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Current TV Announces Viewpoint With Eliot Spitzer

It’s official. Keith Olbermann is out at Current TV, and Eliot Spitzer is replacing him beginning tonight at 8 p.m. with his new show Viewpoint with Eliot Spitzer. According to a statement from the network, the former governor “will offer up his opinion of the day’s news and then invite guests to discuss, analyze and debate.”

Spitzer previously had a stint at CNN, hosting In The Arena — which replaced the earlier CNN show he co-hosted with Kathleen Parker, Parker/Spitzer.

From the Current TV statement:

“Eliot Spitzer is a veteran public servant and an astute observer of the issues of the day,” commented Current TV Chairman and former Vice President Al Gore. “He has important opinions and insights. Eliot relishes the kind of constructive discourse that our viewers will appreciate this important election year.”

Previously, Spitzer was the host of CNN’s “In The Arena” and has expressed his views on numerous national television shows and in his column in Slate.com. The renowned prosecutor and former Attorney General and Governor of the State of New York, is frequently referred to as the “Sheriff of Wall Street,” having prosecuted abuses among major Wall Street firms as well as numerous other industries.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to host a show on Current TV that will provide insight into and analysis of the critical issues on the minds of Americans today,” said Eliot Spitzer.

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