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Keith Olbermann Takes Gig With Al Gore's TV Network

2/8/2011 3:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Keith Olbermann has a brand new home -- Al Gore's Current TV ... where he'll take the position of "Chief News Officer" and host a new 1-hour nightly show.

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The show is set to debut in the spring -- it'll be the first time Keith will host a show since he abruptly parted ways with MSNBC last month.

Gore -- who serves as Chairman of Current TV -- says he's "extremely honored and delighted" about Keith ... calling him a "great fit with Current in every way."

Gore also said Olbermann will be able to make political donations in his new job -- explaining, "We believe at Current that every citizen has freedom of speech, and that freedom of speech includes the ability to donate to candidates of your choice."

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76.

royce    

two worthless *******s!

1289 days ago
77.

Stan    

Best wishes to Keith. " Talent can't be kept under seige"

1289 days ago
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sib    

Gore is such a d-bag. He is too much of a fraud and a coward to debate anyone that knows his junk-science is just that. The kooks that idiotically support this crook like sheep are too stupid to realize he's made MILLIONS off his fear mongering scheme.

1289 days ago
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somedude506636    

They should just call it 2 b*ll sh*tter tv

1289 days ago
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somedude506636    

Wait a minute you mean the al gore that invented cable? And b*ll**** ?

1289 days ago
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CelebrityScum    

Two retards on one channel called Current that very few people watche. Good thinking. Will Al demand a massage from Keith?

1289 days ago
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Faye    

Wow. I've never even heard of Current TV. Does anyone watch it?

1289 days ago
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somedude506636    

olberman was the worst piece of weasel **** on tv.

1289 days ago
84.

Ellen    

Keith's show is one of the VERY few where we know we're hearing and seeing the TRUTH!! How we have missed you! Someone just please tell me how we can watch his new show as we've never heard of Current TV before....we are in the JAX area. TKS!!!!

1288 days ago
85.

Ellen    

It is always so easy to know the people who only get their news from FOX's maniacs!

1288 days ago
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Ellen    

And Keith was not fired as so many of you think. (Bet I know where you heard that.) He was suspended for 2 days for making political donations (2 small ones). Morning Joe had done the same thing and nothing was said or done to him. Keith thought that unfair as it was and QUIT!

1288 days ago
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Jim Farrell    

I am delighted to hear this news.........I respect both men and wish them both the best of luck!!!!!!!!

1287 days ago
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kathleen trp    

I am always shocked to realize how many stupid people there are in our country. It never changes the people with the biggest and loudest mouths have the emptiest heads. Keith Oberman was probably the most intelligent man msnbc had on air. I will miss him.

1282 days ago
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Michael M. T. Henderson    

We MSNBC watchers really miss Keith. Lawrence O'Donnell is good, but he's no Keith. I'm going to try to get our cable supplier to give us Current TV, but I bet they won't; they include Fox "News" in Basic Cable, but to get MSNBC, Animal Planet, Comedy Channel, or National Geographic you have to pay for HBO.

1274 days ago
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toniarichardson    

i am glad you are back we miss you

1271 days ago
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