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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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V. Savage    

Happy to hear that Keith will be back. MSNBC is boring without him, we've stopped watching it. Please let us know the starting date with Current.

1248 days ago
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margaret     

i'm glad we found you again keith. we always really enjoyed your program. keep up the good work!

1211 days ago
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ron    

I just recently started watching your show on Current. We need more people to see the real truth and stop sitting idle watching all the crap the bought out media brings. If the tea party "you know the same members that let Bush rack up the deficit","the same ones that want to take away the peoples rights", the party of NO would have helped our economy instead of the constant effort to make Obama fail we wouldn't be in the mess we are in.Its nothing new to me i am president of my prop. association in rural MO. and in Republican territory where you can go to the town John Deere dealership or buisnesses and sill hear them say to fellow employees "i better not find you vted for that n----- or i'd kill your whole family' ..the world needs to grow up or at least filter out what the right wing poisons them with. Thanks to you Keith and to Al Gore for your honesty.

1090 days ago
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barb    

We miss you in Oregon. No current Tv in Newport yet. We're moving to Boulder City, NV and are hoping to catch up with you there. Barb and Alan

1014 days ago
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