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Larry King Retiring  
User currently offlineCadet985 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1551 posts, RR: 4
Posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1837 times:

http://www.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/TV/0...ps.down/index.html?hpt=T1&iref=BN1

All I can say is I'm in a state of shock. This man is a broadcast legend.

Marc

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User currently offlinejetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2781 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1831 times:
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I just saw that on twitter. Very surprising but he is getting up there in age. Good luck to him!
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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25055 posts, RR: 46
Reply 2, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1809 times:

Been rumored for a couple weeks now here in Hollywood. The man is up there in age, and is going through some family issues currently which clearly played into the decision.

Reportedly Piers Morgan possibly is the person to replace him.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ynews/20100614/bs_ynews/ynews_bs2590

Otherwise heard Ryan Seacrest might be in the running having gotten a plug from Larry himself in the last week.

[Edited 2010-06-29 17:18:30]


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User currently onlineOA412 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 5240 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1794 times:

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 2):
Otherwise heard Ryan Seacrest might be in the running having gotten a plug from Larry himself in the last week.

Oh good god! Am I the only person in this world who thinks that Ryan Seacrest is nothing but an overhyped, overrated, under-talented hack?



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User currently offlinethegreatRDU From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2310 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1791 times:

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 2):
Been rumored for a couple weeks now here in Hollywood. The man is up there in age, and is going through some family issues currently which clearly played into the decision.

CNN's ratings are in the toilet too...



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User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15727 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1763 times:

Quoting jetblueguy22 (Reply 1):
Very surprising but he is getting up there in age.

Look at him. He is already decomposing.

Quoting OA412 (Reply 3):
Am I the only person in this world who thinks that Ryan Seacrest is nothing but an overhyped, overrated, under-talented hack?

No. He has no expertise, doesn't do anything, and furthermore isn't qualified to do anything. Same with Oprah.



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User currently offlineLtbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13073 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1760 times:

It is probably about time to move to retirement. As noted, he has had to deal with a number of personal and family issues, I bet he has some signficant heatlth problems and at his age, why work most days of the year on a show that has slumping ratings. Happy Retirement !

User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1753 times:

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 2):
Otherwise heard Ryan Seacrest might be in the running having gotten a plug from Larry himself in the last week.

Oh lord, just what we need a guy smiley.


Larry retiring is not a shock I mean Rachel Maddow is beating him in the ratings. I mean yea your career is over.


User currently offlineAF340 From Canada, joined Jul 2007, 2786 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1751 times:

Good. Larry is a bad interviewer scared of asking tough questions.

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 2):
Reportedly Piers Morgan possibly is the person to replace him.

A much better choice. His first guest should be Jeremy Clarkson!


User currently offlineWarRI1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 8871 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1735 times:

Like all of our career politicians should do, retire. It is time Larry. As we all learn, shortly it will be Larry Who?


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User currently offlinefridgmus From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1442 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1650 times:
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Good Riddance!

He's had some great guests, but I just can't stand watching him! "Broadcast Valium"!

Just my   

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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 11, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1628 times:

I don't think he retired voluntarily. I believe he was forced to retire because of the bad ratings. The press down here has been talking about that all the time, and that CNN would probably cancel his show.

User currently offlineNorthstarBoy From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1825 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1614 times:
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I've never been a big fan of Larry but after watching his show following the death of the Crocodile Hunter in 2006, I do believe he is a class act. I also believe he is amongst the last of the old style talk show hosts in the style of Edward R Murrow who sit down one on one with their guests to do indepth interviews. I do think however that his retirement is a sign of the times. People no longer want a straight sit down interview show where they actually have to sit down and watch the whole hour. The other shows besides Larry on CNN and other networks that i've seen are driven more and more towards a multi-tasking generation that wants everything boiled down to a 5 minute video clip then onto the next thing.

