Dr. Laura Schlessinger
Talk radio host Dr. Laura Schlessinger announced Tuesday on Larry King Live that she will be ending her program at the end of the year. The decision comes after Schlessinger found herself in hot water last week for using the N-word several times during her show.
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"My contract is up for my radio show at the end of the year and I've made the decision not to do radio anymore," she told Larry King.
Schlessinger apologized last week for using the N-word numerous times during a call in to her show. The caller was a black woman asking how to handle racist comments.
After the caller said she was upset that Schlessinger had used the racial epithet, the host suggested the caller was overly sensitive. "If you're that hypersensitive about color and don't have a sense of humor, don't marry out of your race," she said on-air.
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Schlessinger insisted she was not forced off the show, but rather chose not to continue. She said she would continue doing speaking engagements and writing books.
"The reason is I want to regain my First Amendment rights," she told King. "I want to be able to say what's on my mind and in my heart and what I think is helpful and useful without somebody getting angry, some special interest group deciding this is the time to silence a voice of dissent and attack affiliates, attack sponsors. I'm sort of done with that."