
I do have a question:
Re: BP. Would our country allow a car to be made, that no one would know how to repair? Why are off shore drilling rigs allowed to be built, when no one can repair them?????
We don't need more oil, we need less greed for the stock holders.
Blessed Be Larry. Be happy and stay healthy.

Helge   June 30th, 2010 4:02 am ET

for years my favourite event every night on TV. Great questions, great humor: huge thanks to you, Larry King! Hope to see you again!

Emmanuel Ewhrawhra   June 30th, 2010 4:22 am ET

You did well and good will come back to you anytime you desire. You are meaning maker, thats the only way you can be human.

koert   June 30th, 2010 4:46 am ET

Sorry to see that your show were some great years.

Any chance that I can buy your microphone? That thing is amazing...and you won't need that thing anymore.

Helen (Desert Annie) Dixon   June 30th, 2010 5:07 am ET

Sad news (but not unexpected) that you have officially announced you'll be 'hanging up your nightly suspenders' this fall. After 25 years, you deserve to spend your nights doing something besides sitting at that microphone and talking with everyone in the world, with your audience's entertainment and enlightenment always in mind. Now, it's time for you to rest on your well begotten laurels, and to enjoy your time being with your wife and sons, and doing just what you want to do from now on! It will be interesting to see who 'sits in that seat' after you retire. But, of course, no one can ever really "replace" you! I have been a fan through all of your 25 years, and I will miss you dearly! CNN will have you on now and then for specials, so we'll have those to look forward to. Gosh, this fall will be like a "changing of the guards" in TV Land, hmm? With Oprah going in September, and then, you, the "King of Kings, Larry" in November, the same year! :*( Godspeed to you both, and thank you for all the wonderful years! ♥ ♥ ♥
(BTW, you are the "Tweetingest Tweeter" on all of *Twitter* – which is just another thing I love about you! Please keep *Tweeting* so we can still feel connected and know how you're doing, etc. etc.) You are the best, in every way, Lar and we'll never forget you.

shiaka   June 30th, 2010 5:30 am ET

this brings tears to my eyes Larry, will miss your insightful interviews. Wishing you God speed.

Dayo Adeyemi (Nigeria)   June 30th, 2010 5:34 am ET

How can Larry King and Larry King Live be institutionalized...Enjoy every bit of the rest of your live outside LKL. lol

Mary Haisley   June 30th, 2010 5:35 am ET

Hi larry,
I never ever thought you would be ending your show. I just hope you are doing what is in your heart. I will miss you so much. There is no one out there that can ask questions the way you do.
I wish you the best in what you what to do. But, never say never, maybe you will be back. I hope so.

mcmargie   June 30th, 2010 5:36 am ET

"It is time I stepped aside for a less experienced and less able man." -Author, Scott Elledge-

Don't forget to pass down the suspenders Larry!!!

Martin   June 30th, 2010 5:43 am ET


Gonna miss you!

Talking of oil spills – I can see the big deal over the BP spill but why is there no outcry or global action about the daily spills in Nigeria and no one really seems to care.

I am an American living outside the country, and globally no one even knows about spills elsewhere!

Luis Alvonso   June 30th, 2010 5:44 am ET

I hate to see you go as LOVE your interviews and my wife and I watch your show every night before going to bed.

I hope you decide to do maybe 1 show a week or something along those lines. I guess you needed a break .

I particularly loved when you interviewed politicians from USA or other countries.

You have a huge fan base and we will miss your nightly shows.

Best to you.


Laura   June 30th, 2010 5:55 am ET

Recently he had troubles in his marriage,maybe this the right time to walk away from a very successful show & spend time with his family. I will look forward to any of his specials. He has made his mark & an impact.Best of wishes to Larry King ,blessings & peace

Serge   June 30th, 2010 6:02 am ET

Oh no! We've had so many bad news over the last months and now YOU come along! Although I of course totally respect your decision just know that I will miss "my" mornings in your company (I live in Geneva and watch you every time I can on CNN Europe). So I will keep on enjoying every minute till autumn... and already now from a fan: best wishes to you and your family.

Nasir Tajuddin   June 30th, 2010 6:14 am ET

You are a legend, Larry! We will miss you...

Dozzykings   June 30th, 2010 6:19 am ET

i never had all the time to watch it all...but the little i know of ur interview was awesome. Through ur show i have been able see some celebrities and know something about them and their life. i think u gave many of ur audience wonderful experience. u will be missed and remembered. I pray in everything that should grant u long life to see ur childrens children. Amen. cheers

Beverly Flower-Hofer   June 30th, 2010 6:19 am ET

Dear Larry, the tears are dripping off my chin. One of the things that I relished when I retired last year was getting a cup of coffee and settling in to watch Larry King at 11 o'clock(CET). I thought it would be a part of my day forever. I have been a fan for 25 years and the joy and laughter I have found in your program is irrevocable. I wish you would change your mind and stay with us, all those people world-wide who stilll desparately need someone of your interest and knowlege and dare I say it- maturity. Say it isn't so Larry King-say it isn't so! I used to think making IT is being on Larry King , Well, I never made IT but I thought I would fade into the sunset with you, my friend, our friend Larry King, CNN is making a terrible mistake.
Beverly Flower-Hofer

Vlado Hristovski   June 30th, 2010 6:20 am ET

Larry O Larry I feel like calling you on first name basis watching you every day with real zest.Observing your grand charisma i absorbed a bit of it and now I feel a better person. In the years to come I hope to be more great events so there will be more specials and more of your trustworthy personality.

