Monday, January 9, 2012
Sources report Keith Olbermann has been given ”carte blanche” by Current-TV to completely plan and program the channel’s 2012 presidential election coverage.
Following Olbermann’s near-total absence from TV coverage of the GOP Iowa Caucus, rumors bubbled up that the outspoken commentator and Current-TV had lawyered up in preparation of a split but, it appears all differences have been resolved.
Current-TV is wise to not lose Olbermann’s unique media brand. He controls a large and dedicated viewer audience and having him onboard will help raise Current-TV’s rather lowly cable profile.
Keith Olbermann took to his Twitter to announce:
“I am pleased that I’ll be running the election coverage on Current, following this Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary.”