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(11,567 posts)
Mon Jul 22, 2013, 06:19 AM Jul 2013

Keith Olbermann returning to ESPN

Keith Olbermann is coming back to ESPN.

Olbermann, one of ESPN's most noted SportsCenter anchors in his days being paired with Dan Patrick, is making his return.

Olbermann, who has been off the air since leaving Current TV a year ago, will host an hour-long show on ESPN2 starting Aug. 26 and shown at 11 p.m. ET. The show will be titled Olbermann.


According to Bill Press, no political discussion will be allowed-- wonder how long Olbermann can hold out.

Keith Olbermann returning to ESPN (Original Post) MerryBlooms Jul 2013 OP
He's good at Sports reporting. Ilsa Jul 2013 #1
Oh yes, he sure is MerryBlooms Jul 2013 #2
Back To A Safe Haven... KharmaTrain Jul 2013 #3
Agree MerryBlooms Jul 2013 #4
Good for him that he is doing what he loves. Sad for us to have lost a first-rate patricia92243 Jul 2013 #5
I realy miss him connecticut yankee Jul 2013 #6
I agree with you - no one can touch him Samantha Jul 2013 #9
i wonder if they will make him give up his facebook page... madrchsod Jul 2013 #7
I hope he can keep his ego in check! And stay off politics..... Logical Jul 2013 #8


(11,567 posts)
2. Oh yes, he sure is
Mon Jul 22, 2013, 06:41 AM
Jul 2013

Think Progress's sports reporter was on the Bill Press show this morning and he was saying Nate Silver was also going to be doing some work for ESPN and appearances on Olbermann's show. I will definitely tune in on those nights.


(31,706 posts)
3. Back To A Safe Haven...
Mon Jul 22, 2013, 06:43 AM
Jul 2013

...the place where his career took off and in a realm that he is comfortable with. While I admire Keith's dedication and watched him for years, he was his own worst enemy; burning out and burning bridges along the way. Going back to ESPN may help him revive his career and stay in an area that didn't stress him out as much as his MSNBC and Current TV gigs did.

connecticut yankee

(1,726 posts)
6. I realy miss him
Mon Jul 22, 2013, 07:22 AM
Jul 2013

I watched him faithfully, and, as much as I like Chris Hayes, I don't think anyone can replace Keith.

I especially liked his "Worst Persons in the World" segment and his commentaries.

I'm sorry his new show will be devoted to sports, which doesn't interest me at all.


(9,314 posts)
9. I agree with you - no one can touch him
Mon Jul 22, 2013, 10:20 AM
Jul 2013

But it is his decision. The way things are going on some of these cable networks now I don't think he would have the freedom to be himself.




(22,457 posts)
8. I hope he can keep his ego in check! And stay off politics.....
Mon Jul 22, 2013, 09:26 AM
Jul 2013

I want him to be successful so down the road we get him back!

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