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Keith Olbermann arriving at Current TV on June 20
Associated Press ^ | 4-26-11

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: countdown; current; currenttv; keitholbermann; olbermann

1 posted on 04/26/2011 9:22:09 AM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham
Current is available in 60 million households in the U.S.

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.

2 posted on 04/26/2011 9:24:03 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: Justaham

Cool. A new batch of coworkers for Olbermann to ostracize.


3 posted on 04/26/2011 9:24:37 AM PDT by GSWarrior (Nothing changes if nothing changes.)
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To: Justaham

zzzzzzzz... Who in their right mind will watch this colossal loser?


4 posted on 04/26/2011 9:24:55 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: Justaham

I thought he was going to be broadcasting from a pirate station aboard an old freighter anchored in The Bermuda Triangle?


5 posted on 04/26/2011 9:26:22 AM PDT by RexBeach
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To: Justaham

His few fans will be pleased.


6 posted on 04/26/2011 9:26:22 AM PDT by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: bcsco
From an article back in February:

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.

7 posted on 04/26/2011 9:30:21 AM PDT by Pete (29thday.org Exponential problems require exponential solutions)
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To: bcsco

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.


8 posted on 04/26/2011 9:30:28 AM PDT by GSWarrior (Nothing changes if nothing changes.)
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To: Justaham

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?


9 posted on 04/26/2011 9:30:47 AM PDT by ixtl (You live and learn. Or you don't live long.)
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To: Justaham

Omg! Finally! I had no idea what I was going to do with Keith! My tv screen has been empty without the Ego!


10 posted on 04/26/2011 9:31:02 AM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper (Put Trump in charge! It worked great for the USFL!)
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To: bcsco

I’ve got DirecTV and I’ve blocked Al Gore tv.


11 posted on 04/26/2011 9:33:32 AM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper (Put Trump in charge! It worked great for the USFL!)
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To: Justaham

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.


12 posted on 04/26/2011 9:35:32 AM PDT by GreenAccord (Bacon Akbar!)
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To: Justaham

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...


13 posted on 04/26/2011 9:40:26 AM PDT by bigbob (u)
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To: bcsco
Of those 60 million that have it as part of their cable bundle, most don't know what it it, or ever watch it.

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).

/sarc

14 posted on 04/26/2011 9:48:09 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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15 posted on 04/26/2011 9:48:54 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: bcsco

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.


16 posted on 04/26/2011 9:51:03 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: ixtl

No .


17 posted on 04/26/2011 9:51:21 AM PDT by katykelly
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To: Justaham

18 posted on 04/26/2011 9:52:33 AM PDT by paul in cape
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To: Justaham
Poor old Keith Olbermann just has never been able to hold a job long enough to be vested in the retirement package. Now the poor old guy is going to be working for Al Gore Jr. A man that really doesn't have a great reputation when it comes to how he treats his employees.
I wonder which one of them will poop in the others nest first.
19 posted on 04/26/2011 9:54:52 AM PDT by Tupelo (The Boudicca from Wasilla supporter)
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To: FormerACLUmember
Who in their right mind will watch this colossal loser?

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.

20 posted on 04/26/2011 9:57:24 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Justaham

I get a zillion channels and have never heard of current tv - any idea what package it would be associated with for Comcast?


21 posted on 04/26/2011 9:57:30 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Chuck Schumer: You are a rude, pompous ass!)
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To: bcsco

But but I thought he was fair and balanced unlike “evil” FoxNews which was always “on one side”.


22 posted on 04/26/2011 9:59:00 AM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: Justaham

23 posted on 04/26/2011 9:59:53 AM PDT by Bed_Zeppelin
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To: Justaham

So much for Al Gore’s idea of Current TV being “nonpartisan.”


24 posted on 04/26/2011 10:13:16 AM PDT by RedStateNotShirt
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To: Justaham

CurrentTV = Witness Protection Program


25 posted on 04/26/2011 10:19:57 AM PDT by twister881
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To: Justaham

Wow!!! I’m marking my calendar. (Tongue planted firmly in cheek.)


26 posted on 04/26/2011 10:30:36 AM PDT by no dems (At least Trump has a pair. If the GOP has no fire in the belly in 2012, we're going down.)
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To: bcsco

60 million “households” equates to approximately 100 million people. That’s one-third of the population.


27 posted on 04/26/2011 10:31:54 AM PDT by no dems (At least Trump has a pair. If the GOP has no fire in the belly in 2012, we're going down.)
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To: ixtl

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?


28 posted on 04/26/2011 10:35:19 AM PDT by no dems (At least Trump has a pair. If the GOP has no fire in the belly in 2012, we're going down.)
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To: Justaham
Olberman leaving MSNBC and going to Current raised the IQ of both networks.
29 posted on 04/26/2011 10:42:55 AM PDT by fungoking (Tis a blessing to live in the Ozarks.)
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To: no dems

Yes, but when you consider just how many tune in to that channel, the number is very small.


30 posted on 04/26/2011 11:03:30 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: no dems

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.


31 posted on 04/26/2011 2:42:12 PM PDT by ixtl (You live and learn. Or you don't live long.)
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To: ixtl

Hey, small world. I’m a Southeast Texas guy myself.


32 posted on 04/27/2011 4:41:02 AM PDT by no dems (At least Trump has a pair. If the GOP has no fire in the belly in 2012, we're going down.)
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To: Justaham
Keith Olbermann arriving by ambulance at Current TV on June 20.


33 posted on 04/27/2011 4:44:33 AM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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