Spitzer to Return to Albany for Moderated Discussion


Hold on to your socks — Eliot Spitzer is returning to Albany.

Spitzer, the former New York governor who abruptly resigned after he was ensnared in a prostitution scandal, will come to Albany on Oct. 21 for a moderated discussion with WAMC-FM’s Alan Chartock, according to the station’s Facebook page.

The discussion is being used as a fundraised for the public radio station, whose coverage area spans several states and much of New York’s eastern half. Tickets are being sold by the pair for $100, with proceeds going to WAMC. (Update: WAMC Assistant News Director Patrick Donges notes that ticket buyers should write “Spitzer tickets” in the comment section of the donation page.)

A total of 100 pairs of tickets were initially available.

The discussion is slated to start at 2 p.m. at The Linda, WAMC’s performing arts center on Central Ave. in Albany.

Spitzer, of course, resigned in 2008 after he was found to have been a client of an upscale prostitution ring. Since then, he briefly hosted a show on CNN before it was cancelled.

He currently hosts a show on Current TV, and participated in a made-for-TV debate with conservative talk show host Glenn Beck yesterday.

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  1. forgive-forget on

    Spitzer is a brilliant mind. Part of his poblem was his unforgiving attitude towards others ho made mistakes. Sometimes a bad incident like this can really humble a person in positive way. Maybe all you mistake-free people out there could give him a chane instead of repeating the same old thing.

  2. Ho made mistakes, all right. So did Spitzer. However, I’ll give them both an extra chain. Is he into that, too?