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June 29, 2010

At long last, Larry King ends his show

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Obviously, I’m no anti-Semite. And I enjoyed spotting him last February sitting in the booth next to me at Nate & Al’s. But good riddance to Larry King. He announced today he’s ending his show this fall after 25 years.

From the legend himself:

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.

That would be wife No. 7, against whom King filed for divorce in April, though they have stayed the proceedings. King’s wife was hospitalized this month after a drug overdose; it’s possible that played a role in his decision.

The move marks the end of an era, albeit one that died a long time ago. The only downside is it took so long.

Nothing against King. It’s just that I couldn’t bear to watch his show since I helped edit a 50-years-in-the-biz piece on King when I interned at KNBC during college. His interview style, which makes Jerry Seinfeld not funny and stops LeBron from saying something newsworthy, isn’t for me.

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