Don Lemon said goodbye to his primetime show on CNN after more than eight years as host Don lemon tonight. The television presenter was moved during his farewell, remembering all the ups and downs that he experienced during his time on the program.
“It is not goodbye, but it is certainly the end of an era as we close this last broadcast of Don lemon tonight”, he said in the video posted above. “Over eight years, thousands of hours of live TV, historic moments and tough conversations. A lot of things happened between 10 and midnight, or later.”
Lemon leaves her prime time slot to host a new morning show on the cable news network. The presenter will be accompanied by Poppy Harlow and Kaitlan Collins in a renewed morning program that will replace New day.
“This is it, the last Don lemon tonight. It’s a bittersweet moment for me, but it’s not going to be a sad moment, I’m not going to be sad about it,” she said after a montage of moments from the show’s history. “I’m just going to miss working with all the great people who really work hard every day to get this show on the air. So tonight, it’s not about me, it’s about you in the control room and in this studio. This is about you.
Lemon said he was “grateful” to his team who work long hours and later to put on a show while missing out on milestones and moments with his family. The newscaster recalled a time after his sister’s death when his team came together to help him get through the tough time.
The CNN star also admitted that it “wasn’t always perfect, because no one is perfect,” adding, “There are immense pressures that come with this job, and in particular, this 10 p.m. time when people go to work. bed. . So sometimes all I can do, I’m going to be honest with you, is just smile and hit the commercial break every once in a while.”
“It was exhausting at times because some of the things we discuss here are very personal and very consuming. So, I hope I’ve made you all proud, and I thank you for tuning in all these years, and I hope you’ll join me in the morning. So, I’ll just say, good night and see you soon, ”she finished.