Eliot Spitzer reveals CNN show name
Net: series with co-host Kathleen Parker premieres Oct. 4Eliot Spitzer and Kathleen Parker's new CNN show will be called “Parker/Spitzer” and premiere Oct. 4, it was announced by the network Tuesday.
In a clip posted on CNN.com, the former governor of New York, who stepped down in March 2008 after it had been revealed he hired a prostitute, and Parker, who writes a nationally syndicated column, flirt while sparring about what to name their show.
Spitzer says he'd prefer to title the show "Spitzer/Parker," before joking that he'll concedes to "Parker/Spitzer."
Last June, CNN announced that Spitzer would co-host a political debate show with Parker, to air at 8 p.m. ET.
"Other cable news channels force-feed viewers one narrow, predictable point of view; in contrast, CNN will be offering a lively roundup of all the best ideas - presented by two of the most intelligent and outspoken figures in the country," CNN/U.S. president Jon Klein said in a statement at the time. "Eliot and Kathleen are beholden to no vested interest - in fact, quite the opposite: they are renowned for taking on the most powerful targets and most important causes."
A documentary about Spitzer, "Client 9," will be released on VOD just three days before the show premieres. It hits theaters in November.