SuzieQ   June 30th, 2010 6:44 am ET

Oh Larry, say it ain't so ... 🙁

Jayne   June 30th, 2010 7:00 am ET

Best of luck with your new chapter. Your show has been an inspiration to me & I'm sure for many others. I salute the fabulous style of Larry King as a presenter & wonderful human being,

MIke Lutz   June 30th, 2010 7:05 am ET

Now would be better.

marilyn benedict   June 30th, 2010 7:17 am ET

Mr. King will never be replaced! He not only got the interviews no one else could get, but he always conducted them with respect and intelligence. I have seen him interview every kind of political figure, religious leader and pop culture individual. Through the interview you could never tell how Mr. King really felt about things...he truly seemed unbiased. I loved how he respected Christian leaders as well as other religions represented on his show. I truly hope they won't try and fill his chair with someone unlike will be awfully difficult to fill it though. Good luck and health Mr. King..enjoy those kids!!

chito ubaj   June 30th, 2010 7:43 am ET

Will miss u larry. Have a fab semi-retirement.

Cali MJ Fan   June 30th, 2010 7:53 am ET

I am so sad to see this. I've watched LKL over 1/2 my life. Infact, I'm a 3rd generation LKL viewer.

May God continue to bless Mr. King and his family always.

Congrats on the Guinness Book of World Records Mr. King!

A faithful fan!

Khawla   June 30th, 2010 8:02 am ET

Good luck.

Carol O'Brien   June 30th, 2010 8:08 am ET

Larry – thank you for being a part of our lives for a generation. You have set a standard for television journalism.
I will miss you and wish you and your family all the best

gerald Jolly   June 30th, 2010 8:12 am ET

What I would like to know is.

What are "NO-TALENT" people like Bret Michaels, Kathy Griffin, Germ Jackson, Joan Rivers and THE DONALD going to do when Larry is gone.

Nobody else wants them on their show.

Nas   June 30th, 2010 8:12 am ET

It's so sad that you are leaving Larry. I love you so much. I will miss you greatly. I have always watched your shows with the greatest pleasure. Thank you very much for all you've done. Thank you and take care of yourself!

Jessie from Auckland, NZ   June 30th, 2010 8:13 am ET


Am in shock.

Enjoy it Larry, you deserve it. Have enjoyed your shows and your blogs. You will be missed very much of course.

Wishing you good health and happiness and all the best for you and your family. Take care and God bless.

Thank you for everything irreplaceable legend and gentleman.

Carole   June 30th, 2010 8:20 am ET

How about Chaia as a replacement? Should keep it in the family, she's amazing at shooting off questions just like her dad! I hope CNN doesn't miss out on keeping the "King" line going!

Ginger   June 30th, 2010 8:23 am ET

Larry you have been my favorite host for years. You are going to be greatly missed.

On another note I would love to see Ryan Seacrest have a chance at hosting the show.

June Whitehead (France)   June 30th, 2010 8:26 am ET

Love your show but I can tell you life can begin in the 70's, we moved to France and absolutely love it. I'll miss you and hope it won't be too long before we're seeing your name anew. All the very best whatever comes your way. You've done a superb job.

Leo   June 30th, 2010 8:27 am ET

Larry you're a legend – you've done such a great job with impartial reporting over the years – and as a journalist myself, knowing what journalists are like, you are excellent at listening properly to guests and relating to them, then asking intelligent questions.

In the past year, thank you in particular for your fair and interesting reporting on Michael Jackson and interviews with his family members.

God Bless you Larry, and here's to many more happy years!

Umesh Khatri   June 30th, 2010 8:27 am ET

The Show Larry king Live is jus great, i am one of it's viewer. I hope to have a new program edition of Larry King's. Thank You.

Roger Weir   June 30th, 2010 8:37 am ET

Larry King's New Chapter:

As a long-time fan of Larry's show, I was saddened/happy of his announcement this a.m. of his soon-to-be-absence on his 9 p.m,
slot on CNN.

I've traveled the globe as a photographer and wherever I was, it was great to see his interviews/probing style in any hotel from Istanbul to Manila.

CNN-NLN (love Robin Meade, by the way) has always been my 1-stop-shop for the latest world news and feature stories...

Back to Larry:
His recent interview w/ Mick Jagger made me stop what I was doing and watch it twice in its re-broadcast. They both were candid and hip and I can't imagine any journalist ever replacing him.

Perhaps my life's regret is that I might not ever get interviewed by him on "Larry King Live!". That would be an honor.

I really don't e-mail the networks but I felt compelled to put in my 5-cents in on Larry's "vacation" from CNN.

I have a strong feeling, though, that we have not seen the last of him...

Rock On, Larry & CNN!,

– Roger Weir

Elias Lebanon   June 30th, 2010 8:44 am ET

Historical man. I think for generations to come, a man like Larry King will be irreplaceable.

Rick   June 30th, 2010 8:51 am ET

About time!!! He asks softball questions or obvious ones.
I guess all the Micahel Jackson interviews ran out.
Time to spend time with wife #7, Please do not have Jeff Probst the Survivor guy take his spot. Larry hasn't asked a tough question since he asked his latest wife to marry him. Glad to see CNN will be a real news station again .

Chris MacDonald   June 30th, 2010 8:52 am ET

You're a true legend, Larry. It's amazing how many people you've never met simply admire you. And this Canadian is definitely one of them. Thanks for the memories, and best of luck with your future endeavors. Your honest, old-school interview style is something that will be greatly missed. And you have a record that should make you proud of that. Cheers!

Khalid Osman   June 30th, 2010 8:52 am ET

I always hate to see beautiful things end quickly! Sorry, to see you closing the curtain on these shows and I hope to see you again on others.

james a. cunningham   June 30th, 2010 8:54 am ET

larry will be missed very much,to me he ranks up there with only one person and that is johnny carson and i still miss johnny after all these years !!! jim

Jane Hardin   June 30th, 2010 9:00 am ET

I am going to miss you Larry, your interviews were never about you but always about your guest.
I am afraid civility in TV interviews will be gone without you and never be seen again.
Thank You for 25 years of great TV.

