December 17, 2010

Larry Bids Farewell

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Aage Hoddevik   December 17th, 2010 11:27 am ET

I have watched Larry all over the world, he has been like frend.
Thanks Larry.

Judy Lehtola   December 17th, 2010 1:01 pm ET

I will miss your show Larry ! Best of luck, and best wishes,

Ontario, Canada

JOANNE   December 17th, 2010 3:20 pm ET


Courage Edos   December 17th, 2010 3:27 pm ET

Larry the king, we miss you here in Africa may you live longer and see your good work reign. I miss you my king!

Reward Morrison Nangi   December 17th, 2010 6:29 pm ET

You did a great job Larry.

Cindy Oczak Warner   December 17th, 2010 7:20 pm ET


I have watched you religiously since @ 1994. I think you are the best and rarely miss your shows. You will be greatly missed as there is no one out there like you, not even close- I wish you well with your boys and bid you peace.

MaryRM   December 17th, 2010 7:55 pm ET

Larry, you have entertained and informed us for 25 years and I thank you for doing it with not only intelligence and style, but grace. Your questions have always been respectful and have always helped us to see the humanity in all your guests. I will greatly miss your show.

I wish you many more years of health and happiness.

Wini   December 17th, 2010 9:24 pm ET

Thanks for the memories. I will miss your style. There is no one on the tube like you.

Lyn   December 17th, 2010 10:04 pm ET

Thank you so much for all the wonderful memories, Larry King. It has been awesome and have enjoyed all your shows. You will be greatly missed. You are the best. At the end of the show, when you just simply said that Anderson Cooper was next, I just got tears in my eyes.

Goodbye and I wish you the very best of health and peace and happiness.

Dr.Greenthumbelina   December 17th, 2010 11:38 pm ET

Larry King is like an icon for outspoken individuals looking to understand and gain information from others. . . The man was long before his time and unfortunately i miss a grip of the oldest shows because I was born in 1985 🙂 !! He has enlightend me many of late nights alone regarding poitical and social issues. Heck I'm 25 and I could not get enough of him... COME BACK SOON LARRY!!! U WILL BE GREATLY MISSED.... ENCORE ! ENCORE!! THANK YOU FOR KEEPING ME COMPANY DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITHOUT U??!

Christine   December 17th, 2010 11:55 pm ET

I,am going to miss you!!
Now,what am I,going to watch??
You are going to be missed,deeply.
I,would like to thank you for all the many great and happy and also sad new's,you brought to all of us who watched your show.
I,have only one question for you,Mr.King
and that is:would you mind sending me a signed picture of you.
I,will pay for it if,you wanted me to.
It would be an honor to have a signed picture of you.
I,am your one of many fan's here in:CA.
You are the BEST and you will be GREATLY missed,love you,
Truely your # 1 Fan:Christine

IKHAN   December 18th, 2010 12:39 am ET

A true icon, we'll miss you Larry.
Merry Christmas, happy holidays in health and among loved ones.


Mary Maude Henry   December 18th, 2010 4:47 am ET

I watched the last show with a great deal of sadness and a sinking feeling that a great time in American broadcasting was over. However! Larry managed to express the same dignity and good will with which he has charmed and fascinated us all these 25 years-and I was there for the whole party Larry, first to arrive last to leave. For all of us out here in televisionland-God bless you and thank you for giving us a glimpse of the world and the people we will never meet. We will meet again many times-that is a fervant wish. Mary Maude Henry

Jessie from Auckland, NZ   December 18th, 2010 6:43 am ET

When the lights went out at the end and all you could see was the silver microphone, well that really choked me up as well as Larry's last closing words on set.

So long Larry, The King of Interviews ......... "Can Never Say Goodbye".

Happy Semi-Retirement! You have a delightful family and now you can enjoy more time with them. Take care and all the very best!


M   December 18th, 2010 7:20 am ET

so long Mr Larry! I will miss you.

Veiko   December 18th, 2010 2:49 pm ET

Thank you or as we on the shores of the baltic Sea – paldies, kiitos Larry! Thank you for your unceasing energy and wit bringing the best out of your interviewees, and for your personal warmth which was omnipresent in your interviews. You did fantastic job while spreading the best of american journalism or your country's soft power to the rest of the world!

Titia   December 18th, 2010 9:24 pm ET

Dear Larry,

First, I must admit to on-again, off-again relationship that I have with your show.

Tonight, we were on-again. You brought on a progressive discussion, that most of us know very little about. Matter of fact, we know much less than the media, without meaning to, has given us the opportunity to in the past. So we learn about all the movements about finding the cures...for breast cancer, preventive vaccines...for cervical cancer, contemporary and indeed controversial diagnostic procedures...colonoscopy, mammogram v. sonogram, and so on.

