Eliot Spitzer, Kathleen Parker Land CNN's 8pm Slot

Co-hosts replace Campbell Brown, 'can't possibly be boring'
By Caroline Miller,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 23, 2010 10:00 AM CDT
WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 02: Kathleen Parker poses for photographers before the Characters Unite National Town Hall at the NEWSEUM on December 2, 2009 in Washington, DC.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Wow: It wasn't just loose talk. CNN today named Eliot Spitzer and Kathleen Parker co-hosts of a "nightly news and events discussion program" at 8pm, replacing Campbell Brown's ratings-starved show. In the CNN press release, shared by Business Insider, Parker, the Pulitzer Prize-winning right-wing columnist, lavished praise on her new partner, calling the disgraced governor-turned-blogger "one of the nation's most brilliant, fearless and original thinkers."

For his part, Spitzer calls Parker "an extraordinary intellect whose sharp observations and wit are certain to resonate with viewers.” What will happen when they stop scratching each other's backs? "It can't possibly be boring,” she predicts.

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