Olbermann announces next move
February 8th, 2011
11:13 AM ET
3 years ago

Olbermann announces next move

(CNN) - Keith Olbermann will be hosting a primetime show on Current TV – the network backed in part by Al Gore, the former MSNBC host announced Tuesday.

Olbermann abruptly departed MSNBC two weeks ago. He will begin his show "later in 2011," according to a statement from Current TV.
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Keith Olbermann to announce career move Tuesday
February 7th, 2011
06:02 PM ET
3 years ago

Keith Olbermann to announce career move Tuesday

(CNN) - Looks like Keith Olbermann has some big news to share.

CNN has confirmed that the former host of MSNBC’s “Countdown” will announce his next move during a press conference call on Tuesday at 11 a.m. ET.

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Olbermann and MSNBC part ways
January 21st, 2011
09:29 PM ET
3 years ago

Olbermann and MSNBC part ways

(CNN) - Keith Olbermann is leaving MSNBC, the "Countdown" host announced on his program Friday night.

The liberal commentator said he was told "this was going to be the last edition of the show."

"In the mundane world of television goodbyes, reality is laughably uncooperative," Olbermann said.

Friday's announcement marks the end of an eight year career at the network.

The news comes after the prime-time host was suspended in November for violating the NBC ethics policies when he donated to three Democrats seeking federal office.

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November 16th, 2010
09:06 AM ET
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Olbermann lashes out at Koppel criticisms

(CNN) - Less than a week after returning from his network-imposed suspension for contributing money to Democratic candidates, MSNBC host Keith Olbermann lashed out at a recent editorial from Ted Koppel, in which the former ABC anchor suggested MSNBC and Fox News have recklessly ushered in a new era of unobjective news reporting.

In a nearly 15-minute "special comment" on his program Monday, Olbermann said the media's greatest failing over the last decade isn't a lack of objectivity but instead a lack of truth-telling by major-network anchors and reporters like Koppel.
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November 9th, 2010
10:35 AM ET
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Olbermann says sorry to viewers, but not NBC

(CNN) - At the end of a two-business day suspension for contributing to three Democratic candidates last month, Keith Olbermann is apologizing – but not to his bosses.

Back on the air Tuesday night, the liberal talk show host said in a statement released Monday evening that he was sorry to his fans "for having precipitated such anxiety and unnecessary drama."
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November 7th, 2010
09:59 PM ET
3 years ago

MSNBC to reinstate Olbermann Tuesday night

(CNN) - Prime-time host Keith Olbermann, who was suspended for violating the ethics policy of his employer, will be back on air Tuesday night, the president of MSNBC said Sunday.

Olbermann was suspended Friday after a news report by Politico revealed he had donated to three Democrats seeking federal office.
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November 7th, 2010
02:20 PM ET
3 years ago

Keith Olbermann speaks out

(CNN) – Keith Olbermann, who was indefinitely suspended by MSNBC, spoke out via Twitter Sunday.

“Greetings From Exile! A quick, overwhelmed, stunned THANK YOU for support that feels like a global hug & obviously left me tweetless XO,” he wrote on his Twitter page.

The post comes two days after MSNBC President Phil Griffin suspended the primetime host without pay for contributing to political campaigns, which is in direct violation of NBC news policy.

– CNN's David DeSola contributed to this report


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November 6th, 2010
10:42 AM ET
3 years ago

Maddow: MSNBC is no Fox

(CNN) – News that MSNBC Anchor Keith Olbermann donated to three Democratic candidates last month is proof to many that the network has once and for all shown itself to be the liberal equal of Fox News.

But not so fast, says Rachel Maddow, a fellow MSNBC anchor.

On her show Friday, Maddow said any attempt to equate Fox News to MSNBC is disingenuous, especially in light of the swift actions MSNBC executives took in suspending Olbermann compared to the activities Fox News hosts often engage in without repercussions.
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November 5th, 2010
08:33 PM ET
3 years ago

Biden sought Olbermann's advice on anger

(CNN) - MSNBC's Keith Olbermann, suspended indefinitely Friday for donating to Democratic candidates for office, said in an interview two days before his suspension that Vice President Joe Biden once sought his advice.

“I once had a conversation with the man who is now the vice president when he was still in the Senate, who asked me for advice about how to turn anger into righteous inspiration,” Olbermann said in an interview with the New York Times Magazine.

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November 5th, 2010
01:45 PM ET
3 years ago

Olbermann suspended for Dem contributions

(CNN) - Keith Olbermann, MSNBC's primetime firebrand host, has been suspended indefinitely for violating the ethics policies of his employer earlier this year when he donated to three Democrats seeking federal office, MSNBC announced Friday.

"I became aware of Keith's political contributions late last night. Mindful of NBC News policy and standards, I have suspended him indefinitely without pay," MSNBC President Phil Griffin said in a statement.

First reported by Politico and confirmed by Federal Election Commission filings, the primetime television host gave $2,400 – the maximum individual amount allowed – to each of the campaigns of Kentucky Senate candidate Jack Conway, and Arizona Reps. Raul Grijalva and Gabrielle Giffords. (View PDF's of FEC filings for Conway, Grijalva, and Giffords)
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