After a five-month absence, Keith Olbermann returned to television last night on his brand new, yet extremely familiar Current TV show.
“Countdown with Keith Olbermann” premiered Monday night, taking the same name, intro music and some of the segments from its MSNBC predecessor.
From Post TV critic Hank Stuever:
“Countdown” has transported itself from MSNBC to Current without major incident or much innovation. The network, partly conceived and still headed by former vice president Al Gore, has been clear that it wants Keith to be Keith, only more so. In that case, to borrow an abused phrase that has been under Olbermann’s skin since the W. years: “Mission accomplished.”
Watch clips from Olbermann’s first night back, after the jump.
Olbermann opened his show with the same intro music and a special comment, using a quote borrowed from Harriet Beecher Stowe.
Olbermann’s “Worst Persons” segment returned, with Sarah Palin, Fox News and a woman who rode a train, Hermon Raju, making the list.
For his first guest back, Olbermann chose documentary filmmaker Michael Moore, who thanked the host for the honor.
Olbermann’s second guest was Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas, who was banned from MSNBC in 2010 after having a Twitter fight with “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough. Let’s just say, Olbermann didn’t stop Moulitsas from airing his negative opinion of his former boss.
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