New Shakeup at CNN as Spitzer’s Show Is Cancelled

Another day, another shakeup at ratings-challenged CNN. This time it’s Eliot Spitzer who’s getting the heave-ho from the news channel’s prime-time lineup, according to various reports on Wednesday, starting with The Hollywood Reporter. Spitzer’s show, currently titled “In the Arena with Eliot Spitzer,” will be out of the arena by Monday, Aug. 8, when a […]

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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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Egyptian Crisis Leads Viewers Flocking to CNN

BY: DAVID BAUDER NEW YORK – During its darkest period, CNN’s flagship network has seen a glimmer of hope. Viewers sampled CNN’s new prime-time lineup in bigger numbers than ever before during the Egyptian political crisis and, coupled with instability at rival MSNBC, gives its executives hope they can halt an embarrassing slide. CNN slipped […]

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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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Reeling CNN Faces Uphill Climb in the New Year

For CNN, 2011 is shaping up as a make-it or break-it year. The battered granddaddy of cable news networks is finishing 2010 with its worst prime-time ratings since 1996. Even worse for CNN is how rapidly its audience is declining – an estimated 34 percent drop in prime-time viewership vs. 2009, according to several reports. […]

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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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