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Fri Jan 11, 2013, 12:09 PM

Eliot Spitzer Ends His Show on Current TV

I know this isn't exactly news but i just found out.

http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/06/eliot-spitzer-end-his-show-on-current-tv/

Eliot Spitzer, the former New York governor turned progressive television host, said Sunday that his show on Current TV is over.

The announcement comes a few days after Al Jazeera said it was acquiring Current TV. Later this year, the Qatar-owned broadcaster plans to turn the channel into an Americanized version of the international news channel Al Jazeera English.

Mr. Spitzer said he had a “wonderful time” at Current, but emphasized that his relationship was with Al Gore and Joel Hyatt, Current’s co-founders, not with Al Jazeera. “Moving forward, their mission will be different,” he said — more international newscasts, less liberal talk about the news.

Mr. Spitzer’s 8 p.m. program on Current, “Viewpoint,” was the centerpiece of the channel’s fledgling prime-time schedule. He said the time slot would have a new host starting on Monday.

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Reply Eliot Spitzer Ends His Show on Current TV (Original post)
Guy Whitey Corngood Jan 2013 OP
tblue Jan 2013 #1
Guy Whitey Corngood Jan 2013 #2
brooklynite Jan 2013 #7
SalviaBlue Jan 2013 #3
Guy Whitey Corngood Jan 2013 #4
LittleBlue Jan 2013 #5
Guy Whitey Corngood Jan 2013 #6
markpkessinger Jan 2013 #8
LittleBlue Jan 2013 #9

Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 12:18 PM

1. I keep thinking if Keith had only stayed

Current would likely have had a better chance of succeeding. This is so sad.

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Response to tblue (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 12:21 PM

2. It's possible. I watched an interview with Robert Parry. In which he argued

that if the channel had come up with the same format they've had the last year or so. They would've thrived. I personally prefer "straight news" although I listen to talk radio. But I think he has a point because of the infotainment media environment we live in.

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Response to tblue (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 01:16 PM

7. If a network has to sink or swim on the basis of -one- host, it has a problem.

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Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 01:00 PM

3. John Fugelsang is taking over

as host. I love him.

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Response to SalviaBlue (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 01:04 PM

4. The problem is that according to the article. That's not going to last long. nt

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Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 01:10 PM

5. Al Jazeera is more interesting than anything on Current TV

Maybe I'll subscribe to this channel now

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Response to LittleBlue (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 01:15 PM

6. I watch/listen to it online but Current also has a couple of decent shows. I think there's room

for both that won't be the case.

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Response to LittleBlue (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 01:22 PM

8. If you can find a cable provider that makes it available ...

... quite a number have said they won't carry it.

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Response to markpkessinger (Reply #8)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 01:26 PM

9. Thought it was Time Warner

I have Comcast, who says they're keeping AJE

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