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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 01:27 PM
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CNN drops Eliot Spitzer TV talk show
Edited on Wed Jul-06-11 01:28 PM by onehandle
Source: Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - CNN has canceled its television talk show hosted by former New York governor Eliot Spitzer, despite a major revamp less than six months ago.

Announcing its fall TV schedule on Wednesday, CNN said that Anderson Cooper's nightly news program AC360 will air in the slot now occupied by Spitzer's "In the Arena".

Spitzer, who debuted his new show on CNN in October 2010 with Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker, was not mentioned in the line-up. Parker left the show in February after disappointing ratings, and the show was revamped with Spitzer continuing as the main contributor.

"The new line-up showcases anchors who are experienced reporters in covering stories that span the globe," said Ken Jautz, CNN's executive vice president. Piers Morgan, Wolf Blitzer, and John King remain on the schedule and will be joined by a new general news program with Erin Burnett.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/cnn-drops-eliot-spitzer-tv-talk-show-180655808.html



What's 'CNN?'
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Lost-in-FL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 01:29 PM
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1. CNN got rid of the only show worth watching on their station.
:eyes:
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FreakinDJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 01:29 PM
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2. Piers Morgan is a piece of shit - they should have dropped him
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pinto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 01:36 PM
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4. I enjoy watching him. And,fwiw, I don't think there is any pretense about his slot being a news show
:shrug:
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FreakinDJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 03:25 PM
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18. He tried to do "Hard News" during the uprising in Egypt
he is better off sticking celebrity gossip

But for a lot of folks on the West Coast getting home at 6 -6:30 pm there is not much selection of News at 7 pm
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AllTooEasy Donating Member (540 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 01:43 PM
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6. EXACTLY; MAN HE SUCKS! I can't believe I'm saying this but...

I miss Larry King. Whew, I need a shower.
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AllTooEasy Donating Member (540 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 01:44 PM
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7. KO on CNN!!! Make it happen!!!
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pinto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 01:32 PM
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3. Sorry to see the change. Guess it was a ratings issue, but Spitzer led a good show, imo.
Intelligent guy and the show was interesting, informed and informative. If I had my druthers, would rather see John King go.
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 02:08 PM
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10. That's why they're booting him. He's not your typical CNN moron. nt
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CrispyQ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 03:38 PM
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20. I can't stand John King.
Spitzer & Zakaria are the only ones I'll tune into & even that doesn't happen often.

I'm sure they'll find a right winger to take his spot. Can't have anyone slightly left of center when you are vying for Fox viewers.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 11:06 PM
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29. I liked In the Arena too.
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 01:38 PM
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5. Al Gore or Keith Olbermann, pickup on Line 1
Mr. Gore or Mr. Olbermann, Line 1.
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NCcoast Donating Member (114 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 03:01 PM
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13. Exactly... there he is boys. Go get him.
I'm glad Spitzer had the stones to go back to a public life. I know he did what he did but he became a target because he was on to the banksters.
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Paulap Donating Member (16 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 10:20 PM
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27. Exactly-
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xxqqqzme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 01:57 PM
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8. another program for Current?
n/t
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 02:08 PM
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9. My first thought! Spitzer would be great. nt
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Sunglds Donating Member (3 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-11 06:36 PM
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32. Elliot Sptizer fired
I can't believe they actually hired him, figured MSNBC would hire him since he was on Ratigan's show quite a few times.
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Scottybeamer70 Donating Member (844 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 02:51 PM
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11. Morgan, Blitzer, and King........
Now there's a lineup I can live without.
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Hosnon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 03:01 PM
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12. That was the most substantive program they had. nt.
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jaysunb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 03:06 PM
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14. "In The Arena"
This kind of presentation is a large part of what's wrong w/ our political discourse. :evilfrown:
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Tarheel_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 03:20 PM
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17. +1. A true coarsening of the debate on all sides. And people wonder
why nothing gets done? It's because politicians now have to answer to media blowhards and crazed bloggers.
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demosincebirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 03:13 PM
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15. He made a lot of sense...and explained his positions in detail
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Pab Sungenis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 03:19 PM
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16. which is why he didn't belong
on CNN.
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demosincebirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 05:03 PM
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25. Where would you say he belongs (network).
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TEXASYANKEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 03:30 PM
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19. I liked his show a lot, but ....
I quit watching when they "revamped" it by adding 2 rightwing nutjobs. Why couldn't Spitzer be allowed to handle the show on his own? There were many nights when I felt that he was my only voice on the TV. But by pairing him with rightwing nutjobs, neither of which did more than regurgitate things right out of the Standard Rightwing Nutjob Manual, his show lost its substance. Maybe MSNBC will pick him up?
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 04:23 PM
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21. damn
He is smart, smart, smart. And doesn't have that gang of the usual suspects on his guest list.

Nothing left to ever watch CNN for.
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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 04:30 PM
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22. NOOO! I enjoyed watching E knock down conservatives on the show
At least there's still MSNBC.
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 04:50 PM
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23. Not surprised.
The quality was probably too high for CNN and it's viewers.
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bayheadmedia Donating Member (12 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 04:57 PM
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24. Good Riddance
The guy is fugly and a creep. Don't know how he had his own show on tv in the first place.
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Pterodactyl Donating Member (415 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 10:02 PM
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26. Good. I watch CNN, but never found a reason to watch his show.
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Cereal Kyller Donating Member (400 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 10:23 PM
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28. Morgan's a dud, and Blitzer's a mummy.
Both should be punted.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-11 09:57 AM
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30. Maybe they're offering up a slot to Anthony Weiner
:hide:

Ok yes I had to go there but it was funny!
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-11 11:41 AM
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31. Anthony Weiner's available.
And so is Casey Anthony. They could follow up Parker-Spitzer with Casey-Anthony-Wiener!

:eyes:
rocktivity
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Cass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-11 06:57 PM
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33. I'm real sorry to hear this. I like his show a lot, it was one of the better shows they have.
I didn't watch when Kathleen Parker was on but when they got rid of her I watched very often.
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