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Keith Olbermann (born January 27, 1959) is a former progressive male television talk show host, where he was the host of the show Countdown with Keith Olbermann. On his show, he was often critical of Republicans such as Bill O'Reilly and George W. Bush. Some compared him to O'Reilly, except that Olbermann was to the left and O'Reilly is to the right. Before being on political shows, Olbermann worked for ESPN as a sportscaster. He once hosted the ESPN sports news show SportsCenter.
He had his show on MSNBC, but was fired shortly after Comcast's takeover of NBC Universal in January 2011. He then moved to Current TV, partially owned by Al Gore, but was fired after less than a year there.
- Barr, Andy (2009-12-17). "Keith Olbermann joins call to kill bill". Politico. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1209/30725.html. Retrieved 2010-03-11.