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Current TV Pulls The Plug On Keith Olbermann

USATODAY.COM - News commentator Keith Olbermann is out at Current TV, just nine months after launching his weeknight show, Countdown.

Viewpoint With Eliot Spitzer, featuring the former New York governor, will take over Countdown's slot tonight (8 ET/5 PT) on the cable network.

In a letter from Current's founders to viewers, former Vice President Al Gore and Joel Hyatt commented on the dismissal, saying the network was "founded on the values of respect, openness, collegiality, and loyalty to our viewers. Unfortunately, these values are no longer reflected in our relationship with Keith Olbermann and we have ended it."

Olbermann released a response on Twitter, disputing their statement and promising legal action against them. He says Gore and Hyatt failed to abide by obligations to invest in "a quality news program" and thought it was more economical to try to get out of Olbermann's contract. click here to read more

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