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Keith Olbermann, the sparky former anchor of MSNBC's most popular program, announced Tuesday that he will host a one-hour prime-time weeknight show on Current TV, the public-affairs network co-founded by former vice president Al Gore and Joel Hyatt.

A swirl of questions Saturday surrounded political provocateur Keith Olbermann's abrupt departure from MSNBC, the network he helped transform- by dint of his fiery eloquence and on-air presence - into the left's answer to Fox News.

Microsoft Headlines

Keith Olbermann and MSNBC part ways (Post, January 22, 2011; 12:15 AM)

Microsoft makes right moves with Kinect (Post, November 27, 2010; 7:41 PM)

Looking for the hot new video game for a holiday gift? Think sequel. (Post, November 27, 2010; 7:26 PM)

'Morning Joe' can sleep in: Scarborough gets 2-day suspension (Post, November 19, 2010; 8:18 PM)

MSNBC ends suspension of host Keith Olbermann (Post, November 8, 2010)

Microsoft's Windows Phone 7: Wrong name, some of the right ideas (By Rob Pegoraro, November 6, 2010; 1:04 AM)

Cable news chatter is changing the electoral landscape (Post, October 11, 2010; 1:16 AM)

Ballmer says Microsoft intends to become industry leader in cloud computing (Post, July 13, 2010)

Microsoft Office 2010 not yet worth the upgrade (By Rob Pegoraro , June 20, 2010)

Microsoft's new Office Web Apps free but inadequate, limited (By Rob Pegoraro, June 11, 2010; 12:32 PM)

A review of three disappointing netbook computers (By Rob Pegoraro, December 13, 2009)

Holiday guide to video games (By Mike Musgrove, November 29, 2009)

Microsoft's new anti-virus program offers unassuming alternative (By Rob Pegoraro, October 25, 2009)

Fast Forward: Yea for Android, Nay for Windows Mobile (By Rob Pegoraro, October 11, 2009)

Fast Forward: Praise for Microsoft Live Movie Maker (By Rob Pegoraro, August 30, 2009)

Under All the Right Conditions, Latest Windows Upgrade Could Be a Breeze (By Rob Pegoraro, August 16, 2009)

Olbermann and O'Reilly, Again (By Howard Kurtz, August 7, 2009; 9:36 AM)

Drawing Scrutiny, Microsoft and Yahoo Strike a Partnership:  Firms Hope to Encroach on Google (Post, July 30, 2009)

Fast Forward: Yahoo to the Recycle Bin (By Rob Pegoraro, July 30, 2009)

Tech Titans' Ties to Washington Grow Closer -- and More Complicated (Post, June 4, 2009)

Microsoft Is Kicking Xbox Up a Notch (Post, June 2, 2009)

Microsoft's New Browser Is Better, but Still Not Best (By Rob Pegoraro, March 19, 2009)

Microsoft Loses E.U. Antitrust Case (Post, January 17, 2009)

From  Microsoft Unveils Windows Updates, New Xbox Games (Post, January 8, 2009)

Software-Counterfeiting Gang's Leaders Are Sentenced in China (Post, January 1, 2009)

Yahoo Searching for New CEO and an Identity:  As Industry Has Evolved, Web Giant Left Searching for CEO, Identity (Post, November 19, 2008)

Savoring the Moment (By Howard Kurtz, November 4, 2008; 11:44 PM)

MSNBC Bombs in Blogosphere (By Howard Kurtz, September 9, 2008; 10:17 AM)

MSNBC Drops Olbermann, Matthews as News Anchors (Post, September 8, 2008)

MSNBC's Family Feud (By Howard Kurtz, September 1, 2008; 9:30 AM)

At MSNBC, A Liberal Supply Of Sharp Elbows (By Howard Kurtz, September 1, 2008)

Morning Spew (By Howard Kurtz, August 26, 2008; 12:52 PM)

Intel Plans Chip to Boost Computer Performance (Post, August 4, 2008)

Microsoft to Spend $2.5 Billion a Year To Keep Pace in Race With Google (Post, July 25, 2008)

Microsoft's Online Chief To Move On (Post, July 24, 2008)

Yahoo Cedes Three Board Spots to Icahn, Ending Proxy Fight (Post, July 22, 2008)

Congress Steps Up Questions On Google, Yahoo Ad Alliance (Post, July 16, 2008)

Coming Soon to an Xbox Near You:  Microsoft and Netflix Team Up to Stream Films, TV Shows (Post, July 15, 2008)

Murdoch Rules Out Yahoo Combination (Post, July 12, 2008)

As Gates Steps Away, Let Us Ponder His Legacy (Post, June 28, 2008)

Tributes to Russert: Critics Cluck 'Drawn-Out,' but Viewers Were Drawn In (By Lisa de Moraes, June 17, 2008)

Yahoo, Google To Partner on Advertising:  Talks With Microsoft Fail (Post, June 13, 2008)

Microsoft, Kaiser Plan Online Health Records System (Post, June 10, 2008)

Icahn Suggests Price for Yahoo:  Investor Wants Deal Done Before August (Post, June 7, 2008)

Character Assassination? (By Howard Kurtz, May 28, 2008; 9:07 AM)

MSNBC, Leaning Left And Getting Flak From Both Sides (Post, May 28, 2008)

Microsoft Dangles Rebates for Web Shoppers (Post, May 22, 2008)

