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That 2007 interview from the Late Show with David Letterman outlines how improbable the return of Keith Olbermann to ESPN is. It still seems like a dream that Olbermann will host a late night show on ESPN2 beginning on August 26.
Shift the interview to 5:28 and to witness the following exchange:
Letterman: "What is it about you? You seem to burn bridges wherever you you leave. Do I have that right or not?"
Olbermann: " I don't burn bridges, I burn rivers."
Letterman: "I see."
Olbermann: "You burn a bridge, you can possibly build a new bridge. When there's no river anymore, that's a lot of trouble. I just try to run the place ..."
Having left the network amid plenty of acrimony in 1997 and banned from the Bristol, CT campus despite being brought back to do a radio show with Dan Patrick in 2005, this is like the prodigal son returning to the roost. In this case, Olbermann took 16 years to make his official return to...
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Keith Olbermann will be returning to ESPN in August. The former SportsCenter anchor will return to the network with a hour-long show airing on ESPN2.
Olbermann’s new show will be called “Olbermann” and will begin airing on Aug. 26 at 11 pm ET.
Since leaving ESPN in 1997 the now 54-year-old Olbermann went on to work at MSNBC, FOX and Current TV.
“Apart from the opportunity...
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10) This has the potential to be the best evis- ceration of a reputation since Joe Gibbs returned to DC
9) Given the man's admitted employment history, there's really no reason to imagine this lasts past 2014
8) On the plus side, this really has to put the itching powder in Bill Simmons' chaps
7) The over/under on the suits forcing...
One of the most polarizing anchors in ESPN’s history, Keith Olbermann is making his way back to Bristol. Olbermann, who made a name for himself on SportsCenter with Dan Patrick, left of some bad terms in 1997. He since has had been on shows that aired on MSNBC, Current, and FOX in the political genre of television.
Now Keith will have his own show called “Olbermann.” (naturally...
Everything old is new again for Keith Olbermann and ESPN. ESPN President John Skipper announced today that Keith Olbermann will return to ESPN August 26th to host a live, late night talk show on ESPN2. The program will be titled simply Olbermann, and will, according to ESPN PR, ”focus on the day’s relevant sports topics through
After sixteen years and several stops along the way, Keith Olbermann has officially returned to ESPN. ESPN announced Wednesday that Olbermann will anchor a one-hour late night talk show on ESPN2 starting August 26. The [...]
ESPN made the announcement today. The once-black sheep of the ESPN family will officially return to the roost on August 26 when Keith Olbermann hosts the debut of the 11 p.m. ET show aptly titled "Olbermann" on ESPN2.
According to the press release, the show will discuss the day in sports and be "a mix of perspective and commentary, interviews, contributors,...
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