Triumphant Keith Olbermann has apparently won his standoff with Current TV and will now anchor the cable channel’s coverage of the 2012 presidential campaign. But when you read between the lines of a statement issued by Current, and a statement issued by Keith, it is possible to detect some lingering differences of opinion over how […]
Keith Olbermann and his latest employer, Al Gore’s Current TV, seem to be playing a game of chess with each maneuvering to establish their authority over the struggling, progressive channel’s coverage of the 2012 presidential campaign. The last time we checked into this story at the beginning of this week, Keith’s Current show, “Countdown,” was […]
Keith Olbermann returned to the airwaves Wednesday night, but the rift between the bad boy anchor and his superiors at Current TV has not dissipated a day after he refused to lead the network’s coverage of the Iowa caucus, TheWrap has learned. The newsman has tapped high-powered lawyer Patricia Glaser to “determine his rights” in […]
What’s going on between Keith Olbermann and Current TV?
A New York Times story cites unnamed sources at Current TV who say Keith Olbermann is “disgruntled” and might not cover the Iowa Caucus for the network.
Keith Olbermann is at it again — going after Fox News Channel and its personalities with name-calling. This time, Keith’s calling Fox News — by far the leading cable news channel in terms of popularity (i.e. ratings) — a “political whorehouse.” The issue for Keith: Criticism leveled at the Operation Wall Street protesters by the […]
By Kimberly Potts LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – When Bill Maher returns with “Real Time” tonight with guests including Keith Olbermann and Louis C.K., they’ll have no shortage of political fodder. Look for a lively roundtable, given President Obama’s low approval ratings, Dick Cheney’s book tour, a Republican winning Anthony Weiner’s seat, and a new Sarah […]
By Tim Kenneally LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell is taking time off from his show, “The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell,” following the death of his mother, Frances O’Donnell, on Sunday, the network confirmed to TheWrap. Fellow MSNBC host Chris Hayes will fill in for O’Donnell. The network didn’t say how long […]
By Lucas Shaw NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) – Current TV has had a busy few weeks between the departure of its previous CEO and the creation of the position of president, but excitement among its viewership has not mirrored the bustle within the network’s offices. “Countdown With Keith Olbermann,” the cornerstone of its new politics-focused slate, […]
The news is expected to be announced officially sometime Tuesday, but MSNBC has added more years to Rachel Maddow’s contract, tying her to the network through 2014, according to an exclusive report in The Hollywood Reporter. Maddow’s contract was reportedly up sometime next year and according to TV Newser, a site that follows the inner […]