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Dr. Laura Ending Radio Show After N-Word Scandal

”I want to be able to say what’s on my mind and in my heart,“ she told CNN’s Larry King Tuesday night

In the wake of last week's N-word scandal, Dr. Laura Schlessinger has decided to end her radio show, she told CNN's Larry King Tuesday night.

"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. "The reason is I want to regain my First Amendment rights. 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."

She said she would continue with public speaking engagements and writing books.

"I'm not retiring, I'm not quitting, I feel energized actually," she said. "Stronger and freer to say the things that I believe need to be said for people in this country."

Schlessinger last week caused a firestorm when she used the n-word 11 times in five minutes. She apologized on air the next day, saying she was trying to make a philosophical point but was wrong.