LARRY KING AND CNN: THE TIES THAT UNBIND
Larry King’s second life at CNN as the host of quarterly specials has ended after only four such specials aired, the last one in December, in which King startlingly remarked that he wanted to be frozen after he died, published reports observed on Wednesday. After he was replaced by Piers Morgan in January 2011 after 25 years on the cable news channel, King said that he was not leaving CNN but would continue to preside over interview specials, which included last year’s “Dinner with the Kings,” a “dinner party” in which his guests included Conan O’Brien, Tyra Banks, Shaquille O’Neal and Seth MacFarlane. Neither King nor CNN indicated on Monday what had led to the formal breach, which was first reported in a blog post by the Los Angeles Times. Each side issued fond remarks about the other.