January 9, 2012 by David K. Sutton
Olbermann To Host Election Coverage On Current TV
UPDATE: 1/9/2011 6:21pm : Depending on how you interpret the “after New Hampshire” part of Keith’s tweet it could mean after the primary ends (meaning Tuesday night) or it could mean that Keith will have control of Current’s election coverage starting with the South Carolina primary on January 21. The following tweet from Keith from earlier today confirms it must be the later.
FYI taking preplanned vacation this week; now w/ matter resolved I’ll be working during it planning the rest of my Current campaign coverage
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) January 9, 2012
— original story below —
It’s been a rocky week between Keith Olbermann and Current TV. I’m not sure anybody other than Keith and Current know all the specifics of the feud, but according to The Hollywood Reporter an agreement as been reached that will see Keith hosting Current’s election coverage.
Olbermann tweeted the following on Sunday night:
I’m pleased to tell you that I’ll be running the election coverage on Current, after New Hampshire. Not sure GOP will share my satisfaction
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) January 8, 2012
A spokesperson for Current confirmed that progress between the two parties was made over the weekend and that they expect Olbermann to participate in election coverage going forward.
“He told us he will do upcoming special election coverage,” a Current spokesperson told THR on Sunday. “We certainly hope he does. That was our intention all along.”
It remains to be seen how this will affect the previously planned coverage. Current has been advertising their ‘Politically Direct’ coverage hosted by Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks, which uses their television production set and facilities in Los Angeles. Keith’s show is produced in New York. It appears Politically Direct will still air on Tuesday night as planned but will it be hosted by Keith or Cenk? I guess the mystery can only help the ratings.