ACKSON, Miss. (AP) — ESPN broadcaster Keith Olbermann has apologized for insulting and threatening a Mississippi turkey hunter who killed a rare white turkey. The Clarion Ledger reports the former MSNBC political commentator tweeted Wednesday that he was sorry for his earlier tweet that threatened 22-year-old Hunter Waltman. The threatening tweet sent Monday has since been taken […]
While praising Olbermann’s latenight sports show on ESPN2, the network said Wednesday it has made “a business decision to move in another direction.” It provided no details or further explanation for the program’s cancellation, but wished him “nothing but the best.”
The former MSNBC host will lead a New York-based latenight show on ESPN2.
NEW YORK (AP) — Keith Olbermann is getting back into broadcasting to host TBS’s postseason baseball studio show, staying away from politics for the moment. Turner Sports said Wednesday that Olbermann will team with Hall of Fame pitcher Dennis Eckersley on its studio show during the baseball playoffs this October. It’s a familiar role and […]
Current TV wasted no time filing a countersuit on Friday in its bitter divorce from Keith Olbermann, the anchor who was expected to be the star and foundation of the cable network’s future.
Keith Olbermann has filed a lawsuit against Current TV, accusing the cable network of “bad faith termination” and breach of contract. The disgruntled former anchor, who has had a tempetuous run at previous networks, is seeking between $50 million and $70 million that he claims is still owed him by Current.
The network maintains its top anchor violated his $50 million contract and has replaced him, starting this evening, with a show hosted by former New York governor Elliot Spitzer. Olbermann maintains he will sue his former employer.
Five months after his abrupt departure from MSNBC, the outspokenly liberal host premiered on the Current TV network Monday night awash in media attention to his arrival at a new home.
NEW YORK (AP) – Keith Olbermann essentially invented the present-day MSNBC, but he didn’t take it with him when he left. As Olbermann prepares for his debut on Current TV on Monday night, the MSNBC he left behind has survived; its boss says it has thrived. The prime-time focus on left-of-center political talk show hosts […]
Keith Olbermann, the former MSNBC anchor and liberal firebrand, will host a primetime program for Current TV, the low-rated cable channel co-founded by Al Gore, starting in the spring.
Ã¯Â»Â¿Ã¯Â»Â¿Ã¯Â»Â¿Ã¯Â»Â¿Ã¯Â»Â¿Ã¯Â»Â¿Keith Olbermann, the former top-rated host of MSNBC’s Countdown, will announce his next television home today, and people familiar with his plans pointed Monday to a possible deal with the public affairs channel Current TV.
Underlying MSNBC’s decision to part ways with Keith Olbermann were years of behind-the-scenes conflicts. Still, the news of his abrupt departure from Countdown — delivered by Olbermann on Friday night — came as a shock to his many fans.
An NBC Universal executive characterized Keith Olbermann’s leaving MSNBC Friday night as a mutual parting of the ways, with Olbermann taking the first step.
Keith Olbermann, the combative left-leaning anchor of MSNBC’s most popular program, Countdown, surprised viewers Friday night by announcing that the show would be his last. Olbermann said he had been told by MSNBC that the cable network was ending his contract.
MSNBC’s president vowed to fire Keith Olbermann after he threatened to take his case to other networks. Now there’s a civil war that has NBC brass fuming.
NEW YORK (AP) — Keith Olbermann apologized to his fans — but not NBC News — on Monday for the “unnecessary drama” surrounding his two-day suspension for making political donations. The “Countdown” host complained that he was being punished for mistakenly violating an inconsistently applied rule that he had known nothing about. He said he […]
MSNBC’s chief executive Phil Griffin says two days off the air was “an appropriate punishment for [Keith Olbermann’s] violation of our policy.”
MSNBC host Keith Olbermann has been suspended after he acknowledged to NBC that he donated $2,400 apiece to the campaigns of Kentucky Senate candidate Jack Conway and Arizona Reps. Raul Grivalva and Gabrielle Giffords.