The on-air lineup remains the same at KCRW's Friday afternoon stalwart, but producer Sarah Spitz is giving up the chair after 15 years of wrangling topics, guest hosts and sometimes difficult personalities. Robert Scheer gives Spitz a little shout-out at the end of today's show. Spitz explains that she's had it with politics:
Just a note to all of you who've been such loyal and engaged conversationalists and combatants on this comments engine: After 15 years of producing this show, your humble producer Sarah Spitz is officially signing off. This was a decision I came to on my own, no one is shoving me out the door...But between us, I'll tell you in all sincerity, I hate the way politics is played now. I want our elected officials to do the business the people sent them to Washington, to city councils, to state legislatures, to do. That's not the way they play and I no longer want to be part of the process that perpetuates a broken system. That goes for left, right AND center, I am an equal opportunity disillusionist.
The new producer is Jeffrey Rogers, the former executive producer of "Day to Day" when that show was on NPR. Spitz, by the way, remains with KCRW.