Eliot Spitzer announced on January 6, 2013 that he left the show and the network, saying that "journalism has been more a matter of projecting a particular approach to covering policies, to covering issues. It was a continuation of what I tried to do in government. And that doesn’t fit with their vision of what [Al Jazeera is] going to do." However, he did say that "I view Al Jazeera as a very serious journalistic outfit". For the remainder of its run, the show was hosted by comedian John Fugelsang. The show aired its final episode on August 15, 2013. Most of the staff moved to Consider This on Al Jazeera America.