Making Ollie the Blind Poodle Network Talent

From a post on Politico Playbook:

WaPo columnist Kathleen Parker has long been an advocate for animals, but amid contract negotiations with CNN in 2010 to host a talk show with former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, she took her advocacy for her own pup to another level. At the St. Regis on Wednesday, Parker told guests at a dinner hosted by the homeless pet charity Best Friends that she’d informed then-CNN President Jon Klein that she wanted it spelled out in her contract that her blind poodle, Ollie, could come to work with her every day and be on set during the show. Klein said the only way they could make that work was to make the poodle CNN talent. So power lawyer Bob Barnett had to draft up a contract with CNN that made Ollie the network’s newest talent

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