Hanging Up The Suspenders: Larry King Retires After Decades With CNN

1||After 25 years, CNN host Larry King will be hosting his last episode of Larry King Live on December 16, 2010. Here are some highlights from his career…

Here, Frank Sinatra joins King during a live broadcast in 1988. It was Sinatra’s first national interview in 20 years.||Newscom/files&&

2||2000: King, Vice President Al Gore and Ross Perot prepare to go live in a debate on the NAFTA treaty.||Newscom/Sam Kittner/ZUMA Press&&

3||2003: King interviews former President Jimmy Carter.||Newscom/Chris Kleponis/ZUMA Press&&

4||King and former Russian President Vladimir Putin.||Newscom/TassPhotos&&

5||2001: From left to right, King, Ricky Martin, President George W. Bush, Jessica Simpson and Andrew Lloyd Webber at Bush’s inauguration party at the Lincoln Memorial. ||Newscom/Laura Farr/ZUMA Press&&

6||2002: King and former President Bill Clinton.||Newscom/Kevin Kane&&

7||2001: King and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.||Newscom/Chris Kleponis/ZUMA Press&&

8||2007: King with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, center, at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.||Newscom/Sipa&&

9||2001: King interviews 12 of the 13 female members of the Senate. From left to right are Sens. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Olympia Snowe (R-ME), Susan Collins (R-ME), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Blanche Lincoln (D-AR), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Hillary Clinton (D-NY) and Jean Carnahan (D-MO). ||Newscom/Chris Kleponis/ZUMA Press&&

10||2001: King and Secretary of State Colin Powell at the State Department. ||Newscom/Chris Kleponis/ZUMA Press&&

11||2004: King, Rudy Giuliani and Bob Dole at the Republican National Convention in New York City.||Newscom/Lisa Quinones/Black Star&&

12||2002: King and Vice President Dick Cheney at the Eisenhower Executive Building in Washington.||Newscom/Chris Kleponis/CNN/ZUMA Press&&

13||2004: Former Sen. George Mitchell and King at the Democratic National Convention in Boston.||Newscom/Nancy Kaszerman/ZUMA Press&&

14||2006: Clinton, Feinstein and King during a break of Larry King Live.||Newscom/Chris Kleponis&&

15||2007: King and presidential candidate Barack Obama after a Democratic debate at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire.||Newscom/CJ Gunther/UPI&&

16||2007: King and James Carville at King’s 50 Years of Broadcasting Celebration in New York.||Newscom/sipaphotos&&

17||2004: President George Bush and First Lady Laura Bush in 2004 in Beverly Hills, California.||Newscom/Prouser Rose/SIPA&&

18||John F. Kennedy Jr. during an interview on Larry King Live.||Newscom/Sam Kittner/ZUMA Press&&

19||2002: King and Arnold Schwarzenegger at Muhammad Ali’s Celebrity Fight Night.||Newscom/Lora Voigt/ZUMA Press&&

20||2007: King and Mitt Romney.||Newscom/Prouser Rose/SIPA&&

21||2002: King and Caroline Kennedy||Newscom/Chris Kleponis/CNN/ZUMA Press&&

22||2002: King with Attorney General John Ashcroft and Solicitor General Theodore B. Olson.||Newscom/Chris Kleponis/ZUMA Press&&

23||2003: King with the late Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV).||Newscom/Chris Kleponis/ZUMA Press&&

24||2003: King and Clinton discuss Clinton’s book, “Living History.” ||Newscom/Chris Kleponis/ZUMA Press&&

25||1971: King’s mugshot in Miami, Florida. He was arrested on charges of grand larceny when he was 38.||Newscom/ZUMA Press&&

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