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Sportscaster and newscaster Keith Olbermann is best known for hosting ESPN's SportsCenter and his own MSNBC/Current TV nightly news program, Countdown with Keith Olbermann.
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Olbermann rejoined MSNBC in 2003, at first as a stand-in host on Nachman and an anchorman covering the war in Iraq. In the spring of that year, Olbermann was awarded his best-known position to date, as host of his own MSNBC nightly news program, Countdown with Keith Olbermann. The show offered audiences a summary of the five most pressing news stories of the day. Olbermann provided his own analysis and commentary for each news item,
and interviewed people related to the stories. The show ran on MSNBC until 2011, at which time it was picked up by the progressive media network Current TV.
Although Current TV offered Olbermann a five-year contract, in 2012 the company terminated his employment for an alleged breach of contract. Current TV replaced Olbermann with former New York governor and CNN News talk-show host Eliot Spitzer.
Over the course of his broadcasting career, Olbermann has received a number of prestigious awards for his work in both television and radio. These include 11 Golden Mike Awards, and an Edward R. Murrow award for his coverage of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
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