‘Countdown’ Breaks Out of Primetime to Cover Murdoch Testimony

By Alex Weprin Comment

For the first time since re-launching his show on Current TV, Keith Olbermann will be breaking free of primetime. On Tuesday morning, Olbermann will host special live coverage of News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch’s testimony before Parliament.

“Time of our live Murdoch Parliament coverage next Tuesday AM is TBD but 9:30 ET is a good guess (just leave TV on @Current all day: win/win)” Olbermann tweeted Friday.

Olbermann has already dedicated a number of segments to the scandal, including this one questioning whether it would spread to the U.S.:

The move shows that Current is clearly giving Olbermann some flexibility in terms of news coverage. Presumable Olbermann will be able to break into other dayparts as well, provided that the news warrants it.