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Olbermann, MSNBC parting ways

MSNBC host Keith Olbermann said he has taped his last "Countdown."



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This frame grab from MSNBC video shows Keith Olbermann on "Countdown" on Jan. 21. Olbermann returned from one last commercial break on "Countdown" to tell viewers it was his last broadcast, and read a James Thurber short story in a three-minute exit statement. Simultaneously, MSNBC e-mailed a statement that "MSNBC and Keith Olbermann have ended their contract." The network thanked him and said, "We wish him well in his future endeavors." Neither MSNBC President Phil Griffin Olbermann nor his manager responded to requests to explain an exit so abrupt that Olbermann's face was still being featured on an MSNBC promotional ad 30 minutes after he had said goodbye.

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