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Keith Olbermann Fired

Keith Olbermann Leaving ESPN Again

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 07.15.2015 | Media

ESPN and Keith Olbermann are parting ways later this month, the sports network said Wednesday. Olbermann rejoined "the worldwide leader in sports" ...

Keith Olbermann Takes Swipe At Rachel Maddow

Posted 07.04.2013 | Media

Keith Olbermann called out Rachel Maddow on Tuesday after he tweeted about MSNBC's ratings. MSNBC has had some rough ratings months as of late, fal...

Olbermann Eyeing Return To TV

Posted 10.31.2012 | Media

Keith Olbermann is eyeing his cable TV comeback, Forbes magazine reported on Thursday. The broadcaster was fired from Current TV in March and is cu...

Aaron Sankin

BEHOLD: The Gavin Newsom Show | Aaron Sankin | Posted 04.18.2012 | San Francisco

It's no secret that California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom been more than a little restless in the role of California's number two executive. Despite...

Ten Best Things We Learned From Olbermann's Lawsuit

Posted 04.06.2012 | Media

The war between Keith Olbermann and Current TV reached new heights on Friday after the network countersued its former employee. On Thursday, Olber...

Where Is Current TV Headed?

Tom Athans | Posted 06.06.2012 | Media
Tom Athans

If Current has hopes to evolve away from being the fringe network that it is and connect with a larger mainstream audience, firing a talented pro like Keith and replacing him with a non-professional broadcaster like Eliot Spitzer was probably a bad move.

29 Things Keith Olbermann Can Do Now

The Huffington Post | HuffPost Comedy Editors | Posted 04.05.2012 | Comedy

First MSNBC, now Current. It seems like Keith Olbermann just can't keep "Countdown" on the air these days. But that doesn't mean he needs to throw in ...

Keith Olbermann Sues Current TV

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 04.06.2012 | Media

Keith Olbermann sued Current TV on Thursday, claiming that the network owed him up to $70 million in cash and equity compensation after his terminatio...

Keith Olbermann: 'I Screwed Up'

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 06.04.2012 | Media

Keith Olbermann told David Letterman on Tuesday that he "screwed up really big" in deciding to join Current TV. (See the comments in the video below.)...

Keith Olbermann Fired: War With Current Just Getting Started

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.31.2012 | Media

Keith Olbermann may have departed from Current, but the war between the two sides is just getting started. It was clear from the moment that the fl...

Eliot Spitzer's New Current Show Launches Suddenly

Posted 05.30.2012 | Media

Eliot Spitzer's second try at cable news success started unexpectedly on Friday with the debut of his new show "Viewpoint" on Current. Just hours a...

Reporters Clash On Twitter Over Olbermann News

The Huffington Post | Ethan Klapper | Posted 03.30.2012 | Media

On Friday, Current TV announced that it had fired Keith Olbermann. Who broke the story? Politico's Keach Hagey tweeted that she had a scoop, without s...

Keith Olbermann Out At Current TV, Replaced By Eliot Spitzer

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.30.2012 | Media

Keith Olbermann has been fired by Current TV, the network announced Friday. He will be replaced by former New York governor and CNN host Eliot Spitzer...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, Silicon Valley rocked as Google turned the Page on Eric Schmidt, while Steve Jobs took another medical leave. And the media world was rocked when Keith Olbermann's Countdown hit 0. Elsewhere, Ricky Gervais kneed the Hollywood Foreign Press in its Golden Globes; Comcast became the proud owner of a Peacock; Sarah Palin sat down with Sean Hannity to tell him that she's "not going to sit down and shut up"; Barack Obama served Chinese at the White House; Joe Lieberman announced his retirement, then made us wish it wasn't two years away when he maintained that Saddam actually did have WMD; Gabby Giffords left the hospital for rehab; Citizens United turned one year old (next up: the GOP's attempt to repeal the presidential public financing system, putting elections even more in the hands of corporate donors); and JFK's "ask not" speech turned 50, its call to service as powerful -- and as needed -- as ever.

Countdown, Network and Mad As Hell

Richard Geldard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Richard Geldard

When Keith Olbermann signed off his show on Friday, he made reference to Network, the powerful 1976 network news film. Even if you haven't seen the film, you know the classic line.

The Big Gloat

Steven Weber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steven Weber

With the latest casualty in the struggle for progressive thought "mysteriously" leaving, the thinking world must again stand by the cartoon pomposity that the right often depends upon.