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Current TV Leaks Unflattering Email on Olbermann

It recounts on-set temper tantrum; former host files suit

(Newser) - The Keith Olbermann chronicles continue: The Daily Beast got hold of an internal email from a Current TV staffer relaying a little temper tantrum Olbermann reportedly had on set. It's not all that dramatic—he got angry over tech problems and threw a mug that shattered against a wall,... More »

Limbaugh: Olbermann a $10M Chandelier? More Like a...

...$50 lampshade

(Newser) - Keith Olbermann explained what went wrong at Current TV by telling David Letterman he was a "$10 million chandelier" without a home to hang in. Rush Limbaugh agrees that the fired host should describe himself in terms of a household lighting fixture ... just not one quite so precious. "... More »

Olbermann: I Was $10M Chandelier Without a Home

'Bright light' thought of bailing months ago, he says

(Newser) - Keith Olbermann compared his ill-fated run at Current TV to being a "$10 million chandelier" without a house, on the Late Show last night. Olbermann declined a chance to bash Al Gore, saying instead: "I screwed up really big on this." But he clearly dissed Current TV... More »

Olbermann Going on Letterman Next Week

Newly fired Current TV host scheduled for Tuesday

(Newser) - Keith Olbermann will appear on David Letterman's show next week, giving him a chance to explain his side of the story and/or take some more public jabs at his former bosses at Current TV. Olbermann, who got fired yesterday amid a feud with network founders Al Gore and Joel... More »

Current TV Fires Keith Olbermann; He's Suing

Eliot Spitzer takes over; Olbermann promises 'legal actions'

(Newser) - Keith Olbermann is out at Current TV, and it doesn't sound like a happy parting of ways. In a letter to viewers , network founders Al Gore and Joel Hyatt wrote that Current was "founded on the values of respect, openness, collegiality, and loyalty to our viewers. Unfortunately these... More »

Olbermann Debut Loses to MSNBC, Beats CNN

Lawrence O'Donnell gets more viewers in key demographic

(Newser) - Keith Olbermann's new Countdown debut didn’t exactly come with a ratings blastoff. Current TV hasn’t announced the complete numbers for Monday's show, but it said the program managed 179,000 viewers in the all-important 25-to-54 demographic advertisers crave. Current is happy with the rating, but Mediaite... More »

Olbermann Debuts in Familiar New Countdown

New show looks a lot like the old show

(Newser) - It has the same music, the same title, the same Limbaugh-bashing, the same liberal anger: In fact, the only thing the new Countdown With Keith Olbermann is missing, oddly enough, is its traditional reverse-ranked topics (hence, "Countdown"). The familiar show debuted last night on Current TV , five months... More »

Keith Olbermann’s New Countdown Launches in June

He keeps the same name, will start at 8pm EST June 20

(Newser) - Keith Olbermann fans finally have their date: June 20. That's when the former MSNBC anchor will return to the air, this time on Current TV , with a nightly show at 8pm EST. The name is easy to remember: Countdown With Keith Olbermann. "If it ain't broke, don'... More »

Keith Olbermann Moving to Current TV

Former Countdown host announces his next move

(Newser) - It's official: Keith Olbermann is headed to Current TV. The announcement on the Current TV website calls the former MSNBC host a "great provocateur" and says he'll bring his "slashing wit, analytical eye, and distinctive commentary" to a nightly primetime news and commentary show. Olbermann will also be... More »

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