According to the New York Times, Keith Olbermann has been fired from Current TV for breaking his contract:
The cable channel indicated that he had failed to honor the terms of his five-year, $50 million contract, giving the channel the right to terminate it. Starting Friday night, the former New York Gov. Eliot L. Spitzer will take over Mr. Olbermann’s 8 p.m. time slot.
Olbermann made a statement via @KeithOlbermann on Twitter:
The channel’s founders said this about Eliot Spitzer being tapped to fill Olbermann’s coveted time slot:
Mr. Olbermann will not be given an opportunity to sign off, since Mr. Spitzer will start his new show, “Viewpoint With Eliot Spitzer,” on Friday night. This will be Mr. Spitzer’s second shot at an 8 p.m. talk show; in 2010, two years after he resigned the governorship after admitting to having patronized a prostitution ring, he led a short-lived show on CNN. It was cancelled in mid-2011.
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