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CNN's Larry King exits after 25 years

CNN's Larry King exits after 25 years
Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 11:58pm

NEW YORK (AP) - Larry King has pulled the curtain down on his
CNN talk show after 25 years.

Two presidents, four television news anchors and a 10-year-old
son who looked ready to take dad's place behind the microphone have
turned out to bid King farewell Thursday.

The 77-year-old King was serenaded by Tony Bennett singing "The
Best is Yet to Come" via remote from Louisiana.

King had announced this summer he would leave, ushered out by a
struggling network. Once the dominant voice in cable television
news, King has faded in a sea of sharp talkers. British talk-show
host and "America's Got Talent" judge Piers Morgan takes over the
9 p.m. Eastern time slot in January.

Except for an agreement to host four specials a year at CNN,
it's not clear what his work future holds. He's talked of doing
comedy, or going back to some radio work.

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