As was previously mentioned, I can believe that it was not entirely Larry's decision. I would hazard a guess that his bosses at CNN approached him about maybe changing the nature of the show, making it more clip oriented and less guest dependant. When Larry refused, the question became when he was announcing his retirement. I'm sure whomever they bring in will be much more comfortable delivering the kind of fast paced, clip oriented show the viewers have indicated they want. I'm sure Ryan Seacrest would be perfect in that role, but something would have to give. I can't believe he can do three things at once: host American Idol, host his daily radio show plus take on a full time network talk show. My guess would be that if CNN offers him enough money, he'd walk away from the rigors of American Idol. And yes, Ryan Seacrest is little more than a talking head, but that's apparently what the viewers want.



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User currently offlineGo3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3267 posts, RR: 16
Reply 13, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1599 times:

About time... He's been irrelevant for quite some time, and is a terrible interviewer.


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User currently offlineEasternSon From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 668 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1545 times:

Quoting Go3Team (Reply 13):
About time... He's been irrelevant for quite some time, and is a terrible interviewer.

I couldn't agree more. The only more irrelevant person on television is Andy Rooney.

Both should have been put out to pasture long ago.



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User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 5986 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1538 times:

Quoting AF340 (Reply 8):
A much better choice. His first guest should be Jeremy Clarkson!

Or Ian Hislop. Then again, I doubt anyone outside the UK have any idea who he is, and why a meeting between him and Piers Moron would set new standards for venom 


User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17416 posts, RR: 46
Reply 16, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1500 times:

Quoting OA412 (Reply 3):
Am I the only person in this world who thinks that Ryan Seacrest is nothing but an overhyped, overrated, under-talented hack?

That's why he's a perfect replacement!



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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 17, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1495 times:

Quoting OA412 (Reply 3):
Am I the only person in this world who thinks that Ryan Seacrest is nothing but an overhyped, overrated, under-talented hack?

One of the main reasons why I stopped watching American Idol.

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 5):
He is already decomposing.

His shoulders prove it. They have taken a beating!   



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User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1493 times:

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 11):
I don't think he retired voluntarily. I believe he was forced to retire because of the bad ratings. The press down here has been talking about that all the time, and that CNN would probably cancel his show.

I think your right. The show has been stagant and pretty bad.


User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 19, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1429 times:

Quoting NIKV69 (Reply 18):
I think your right. The show has been stagant and pretty bad.

I guess they simply kept him because he was an icon of CNN. I mean, when I heard the letters "CNN", I instantly thought of "Breaking News" and Larry King.

You are right though, the last time I saw Larry King, his show was bland, and I sincerely doubt that even with a new host, they'll keep the old format. I mean, most of the time he wasn't there anymore, or he just repeated guests too many times.


User currently offlinesoon7x7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1386 times:

I knew he was a Russian spy!...think the KGB will take away his suspenders?

User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1379 times:

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 19):
You are right though, the last time I saw Larry King, his show was bland, and I sincerely doubt that even with a new host, they'll keep the old format. I mean, most of the time he wasn't there anymore, or he just repeated guests too many times.

I couldn't help but wonder after his work on the Miracle on the Hudson how much longer he would last, I thought he was interviewing very poorly and he didn't do the greatest job on probably one of his biggest stories. In fact one of the woman I believe the FA in the back who broke her leg didn't look comfortable at all and he did little to put her at ease. It's amazing he has lasted this long and I never saw why he was so revered.


User currently offlinemirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7443 posts, RR: 62
Reply 22, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1375 times:
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Quoting NIKV69 (Reply 21):
I couldn't help but wonder after his work on the Miracle on the Hudson how much longer he would last,

You know.....I'd rather see Nikv69 on there as opposed to Ryan Seacrest.


I propose we start a facebook page getting Nick on as Kings replacement!



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User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1367 times:

Quoting mirrodie (Reply 22):
I propose we start a facebook page getting Nick on as Kings replacement!

CNN and MSNBC would not like my political views but Ryan Seacrest is not my bag.


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