NEW YORK – Cable network Current TV says Keith Olbermann will return to the air on June 20.
Current said Tuesday the title of the weeknight news-commentary hour will be “Countdown with Keith Olbermann.” “Countdown” was the name of the program Olbermann hosted on MSNBC until his heated departure from that network in January.
Less than a month later, he signed with Current TV, the public affairs channel launched in 2005 by former Vice President Al Gore and Joel Hyatt.
A liberal lightning rod, Olbermann has often clashed with his former bosses and with the corporate culture of General Electric, until recently MSNBC’s majority owner. By contrast, Current bills itself as America’s only independent news and information TV network.
Current is available in 60 million households in the U.S.
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