CNN pulls plug on Piers Morgan: Curtain call...
CNN president Jeff Zucker has decided to end television host Piers Morgan's show after its ratings plunged, sources at the network said Sunday. Pic: AP
"CNN confirms that 'Piers Morgan Live' is ending," CNN vice president of communications Barbara Levin told AFP. "The date of the final program is still to be determined" Pic: AP
The former British tabloid editor - who irked conservative Americans after launching somewhat of a crusade for greater gun control measures - struggled after stepping into the shoes of popular, down-to-earth host Larry King in the coveted 9:00 pm primetime slot. (Photo by Getty Images)
Morgan, in contrast, was inherently British and not just in his accent. In particular, he made repeated references to cricket, a sport with little US presence, and professed his ignorance about American football and preference for the round football, soccer. (Photo by Getty Images)
In an interview with The New York Times, Morgan said the show had "run its course," adding that he and Zucker "have been talking for some time about different ways of using me". (Photo by Getty Images)
He also acknowledged the show was underperforming. (Photo by Getty Images)
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