But we haven't had the good chance to really or even somewhat, get a glimpse into this disease in a way that informs the lay person like you and me. You did well, tonight, like you do on most nights on which I find your stewardship to be valuable. Great show, forward looking! Informational!

Keep the good work up even when off-CNN...

Rhona Davis   December 18th, 2010 9:24 pm ET

My husband was diagnosed in early stages Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia. He endured outpatient chemotherapy for 3 months and then admitted. Underwent all the procedures to prepare for Bone Marrow Transplant. Admitted to hospital two days early after pre admit treatments on Friday evening around 6 pm and awoke with severe HA and Nausea. Admitted and improved, Underwent intensive chemotheraphy around the clock for 2 weeks. Total Body Irradiation was performed....and then Bone Marrow Transplant donated by a younger sister....He was progressing as expected. He developed pneumonia. There was NO oncologist in the hospital (A Major Teaching Hospital). We were told there was always an oncologist. The nurse phoned and orders were received and carried out with treatment begun and antibiotic started. The resident on call was to see him on rounds....this was midnight .... the resident was a 1st year cardiac resident. I am RN with several years experience. The resident ordered 10,000 units of heparin and the nurse gave it IV STAT with me objecting that he could not have heparin. I showed the resident the lab values and he said to the nurse "give it anyway" and she did. he was walking, talking, coherent, having pain left side and the resident decided he was having was not found....pneumonia was the cause....His transplant engrafted but he died after being kept alive on ventilater....5 weeks...unconscience....until the last 4 days of his life. He was paralyzed from the neck down upon awaking and was never able to move anything....It was the most horrific horryfying episode in a live hospital situation I ever watch my own husband being mutilated in such an unnecessary way...he resisted them sitting on his chest as they tried to intubate him without giving him sedation....just after the heparin dose....and the heparin iv that was also started....he was told to cooperate....he fought them and kept telling them to get off him he could not breathe with them sitting on his chest. I was in this room trying to help him calm down and they just kept doing this batched up job of a code....I have assisted in real life codes and embolus episodes and this was not one...and it was proven....but he was fighting when the oncologist finally came in about 2 hours later. He ordered the residents to call Anesthesia to intubate, stop the heparin IV, and get me out of the room!!!!! He weight 180 lbs....the next time I saw him around 8:30 AM he was so huge he was unrecognizable....he weighted 299 lbs....with this going on how can we call cancer trreatment successful...if I had not been in the room they would have never told me the truth. He asked for his nurse to call me and she did. I was living in the residents building attached to the hospital so it only took me a few min to throw on jeans, shirts, and shoes and run to his room......this caused me to be diagnosed with PTSD and I still suffer from this but I am least I can talk now....

Hampty Smith   December 18th, 2010 9:52 pm ET

I watched Larry King's final show Thursday night. Ryan Seacrest read a letter which Billy Graham had written to Larry. Sadly, Ryan purposely skipped over the one paragraph where Billy Graham mentioned his Christian faith. In the omitted paragragh, Billy Graham simply thanked Larry for allowing him to share his Christian faith on the show. How disappointing that CNN and/or Ryan Seacrest chose to censure those comments for the sake of political correctness.

Gary Seibert   December 18th, 2010 9:59 pm ET

I am watching Larry King's final show on cancer. It is one of the most disgusting programs I have watched in years. He has people on there preaching love, live style changes, hope, etc on helping with cancer. Its all about breast/prostrate cancer. They have methods of diagnosis and treatment. Thank goodness. But. My wife died from pancreatic cancer. No means of diagnosis. No means of treatment that really offered any hope. I will admit I am bitter, but lets also deal with those forms of cancer that offer no hope. They did not even mention them. She was a person who had no cancer risks.

Carolyn W.   December 19th, 2010 5:36 am ET

Larry King is one of the best of our time....the last show about the "War on Cancer" gave me goose bumps and was an eye opener. Had so much information about this deadly disease that has taken too many loved ones.

carlotta palmer   December 19th, 2010 9:05 am ET

You will be missed by million's of fan's but most of all by me .You are a special guy and I don't think they can ever replace your show with any other .I hope you will enjoy your life and relax and take it easy . You will be missed .

Harriet Williams   December 19th, 2010 11:34 am ET

Missed Larry's final night on the air. Could you please put the whole episode on CNN's video page, I would love to see it. As a matter of fact put the shows and highlights of the last month! I will miss Larry!

Rick   December 19th, 2010 9:27 pm ET

Larry I have watched you all these great years. I will miss my TV "friend" I have never personally met but, I want to say thank you for all the hard work and great entertainment.

