Keith Olbermann’s new weeknight commentary show on Current TV will debut June 20, the network announced Tuesday.
In case you'd forgotten -- Olbermann announced he was joining the network way back in February -- here's what you need to know: Current is the network founded in 2005 by Al Gore and Joel Hyatt; it’s available in around 75 million households worldwide – about 60 million of them in the U.S. (It’s also available on TV in the UK and Ireland and Italy) Its founders got into bed with Olbermann because they thought he would put them on the map, in a more figurative sense.
Olbermann said he was joining the network because, “nothing is more vital to my concept of a free media than news produced independently of corporate interference.” When he announced he had joined the operation, he promised more details about his show for the network in the coming days. This is his now.
Olbermann’s new show also finally has a name. It bears a striking resemblance to the name of his old show for NBC Universal: “Countdown with Keith Olberman.” He decided to stick with that name…Here, let him explain it: