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OLBERMANN SUES CURRENT, CITING NUMEROUS “DISASTERS”

April 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It didn’t take Keith Olbermann long to file his threatened lawsuit again Current TV and its owners who fired him. Exactly one week after the channel severed its ties to Olbermann, with whom it had a 5-year, $50-million deal, Olbermann filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court charging that he had been forced to […]

RATINGS FALL FOR OLBERMANN? NO WORRY, SAYS CURRENT EXEC

July 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Mark Rosenthal, the CEO of Al Gore’s Current cable network, maintains that he is not concerned about a recent ratings report showing that Keith Olbermann’s audience dropped nearly 30 percent in its second week. “Numbers are going to go up and they’re going to go down,” Rosenthal told Adweek magazine. “It’s a marathon for us. […]

OLBERMANN’S DEBUT RATINGS ON CURRENT ARE ELECTRIC

June 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Some179,000 viewers 25-54 were able to find Countdown With Keith Olbermann on its first day on Al Gore’s Current TV channel, placing him only slightly behind his former channel MSNBC with 237,000 viewers and Fox with 735,000 but ahead of CNN with 89,000, according to Nielsen Research figures released Wednesday by Current. Oddly the network […]

GORE BLASTS MURDOCH

May 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Former Vice President Al Gore has accused Rupert Murdoch of forcing Gore’s Current TV channel off Sky Italia, wholly owned by Murdoch’s News Corp, after Current hired liberal commentator Keith Olbermann to host a new talk show. In an interview with Britain’s Guardian newspaper, Gore said that Sky Italia’s decision came as “a complete shock” […]