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.