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Keith Olbermann returning to ESPN

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Steak Snabler, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Will host one-hour, nightly news show on ESPN2 beginning later this year:


    What's the over-under on how long THIS lasts?
  2. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Maybe he's learned his lesson. I doubt it, but maybe.
  3. linotype

    linotype Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the end of his career.
  4. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Nicely played.
  5. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I doubt it too... He might be on his best behavior initially, but I'll bet that within a few weeks he'll be in his comfort zone, and will be brow-beating producers and making interns cry.
  6. HandsomeHarley

    HandsomeHarley Well-Known Member

    One more reason not to watch that bloated, self-serving channel.
  7. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    According to SI's Richard Deitsch on Twitter, the show will be called "Olbermann" and will debut Aug. 26 at 11 p.m. ET:

  8. DK

    DK Member

    Ratings are down 20 percent across the board on both ESPN TV and radio from a year ago and the answer is to rehire this guy?

    Two sinking ships deserving of one another.
  9. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    So he's going to compete with SportsCenter?

    I don't get it.
  10. TheHacker

    TheHacker Member

    The hell with that ... he's going to be competing against Fox Sports Live on Fox Sports 1.
  11. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't regard ESPN as a sinking ship, as it's about the biggest cash cow Disney has. I agree with TheHacker as to why Olbermann was hired and the time spot he got. He's going up against those two Canadian Patrick-Olbermann kindofalikes, isn't he?
    I'll watch the show sometime in its first week. No promises after that. Keith doesn't wear well with me, meaning I could have been one of his employers.
  12. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

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