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Eliot Spitzer and Other Politicians Turned TV Host

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March 30, 2012

After Current TV announced that former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer will replace Keith Olbermann in its 8 p.m. time slot, National Journal takes a look at other former politicians who have transitioned into a television career.

Sarah Palin, the GOP candidate for vice-president in 2008, and former Alaska governor, will cohost the Today Show on Tuesday, April 3, 2012.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer has been picked to replace Keith Olbermann at Current TV with his new show, Viewpoint With Eliot Spitzer, which debuted Friday, March 30 at 8 p.m.(Steven Senne/AP)

Former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore launched Current TV, a current-affairs cable news channel, in 2005.(Danny Moloshok/AP)


Joe Scarborough cohosts Morning Joe on MSNBC with Mika Brzezinski. Prior to entering cable news full-time, Scarborough represented Florida's 1st Congressional District.(Evan Agostini/AP)

Prior to becoming one the most controversial and talked-about names in daytime TV with The Jerry Springer Show, Jerry Springer was the mayor of Cincinnati 1977-78.(Richard Drew/AP)

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee became a TV host for Fox News following his failed presidential bid in 2008. He currently hosts Huckabee on Fox News.(DAVE WEAVER/AP)

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