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REPORT: GORE SELLING CURRENT TV

October 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Former Vice President Al Gore has put his Current TV up for sale, the New York Post reported today (Friday). It quoted CEO Joel Hyatt, a co-owner with Gore, as saying, “Current has been approached many times by media companies interested in acquiring our company. … This year alone, we have had three inquiries. As […]

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 […]

OLBERMANN: “I SCREWED UP REALLY BIG”

April 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In a bizarre mea culpa, Keith Olbermann appeared to take responsibility for the debacle at Current TV that ended in his being fired last week. “I screwed up really big on this,” he told David Letterman on Late Show on Tuesday. “It’s my fault that it didn’t succeed, in the sense that I didn’t think […]

OLBERMANN PREPARING LEGAL BATTLE AGAINST CURRENT

April 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Keith Olbermann has vowed to sue Current TV owners Joel Hyatt and Al Gore, claiming that their accusations against him “are untrue and will be proved so in the legal actions I will be filing against them presently.” Olbermann, who was fired last Friday, will presumably offer as evidence email messages sent by himself and […]

KEITH OLBERMANN FIRED BY CURRENT TV

March 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Keith Olbermann is out of work again. This time he was fired by Current TV, the channel founded by Al Gore and Joel Hyatt, who contended that Olbermann had broken his five-year, $50-million contract. Gore and Hyatt issued a statement announcing Olbermann’s departure but included no mention of any specific action by the liberal commentator […]

OLBERMANN AND CURRENT TV IN SECRET PEACE TREATY

January 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Keith Olbermann won’t be anchoring coverage of the New Hampshire primary Tuesday night, but he has agreed to anchor Current TV’s coverage of future primaries this year. Olbermann and the cable network each issued terse statements on Sunday, revealing nothing about the cause of their previous squabble or how it had been resolved. Several commentators […]

OLBERMANN VS. THE NEW YORK TIMES

January 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Now Keith Olbermann is feuding with the New York Times, which was the first to report on his feud with the powers-that-be at his Current TV channel. Olbermann on Thursday took to Twitter to complain about the report by Brian Stelter, at one point accusing Stelter of “flat-out lying” and remarking that it represented “unsupervised […]

LET THE TV PRIMARY COVERAGE BEGIN

January 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

To the relief of everyone connected with TV coverage of Tuesday’s Iowa caucuses, the polls turned out to be right on the mark. Political pollsters, who have sometimes proved to be embarrassingly off-target in recent elections, had predicted a very tight race between Mitt Romney, Ron Paul and Rick Santorum. No one had realized how […]

SO WHAT’S OLBERMANN’S CURRENT STATUS?

December 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Speculation has arisen that Keith Olbermann is once again battling his bosses, in this case, the ownership and management of his current cable outlet Current TV. The New York Times is reporting that Olbermann will not be anchoring the channel’s coverage of the Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire primary in January but will be […]

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. […]

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