Piers Morgan Is Leaving CNN, Says He Turned Down A New Deal

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Months after his CNN talk show was canceled, Piers Morgan announced Tuesday that he is finally parting ways with the cable news channel.

In a series of tweets, Morgan revealed that he turned down a deal by CNN president Jeff Zucker to host “40 big interview ‘specials'” over the course of two years.

But Morgan was also magnanimous, saying he had a “fantastic time” during his time at CNN, a four-year tenure marked by low ratings for his interview program that replaced “Larry King Live” in 2010. Morgan and King have been marred in a public feud following the cancelation of “Piers Morgan Live” earlier this year.

Morgan’s time at CNN might be best-remembered for his aggressive and vocal campaign for new gun laws following the Sandy Hook school massacre. Morgan tweeted Tuesday that he still intends to take on pro-gun forces like the NRA.

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