facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Spitzer, Parker to host new CNN program

June 23, 2010 at 1:17 PM   |   Comments

| License Photo
NEW YORK, June 23 (UPI) -- CNN says it plans to start up a new U.S. nightly news and events discussion program with Eliot Spitzer and Kathleen Parker serving as hosts.

Spitzer is a former New York governor who resigned in 2008 after a sex scandal and Parker is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist.

They are to star in a "spirited, nightly roundtable discussion program," it was announced Wednesday by Jon Klein, president of CNN/U.S.

Set to debut this fall, the new show is to air weeknights at 8 p.m. Eastern time.

"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," Klein said in a statement. "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."

"As a veteran print journalist, I am appropriately respectful of the challenges posed by the medium," added Parker. "But I'm thrilled by the opportunity to discuss the issues that matter to me -- and that aren't heard often enough on television -- in a conversation with one of the nation's most brilliant, fearless and original thinkers. With Eliot Spitzer as my co-host, Wall Street and Main Street will finally meet. It can't possibly be boring."

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

© 2010 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Anna Nicole Smith's estate loses bid for ex J. Howard Marshall's millions
2
Stephanie Jacobsen joins cast of 'NCIS'
3
Nicki Minaj releases derriere-filled video for 'Anaconda' ft. Drake
4
Jennifer Garner dumps bucket of water on Ben Affleck for ALS
5
Seth Rogen's 'The Interview' will be cut to please North Korea
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback