The Eliot Spitzer Resurrection Rolls On! Next Stop: The Today Show

We promised you we’d report back to you in short order, and now we will: The Eliot Spitzer resurrection project of 2009 continues, and his next stop will be NBC’s Today Show.

Mr. Spitzer will be sitting down with Matt Lauer on Monday, April 6. Presumably, he’ll be talking about the financial crisis, as he has recently for Slate, The New York Times, CNN, The Washington Post, and Newsweek.

The release we were just sent doesn’t say exactly what he’ll be talking about, but it’s his first interview on broadcast TV since he resigned as governor in March 2008.

As we wrote last week, “And maybe this is exactly the job Mr. Spitzer wants. To serve as a Sunday-style talk show pundit. An attorney general without the subpoena power, or the political headaches.”

It’s been working gloriously! Newsweek editor Jon Meacham told us that he always “admired him,” and Slate editor David Plotz said, “He’s really invigorated.” (Incidentally, Mr. Spitzer was at Mr. Plotz’s book party last night at Slate Group editor’s Jacob Weisberg and ex-Domino editor’s Deborah Needelman’s Tribeca loft.) Now let’s see what Mr. Lauer thinks as Mr. Spitzer makes by far his biggest splash back into the public’s eye.

Here’s the release:


Interview to Air Live on “Today,” Monday, April 6

NEW YORK – Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer will sit down live with Matt Lauer, Monday, April 6 on NBC News’ “Today.”  Spitzer, the
hard-charging New York attorney general who then became the governor of New York, took down titans on Wall Street. Then he had his own
well-documented fall from grace. He will talk to Lauer in his first broadcast interview since he resigned as governor.

Jim Bell is the executive producer of “Today” (Mon. – Fri., 7 a.m. – 11 a.m.)

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The Eliot Spitzer Resurrection Rolls On! Next Stop: The Today Show