Skip to comments.Keith Olbermann arriving at Current TV on June 20
Posted on 04/26/2011 9:22:08 AM PDT by Justaham
Cable network Current TV says Keith Olbermann will return to the air on June 20.
Current said Tuesday the title of the weeknight news-commentary hour will be "Countdown with Keith Olbermann." "Countdown" was the name of the program Olbermann hosted on MSNBC until his heated departure from that network in January.
Less than a month later, he signed with Current TV, the public affairs channel launched in 2005 by former Vice President Al Gore and Joel Hyatt.
A liberal lightning rod, Olbermann has often clashed with his former bosses and with the corporate culture of General Electric, until recently MSNBC's majority owner. By contrast, Current bills itself as America's only independent news and information TV network.
Current is available in 60 million households in the U.S.
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That only means it comes in a package some have subscribed to. It doesn't mean they watch it. Also, that's not a big number, IMO.
Cool. A new batch of coworkers for Olbermann to ostracize.
zzzzzzzz... Who in their right mind will watch this colossal loser?
I thought he was going to be broadcasting from a pirate station aboard an old freighter anchored in The Bermuda Triangle?
His few fans will be pleased.
Current's audience is so tiny that the network was not even officially measured by the Nielsen Co. until late last year. Until now, the network was best known for its reporters Euna Lee and Laura Ling, who were detained for five months by North Korean authorities in 2009 until former President Bill Clinton, with whom Gore served, helped arrange their release.
I get Current TV on my cable system. It tries hard to be an informative alternative NPR-ish network. However it is already starting to fill out its schedule with Cops-like filler shows.
Maybe it’s because I live in the country, and don’t have cable or satellite, but I have never heard of this guy. Of course, with all the cable/satellite stations available, there are probably a whole bunch I have never heard of. So tell me, am I missing anything whorthwhile here?
Omg! Finally! I had no idea what I was going to do with Keith! My tv screen has been empty without the Ego!
I’ve got DirecTV and I’ve blocked Al Gore tv.
The Good News: Olbermann cannot be blamed for the abysmal ratings that will occur, as CurrentTV’s ratings are already microscopic.
The Even Better News: Keith can give as much as he wants to Democrat candidates as there’s no way CurrentTV has a restriction on that.
The Best News: My Cable carrier does not carry CurrentTV.
Lowering the IQ just by showing up...
The slimiest man in any room he walks into...
Emitting even more BS with half of his colon tied behind his back...
The number that do watch on a reg basis is probably in the thousands, maybe some six digit figure on a good day.
(Like when Olberwoman returns).
Yes we have it but I have never watched it and when I remember which channel it is I purposely skip that channel by using the buttons instead of just the arrow.
I know someone who watched Olbermann and likes him. Needless to say, I have a tense relationship with this person. We are related through marriage.
I get a zillion channels and have never heard of current tv - any idea what package it would be associated with for Comcast?
But but I thought he was fair and balanced unlike “evil” FoxNews which was always “on one side”.
So much for Al Gore’s idea of Current TV being “nonpartisan.”
CurrentTV = Witness Protection Program
Wow!!! I’m marking my calendar. (Tongue planted firmly in cheek.)
60 million “households” equates to approximately 100 million people. That’s one-third of the population.
Your kidding; right? You’ve never heard of the biggest jerk off in America, Keith Olbermann? Man, I live in the country also and I have access to Dish Network (which I have) and DirecTV. Are you in West Virginia?
Yes, but when you consider just how many tune in to that channel, the number is very small.
I have access to it, just don’t have it. Most television is drek, whether it is on broadcast, cable, or satellite. And no, not West Virginia, east Texas.
Hey, small world. I’m a Southeast Texas guy myself.