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Al-Jazeera to buy Al Gore's Current TV

Al-Jazeera to buy Al Gore's Current TV

NEW YORK, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Al-Jazeera agreed to buy the struggling Current TV current affairs channel partly owned by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and start a 24-hour news channel.
Gore to lead Current's election coverage

Gore to lead Current's election coverage

NEW YORK, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore is to lead Current TV's election night coverage, the cable network announced Wednesday.

Gore to host RNC/DNC coverage for Current

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore will host the coverage of the Republican and Democratic National Conventions for his own Current TV.
Fugelsang to host Current TV political program

Fugelsang to host Current TV political program

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- U.S. commentator and comedian John Fugelsang is developing and will serve as host of a new prime time show for Current TV, the network said.

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Scandal tour a hit for D.C. company

WASHINGTON, June 26 (UPI) -- A Washington tour operator said the American Scandal tour has been his company's most successful service since it started early in the summer.
NYC 'stop-and-frisk' policy reviewed

NYC 'stop-and-frisk' policy reviewed

NEW YORK, April 11 (UPI) -- New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is reviewing New York City's "stop-and-frisk" policy, documents show.
Spitzer among JOBS Act detractors

Spitzer among JOBS Act detractors

NEW YORK, April 5 (UPI) -- Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer said the JOBS Act includes provisions that allow fraudsters to set up camp on Wall Street.
Eliot Spitzer show replaces 'Countdown'

Eliot Spitzer show replaces 'Countdown'

NEW YORK, April 2 (UPI) -- U.S. cable network Current TV says "Viewpoint with Eliot Spitzer" will air in place of "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" in light of Olbermann's recent firing.

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Spitzer call girl to open undies shop

RED BANK, N.J., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Ashley Dupre, the "escort" whose relationship with New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer made her notorious, plans to sell lingerie on the Jersey Shore.
CNN cancels Spitzer program

CNN cancels Spitzer program

ATLANTA, July 6 (UPI) -- U.S. cable network CNN says it has canceled "In the Arena with Eliot Spitzer" and will fill its timeslot with Anderson Cooper's "AC360" starting next month.

Parker leaves CNN's 'Parker Spitzer'

ATLANTA, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Kathleen Parker announced Friday she is leaving the U.S. nightly program "Parker Spitzer" after five months because she wants to devote more time to writing.
Baldwin still mulling political career

Baldwin still mulling political career

NEW YORK, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. television star Alec Baldwin says he is "very, very interested" in a career in politics, but not quite ready to give up acting yet to pursue it.
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Silda Wall Spitzer, wife of New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, looks on while her husband announces his resignation from office effective on March 17, 2008, on March 12, 2008. Spitzer is resigning over revelations that he has paid for prostitution. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)
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Eliot Laurence Spitzer (born June 10, 1959) is an American lawyer, former Democratic Party politician, and political commentator. He is currently the co-host of In the Arena, a talk-show and punditry forum broadcast on CNN. He served as the 54th Governor of New York from January 2007 until his resignation on March 17, 2008 in the wake of the exposure of his involvement as a client in a high-priced prostitution ring. Prior to being elected governor, Spitzer served as New York State Attorney General.

Spitzer was born and raised in The Bronx, to real estate tycoon Bernard Spitzer. He attended Princeton University for undergraduate studies and then Harvard Law School for his Juris Doctor. It was there that he met his future wife, Silda Wall. He went on to work for the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, and subsequently the Manhattan District Attorney's office to pursue organized crime. He launched the investigation that brought down the Gambino family's control over Manhattan's garment and trucking industries. In 1992, Spitzer left to work at the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and, later, Constantine and Partners.

In the 1998 election, Spitzer defeated incumbent Republican Dennis Vacco by a slim margin to become New York State Attorney General. His campaign was financed by a controversial multi-million dollar loan from his father. As attorney general, Spitzer prosecuted cases relating to corporate white collar crime, securities fraud, internet fraud and environmental protection. He most notably pursued cases against computer chip price fixing, investment bank stock price inflation, predatory lending practices by mortgage lenders, fraud at American International Group, and the 2003 mutual fund scandal. He also sued Richard Grasso, the former chairman of the New York Stock Exchange over a compensation package perceived to be excessive.

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