Patsy   June 30th, 2010 9:09 am ET

I always said I would go into mourning if Larry King ever left
CNN. This is a sad day for me.:(

Linda B   June 30th, 2010 9:18 am ET

Just can't believe it, what will I do without you? Your such a part of my day after dinner and before bed it's LKL 9:00 p.m. Love your style and ease with which you interview your guests, always asking what we want to know. You have the ability to ask the tough personal questions in a sincere manner.
I'm stunned and a little lost but feel it's your time to explore, grow and enjoy your family the ones that mean the most to you. Your extended family wishes you well and hopes the future is all you want it to be!
God Bless

Barb   June 30th, 2010 9:30 am ET

Larry have watched you for almost the 25 years you will be missed. There will never be another host like you will miss your purple suspenders my favorite ones.
Good luck to you and spending time with your family!!

JTT   June 30th, 2010 9:32 am ET

Larry, I loved your program for a long time but for some time now you have succumbed to the temptation of having the likes of Bill Maher and Kathy Griffin tootoo often and once is enough (too much for me). You remain one of the best, if not THE best interviewer on Cable TV in my opinion. It was great always getting to meet the guests as you always let them talk and did not interrupt to ask another question or bore us with your thoughts. But lately, it has been too much of the same stuff we see on other programs preceding and following yours. Why bother? And who really wants to watch Michael Jackson over and over. You have tuned in to the celebrities, the soap operas and such like.........and I lost interest. In trying to be trendy and cool, you forgot that "trendy" makes the news today but is usually gone tomorrow. I have lived longer than you and
But when you were doing the great interviews of interesting people who had done something with their lives, or had a real story to tell, or had written a book, yours was my favorite program.

I think the first time I watched you was when you had the author of Not Without My Daughter on your program. I became so interested in the story, I bought the book and did a lot of reading about Iran, We have enough talking heads on TV Larry; I miss the real people who inspired me to read or to live my life more fully.

I will miss your gentle spirit, but will not miss most of the programming you have had the last year or so.

Had you interviewed God, the answer to the question you had for him may be found in the gospel of John 1:1

Idzan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   June 30th, 2010 9:32 am ET

Larry is a household name – a well-known brand..
I dont know how I will live my life without watching his show.
My grand-children will never know there was once a Larry King.
So sad.

I read in the UK Daily Telegraph last month that Piers Morgan of America's Got Talent is replacing Larry.
Is this true? Maybe it is since Simon Cowell is taking over that slot.

Larry mentioned he wants to spend time with wife and kids.
I thought he divorced Shawn.
Or has he remarried?

Lefty Russo   June 30th, 2010 9:35 am ET

Larry, I am a 76 year old female (in spite of the name), that has enjoyed your show over the years. You have had amazing guests, but I guess my favorite was with the Pat Boone family. I remember Pat saying to you that He would keep coming on until he led you to the Lord.

Ajumoke   June 30th, 2010 9:44 am ET

Here's wishing you the very best of luck in your future will be sorely missed!!! Loads of love.....

Lefty Russo   June 30th, 2010 9:45 am ET

Larry, I am sad to see you go but you have a life much more important than show business, helping your wife raise your two sons. Enjoy then each day for they are a gift from God.
I am a 76 year old female (in spite of the name), that has watched your show many, many times over the years. I have to say one of my favorites was when you had the Pat Boone family on with the grandson that had been so severely injured. I remember Pat saying to your that he wanted to keep coming back until he could lead you to the Lord.
I watched your show last night with Bill and enjoyed it very much but it is sad that he is a non-believer. I pray for you that you will have an understanding that Jesus Is the Son of God and is the only way to get to heaven. God Bless you.

Jeanie Fond du Lac, WI   June 30th, 2010 9:57 am ET

Time for you to enjoy family; good for you! You will be missed! Must tell you that my now 27 year old son used to use you for an excuse NOT to go to bed at his 8 PM bedtime. You used to have a promo just before your show that said"Don't go away!" and when he was told it was bedtime his response was' I can' t go to bed, Larry King told me to stay here! Best if everything in your retirement!

elizabeth parsons   June 30th, 2010 10:24 am ET

Dear Larry, Please don't retire; I believe it would be an awful mistake for you to make.,,in man ways. Your audience is not prepared for you to leave; thus, your leaving would inevitably and unjustly hurt many people all over this world! We haven't earned retirement by you...and we don't want you to enter into it. Why leave a void for millions of people who are used to you! Larry, when men (especially) become retired from their near life-long jobs, so many of them find boredom eventually creeps in and grows like cancer within them; this cancer (called "boredom") is usually "the cancer" which kills them.
Boredom and fatal heart attacks are usually, Larry, please "let your show go on" until you know your body can no longer do it. I believe your work is your life...and in combination with having a family...I think you need both of them! Please consider what I have written you. I have never written to anyone in the entertainment world you must realize how important this situation truly is; that is, in my opinion! May God lead you. God Bless and Amen!

jayne tichenor   June 30th, 2010 10:36 am ET

Good Luck, Larry! I am so going to miss your show and those wonderful questions you always ask. But, I think you'll enjoy those kids and they will be so happy to see you at their games. This will be the best time of your life AND you will still be involved with specials. How good can it get. Hugs and Affection, Jayne Tichenor

howard jones   June 30th, 2010 10:37 am ET

Mr. King
Thanks for such a life commitment. I am a public school teacher and pastor from Nashville, TN. I have dreamed of hosting LKL. Now this dream is ending. Such a sad day 🙁 but thanks again for all you do.

