MSNBC Hosts Bash CNN Over Parker Ouster

A conversation between Tina Brown and MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski resulted in some CNN bashing on “Morning Joe,” with the topic of ousted “Parker Spitzer” co-host Kathleen Parker being the instigator, according to the Huffington Post. On Tuesday, Brzezinski brought up the fact that Parker wrote an article for the newly re-launched Newsweek publication, and expressed […]

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Kathleen Parker Dropped from ‘Parker Spitzer’

Kathleen Parker is leaving CNN’s struggling prime-time show “Parker Spitzer,” it was announced Friday. Parker is being dropped in an overhaul of the series, however, Former New York governor Eliot Spitzer remains as co-host. The reformatted show–now called “In the Arena“–will feature an ensemble of guests from “within and outside the CNN family,” starting with […]

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CNN’s Plan for Fixing ‘Parker Spitzer’: Replace Parker

CNN appears poised to replace one half of its “Parker Spitzer” show and it isn’t Eliot Spitzer. It’s Kathleen Parker, the right-leaning columnist who’s reportedly been unhappy on the program. The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that CNN is considering replacing Parker but keeping Spitzer. The story cited unnamed “people familiar with the matter.” Officially, […]

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Eliot Spitzer’s CNN Debut: How’d He Fare?

On the debut of their new CNN talk show Monday night, Eliot Spitzer and Kathleen Parker seemed to bend over backwards in their efforts to generate heat. Spitzer, the former Democratic governor of New York who resigned following a hooker scandal, opened the show by bluntly demanding that U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner quit immediately. […]

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CNN Signs Eliot Spitzer For Less, But Will It Pay Off?

Was signing former NY Governor Eliot Spitzer a good deal for CNN or desperation on Spitzer’s part? “CNN got Spitzer cheap,” reported the NY Post, adding that the newbie co-host (along with Kathleen Parker, he’ll preside over a roundtable format debating the day’s hot topics) signed for around $500,000. Of course, for real people, half […]

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CNN Hires Eliot Spitzer, Pulitzer Winner Kathleen Parker For New Show

Former-slash-disgraced New York governor Eliot Spitzer and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Kathleen Parker have been tapped to co-host a new CNN primetime news program. The hour-long, roundtable discussion-style show will premiere in the fall, as the nation prepares for the 2010 midterm election, says CNN. It will air at 8/7c, replacing Campbell Brown’s program. “Other cable […]

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