I'm thinking that fellow Olbermann junkies will enjoy the suspense.
We are hours or perhaps minutes away from Keith's long awaited announcement about going back to live news broadcasting on Current TV.
Show Announcements Tuesday
Posted on April 25, 2011
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As I mentioned on Twitter, we will have some big announcements tomorrow morning (Tuesday the 26th) about the new show on Current. There will be morning tweets, morning news stories, and, only on this site – VIDEO. Sorry for the suspense (not really, but I have to say that, don’t I?)
How do you find Current TV in your zip code? Just click on this link and look for the interactive box.
Morning on the east coast is almost over.
Keith's program, Countdown with Keith Olbermann will begin on Current TV begin Monday, June 20th at 8PM Eastern.
It will be replayed at 11 and 2AM. Keith promises a huge on line footprint and some content that will be available only on the web.
I just wish it were sooner.
Like Keith said, June 20 is about as late spring as you can get.
This portion of the transcript of Keith's remarksgives me goosebumps.....
I think it means that we are going to be getting Countdown on steroids.
I wanted to go somewhere that I could expand and enlarge the work that I have already done.
A place where journalistic integrity and analytical honesty would never be compromised by corporate synergy.
A place where no one would proclaim the ultimate dishonesty that balancing a lie for any truth is somehow fair.
I found that place in Current TV and even though they told me that I'd be in charge, and they gave me a title and an equity stake and A PONY!
I have still been delightfully startled in the free hand I've been given to assemble the finest staff - on air and off in television news.
Merely by moving my new home on Current, I know that my new show will improve. We will also increase the program's edge and the pointedness of its commentary. But I'm going to call it Countdown so that you know that this decision protects the editorial independence that makes it possible for me to do this work.