Howard   June 30th, 2010 11:06 am ET

I watch CNN regularly. Love the news and commentaries. However with the retirement of Larry King, it cannot be soon enough. Now perhaps CNN can change the format so that the focus is no longer on the low lifes that have comprised the majority of his recent guests. The show began to deteriorate about 3 years ago and has continued to sink. Find someone who has real interview skills and interesting guests rather than prioritizing tragedies and the "secret stories" behind the news.

anja775   June 30th, 2010 11:25 am ET

Im gonna miss your show

Kris Craig   June 30th, 2010 11:35 am ET

Television just won't be the same without the humble, suspenders-wearing Dodgers fan beaming into our sets every night at 6 PM. Larry King managed to accomplish what few in the news business– especially these days– could: Being liked by everyone (except maybe Prejean). Republican, Democrat, dictator, peace icon; no matter who you are or what you believe in, you probably think Larry King's a great guy and a fair interviewer!

You brought a whole new meaning to the word, "class," Larry. I hope you'll continue to grace the CNN airwaves with appearances from time to time for as long as those suspenders can hold your body erect.

Congratulations on a lifetime of excellence, Larry! I wish you luck in all your future endeavors! =)


Elizabeth Moran   June 30th, 2010 11:55 am ET

I DVR Larry King every night! I will miss him terribly and his opinion on every subject! I love his questions to everyone and will no longer be able to look forward to Larry's take on every new event! No one will be able to take his place. Come back, Larry!

Xavier George   June 30th, 2010 12:09 pm ET


I watch you all the time, as much as I can and have always enjoyed watching your show. You are one of our best out there, and will sorely be missed. But also I understand – I would like to see you get a well deserved break so you can enjoy YOUR Golden years.... Good luck, and we'll miss you Larry, but at least we'll know your free!

Xavier George   June 30th, 2010 12:11 pm ET

...and oh boy, what a legacy you've leaving behind. It's going to fun seeing all the people/Celebrities you've interviewed over the years replayed in videos from years to come.... you are a true legacy Larry King!

Manoel Miguel   June 30th, 2010 12:21 pm ET

Larry, we here in Brazil already miss you from now. Your show was the most important one we'd ever seen. You were kind of a source of help, information, comfort and whatever! Goodbye dear friend and may the Almighty, The Grand Architect of the Universe protect you and make your ways prosperous!!! Manoel Miguel, from Brazil.

Wendy Shapiro   June 30th, 2010 12:35 pm ET

Larry King Live was the reason why every day even though I am working I record his show to watch when I get home.

Through loving his show I have come to watch CNN avidly, I am not sure if I will carry on watching it after he comes off.

There is only one Larry King – His guests are always more important than him, unlike a lot of other presenters.

Hope that he changes his mind, and if he needs time off, that he will consider returning after 'long leave'.

Lori - Justice for Michael   June 30th, 2010 12:44 pm ET

They may find someone to sit in your chair, Larry, but they won't ever find anyone else who can rock the suspenders!

I also want to say how much I appreciated your steadfast coverage of the death of Michael Jackson over the last year. I met some wonderful friends on your blogs.

I hope that you are happy with this decision, I wish you the best of luck on this new phase of your life, and I want to thank you for your 25 years on CNN.

Debbie from Canada   June 30th, 2010 12:51 pm ET

Im a loyal fan of yours Larry and I will miss your nightly broadcast. I wish you all the best in your new life to come and it is time for you just relax and enjoy the fine things in life. Thanks for all your great shows..

Patty B.   June 30th, 2010 1:02 pm ET

I was saddened briefly to hear that you will be retiring.
With today's technology you could broadcast your show from the ballpark.

I think that your tinal interview should be with Mario Como and his sons.

I think that Dennis Miller should be your replacement, he has the intelegence necessary to handle the news part of the job and he is able to interview celeberties.

Glenn   June 30th, 2010 1:16 pm ET

You never forgot where you came from. Once in a great while we get a master. Hope , Sinatra and King. You were always respectful to even those that did not deserve it. Long live the King!

P Landers   June 30th, 2010 1:27 pm ET

I've enjoyed your show over the years. I look forward to your upcoming specials. But most of all, best of luck, and enjoy your life.

starlla   June 30th, 2010 2:39 pm ET

I'll miss you, a lot, dear Larry!

Dave King Live   June 30th, 2010 4:01 pm ET

We will miss you Larry. Thanks for 25 years of greatness. That said, I’ve heard that its possible that Ryan Seacrest or Joy Behar will be taking over. Joy Behar? I thought the goal would be to try and keep viewers, not scare them away. As for Ryan Seacrest. With so many people out of work and unable to secure a job. The last thing we want to see is this guy land yet another job on top of the five he already has. Bottom line, they are both super annoying. As a CNN viewer. I give two thumbs down to a Seacrest or Behar replacement.

Cajazz76:24:8   June 30th, 2010 4:04 pm ET

Best move you could make to enhance your personal life and the lives of your loved ones. They will extend your legacy much further than you, now that they will have the opportunity to really know who you are and the additional time spent with them will be invaluable to you. Win, win for the KIng...I imagine there are many tears being shed by your audience and you haven't even left yet, but save your tears for those of joy you have yet to display within the confines of your family. Viva la Larry...caj.

Jolifit   June 30th, 2010 4:11 pm ET

Live in Europe. Kept up with you via internet. Thank you, Larry. Will miss your professional style.

Igwe   June 30th, 2010 4:11 pm ET

Hi Larry. Sad, but I guess you got to go like you said. However, can't the programme go on with someone good enough anchoring/presenting the show? I know there will only be one Larry King?

marilyn goodell   June 30th, 2010 4:14 pm ET

Tell me it is not true, larry your hanging up your suspenders? I have watched your show for years, I will miss you. your the best in the biz!!! love, marilyn

Billie Jean   June 30th, 2010 4:42 pm ET

Larry, gonna really miss you. There is no other. Been watching you for 25 years. Your one of a kind. I know we will all still see you but it won't be the same. Please see if Bill Mahr or Anderson Cooper could step in. I know they won't be able to fill your shoes, but these two guys would do right by you. Rember Idol and Ellen. Don't let that happen with Ryan Seacrest. I like him as a person but that's where it ends. Best Wishes in all your new endeavors.

