Larry King Live

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Larry King Live was an American television talk show hosted by Larry King on CNN from 1985 to 2010. It was the channel's most watched and longest-running program, with over one million viewers nightly.[2][3]

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Larry King Live
GenreTalk show
Created byLarry King
Presented byLarry King
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons20
No. of episodes6,120[1]
Production
Running time60 minutes (every night)
Release
Original networkCNN
Original releaseJune 3, 1985 (1985-06-03) ā€“
December 16, 2010 (2010-12-16)
Chronology
Followed byPiers Morgan Live
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Mainly aired from CNN's Los Angeles studios, the show was sometimes broadcast from the CNN Center in Atlanta, from the Time Warner Center in New York City, or from Washington, D.C., where King had gained national prominence during his years as a radio interviewer on the Larry King Show for the Mutual Broadcasting System.[4] Every night, King interviewed one or more prominent individuals, usually celebrities, politicians and businesspeople.

The one-hour show was broadcast three times a day in some areas, and was seen all over the world on CNN International.

On June 29, 2010, King announced that the program would end.[5][6][7] The final episode aired on December 16,[8] but a new episode on the war against cancer aired two days later on December 18.[9]

Larry King Live was replaced by Piers Morgan Tonight, a talk show hosted by British television personality and journalist Piers Morgan, that began airing on January 17, 2011.[10] It was renamed to Piers Morgan Live in 2013,[11] and ran its last episode on March 28, 2014 after being cancelled.[12]