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A Quick Tip by drifter51

  • Jan 23, 2011
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Now that Keith Olbermann has apparently quit MSNBC we may have finally seen the last of "Countdown". I say "Good riddance!"
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January 23, 2011
thanks for the tip....I didn't know that.
 
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Countdown with Keith Olbermann is an hour-long weeknight news and political commentary program on MSNBC which airs live at 8 p.m. Eastern Time and reruns at 10 p.m., 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. on weekdays, other than Fridays, when there are typically no re-runs. The show, hosted by Keith Olbermann, debuted on March 31, 2003, and counts down five selected news stories of the day with news reports and interviews with guests, along with commentary by Olbermann. On February 15, 2007 Olbermann received a four-year contract extension, which includes two Countdown primetime specials on NBC.

At the start of Countdown, Olbermann told television columnist Lisa de Moraes that "our charge for the immediate future is to stay out of the way of the news.... News is the news. We will not be screwing around with it.... As times improve and the war ends we will begin to introduce more and more elements familiar to my style." On rival commentator Bill O'Reilly, with whom Olbermann would later cultivate a feud, he stated, "I'm not looking to take down Bill. It will be a totally different program. It will not be a show in which opinion and facts are juxtaposed so as to appear to be the same thing." The show is known for Olbermann's fast-paced rhetorical style, historical and pop culture references, and liberal commentary. Olbermann melds news stories, both serious and light, with commentary, much of it critical of Republicans and conservative politics.  The show has been the ...

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