Marianne - Canada   June 30th, 2010 4:56 pm ET


Helen   June 30th, 2010 4:59 pm ET

Don't go Larry – what will I do with my evenings? – I'm a Larry King-aholic!!! Seriously, enjoy this new chapter of your life and get some well-deserved rest!! I love what you do – nobody does it better!

D.A.   June 30th, 2010 5:09 pm ET

Larry King,You are the King. You will be missed but not forgotten. You are an institution in my house.We appreciate your views,and just want to say ,Thanks Larry King ,God bless you and your family for sharing your time with us . D.A.

Holger S.   June 30th, 2010 5:43 pm ET

Dear Larry King

A very big Thank you from Germany for the many years that you accompanied me thru my life.
You enlightened me, you made me laugh, frown and wonder.
For many years I lived in different parts of Africa and the one station that I could always receive – and loved to receive – was CNN.
I always tried to be there, when your show started, it became a ritual in my daily life – and a good ritual.

I wish you and your family a wonderful time, lot's of fun and fulfillment because you really deserve it.

Thank you!


Lorene   June 30th, 2010 5:43 pm ET

So sad to see you go, but am happy for you. You deserve to
get extra time with your wife and kids. I will miss you!!!!

Lizbeth   June 30th, 2010 5:46 pm ET

Nothing is permanent in life. In this case, its sad because I love your show. And you come across as a very genuine and nice person. You will be greatly missed, you have no idea! I always look forward to your show. Good luck in your new life!!!!

Rohan   June 30th, 2010 6:00 pm ET

Although Larry has slowly disconnected himself from the pop culture and chaos in our modern world, the man constantly put out interviews with the biggest– although sometimes not the best– of society.

There has always been something humbling about watching Mr. King's show that never has and never will be emulated ever again.

T.V. will miss you, Larry.

twotwoami   June 30th, 2010 6:22 pm ET

Larry, i enjoyed your show. i want to wish you a very good start to your next ventures. i will be looking forward to hearing of your new projects. the best to you always.

Miss Kathy   June 30th, 2010 6:24 pm ET

Dear Larry:

This show has been a big part of my life for a long time - 600pmPT or 900pmPT every weekday night! You will be greatly missed by viewers and I'm sure by your nightly guests alike. No one can replace you, but PLEASE don't let it be Ryan Seacrest. That would be a huge mistake. I realize you like the guy but he's the wrong person for the job. Everyone needs to feel comfortable, the way you make people feel, and that is not the case with him.

Anyway, the best of luck, love and life to you and your family. I hope you continue to do specials. That would be great.

You will be missed! xo

mcmargie   June 30th, 2010 6:42 pm ET

No Ryan Seacreast. He is not funny or interesting. He is better as a radio host and the host of American Idol but we need a host with a twist of humor and I can only see a comedian replacing you, someone like John Stewart.

Lori Ott   June 30th, 2010 7:12 pm ET

I am completley horrified by the news of Larry Kings departure. It was my favorite time in the evening after getting my daughter to bed I would get my glass of wine and relax with my Larry. If I missed him I knew he would be back after Anderson 360 so I would wait for him. It's very sad for me. He was the best interviewer there ever will be.

Ilya Ignatkin   June 30th, 2010 7:38 pm ET

Larry! Your parents have immigrated from what it was at the time and is now Belarus, have you had an interview with the current president? Quite a personality by the way! Invite Lukashenko before you go, give'im hell !! That'll be show – like nothing else!!

Toonie B   June 30th, 2010 7:39 pm ET

Who will i share my evenings with now Larry!!
Will miss tuning in at 8pm

PS: Ryan Seacrest ?? Not even close!!

Sharen Burns   June 30th, 2010 8:28 pm ET

Fashions change but we will always be 'suspended' in time as a result of your terrific interviews!
Thanks Larry for always keeping us suspended and waiting for the next great interview! Enjoy your kids...they grow up so fast!

Linda DiSalvo   June 30th, 2010 8:44 pm ET

What shall we do without this great man's show each night at 9 p.m. My VCR records each and every one of your programs. I will miss you terribly, as will we all....but I wish you joy and happiness in all of your endeavors....

Amelia E. Braucher   June 30th, 2010 9:31 pm ET

Very sorry to hear of your leaving. I watched your interview with Jermaine Jackson on his brother Michaels death. You did a great job. I have a possible solution to Jermaine's desire to have Michael at Neverland and the whole Jackson family when time comes.

Despina Des Damianides   June 30th, 2010 9:50 pm ET

Thanks for the good times Larry. I enjoyed working with you.

michal   June 30th, 2010 10:41 pm ET

So sorry that you are leaving, you are one of the kind! you are one of the few that knows how to Q&A, most programs (including "news") hosts take 15 min to ask a question leaving 1 min for an answer, they are lecturing instead of asking questions. While in your program, I know you won't lecture but let your guest talk.
Wishing you all the best

Vitoria   June 30th, 2010 11:00 pm ET

Hi Larry
You are one of a kind nobody in this industry can ask question like you do with such a class and fairness ,you always exposed both side of the news and let everyone judge for themselves .
you always give chances for celebrity or just ordinary people to speak up and be heard .
You are a legend ,hope you are not leaving permanently but occasionally
you are still to come back and show the world what journalism should be .
missing you already ,Vitoria

Lucero (Mexico)   June 30th, 2010 11:19 pm ET

@Dear Larry 🙂
My best wishes for you.
God bless you and your family.
In Mexico, you are very popular.
Thanks for all this years. Good luck.
We will miss you... Hasta pronto !!!

