Eliot Spitzer to Make a Comeback with New CNN Program
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The former New York governor will co-host a nightly roundtable discussion program on CNN set to debut this fall, the network announced Wednesday.
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Spitzer, who resigned amid a prostitution scandal two years ago, will co-host alongside Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Kathleen Parker. The program, scheduled to air weeknights at 8 p.m. ET, will focus on the most compelling and amusing stories of the day.
"Other cable news channels force-feed viewers one narrow, predictable point of view; in contrast, CNN will be offering a lively roundup of all the best ideas — presented by two of the most intelligent and outspoken figures in the country," said CNN president Jon Klein. "Eliot and Kathleen are beholden to no vested interest — in fact, quite the opposite: they are renowned for taking on the most powerful targets and most important causes."
The show will fill the timeslot left by Campbell Brown following her departure last month. Currently, Bill O'Reilly, Nancy Grace and Keith Olbermann dominate the 8 p.m. cable news hour.
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Since leaving office, the 50-year-old attorney has been a guest on programs including The Colbert Report, Real Time with Bill Maher and The Rachel Maddow Show. He also filled in for Dylan Ratigan on MSNBC earlier this month.