Piers Morgan is reportedly leaving the 9 p.m. slot at CNN. Morgan told TheNew York Times’ David Carr that he and CNN president Jeffrey Zucker have decided to end Piers Morgan Tonight. According to Carr's report, the show will wrap in March.
“It’s been a painful period and lately we have taken a bath in the ratings,” Morgan told The Times. “Look, I am a British guy debating American cultural issues, including guns, which has been very polarizing, and there is no doubt that there are many in the audience who are tired of me banging on about it. That’s run its course and Jeff and I have been talking for some time about different ways of using me.”
Morgan, a veteran U.K. television personality and tabloid journalist, took over the 9 p.m. hour on CNN from Larry King in 2011.
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