Keith Olbermann Reviving ‘Worst Persons’ Segment For New ESPN2 Show

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By Alex Weprin Comment

While Keith Olbermann’s new late night program on ESPN2 is decidedly not a political program, it sounds as though some of his segments from “Countdown” on MSNBC and Current TV will be making the jump with him.

Olbermann revealed that he is bringing back his “Worst Persons” segment for the program while on a panel at the Television Critics Association Summer press tour in Beverly Hills.

B&C’s Andrea Morabito has details:

On Wednesday, Olbermann said he was reviving the segment again because “people seemed to like that one.” He said also the show would feature commentary, highlights, interviews, and analysis while differentiating itself from ESPN’s flagship SportsCenter.

“You’re not going to be able to bring a new component to it. Every sports program is going to be made up of a lot of the same elements and we intend to use them,” he said. “The secret to it obviously is the recipe and the mix.”

Olbermann also reiterated that he does not have any content clause in his contract prohibiting him from talking about politics, but that he is focused on doing a sports show.

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