Skip to comments.Keith Olbermann Casts A Wide Net In Job Search
Posted on 10/25/2012 7:27:21 PM PDT by markomalley
Think Keith Olbermann has burned his last bridge in the television business? He doesnt think so.
Seven months after he got dismissed by Current TV, the temperamental host is aggressively job-shopping, and hes not being too picky about it.
In recent weeks, Olbermann has reached out to executives at a slew of different networks to communicate his desire for a new on-air role, according to people with knowledge of those conversations. Those include both cable outlets and at least one broadcast network.
He has expressed interest in taking over as anchor of existing shows and in starting a new show. Indeed, several of the networks hes approached dont have any news programming per se on their schedules. His frustration at not having a real platform during the height of election season has been evident.
Not that a news show is all hell consider. Olbermann has also told people hed like to be involved in sports coverage. During his run hosting Countdown on MSNBC, he was, for a time, also an on-air commentator for NBCs Sunday Night Football, although that arrangement ended in 2010.
You might suspect that Olbermann would be steering clear of NBC Universal in his job hunt, given his acrimonious history with that company, and youd be right, at least as far as Ive heard. Among the networks hes approached are ones owned by Viacom and AMC Networks, two conglomerates he has yet to quarrel with.
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Maybe he can be the new dog wiper at Nobama’s home in Hawaii. If he insist it be televised I’m sure Maddow can follow him around.
I’ll admit, there *are* certain things I’d pay good money to watch Keith Olbermann do on teevee.
How much dignity do you have left, Keith, ol’ buddy?
Uber-dork might end up on one of the cable shopping channels hawking leftover Obama items when the election is over.
Maybe he could alternate and give the guy who plays Big Bird a break. Although he may not be smart enough to know the numbers and letters.
Well...I hear Big Bird might be out of a job soon. Maybe he can apply.
Whats even funnier than Oberdork is his messianic posters in the comments! They are really off their rockers!
This product is looking for a Paid Spokesperson.
Nah. He should have a show at 3 am, hawking penile enhancement drugs with Ron jeremy beside him.
Perhaps Keith could star in a reality show titled “What Would You Do for A Dollar?” In each episode, Keith follows audience suggestions for actions that he can execute for a buck.
Totally forgot about that loser....
Home Shopping Network? Oprah? A fill in for the Sham Wow guy?
Enhancement? He's already enough of a...
The Funny Farm needs to cast a wide net to catch Keith Olberdouche.
” Indeed, several of the networks hes approached dont have any news programming per se on their schedules”
hell if they hire him and give him a show they still won’t have any news programming.
McDonalds might want a new clown.
I only wish that he was on the same unemployment line with Maddow and Chris Mathews.
By the way Juan Williams and Geraldo should be in the same line.