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Olbermann vows to sue Current TV

Olbermann vows to sue Current TV

WASHINGTON, March 30 (UPI) -- U.S. television personality Keith Olbermann said via Twitter he plans to sue Current TV for remarks its founders made after his dismissal Friday.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 27, 2012.
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Police empty San Diego protest camps

Police empty San Diego protest camps

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Police drove sleepy Occupy San Diego protesters from their downtown camps very early Friday, arresting about 50, demonstrators said.

Give up gluten to ease celiac disease

DALLAS, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- People with chronic diarrhea, constipation or painful bloating may be suffering from celiac disease, a condition that affects millions, a U.S. researcher says.

Cenk Uygur bringing 'Young Turks' to TV

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Current TV says former MSNBC anchor Cenk Uygur will serve as host of a U.S. prime-time TV version of the online news program "The Young Turks."
Moore, Moulitsas to be Olbermann's guests

Moore, Moulitsas to be Olbermann's guests

LOS ANGELES, June 20 (UPI) -- The first guests on Keith Olbermann's new U.S. talk show will be filmmaker Michael Moore and columnist Markos Moulitsas, The Hollywood Reporter said.
Current eyes reuniting Olbermann, Maddow

Current eyes reuniting Olbermann, Maddow

NEW YORK, June 18 (UPI) -- The fledgling cable network Current is jockeying for position to be a major player in the coverage of the 2012 U.S. presidential election, a top executive said.
Olbermann program to debut in June

Olbermann program to debut in June

NEW YORK, April 26 (UPI) -- Current TV said Tuesday Keith Olbermann's new nightly U.S. commentary show, "Countdown with Keith Olbermann," will debut June 20.

Olbermann starts Web site, targets Fox

NEW YORK, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Keith Olbermann has started a Web site directly aimed at his ideological enemies at Fox News.
Olbermann to host new Current TV show

Olbermann to host new Current TV show

NEW YORK, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Broadcast journalist and author Keith Olbermann is to serve as host of a new prime-time news and commentary show on Current TV, Current Media said.
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Keith Olbermann leaves MSNBC

Keith Olbermann leaves MSNBC

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Keith Olbermann announced on Friday's edition of "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" he is leaving the U.S. cable network MSNBC effective immediately.
Olbermann apologizes to viewers, raps boss

Olbermann apologizes to viewers, raps boss

NEW YORK, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- TV commentator Keith Olbermann, suspended for contributing to Democratic candidates, apologized to viewers Monday, one day before he is to be back on the air.
MSNBC's Olbermann suspended

MSNBC's Olbermann suspended

NEW YORK, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- MSNBC anchor Keith Olbermann was suspended Friday when the cable channel discovered he made campaign contributions to three Democrats, station officials said.

Man who missed fire payment loses home

SOUTH FULTON, Tenn., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- A house in Tennessee was allowed to burn to the ground because its owner did not pay a $75 fire service fee, the homeowner said.
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Keith Olbermann arrives at the "Defying Inequality: The Broadway Concert - A Celebrity Benefit for Equal Rights" at the Gershwin Theatre in New York on February 23, 2009. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
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Keith Theodore Olbermann ( /ˈoʊlbərmən/; born January 27, 1959) is an American political commentator and writer. He is the host of Countdown with Keith Olbermann on Current TV, an hour-long nightly commentary program, and the Chief News Officer of the Current TV network. A former sportscaster and news anchor, Olbermann hosted Countdown with Keith Olbermann on MSNBC for almost eight years before moving the show to Current TV. The new show will begin airing June 20, 2011.

Olbermann spent the first twenty years of his career in sports journalism. He was a sports correspondent for CNN and for local TV and radio stations in the 1980s, winning the Best Sportscaster award from the California Associated Press three times. He later co-hosted ESPN's SportsCenter from 1992 to 1997. After leaving ESPN amid controversy, Olbermann became a sports anchor and producer for Fox Sports Net from 1998 to 2001, during which time he hosted Fox's studio coverage of baseball.

After leaving Fox, Olbermann re-joined MSNBC after a hiatus, hosting Countdown with Keith Olbermann from 2003 until 2011. Olbermann established a niche in cable news commentary, gaining note for his pointed criticism of major politicians and public figures, directed particularly at the political right. He feuded with rival Fox News Channel commentator Bill O'Reilly and strongly criticized the George W. Bush administration and John McCain's unsuccessful 2008 Presidential candidacy. Although he has said on at least one occasion "I'm not a liberal; I'm an American", many describe Olbermann as a liberal.

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