"To all the viewers and well-wishers who have emailed and tweeted so beautifully and wonderfully, I am humbled." (You can see some of those tweets at the bottom of this page.)
He touched on one of the program's long-running themes: "It is freedom that makes this the best country in the world and it is freedom that so frequently keeps me on the optimistic side of life."
This second clip is a look back at some of the high-profile guests who have appeared with Kudlow over the years, going all the way back to "Kudlow & Cramer." You'll also see why Larry's name appeared before Cramer's all those years ago.
While Larry is retiring from his daily program, he's not saying goodbye as he moves into a senior contributor role for the network.
—By CNBC.com staff