Don   June 30th, 2010 11:45 pm ET

Larry, Sorry to hear of your semi-retirement. You will be irreplacable. It doesn't seem like it has been 25yrs. on CNN. It seems like it wasn't that long ago I was listening to you on overnight radio. While I can't say I watched many of your shows. It wasn't for lack of trying, my choice lost out to everyone elses choice. You are best interviewer around. No matter who was on the show they were always treated with respect. The tough questions always asked. You are a CLASS ACT!!!
Enjoy your semi-retirement. Catch those baseball games. They are fun. (Go to my 7yr. old nephews games as much as possible). Spend some quality time with the family.
Maybe even take them to Dukes.

Sandra LEE AYALA   July 1st, 2010 3:52 am ET

I can hardly believe the news...
However, greatness never loses its glow.
The most important thing...
You will remain in my heart forever.

Innocent Daka   July 1st, 2010 4:12 am ET

Larry, I am a journalist and has been a keen follower. Last saw your interview with lady gaga. I will miss your sharp interviews

Hristova   July 1st, 2010 5:16 am ET

Dear Larry, you are really great! I will miss you! I am an English language teacher from Bulgaria and I have always given your name and personality as a positive example to my students and I have asked them to listen to your interviews for noone does it better.
God bless you and your family!

NABIHA SAIF   July 1st, 2010 6:15 am ET

good job larry...u r the BEST HOST i ve ever seen...
i was amazed to see such an aged man,doing his job in a spectacular manner... =)

Cookla   July 1st, 2010 8:00 am ET

Larry please please please can l have a pair of your braces would mean the world to me Love you xxxx
Cookla xx

Ellie Farrow   July 1st, 2010 8:07 am ET

I'm so sad you're leaving. You are the only reason I have cable watch your show (well, that and to let me 7 year old son watch football and hockey) I guess I can cancel my cable this Fall. Thanks Larry for adding such class, brilliance and imagination to what tv is becoming...pretty much the same old crap on every channel...except your show.
A Fan from Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada
Ellen Farrow (Ellie)

Char   July 1st, 2010 1:18 pm ET

Thank you for giving us 25 beautiful years of great television Larry!!! I am really going to miss late night t.v. without you... 🙂

Diane   July 1st, 2010 2:14 pm ET

Larry – The question isn't who did you interview it is who didn't you interview? I think you said maybe the only one was J.D. Salinger and I don't think he would have had anything interesting to say anyway. Great job!! I will miss you. I don't know what I will watch at nine. Please NOT Ryan Seacrest. If they can get him, Bill Maher would be wonderful. He is a terrific interviewer, knows everything and is funny as hell. There will never be another Larry King, though. Best wishes.

Heather O'Driscoll   July 1st, 2010 5:13 pm ET

One of my fondest , Happiest memories that I have of my father who is now deseased was watching Larry king. My father was much older than most of my friends father's and he was very sick with a frail Heart most of my childhood. One of the thing's I would do with him was sit with him and watch Larry King. One night , he was so sick I wanted to brighten his spirit and I said " Dad I'm going to call Larry and see if I can get on the show and ask him a question ! " To my surprise and His , I did. It was during the lacey peterson case. I asked if Scott was found guilty did he have a right to an appeal. I already knew the answer I just could not believe I made it to air. My dad was so full of joy ! he is gone now , he died in 2005 . I know if he was still alive he would be very sorry to see you go. But thankyou larry from the bottom of my heart for one of my happiest memorie's of my Dad. I wished I taped it !

Heather O'Driscoll Newfoundland , Canada

Darlene   July 1st, 2010 9:35 pm ET

Larry, You will be missed!! I look forward to 9pm to watch your show. You are an icon!! No one will be able to replace you...just a new person in your chair! Anderson Cooper would be my choice!!!!! All the best to you and your family!! Sure wish I could of had the opportunity to meet you in person. I would of been honored!!! May God bless you and keep you!!

Natasha   July 2nd, 2010 6:10 am ET


Best of luck -so sad to see you go! The only reason I got cable was to watch your show! You have been a delight to watch and I can easily say your show is one of my favourites. You are irreplaceable as a host in my eyes -thanks for entertaining us for so long-you are great at what you do. I love your interviewing style and your book- really gonna miss u Larry!

Hannah   July 2nd, 2010 7:24 am ET

I've always enjoyed your show, Mr. King. I'll miss it, but I look forward to your future projects. I hope you have fun spending time with your family!

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David   July 2nd, 2010 10:09 pm ET

Please don't disappear on us, you're like family to millions of us, Hope to see you on 'leno' a few times a year... at the very very least, no matter how good, or bad thing get, we gotta stay in touch.

Aleksandra Rebic   July 7th, 2010 6:16 pm ET

I have a feeling a lot of people (at least those who watch television) took you for granted all these years. Year after year you've been a familiar presence and an iconic figure all on your own. The diversity of your guests has been astonishing. "Larry King Live" has literally had "something for everyone" – Hollywood, Politics, Health and Medicine, Sports, Music, young, old, foreign and domestic, heads of state, entertainers, the controversial, the up-and-coming, the legends of eras gone by and those in the making. You and your show have been a comfortable guest in so many homes over the years. Larry, your "retirement" will leave a huge vacuum, precisely because you are a gentleman in a media world that has become increasingly vitriolic and filled with arrogant personalities who don't much care about civility. "Civility" to them means "softball" and "bland". I will miss your gentlemanly ways, your generous laughter, your warmth, your kind and gentle soul when it comes to drawing out your guests and your respectful attitude. You always seems to "enjoy" what you're doing, a man who genuinely likes his job, and it shows. I would feel completely comfortable being interviewed by Larry King and it would be an absolute honor. I'll continue to enjoy your nightly shows as long as we have them and look forward to the "specials" you plan to host in the future. The person I would like to see in that coveted "Larry time slot" is Simon Cowell. Larry, you will be missed – by your many friends, your co-workers, your guests over the years, and your viewers. I'll always be a fan and hope that you know how much you are appreciated and loved by those of us who never took you or your contributions to television and popular culture for granted. Thanks for the memories. Sincerely, Aleksandra Rebic

doubtingthomas2010   July 7th, 2010 8:49 pm ET

Thank you Larry, and you will be greatly missed.