Microsoft, Yahoo Discuss New Deal:  Talks Fall Short of Full Acquisition but Leave Door Open (Post, May 19, 2008)

A Very Hostile Bid for Yahoo:  Salvo From Icahn Opens Proxy War (Post, May 16, 2008)

Icahn Plans Challenge To Yahoo Leadership (Post, May 15, 2008)

Shortsighted Nostalgia for XP (By Rob Pegoraro, May 15, 2008)

Microsoft Executive To Run Gates Foundation (Post, May 13, 2008)

Google Still Unchallenged (By Rob Pegoraro, May 8, 2008)

Bethesda Board-Game Maker Enters Cyberspace (Post, May 6, 2008)

Failed Yahoo Talks Leave Google on Top (Post, May 6, 2008)

Throughout Microsoft Talks, Yahoo Appeared Unwilling to Sell (Post, May 5, 2008)

Help File (By Rob Pegoraro, April 27, 2008)

Murdoch's 2-Pronged Bid May Boost Yahoo (Post, April 11, 2008)

Yahoo Reiterates Stance After Threat by Microsoft:  Search Engine Says Buyout Bid Is Low (Post, April 8, 2008)

Microsoft Tells Yahoo To Accept Offer or Face Hostile Takeover (Post, April 6, 2008)

Yahoo Says Outlook Justifies Rejecting Microsoft (Post, March 19, 2008)

Microsoft Health vs.Google Health (Post, March 11, 2008)

Yahoo Plays for Time In Bid to Resist Microsoft (Post, March 6, 2008)

Microsoft Launching Online Version of Office Software (Post, March 4, 2008)

Score One for Old Media: Dems' Debate Is the Night's Hit, While Webby 'quarterlife' Shows None (By Lisa de Moraes, February 28, 2008)

E.U. Slaps Third Fine on Microsoft (Post, February 28, 2008)

Hazardous to Your Privacy? (By Steven Levy, February 27, 2008)

Waiting for a Blockbuster (By Rob Pegoraro, February 21, 2008)

Proxy Fight for Yahoo Is Predicted:  Strategy Less Expensive for Microsoft (Post, February 20, 2008)

Microsoft Plays The Underdog (By Steven Levy, February 15, 2008)

News Corp. Discussing Partnership With Yahoo (Post, February 14, 2008)

After Spurning Microsoft, Yahoo Reaches Out to AOL (Post, February 12, 2008)

Yahoo Board Decides To Reject Microsoft's $44.6 Billion Offer (Post, February 10, 2008)

Some Businesses at Mercy Of Google See Hope in Bid (Post, February 7, 2008)

Upside Elusive in a Microsoft-Yahoo Deal (By Rob Pegoraro, February 7, 2008)

Searching for Winners (By Howard Kurtz, February 6, 2008; 9:13 AM)

In Heavyweight Battle, Trying to Avoid a Knockout:  Fight Over Yahoo Is Question of Which Winner Would Be Worse (Post, February 5, 2008)

Microsoft, Google Come Out Lobbying (Post, February 5, 2008)

Little Reason To Shout Yahoo! (By Allan Sloan, February 5, 2008)

Google Says Yahoo Sale Could Stifle Competition (Post, February 4, 2008)

Microsoft Bids $44.6 Billion To Buy Yahoo:  Runaway Dominance Of Google Forces Offer (Post, February 2, 2008)

Microsoft-Yahoo Union Would Still Be No. 2 (Post, February 2, 2008)

Microsoft Bids $44.6 Billion for Yahoo (Post, February 1, 2008)

A Clearer View of Vista (By Rob Pegoraro, January 24, 2008)

Microsoft Bids for Search Firm:  $1.2 Billion Offered for Business Specialist in Norway (Post, January 9, 2008)

Google-DoubleClick Deal Nears Approval:  FTC Likely to Vote on Merger This Week (Post, December 20, 2007)

Scratched Discs Can Wreck a Rock Band (By Mike Musgrove, November 25, 2007)

Zippity Zune? Nah. (By Rob Pegoraro, November 15, 2007)

The Points of It All (By Mike Musgrove, November 11, 2007)

Microsoft Yields to European Regulators:  Software Giant Ends Years-Long Antitrust Fight (Post, October 23, 2007)

Halo Creator Blasts Free From Microsoft (Post, October 6, 2007)

A Race to Reboot:  Electronics Makers Try to Get Out of the Blocks With New Devices, but Some of Them Look Familiar (Post, October 3, 2007)

MSNBC's Abrams Quits His Day Job (Post, September 25, 2007)

Hail to the Redskins' Halo Victory (Post, September 20, 2007)

E.U. Court Rejects Microsoft's Appeal:  Judges Uphold $690 Million Fine, Requirement to Share Software Information (Post, September 18, 2007)

At Home, Cheaper Alternatives to Office (By Rob Pegoraro, September 13, 2007)

Extension of Microsoft Antitrust Pact Requested (Post, September 12, 2007)

Continued Oversight of Microsoft Urged (Post, August 31, 2007)

Microsoft Buys Online-Ad Company:  Deal a Step Toward More Web Offerings (Post, August 14, 2007)

Microsoft Disputes FCC's Rejection of Web Devices That Use TV Airwaves (Post, August 13, 2007)

Microsoft Profits Up Despite Xbox Woes (Post, July 20, 2007)

Game On:  Nintendo Is Star of E3 Show as Rivals Scramble to Catch Up (Post, July 12, 2007)

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