For his new Current TV program — premiering tonight! — angry television personality Keith Olbermann will step out of his comfort zone to bring viewers a diverse set of voices. Last night on the Twitter, Olbermann announced the guests for his first show: Michael Moore and Markos Moulitsas, founder of Daily Kos.
In your tense Tuesday media column: Keith Olbermann is returning, a new Katie Couric rumor, Jay Rosen ruminates, Michael Kinsely's new job, Anderson Cooper's hot new cable news feud, and a new Village Voice columnist.
It's official: As had been rumored for hours, Keith Olbermann is bringing his special brand of self-righteous haranguing to Current TV, Al Gore's weird TV thingie that no one watches. On a phone conference call today, Olbermann revealed that he will host an hour-long newscast five nights a week for Current and will serve as the network's "Chief News Officer."
The Times reports that former MSNBC anchor Keith Olbermann will likely announce a deal with Current TV, Al Gore's cable channel, tomorrow. (Guess he decided not to follow our advice, unless he'll be hosting a cooking show there or something.) Olbermann might also "separately pursue other ventures, like an Internet destination," which we hope means he'll keep Tweeting photos of snow in New York City. [NYT]
Keith Olbermann unexpectedly announced he was leaving MSNBC last night. Olbermann is MSNBC's highest-rated anchor, and the main reason the network now stands as the left-leaning alternative to Fox News. So why'd he quit? Or was he fired?