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Friday, March 30, 2012

Current TV ousts talk show host Keith Olbermann

In a statement Friday afternoon, former Vice President Al Gore and legal entrepreneur Joel Hyatt, who cofounded the upstart cable network, took an extraordinary swipe at their outspoken host, who endured rocky tenures with a series of previous network more
Los Angeles Times ( 3/30/2012 7:25:30 PM -08:00 )

Current TV ousts talk show host Keith Olbermann
Current TV ousts talk show host Keith OlbermannBy FRAZIER MOORE, AP TV Writer – 1 minute ago NEW YORK (AP) — Keith Olbermann was gone, a new host had replaced him, and history seemed to have repeated itself with his dismissal from Current TV after less than a year. The left-leaning cable network more
The Associated Press ( 3/30/2012 7:06:00 PM -08:00 )

Conservatives rejoice at Keith Olbermann's Current ouster
For years, Keith Olbermann has been a scourge to conservative politicians. So right-of-center commentators wasted little time Friday in gloating over the "Countdown" host's firing from Al Gore's Current TV. "Let us have a brief moment of silence, more
Chicago Tribune ( 3/30/2012 6:15:05 PM -08:00 )

Keith Olbermann fired from latest talk show
By Scott Collins I still remember going to some parenting event and a female lawyer/mom told us that we... (March 30, 2012, by wilco) MORE LOS ANGELES — Current TV has dumped Keith Olbermann from its talk-show lineup after less than a year. more
The Seattle Times ( 3/30/2012 5:30:54 PM -08:00 )

Current TV
In its haste to make it look like it had everything in hand following its firing of high-profile anchor Keith Olbermann today, Current TV made a fairly embarrassing faux pas: It promoted the wrong Twitter ID for the mercurial Olbermann's replacement, more
CNET (blog) ( 3/30/2012 4:48:35 PM -08:00 )

Current TV plugs wrong Twitter ID for Olbermann replacement
Not only did the Internet TV channel give out a Twitter ID that doesn't belong to new anchor Eliot Spitzer, but it turns out the former New York governor doesn't even use Twitter. by Daniel Terdiman March 30, 2012 5:39 PM PDT Follow @GreeterDan This is more
CNET ( 3/30/2012 4:43:40 PM -08:00 )

Eliot Spitzer's Current TV Show, 'Viewpoint,' Launches Suddenly In Wake Of
Eliot Spitzer's second try at cable news success started unexpectedly on Friday with the debut of his new show "Viewpoint" on Current. Just hours after Current announced that it had fired "Countdown" host Keith Olbermann, "Viewpoint," began in more
Huffington Post ( 3/30/2012 4:34:48 PM -08:00 )

Keith Olbermann's Firing at Current TV Could Be His Ruin or His Salvation
Keith OlbermannNow that Al Gore has fired Keith Olbermann from his post at Current TV, will it spell the cable network's end and the ruin of Olbermann—or will it be good for both? Stay tuned. It's hard to know whom to root for in the coming legal showdown between more
Daily Beast ( 3/30/2012 4:33:46 PM -08:00 )

Current TV Will Restore "Values Of Respect, Openness, Collegiality And Loyalty
Spitzer was forced out of office by the scandal, resigning as threats to impeach him gained momentum in the state. Hypocrisy isn'ta criminal offense, so there was no danger to Spitzer based on his having prosecuted prostitution rings before becoming a more
Forbes ( 3/30/2012 4:30:32 PM -08:00 )

Keith Olbermann is out of a job again
Keith Olbermann is out of a job againAP NEW YORK — Current TV says it has ejected Keith Olbermann from its talk-show lineup after less than a year. The network announced on Friday that Countdown, the show Olbermann has hosted since last June, was to be replaced with a show hosted by more
Houston Chronicle (blog) ( 3/30/2012 4:25:16 PM -08:00 )

Current pulls the plug on Keith Olbermann's contract
Current pulls the plug on Keith OlbermannBy Bill Keveney, USA TODAY News commentator Keith Olbermann is out at Current TV, just nine months after launching his weeknight show, Countdown. Viewpoint With Eliot Spitzer, featuring the former New York governor, will take over Countdown's slot more
USA TODAY ( 3/30/2012 4:17:07 PM -08:00 )

UPDATE 2-Current TV fires star commentator Olbermann
* Current TV accuses Olbermann of breach of contract * Olbermann fires back on Twitter, vows lawsuit * "Countdown" replaced by new show hosted by Eliot Spitzer (Recasts adding details of dispute) March 30 (Reuters) - Current TV said on Friday it fired more
Chicago Tribune ( 3/30/2012 4:14:32 PM -08:00 )

Current washes Keith Olbermann away
Current washes Keith Olbermann awayWhen Al Gore and Joel Hyatt snapped up Keith Olbermann last year following his spectacular exit from MSNBC, they knew what they were getting: a ferociously talented, famously difficult broadcaster with a track record of taking networks to the next more
Politico ( 3/30/2012 4:09:54 PM -08:00 )

Entertainment in brief
Current TV has ejected host Keith Olbermann from its talk-show lineup after less than a year. The network announced late Friday afternoon that “Countdown,” the show Olbermann has hosted since last June, was to be replaced with a show hosted by former more
Chicago Sun-Times ( 3/30/2012 4:04:19 PM -08:00 )

Keith Olbermann Fired, Lawsuit Expected to Follow
By Stephanie Rabiner, Esq. at FindLaw.com Oh no! Current TV fired Keith Olbermann! This is a tragedy for the few who know about Current TV, a joint venture between former Vice President Al Gore and entrepreneur Joel Hyatt. Olbermann became the face of more
Reuters ( 3/30/2012 4:01:15 PM -08:00 )

People: Olbermann makes sudden departure again
By Ann Tatko-Peterson Current TV has fired Olberman after months of public warring between the host and Current executives. The official reason for his ousting: a lack of "respect" and "collegiality." Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer -- a more
San Jose Mercury News ( 3/30/2012 3:59:08 PM -08:00 )

Current TV fires star commentator Olbermann
REUTERS - Current TV said on Friday it fired star news anchor Keith Olbermann after one year with the progressive public affairs network, accusing him of breaching his contract and trying to sabotage the TV channel. But Olbermann, in a series of more
Moneycontrol.com ( 3/30/2012 3:58:56 PM -08:00 )

Current TV vs Keith Olbermann — What they should have said
By Alexandra Petri I celebrate myself and sing myself. (screengrab via Current TV - screengrab via Current TV) After just over a year, Current TV, like MSNBC before it, has severed ties to Keith Olbermann. It has replaced him with Eliot Spitzer, more
Washington Post (blog) ( 3/30/2012 3:57:46 PM -08:00 )

Current TV becomes latest network to end stormy relationship with Keith Olbermann
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Washington Post (blog) ( 3/30/2012 3:52:24 PM -08:00 )

Keith Olbermann is out at Current TV, Eliot Spitzer is in
Current TV becomes the latest television network to sever a stormy relationship with famously fractious Keith Olbermann. Current TV founders Al Gore and Joel Hyatt said in a letter to viewers that they decided to cut bait because the relationship no more
Washington Post ( 3/30/2012 3:40:44 PM -08:00 )