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Cable News Channel Pulls Plug on Show Deadline

A cable news channel focused on financial news is pulling the plug on one of its shows. Deadline.com reports that the five-year run of "The Kudlow Report" on CNBC is about to end.

The show will run through the end of this month, and that's it, the report notes, with its host, Larry Kudlow, remaining with CNBC as a senior contributor. The show airs at 7 p.m. ET weekdays.

"No word yet as to a replacement program," the story reports. "Kudlow, who has been a part of CNBC for its 25-year history, had headlined 'The Kudlow Report' since January of ’09, after hosting 'Kudlow & Company' from ’05 to '08, and partnering with Jim Cramer in 'Kudlow & Cramer' before that."

In a memo to CNBC staffers, network President Mark Hoffman said: “In my career, I have encountered few television hosts with Larry’s range. As an interviewer, he is unfailingly polite and energetic, skillfully grilling guests but always ending a segment graciously. Larry has always brought great enthusiasm to every program and appearance.”

The report adds: "Kudlow raised some eyebrows in January when he nominated Fox News co-founder and CEO Roger Ailes to be part of CNBC’s First 25 list of people who have had the 'greatest influence, sparked the biggest challenges and created the most disruptions in business over the past quarter century.' CNBC was compiling the CNBC First 25 to celebrate its own 25th anniversary (Ailes ran CNBC in the early 1990s)."

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