Keith Olbermann Teases Potential Anthony Weiner Show for Current TV (Video)
The TV personality hints to Jimmy Fallon that he could hire the disgraced congressman for a show airing after his own.
Keith Olbermann has his sights set on Anthony Weiner, but not as a guest on his new Current TV show, which debuts Monday.
Rather, Olbermann -- who also is the network's chief news officer -- recently hinted on NBC's Late Night With Jimmy Fallon that he might hire Weiner for his own talk show on the cable network.
"How long do you think until Anthony Weiner gets his own show on CNN?" Fallon asked Olbermann.
"Well, you know, I've got a nine o'clock show that I am probably going to hire somebody for," Olbermann replied, referring to the time slot after his own show.
Asked outright by Fallon if he would hire Weiner, Olbermann said: "Eliot Spitzer is doing OK on CNN."
(Spitzer resigned as governor of New York in May 2008 amid a prostitution scandal.)
Weiner announced his resignation as New York congressman last week, days after admitting he had lied about sending sexually suggestive photos to several women via the Internet.
"As a Congressman, you are known for your intensity and perseverance," Flynt wrote to Weiner. "I believe that this attitude, combined with your service in the House of Representatives' Committee on Energy and Commerce, will make you a valuable asset to this corporation."
Weiner also has been offered a cameo playing himself on HBO's Entourage by creator Doug Ellin.