Countdown with Keith Olbermann

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Keith Olbermann Reveals First Guests on Current TV's Countdown

Michael Moore will be among the first guests on Keith Olbermann's new show for Current TV.

"ShowPlug1: Honored to tell you that scheduled among my guests on tomorrow's premiere of Countdown on @Current is @MMFlint - Michael Moore," Olbermann tweeted on Sunday.

Moore will be joined by Markos Moulitsas, the founder of Daily Kos and a columnist at Newsweek.

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Keith Olbermann Reveals First Guests on Current TV's Countdown

Michael Moore will be among the first guests on Keith Olbermann's new show for Current TV.

"ShowPlug1: Honored to tell you that scheduled among my guests on tomorrow's premiere of Countdown on @Current is @MMFlint - Michael Moore," Olbermann tweeted on Sunday.

Moore will be joined by Markos Moulitsas, the founder of Daily Kos and a columnist at Newsweek.

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Matt's Picks: Week of June 20-23

This is one of the more jam-packed weeks of a seriously overstuffed TV summer, so let's break it down by night.

MONDAY

COMEBACK: The mercurial and always opinionated Keith Olbermann, most recently ousted from his MSNBC perch, brings his act back to cable with the same title (Countdown) but a new network (Current TV). His eclectic roster of contributors will include documentarian Ken Burns, comedian Richard Lewis and filmmaker Michael Moore. Let the ranting begin.

GUILTY PLEASURE: [As seen in TV Guide Magazine] RuPaul's Drag U, Logo at 9/8c. Think... read more

Countdown's Keith Olbermann Leaves MSNBC

Top-rated MSNBC host Keith Olbermann announced on the air Friday that he is leaving Countdown with Keith Olbermann immediately.

Olbermann thanked his fans during his sudden and brief farewell: "My gratitude to you in boundless," he said. "This may the only television program where in the host was much more in awe of the audience than vice versa. You will always be in my heart for that."

Following his announcement, MSNBC sent out the following statement: read more

Keith Olbermann Responds to Pat Sajak: He Needs to Apologize for That Talk Show

Pat Sajak apologized Wednesday for being the first to put Keith Olbermann on the air. However, the MSNBC anchor thinks Sajak needs to atone for something else.

"I think if he needs to apologize for anything, it needs to be that talk show," the Countdown host told The Hollywood Reporter. "When he was canceled, he was replaced by a crime-and-skin series called Silk Stalkings, for God's sake. Obviously, we guests must... read more

Keith Olbermann Returns to Work After Suspension; Says Donation Rule "Needs to Be Adapted"

MSNBC's Keith Olbermann wanted to make one thing clear when he returned to the air after a brief suspension for making political donations: It was not a publicity stunt.

"Of course, if I had known that all of this would happen, I would have done this years ago!" he joked on Tuesday's Countdown.

Keith Olbermann to return from suspension Tuesday

The host was suspended Friday after Politico first reported his donations. Olbermann acknowledged ...
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Premiered: March 31, 2003, on MSNBC
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Premise: The nightly news program ranks the day's top five stories by what will likely be the next morning's hottest topics for discussion. `It's a hard-news broadcast produced and hosted by people who are uncontrollably silly,' quips the wry Olbermann, who also conducts newsmaker interviews.

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