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Keith Olbermann Brings 'Last Line of Defense' to Current TV: VIDEO


As you can see, Keith Olbermann's new Countdown on Current TV which debuted last night, looks and feels much like his old Countdown. Here are a few moments from the show, including his "Special Comment" in which he discusses the new program, which he calls "the last line of defense."

Countdown is weeknights at 8 pm on Current.


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Keith Olbermann Announces Move to Current TV


Keith Olbermann will host a primetime news and commentary show on Current TV, the network reports:

In addition to executive producing and hosting a new nightly primetime news and commentary show, Keith Olbermann will also serve as the company's Chief News Officer and will have an equity stake in Current Media.

The new show will air weeknights in primetime beginning later in 2011.

Said Olbermann: "Nothing is more vital to a free America than a free media, and nothing is more vital to my concept of a free media than news produced independently of corporate interference. In Current Media, Al Gore and Joel Hyatt have created the model truth-seeking entity. The opportunity to partner with Al, Joel and Mark Rosenthal makes this the most exciting venture in my career."

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?

Watch: Stephen Colbert Absorbs, Rejects Keith Olbermann's Power


Stephen Colbert absorbs Keith Olbermann's essence following his departure from MSNBC, and then his body rejects it "like a pompous kidney."


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Watch: Craig Ferguson, Rachel Maddow, Lawrence O'Donnell, and 'The View' Ladies Discuss Keith Olbermann's Departure


*Apologies for the earlier broken link.

From morning to late night, there was hardly a talk show yesterday that did not discuss Keith Olbermann's departure from MSNBC.

Check out what Craig Ferguson, Rachel Maddow, Lawrence O'Donnell, and the ladies of The View had to say about it, AFTER THE JUMP...

In related news, Olbermann broke his silence on Twitter:


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Keith Olbermann Announces Abrupt Departure From MSNBC

Less than three months after being suspened by MSNBC for not disclosing political donations during last year's election, Keith Olbermann announced during last night's Countdown that the show would be his last on the cable news network.

Olbermann, who had two more years left on his contract, signed off in part with the following:

"There were many occasions particularly in the last two and a half years where all that surrounded the show — but never the show itself — was just too much for me. But your support and loyalty and if I may use the word insistence ultimately required that I keep going."

Rachel Maddow spoke about Olbermann's departure about 90 minutes after his announcement during an appearance on Real Time with Bill Maher: "i know very little about it," she said. "All I know is that it was between Keith and the company, it didn't involve any of the rest of us, and he was really gracious and nice when he left."

Comcast is just days away from officially acquiring a 51% stake in NBC Universal, the parent company of MSNBC.

Some reports insist that Olbermann was fired from his job.

Watch the final three minutes from Olbermann's final broadcast as well as a clip of Maddow on speaking to Bill Maher about the surprising news show, AFTER THE JUMP.

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