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Larry King Shares His Mixed Emotions About Retirement on 'The View' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 16th 2010 1:08PM
Larry King, 'The View'Since 1957, Larry King has been a part of the entertainment business, first doing interviews in local radio and television and Florida before going national on radio in 1978. In 1985, he came to CNN and he's been a fixture in cable news ever since. So it was with mixed emotions that he sat down with the women of 'The View' (Weekdays, Syndicated on ABC) to discuss his retirement.

So much of King's life has been about doing interviews to keep his finger on the pulse of America. How do you put that down and walk away? It's a similar conundrum to what Johnny Carson faced when he finally gave his farewell to television back in 1992.

Whoopi Goldberg addressed the question that's perhaps foremost on everyone's mind. "What's going to happen that first day you wake up and you don't have to go in?" she asked. "Are you going to try to wear those suspenders anyway?" We suspect King has suspenders for his pajamas, too, so he's got that base covered.

King kept it classy in talking about the bittersweet feelings of saying goodbye to a half-century in entertainment. "It's mixed emotions," he explained. "For example, you have a Supreme Court judge on, you love that. But then you have to do a show that you don't love so much."

He could have dropped so many names of celebrities he's had to interview over the years who were less than impressive, but he chose not to. Luckily, the ladies weren't so concerned, as "Speidi!" quickly rang out from among them, referring to MTV reality television personalities Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt.

"It's like the guy watching his mother-in-law go off the cliff in his new Cadillac," King said, summing up his feelings. He commiserated briefly with Barbara Walters, who's enjoyed similar longevity and success. "They'll carry you out," he told her.

Walters assured him, "I know when my last stop's coming." Sadly for Walters, she won't be able to go on 'Larry King Live' to talk about it when her day does come. The final installment of 'Larry King Live' is scheduled to air Thursday, December 16, 2010.

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I lost respect with Larry King when he and fake psychic and felon Sylvia Browne became such "good" friends. I began to think old Larry wasn't too objective anymore :(

November 16 2010 at 8:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Larry King~ has been a breath of fresh air in talk show history. He is kind, intelligent, and is able to get to sensitive subjects with his guests when THEY are ready. He has dealt with people who have had tragedy in their lives; people who have done extraordinary things that inspire us, superstars, and politicians. I will miss him..and so will millions of others.

To those of you who make remarks about peoples looks and age, be reminded that you too will get old. Treat all people with respect and kindness. I wish it for you when you are older.

November 16 2010 at 8:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Hmm. Which mother-in-law? Hasn't he been married like a half dozen times? And, the wives keep getting younger and younger (as he gets richer and richer!)

November 16 2010 at 7:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Well finally CNN is getting rid of their Jerry Springer. King is useless thank the heavens he is leaving. a pile of dog crap that collects a pay check what a shame

November 16 2010 at 7:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Big D

Just another classless demonstration from whoopass. If it wasn't aol referring to this sh*t no one would even care. Behind and whoopass, what classless pair.

November 16 2010 at 7:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Why bother to comment if you are only making negative remarks? The View is entertainment -- pure and simple. Larry King has enjoyed a very long,successful career and is now retiring. Garbage comments show immaturity and lack of respect.

November 16 2010 at 7:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to smapplebee's comment

you make negative comments on other articles all the time. you're such a hypocrite.

March 05 2011 at 11:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

AOL, shame on you. Why do you Allow people to use the N word as a comment? I understand this for comments about the video we viewed. Whether it is positive or negative, calling people derogatory comment is a waste of space.

November 16 2010 at 6:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Larry King should have retired 20 years ago. He looks like atom ant on crack. His head is Huge, and his body is tiny.

November 16 2010 at 6:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

old guys wear suspenders for a reason.. they don't have no ass. that's what happens when you get old you lose your ass... a lot of chewing and a lot of whipping usually from a wife.

November 16 2010 at 5:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to andy's comment

He was not an "old guy" when he started wearing suspenders.....

November 16 2010 at 6:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Did the whopp finally change her hair style. Bless the one who gave her a mirror. She owes the public who watch her an apology for looking like she did for as long as she had.

November 16 2010 at 5:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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