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‘Parker Spitzer’ debuts on CNN

Post by Cheryl Tucker on Oct. 4, 2010 at 12:48 pm |
October 5, 2010 3:56 pm
Kathleen Parker and Eliot Spitzer (Art Streiber/CNN)

Darn, I forgot to set my DVR to tape the debut of “Parker Spitzer” at 5 p.m. on CNN. If anyone who reads this tunes in, feel free to comment with a review.

The new show teams Kathleen Parker, a conservative-leaning, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist whose work appears on The News Tribune opinion pages, and self-described “pragmatic liberal” Eliot Spitzer, who resigned two years ago as governor of New York after news broke that he had sex with call girls.

The early word is that Parker and Spitzer may be too polite to last long in the red-meat world of cable news networks. Their show is up against “Hardball” “Countdown” with Keith Olbermann on MSNBC and Bill O’Reilly’s “The O’Reilly Factor” on Fox News. Maybe those of us who have tired of the vitriol from both the right and the left will give “Parker Spitzer” a try.

Click here to read Washington Post columnist Howard Kurtz on the new show.

UPDATE: An early review by Newsday’s Verne Gay calls the show’s premiere “near disastrous” and “a mess.”

Click here to read the entire review.

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