Larry King will leave "Larry King Live" in the fall


Via an e-mail alert from CNN:

Larry King, the iconic TV interviewer, will step aside from hosting his prime time CNN show later this year, he says.

Was I the only one who suspected this was coming?

King is 76.

Here is part of Larry King's statement:

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 [...]

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.

More here.

UPDATE: Interesting tidbit...