Take care

Calgary, AB

Jacobo   December 20th, 2010 6:22 am ET

I discovered several years ago through CNN International a different and unique way to make TV, a different way to inform ... Thank you so much from Spain

Dr.A.K.Banerjie   December 20th, 2010 9:11 pm ET

Hello, Larry.
I am hearing General Powell, now, as well as others about President Obama.
what all people are missing – during 2008 election Obama was busy only in commiunicating to people, but from 2009, he had to remain engaged in solving pressing problems for USA and its people, and he remained highly focused in his job, while others had time to do only negative propaganda, he had to do work with his teams in diffrent fields including economy, he had NO TIME TO COVER HIS BACK. result wall street is back, economy has turned around, now the jobs will turn around slowly but surely. Obama will start speaking again – when such results will speak for itself. These great people can not see why the great "communicator has been quiet".

Dr.A.K.Banerjie   December 20th, 2010 9:30 pm ET

Dear Larry,
We have a lot of reasons that millions have lost jobs.
1. Since 2001 we have focused only on one iitem, that is- "war". we have ignored Economy. we spent our valauble tax dollars in wars.
2. we have not invested on education, we are not investing on our children – the "future generation" at the school level.
3. we have not appropriately particiapted in building small start up innovative companies to create jobs, and a sustainable economy for the future.
4. we have made ourselves dependent on "credits" and not on savings.
5. we have not spent time in making quality and innovative products, but stayed focused on amking quick money via various finance tools – that helped the economy collapse, which NO PANDIT could predict.
Now – our expectation has been President Obama with his "magic wand" of Presidency must create Jobs in 2 years !!! WOW – what a wisdom or what a tool to "Fool people". What I learned – that President is really "powerless" he has to depend on the senate and Congress to do any thing.
We must be honest to people – and help the country, we have elected a President, and we must give him a chance.
Any way, I work hard daily to do my job. If I can save a job, and then create a Job – I feel good.
Thanks for very good discussion.
best wishes.

Barbara Romio   December 20th, 2010 10:15 pm ET

Best of luck to you Larry King. You're a man of great integrity. I said, "Hello" to you once, you were walking down the street with your wife, and boy's, you acknowledge my greeting. Thank you for that, a real gentleman.

marti somers   December 20th, 2010 10:15 pm ET

I hear you are not really leaving. I hope this is true.
59 year old artist in San Carlos, CA

Debra Ogletree   December 21st, 2010 10:29 pm ET

Larry, no words can express to you my sincere Thank You. Through you I have had the opportunity to experience the who, what, when, where, and why of life. You asked the questions we all wanted to ask and did it with total class. I laughed, cried, I learned! Mr. King, I give you an A++ for being a most amazing, and yet, humble individual and teacher. May you always have that sparkle in your eyes that told me "this is going to be good, here I come". Best wishes.

Latoya Bridges   December 22nd, 2010 3:01 am ET

Missed Larry's final night on the air. Could you please put the whole episode on CNN's video page, I would love to see it. As a matter of fact put the shows and highlights of the last month! I will miss Larry!

Mary   December 22nd, 2010 4:41 pm ET

Larry, I have watched your show for years and have always enjoyed your interviews. I can see why so many people have wanted to be interviewed by you. I will greatly miss your show and probable will not watch it anymore. There isn't anyone who can replace you.
I look forward to your specials. Mary

lostemperor   December 26th, 2010 5:10 am ET

So long Larry. As you are used from me I want to put a critical comment on your program. But I have much enjoyed many of your inteviews!! You have all the world greatest as guest but I mostly enjoy your panels and frequent guest like your friend Bill Maher. You are also a feel good interviewer. With guest like Christina Applegate, Christine Dion and many more. You are the male Oprah hehehe. I guess this will be the end of this blog too? Well this is my last comment here anyway I guess since it would not be visited by many after the show stops.It's been a pleasure, thank you!! Best wishes, Patrick G. Tjioe Tjahjadi, the Netherlands aka lostemperor

Glenn   December 27th, 2010 11:21 pm ET

Larry will always be the best.......... Larry "The King"

Laura   December 29th, 2010 6:00 am ET

Well Larry, as an aussie from down under I have watched your show from time to time. I think you are probably one tv show host that will try to get to the core of things as much as you are allowed to without offending others around the world, as we know political correctness rules America in every way unfortunately, so many things can't be said and the truth is somewhat held back of course, but you have walked that line at least where many others would not dare! I take many talk back shows with a grain of salt as many know that the truth is not really allowed to be known to the public by the media so the world, community are kept in the dark about the more serious things affecting our world today, Some Aussies even say that Americans live in their own Hollywood and have created their own false reality, well sometimes fantasy is just better than reality I guess for some... but you have done your bit entertained the world, played your stage and good on you too! time to sit back now and acknowledge the good you have done and the information you have relayed to the world and pat yourself on the back as a job well done. Enjoy your later years Larry.

Lozzi from down under (the real world)

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