Report: CNN thinking of replacing Kathleen Parker

The conservative columnist could be replaced by a new co-host to serve alongside former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, as executives mull a shake-up of the show, the people said, adding that no decision has been made. “Parker Spitzer” hasn’t been able to significantly build its audience since its debut just over three months ago…

“We still think that form of show is the right idea for a network like CNN at 8 o’clock, but the execution has not been what we have been happy with up to date,” Phil Kent, chief executive of CNN parent Turner Broadcasting, a unit of Time Warner Inc., said at an investor conference last Wednesday. “It is a work in progress. We are trying to make that show better,” he said, adding that it already is “a very, very smart show.”