CNN putting Spitzer on in the fall

John O'Brien Jun. 24, 2010, 10:38am


Spitzer

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - Eliot Spitzer, New York's once-disgraced attorney general and governor, will co-host a nightly roundtable television program on CNN this fall.

CNN announced it will team Spitzer, who resigned as governor last year amidst a prostitution scandal, with columnist Kathleen Parker weeknights at 8 p.m. Eastern time. Spitzer, once known as the "Sheriff of Wall Street," is one of the most high-profile state attorneys general in recent history.

"Kathleen is an extraordinary intellect whose sharp observations and wit are certain to resonate with viewers," Spitzer said.

"I look forward to working alongside her in a discussion that will inform, challenge, and entertain. I am grateful to CNN for the opportunity to co-host a show that will advance the discussion of the defining issues of our time."

After 15 months as governor, Spitzer retired after it was revealed that he had been a customer of Emperors Club VIP, a prostitution service. Spitzer was believed to be a man referred to as "Client 9" by the service.

Spitzer served as attorney general from 1999-2006 and resigned as governor in 2008. Since then, he has written columns for Slate magazine.

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