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- December 26, 2011
- Vol. 76
- No. 26
These Much-Loved Legends Gave Up Their TV Thrones
After 25 years as the reigning queen of daytime talk, she left to start the Oprah Winfrey Network.
Vieira, who succeeded Couric as the cohost of Today in '06, left the show in June to spend time with her family.
After five years anchoring the CBS Evening News, she departed this May. She'll return next year with a daytime talk show on ABC.
Having logged more than 16,000 hours on TV, he said farewell to Live with Regis and Kelly in November but doesn't intend to retire.
Hart, who holds the Guinness record as longest-serving host, bid adieu to Entertainment Tonight after a whopping 28 years.
She was Erica Kane for 41 years on All My Children until the last episode this fall. Catch her next on Hot in Cleveland.
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