CNN’s Parker Spitzer Problem…

The New York Times’ Brian Stelter writes about Parker Spitzer and its lack of mojo…

In one sweeping move, the 8 p.m. political talk show “Parker Spitzer” could have turned around CNN’s flailing prime-time ratings, publicly rehabilitated the fallen New York governor Eliot Spitzer, and turned his co-host Kathleen Parker into a television star.

Instead, at the two-month mark, the ratings for CNN’s latest experiment are stagnant. The show has been troubled by backstage tensions that have spilled out in gossip columns and have given rise to speculation — and some wishful thinking among his supporters — that CNN could make Mr. Spitzer the sole host.

CNN executives and the co-hosts flatly ruled out that outcome in interviews last week. Disappointment with the ratings was evident, even as they emphasized that the show was just starting to get its footing.

3 Responses to “CNN’s Parker Spitzer Problem…”

  1. “get its footing?” Uh..yeah.

  2. Is “getting its footing” a local variation of “getting the boot”?

  3. icemannyr Says:

    Going into month three and the show is not live, Meh.

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