But seriously folks, King will be retiring in the fall and I must say I will miss him. He's conducted over 50,000 interviews in his career and in that business, he is a master. His disarming appeal to guests stems from his candor and genuine likability, preferring to give them just enough rope to hang themselves, if the situation warrants it. In my time overseas I've enjoyed King as a barometer of who's important and what is really going on. Can anyone replace him? CNN might look towards actor Billy Bob Thornton. He's had 5 wives so far.
Take a break, Larry. I'll miss you.