[03/30/12 - 02:28 PM]
"Viewpoint With Eliot Spitzer" to Occupy the Eight O'Clock Hour Beginning Tonight on Current TV
The former CNN host will take over the slot from "Countdown with Keith Olbermann."

[via press release from Current TV]


New York, NY - March 30, 2012 - Current TV's "Viewpoint with Eliot Spitzer" launches tonight at 8p ET. Former Governor Spitzer will offer up his opinion of the day's news and then invite guests to discuss, analyze and debate.

"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.

"Viewpoint" will be bookended by a nightly roster of progressive news analysis and political commentary beginning at 7pm ET/PT with "The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur," to be followed at 9pm ET/PT by "The War Room with Jennifer Granholm" on the Peabody-and Emmy Award-winning television network.

For more information, exclusive videos, blog posts and conversations with the Viewpoint team, fans can go to www.current.com. Join the conversation on Facebook or Google+, and follow Spitzer on Twitter (@ESpitzer).

About Eliot Spitzer

Eliot L. Spitzer, a renowned prosecutor and former Governor of the State of New York, is frequently referred to as the "Sheriff of Wall Street." As Attorney General from 1998 to 2006, Spitzer led several high-profile cases battling corruption throughout the financial services sector and led groundbreaking cases in the areas of environmental protection and civil rights enforcement. As Governor, Spitzer restructured New York's system of education finance, began the process of fundamental health care reform and focused on economic development on New York's upstate economy.

Spitzer was born and raised in the Bronx and is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. Following law school, Spitzer clerked for Federal District Judge Robert W. Sweet; was an Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney's office, where he prosecuted organized crime and political corruption cases; and worked at several prominent private law firms.

About Current Media:

Featuring "The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur," "The War Room With Jennifer Granholm," "Full Court Press: The Bill Press Show" and "Talking Liberally: The Stephanie Miller Show," Current is dedicated to providing insightful news and analysis of important issues - and digging deep into real stories to uncover how they affect real people. "Vanguard," the network's Peabody Award-winning documentary series shines a light where other networks won't dare and boldly explores provocative subjects - opening minds, sparking conversations and forming deep connections with its viewers. The Peabody-and Emmy Award-winning television and online network was founded in 2005 by Al Gore and Joel Hyatt, and features the very best in news, analysis, commentary and information programming. To get Current TV at home or to find the channel on your cable system log on to www.current.com. Fans can also follow Current on Facebook and on Twitter at @Current for regular updates.

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