Notable TV exits through the years

Published On: Apr 06 2012 01:42:24 PM EDT   Updated On: Aug 28 2014 11:11:19 AM EDT

Diane Sawyer officially stepped down as anchor of ABC's "World News" last night, but will focus on primetime specials and big interviews for the network. Take a look at other high-profile personalities and their exits from particular shows or TV altogether.

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Host Conan O'Brien left his own "Late Night" show, which ran for 16 years, to host "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" in 2009. The show only lasted for eight months before he was let go. In November 2010, O'Brien launched "Conan" on TBS.

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