LARRY KING IS FINALLY OFF THE AIR
Larry King was joined by wife Shawn Southwick, guests Bill Maher, Ryan Seacrest and Dr. Phil as well as his two children Cannon and Chance in Los Angeles on Thursday (December 16) for his final show, where after 25 years of Larry King Live the talkshow host has finally given up his suspenders.
On the final broadcast, the 77-year-old was serenaded by Tony Bennett singing The Best is Yet to Come via remote from Louisiana.
“You’re not going to see me go away, but you’re not going to see me on this set anymore,” Larry said. “I don’t know what to say except to you, my audience, thank you, and instead of goodbye, how about so long?”
While there were a parade of guests who stopped by, it was Larry’s young son Chance who stole the spotlight after he injected some levity with a dead-on impersonation of his father, including the Brooklyn accent.
It’s been a muted exit for Larry, with CNN touting America’s Got Talent judge Peirs Morgan‘s upcoming show in ads more than Larry’s. Once the dominant voice in cable television news, Larry has faded in a sea of sharp talkers.