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Keith Olbermann to Announce 'Next Chapter' Tomorrow

OlbermannKeith Olbermann plans to announce the follow-up to his job at MSNBC at a press conference tomorrow, according to the Hollywood Reporter:

"The former MSNBC host's new pr representatives at 42West have called the conference for Tuesday morning 11 a.m. EST/8 a.m. PST. A release from the company states that Olbermann and 'his new partners will make an exciting announcement regarding the next chapter of his remarkable career.' No further information about the call or Olbermann's decision was available."

Any predictions?

UPDATE: To join Current TV?

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  1. Huffington Post now has enough money to pay him more than a small stipend.

    Posted by: JimW | Feb 7, 2011 6:45:30 PM


  2. He's gonna join a real news network: the comedy channel.

    Posted by: jexer | Feb 7, 2011 6:54:56 PM


  3. I'm with JimW. Something with AOLHuff.

    Posted by: Andrew | Feb 7, 2011 7:18:01 PM


  4. ▲ Esp. on the heels on the AOL/HuffPo merger, I'd bet on that too.

    Posted by: Rodney Wollam | Feb 7, 2011 8:03:13 PM


  5. Another venture for viewers/readers to ignore.

    Posted by: lincolnlounger | Feb 7, 2011 8:05:09 PM


  6. "Another venture for viewers/readers to ignore."
    Posted by: lincolnlounger | Feb 7, 2011 8:05:09 PM

    ... only the illiterate, politically obtuse, and intellectually impotent ones - who, for the most part, find the musings of Sarah Palin a cerebral challenge.

    Posted by: dave02657 | Feb 7, 2011 8:31:47 PM


  7. HuffPo. Or TBS, lead-in to Conan.

    Posted by: Soren456 | Feb 7, 2011 8:59:36 PM


  8. Olbermann Said to Be Going to Current TV
    By BILL CARTER AND BRIAN STELTER

    Keith Olbermann, the former top-rated host of “Countdown” on the news channel MSNBC, will announce his next television home on Tuesday, and people familiar with his plans pointed Monday to a possible deal with the public affairs channel Current TV.

    Neither Mr. Olbermann, his representatives, or executives from Current TV would comment on the move, but they did not deny that the channel, which counts former Vice President Al Gore as one of its founders, will become at least one partner in Mr. Olbermann’s future media plans.

    One of the people with knowledge of the plans said Mr. Olbermann would have an equity stake in Current TV. The people insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized by their employers to comment in advance of the official announcement.

    - SNIP -

    With Current TV, Mr. Olbermann would also gain a measure of independence. Unlike most cable channels, including MSNBC, which are owned by large media companies, Current is privately and independently owned by Mr. Gore and other backers.

    It is also possible that Mr. Olbermann will separately pursue other ventures, like an Internet destination.

    - SNIP -

    http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/07/olbermann-said-to-be-going-to-current-tv/

    Posted by: dave02657 | Feb 7, 2011 10:11:58 PM


  9. Teaming up with Al Gore at Current TV. What a surprise! His viewers will be able to watch together in a phone booth.

    Olbermann is the liberal Glenn Beck.

    I hate Sarah Palin, for the record.

    Posted by: lincolnlounger | Feb 7, 2011 10:36:11 PM


  10. I enjoyed keith olbermann in small doses. However, this self importance of pundits and others in the fourth estate is off-putting, to say the least, which is the amount I normally like to say. Innate mistrust of people who require others to navigate the stagnant waters of political discourse...especially for entertainment. "I've got a winter prediction for ya. It's gonna be cold, it's gonna be gray, and it's gonna last you for the rest of your life."

    Aside from that, I'm thinking arby's assistant manager in peoria, or walmart greeter...ya know, a real job.

    Posted by: TANK | Feb 7, 2011 10:47:08 PM


  11. "Olbermann is the liberal Glenn Beck."
    Posted by: lincolnlounger | Feb 7, 2011 10:36:11 PM

    .. thanks, indeed, for making my prior point so "eloquently."

    Tell us, does it actually physically hurt to broadcast your abject stupidity so visibly?

    Posted by: dave02657 | Feb 8, 2011 6:59:16 AM


  12. http://current.com/keith-olbermann/

    Posted by: ravewulf | Feb 8, 2011 11:12:46 AM


  13. "Keith Olbermann, the former top-rated host on the news channel MSNBC, will announce his next television home on Tuesday, and people on Monday familiar with his plans pointed to a deal with the public affairs channel Current TV.

    Mr. Olbermann, his representatives and executives from Current TV declined to comment on the move, but they did not deny that the channel, which counts former Vice President Al Gore as one of its founders, will become at least one partner in Mr. Olbermann’s future media plans.

    One of the people with knowledge of the plans said Mr. Olbermann would have an equity stake in Current TV. The people insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized by their employers to comment in advance of the official announcement.

    On Monday a public relations agency hired by Mr. Olbermann scheduled a Tuesday morning conference call for an announcement about his next job. “He and his new partners will make an exciting announcement regarding the next chapter in his remarkable career,” the agency wrote in an e-mail.

    Current TV has set up a presentation with advertisers for Wednesday afternoon in Manhattan to announce its future plans. The channel may be betting on Mr. Olbermann to put it on the cable map. The low-rated five-year-old channel needs the help. Targeting young people, it originally subsisted on YouTube-style submissions and video journalists. More recently it started producing and acquiring traditional television series, like repeats of “This American Life.”"

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