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Time’s Eliot Spitzer Treat

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Time’s Sheelah Kolhatkar gives us this fascinatingly insider profile on New York’s ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who can’t seem to breathe in enough press attention as of late. Most recently he appeared on “The Colbert Report” and was a panel member on HBO’s “Real Time” with Bill Maher alongside NBC’s Norah O’Donnell and Family Guy’s Seth MacFarlane. By the way, his wife, Silda, has insisted he take up therapy and marriage counseling.

An excerpt:
Spitzer may not be starring in a television series yet, but he is bored out of his mind. (“When you have nothing to do all day, you eventually start yelling from the rafters,” he blurted when I first called him.) He is also frustrated, restless and desperate to get back into the arena but unsure how to do it or if it’s even possible, given the immense baggage he would bring to any new endeavor. He was one of the most driven politicians in America, a rocket powered by ambition and hubris. Now he’s like one of those windup cars stuck on the edge of the carpet, its motor grinding away, threatening to flip over.

Read the full story here.

Time’s cover story is also one to note, after the jump…

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Sunday Show Preview

NBC’s Meet the Press: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

CBS’ Face the Nation: White House senior advisor David Axelrod, Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN), Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) and historian Douglas Brinkley

ABC’s This Week: Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND), Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) and a roundtable with NYT‘s David Brooks, Arianna Huffington, 2008 Nobel Prize Winning Economist Paul Krugman, George Will and Donna Brazile

Fox News Sunday: White House press secretary Robert Gibbs, Minority Whip Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and a roundtable with Fox News contributors senior political analyst Brit Hume, NPR’s Mara Liasson, Weekly Standard‘s Bill Kristol and NPR’s Juan Williams

CNN’s State of the Union: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and White House senior advisor David Axelrod, Democratic strategist and CNN contributor Paul Begala, Republican strategist and CNN contributor Alex Castellanos, CNN political contributor and Fellow of the Claremont Institute William Bennett and National Urban League’s Marc Morial

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: Politico‘s Roger Simon, The New Yorker‘s Ryan Lizza, the San Francisco Chronicle‘s Debra Saunders, USA Today‘s Christine Brennan, media commentator Callie Crossley and USA Today Live’s Lauren Ashburn

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde, University of Tehran’s Seyed Mohammad Marandi, NYU’s Nouriel Roubini, US News & World Report‘s Mort Zuckerman and “Ascent of Money” author Niall Ferguson

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: Newsweek‘s Howard Fineman, NPR’s Michele Norris, Time‘s Michael Duffy and WaPo‘s Ceci Connolly

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: NYT‘s Peter Baker, WaPo‘s Michael Fletcher, NJ‘s Marilyn Werber Serafini and WSJ‘s David Wessel

Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA), Rep. Mike Ross (D-AR) and Bloomberg’s Rich Miller, Kevin Hassett and Margaret Carlson

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CBS Pays Tribute To Walter Cronkite


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Katie Couric anchored this special report. CBSNews.com has a special section commemorating the life and work of Walter Cronkite. It includes video from some of Cronkite’s most memorable reports, including his final Evening News broadcast.

Sunday’s “Face the Nation” was guest-anchored by Harry Smith, who was joined by Bob Schieffer, John Glenn and historian Douglas Brinkley to commemorate Cronkite. Check out Schieffer’s remembrances here.

“That’s the Way it Was: Remembering Walter Cronkite” aired in place of “60 Minutes” Sunday, with comments from Pres. Barack Obama, CBS News colleagues Mike Wallace, Morley Safer, Don Hewitt and Katie Couric, as well as George Clooney, Robin Williams and Spike Lee. Susan Zirinsky, who once produced for Cronkite, was the executive producer.

Greta’s Goings On

Greta van Susteren will host “On the Record” tonight and Wednesday from Los Angeles. Tuesday night, Greta will host the show live from The Reagan Library, where she will interview Douglas Brinkley, the editor of “The Reagan Diaries.” On Wednesday, Greta will interview U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and will again host the show from LA that night.