Dec 16, 2010

Larry King takes his suspenders into retirement

For 25 years, night after night, Larry King Live has been a pillar of American culture, as comforting and dependable as Mickey Mouse and Hershey. But even cultural pillars can grow structurally unsound; in the case of King some would say that happened years ago.

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.

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