Sally Amster   July 7th, 2010 10:18 pm ET

Dear Larry.
I am going to truley miss you and your talk show. I have been watching it for 20 yrs. and was entertained and learned so much.

I can't imagine who will take your show over but I know it won't be
you. You always asked the questions the listeners wanted to hear the answers to..............

Enjoy your family and hope to see you again on TV!!!

Washington, DC   July 9th, 2010 2:12 pm ET

Dear Larry,
Congratulations on treating us to Larry King Live for such a long time. You will be missed more than you know. What a successful run you've enjoyed and your fair-minded journalism has established a higher standard in keeping'em honest.

Sandra   July 13th, 2010 1:45 pm ET

Listened to you all those years ago on late night radio, broadcasting from just across from Gulfstream Park's Backside entrance, from NYC on WOR and now on CNN... It's going to be a vast hole in my Late nights... Great job and will look forward to see what the future holds!!!

Terry   July 14th, 2010 9:34 pm ET

Sorry to see Larry go, but there is the perfect replacement for Larry King. His name is George Stroumboulopoulos. He is the host of a well known Canadian television show called THE HOUR. He is personable and can interview anybody with insight, depth, candor, and with ease. A complete "natural" as Larry would say. I've been watching George online for a couple of years, and his interviews are always captivating. His interviews have been with world leaders, politicians, singers, Hollywood actors (young and old), religious leaders, all have been wonderful interviews. The best thing I can add, is his respect for the guests and his impartiality when conducting interviews with political people.

When I heard of Larry King leaving his show, my first thought was George Stroumboulopoulos as his successor.

Microputz   July 16th, 2010 7:49 pm ET

Very, very uncomfortable when interviewing Lady Gaga. Really nothing to talk about. Please do not let Joy Behar host your show.

Ryan Seacrest doesn't look like a great thinker, either.

My favorite show was Bill Gates and his father. I think Buffet was in there, too. Watching those three scrambling around trying to justify their ridiculous wealth was entertaining. When Buffet drops the diamond-mining investments, then we'll start listening. Oracle, indeed.

Hey Bill Gates....Leave Dad at home next time. It looked very, very forced and your dad can't even use e-mail. (Sigh)

Lois   July 21st, 2010 4:24 pm ET

Sorry to see you go and thank you for all the wonderful interviews and shows over the years......You are one ion a million and deserve tohave some family time now..Hope everthing goes well with you and yours Larry...i

Stan Goodman   July 25th, 2010 11:46 am ET

"...for my wife and ME", Larry. If you don't know why, ask any grade school teacher. It;s the kind of thing you were supposed to learn in your very first years at school. One can be a "man of the pople" without being an ignoramus.

Derek   July 27th, 2010 6:14 am ET

Very sad you're leaving – really only one of 3 shows I like to watch for current events, etc... Best of luck to you and you family time and can't wait to see your "specials" going forward.

Hugh Jorgan   July 27th, 2010 12:27 pm ET

Larry's long run was a fine thing. Enjoy a well-earned retirement.

Nate   August 24th, 2010 10:07 pm ET

Sorry to see you go Larry. Used to enjoy your stories about hangin' with Gleason and Sinatra. Enjoyed your enthusiasm for sports too. Do you think Boise State will be Virginia Tech ?

Good luck !

Armin   August 26th, 2010 2:04 am ET

look that every ones love you larry .
and all will hurt if you leave !!

thanks for the show


anna chap   August 27th, 2010 3:39 pm ET

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GoodGrief   September 10th, 2010 12:19 pm ET

Judging Is Believing for Christians who read Jesus' truth.

Yes, and why, even of yourselves, do you not judge what is right? (Luke 12:57)

What is right?

The statutes of the Lord are right (Psalm 19:8).

False Christians (who never read the Bible and non- believers) often tell us it is not right to judge. Some fools hypocritically condemn us for judging (Luke 6:37), and they all hypocritically judge that we judge.1 When we identify preachers as false teachers leading both themselves and those who follow them to hell, when we declare others as on their way to hell, and especially when we warn them they are lost, we often hear these words (or the equivalent), "Judge not" (Matthew 7:1). Yet, these words are exactly why we judge.

Jesus said,

Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. (Matthew 7:1-2).

Jesus also said,

Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. (Luke 6:37a-b)

True Christians (who read the Bible) take these words very seriously. They literally scare us. In fact, we are terrified of them (Psalm 119:120; Isaiah 66:2). We do not want to be judged by our "measure" as Christ warns in Matthew 7:1-2, because we know we fall short (Romans 3:23); and our measure is guaranteed to be faulty (Psalm 16:2).

Moreover, we desire not to be judged as the Lord says in Luke 6:37a. We also desire not to be condemned as Jesus promises in Luke 6:37b. Therefore, we strive, in the fear of God, to be certain to never judge and never condemn anyone.

This is why we have chosen to write and speak solely in accordance with God's judgments2 and Yehvah's condemnations, as it is written,

With my lips I have declared all the judgments of Your mouth. (Psalm 119:13).

Everyone judges. No matter who you are, you make judgments every day.

The most complacent judge there is nothing to be concerned about (Zephaniah 1:12).

