CNN cancels Eliot Spitzer's talk show
Disgraced politicians take note: cable news may not be a sure-fire next step after leaving office. On Wednesday (July 6), CNN announced a new fall line-up that does not include
Eliot Spitzer's nine-month-old political talk show "In the Arena."
Spitzer's show will be replaced by Anderson Cooper's "AC 360" at 8 p.m. ET. Cooper's show will then re-air in its current 10 p.m. timeslot.
The news network also announced the addition of a new general news program anchored by Erin Burnett (a new hire from CNBC), to air at 7 p.m. and the continuation of Larry King replacement Piers Morgan's "Tonight."
In a statement to the New York Times, Spitzer wrote, "We engaged serious people in conversations about national and global issues in a way that was informative and challenging. I believe that we provided diverse and valuable perspectives during the show's tenure."
Co-host Kathleen Parker (pictured above with Spitzer) left the show in February, after only four months.
Here's the full fall schedule:
(All times Eastern):
6a-9am: American Morning
4pm: Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
6pm: John King, USA
7pm: Erin Burnett
8pm: Anderson Cooper 360°
9pm: Piers Morgan Tonight
10pm: AC 360 re-air
11pm: Erin Burnett re-air
12am: Piers Morgan Tonight re-air