Keith Olbermann Opens Up About Leaving MSNBC and His New Show

People were "forced to choose sides"

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In the new issue of The Hollywood Reporter, former MSNBC host Keith Olbermann opened up about his decision to leave the network and about his new show on Al Gore’s Current TV. Olbermann told the magazine that things had started heading downhill at MSNBC after the death of Tim Russert, “one of his only allies” at the network. He was later pulled from NBC’s “Sunday Night Football Pre-Show,” which management said was because the show was interfering with his duties for MSNBC, but Olbermann claims the real reason was his gossiping that former NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Zucker might be fired.

Olbermann said that he began his final broadcast on MSNBC not knowing that it would be his last, and was told during a break that he had been released from his contract.



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