The most paranoid judge there is trouble everywhere (Proverbs 28:1).

Everyone judges and makes judgments concerning their surroundings and those around them. Those with the mind of Christ judge according to Christ (1 Corinthians 2:15-16).3 Those with a mind of their own (Isaiah 65:2) judge according to their own and are among those described in Isaiah 5:20-21.

Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!

Those who judge according to their own understanding (Proverbs 3:5) are those who are "prudent in their own sight" and they "call evil good and good evil," because the human heart is desperately wicked (Jeremiah 17:9) and does not rightly judge.

For example, false Christians or non-believers typically think if a person claims to be a believer, they assume they are. In a perverted twist of Romans 10:9-10 they think if a person simply proclaims "Lord Jesus" and claims to believe God raised Him from the dead, they think such a one is saved. Such thinking is simplemindedness.

The simple believes every word, but the prudent considers well his steps. (Proverbs 14:15).

Without submission to the Word of God (Scripture, John 1:1, Hebrews 4:13-14), confessing "the Lord Jesus" and claiming to "believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead" (Romans 10:9) is a meaningless and idle proclamation.

Jesus said,

Not everyone who says to Me, "Lord, Lord," shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, "Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?" And then I will declare to them, "I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!"



Amelia Cirilo, Ph.D.   September 11th, 2010 1:51 am ET

Question: Did God create the Universe?

What I believe does not really matter. What is or was rremains the same no matter what I think. I do not know, since I have no concrete proof whether or not the Universe was created by God.
I do know that I was created and that I , in turn, create: ideas, thngs, other human beings. I also know that there is something more to me than matter. I create thoughts. that, in turn , create.: Be it new thought , ideas, wriitten word, reinventing matter from other matter. To explain the Universe and its laws, one must start with the smallest known particle and work outward to the largest: The Universe. This is because we have concrete evidence about the smallest .as we know it now.

Juan F Gonzalez   September 15th, 2010 9:21 pm ET

2 questions on the Bush electipn : 1 how can the Court issue a decision a state it is not a legal precedent? 2 was that the most politicized decision he has ever been a part of??

NORMA HEARST   October 3rd, 2010 4:41 pm ET


Elia & Dvid McPhail   October 12th, 2010 6:44 pm ET

Message from Eliah the prophet. You know already that in Daniel were encoded the dates of the time of the end that has started at the period of Rabin former Prime Minister of Israel when there's thrice mention of the phrase "till the time of the end"; there are also the mention of the numbers: in chp. 12:11 there's given the number:1290. It's the sum of the numerical values of the words: the Temple [866]+Messiah son of David[424]=1290; in the chp.12:12 the number: 1335. It's the sum of the numerical values of the names of the former israeli leaders: Ariel Sharon[798]+Moshe Katzav[537]=1335, so nowadays is the time of the end. Why these dates are incoded in Daniel? It's because in Hebrew the Language of creation letters have the power, the phrases & letters combinations reveal us hidden things, for example person's name reveal us his nature. In the name Daniel there are words judge & judgment that's why Daniel reveals us the Judgment Day time.The name Glenn Beck contains the word nest: ken in Hebrew, so his family very important to him. Anderson Cooper for example can be a good warrior, he doesn't panic in tough situations, his tongue is sharp, sometimes can be poisonous, he's experienced many miracles since God has given him the chance to choose the wright way: in his name there are numerical values of the words shield & God & Cooper's numerical value is David son of Jesse, but he is not yet quiet, since he is not on the wright way. Larry King has in his name, like Glenn Beck the word ken that is nest, that's why his family is very important to him, but in his name is also the word empty, reik in Hebrew, that's why he is not always quiet, but he is also can be like lion: arie in Hebrew. Everyone who has letter P in their name like power & are stubborn persons, like A.Cooper, Putin, Napoleon & others.There are innumerable opportunities in this knowledge.

Mitchell Johnson   October 29th, 2010 5:37 am ET

HI Mr. King,

Thank you for another great week of topics &shows. Your interview with Ron Artest made me have a lot of respect for him. He's able to admit his problems (anger, alcohol,ect.) and willing to change. I've had my problem too and had to change myself. Much respect Mr. Artest.
After watching you show today and hear one comment fro Ben Stein
confirms my thoughts about the U.S.. he mentioned, the media and Wall str. rules the U.S. and until the average American realises this structure of power, we won't ever make signifinate changes in the U.S. for the average (Middle Class and lower) American.
I'm waiting on someone to admit that the U.S. was founed on freedom, less or no taxes and everything we faut for in the War of Independence. So,my point is....the rich will never agree to pay higher taxes for a Health Care system to help the needy. I think the attitude of the Upper Class is...we worked to achieve our riches so, why should give a portion away to support them.....get your own!!! Don't forget...every society needs its working class to make them rich...they didn't get ther by themslves. By giving more back to the people makes them even richer through less sickness and money to by their products or services. Who needs $25 Million a year....come on people...get real....not greedy.
God would bless them even more. Sorry to get religous on you but, we need more of that in our lives also.
Mr. King, you show should be shown and every network at prime time.
I'm sure you you have your personal veiw point on every topic but, you generally remain open-minded to present both sides of the story. You are definitely one of a kind!
God bless you sir,
Mitch Johnson

Gary Green   December 16th, 2010 11:05 pm ET

All the very best Larry to you and your family. Your incredible record of hosting your show for all these years in the same time slot is better than Gretzky's records in the NHL. As a former NHL Coach, it is remarkable and in human that a person can hold that commanding a job for so long and not get fired. Wow. I was the first NHL player or CIA h that you interviewed on your show in Washington and I will forever cherish our friendship back then and that amazing night when you cleaned the cob webs out of a young coaches' brain. Sincerely– Gary Green

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