Notable TV exits through the years

Published On: Apr 06 2012 01:42:24 PM EDT   Updated On: Apr 04 2014 11:45:15 AM EDT

During a recent taping of "The Late Show," David Letterman announced his decision to retire in 2015. Take a look at other high-profile personalities and their exits from particular shows or TV altogether.

Johnny Carson, Tonight Show
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Legendary TV host Johnny Carson retired from hosting "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" in 1992, after 30 years. During that time, Carson received six Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and he received Kennedy Center Honors in 1993.


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