CNN cancels Eliot Spitzer’s show

By Kase Wickman
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 14:32 EDT
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CNN announced Wednesday that it will cancel former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s 8 p.m. talk show, “In the Arena,” and instead move Anderson Cooper’s newscast from 10 p.m. EST into Spitzer’s former slot, the New York Times reported.

Cooper’s newscast will be rebroadcast at 10 p.m. as well.

“I’m looking forward to the new time slot and am excited to share AC360 with a new audience at 8 p.m., while still connecting with my regular viewers at 10 p.m.,” Cooper said in the network’s statement.

Spitzer has been on CNN since October 2010. He originally co-hosted “Parker-Spitzer” with conservative columnist Kathleen Parker, who left the show in February amid poor ratings. According to Reuters, CNN’s statement gave no mention of why Spitzer’s show would no longer be aired.

Spitzer, Democrat, resigned the governor’s seat in 2008 after a prostitution scandal.

Politico’s Ben Smith has the full text of CNN’s statement.

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Kase Wickman
Kase Wickman
Kase Wickman is a reporter for Raw Story. She holds a journalism degree from Boston University and grew up in Eugene, OR. Her work has been featured in The Boston Globe, Village Voice Media, The Christian Science Monitor, The Houston Chronicle and on NPR, among others. She lives in New York City and tweets from @kasewickman.
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