BREAKING: Keith Olbermann Joins Current TV

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Say hello to Keith Olbermann. He will join Current TV and I have the details.

Keith Olbermann, the acclaimed broadcaster and political writer whose verbal pyrotechnics and moral passion have outraged, informed, and dazzled viewers of “Countdown With Keith Olbermann” for the past eight years, is bringing his slashing wit, analytical eye, and distinctive commentary to Current Media, the Emmy® and Peabody Award-winning TV and digital media company that was founded in 2005 by Al Gore and Joel Hyatt and is now distributed in more than 75 million households around the world.

The news was announced today in New York.

In addition to executive producing and hosting a new nightly primetime news and commentary show, Keith Olbermann will also serve as the company’s Chief News Officer and will have an equity stake in Current Media.

The new show will air weeknights in primetime beginning later in 2011.

Keith Olbermann’s show will lead a programming slate on Current that includes original and acquired TV series aimed at a broad adult audience. Current features compelling stories about everyday heroes and ordinary people in extraordinary situations, and takes you to sometimes dangerous and always intriguing places. Current shines a light on controversial subjects, tackling hot issues of the day in a thoughtful and sometimes humorous way. Current engages its viewers by sparking debate and discussion, and via interactive formats that allow viewers to inform its stories.

A Message from Keith Olbermann:

Nothing is more vital to a free America than a free media, and nothing is more vital to my concept of a free media than news produced independently of corporate interference. In Current Media, Al Gore and Joel Hyatt have created the model truth-seeking entity. The opportunity to partner with Al, Joel and Mark Rosenthal makes this the most exciting venture in my career.

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11 Responses to BREAKING: Keith Olbermann Joins Current TV

  1. Brigadoon says:

    How ironic? Arianna Huffington sells her soul to AOL and Keith Olbermann joins Current TV? All in the same week, no less? I can’t wait to watch KO and hear what he plans to do with the new program.

  2. Harry says:

    Keith transformed a forgettable MSNBC into the place to go for news and information. Maybe he can do the same for Current TV too?

  3. Rachel says:

    How exciting! Good for Keith and good for us! I can’t wait.

  4. okjimm says:

    ya…. but I can’t watch it on my cable….. oh, well

  5. okjimm,

    Call your cable provider and tell them to add Current TV to their line up or you will cancel and go with Direct TV.

    That usually gets the jobs done.

  6. Vivzzz says:

    Please Current-TV, run Keith’s new program in the same 8PM timeslot where Lawrence “DLC” O’Donnell’s program is running and stinking…., I mean, sinking. The fall suddenly looks like an exciting time for cable news.

  7. libhomo says:

    It’s good news, but it isn’t good enough for me to get cable TV again.

  8. Randy Arroyo says:

    Now I have a reason to watch Current TV. Wouldn’t it something if Rachel and Cenk eventually went over to Current? MSNBC could become mini FOX and wilt away!

  9. Jim says:

    This is fantastic!!!! I’m sure this will make Current, current!

  10. Marcus Ybanez says:

    10% of Current TV is owned by Comcast.

    It looks like the old joke that said one day in the future, there would be two banks, two airlines and two media conglomerates, is proving accurate.

  11. Adirondacky says:

    I can’t wait to see Keith on TV again!

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