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Keith Olbermann To Return To MSNBC?

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I knew things were bad over there. I had no idea they were this bad.

Joe Concha, Mediaite:

The apex of MSNBC’s 19-year existence was arguably its run during the 2008 presidential campaign… And leading the charge was the face of the network, Keith Theodore Olbermann…

A well-placed source now informs me that a meeting has been set between Olbermann and Lack to discuss his return to the network and his old 8:00 PM slot…

Said source indicates the impetus for the conversation is to jumpstart sagging ratings under [Chris] Hayes, which despite an Emmy win this year has been a consistent drag on the rest of primetime since launching on April Fools Day in 2013. At one point this year in May, the show averaged only 74k in the demo, making it the worst performing MSNBC program at 8:00 PM since 2005.

There are a lot of reasons I like my job, and now I have a new one: I’m not being forced to choose between Chris Hayes and Keith Olbermann.

How many months will Keith last at MSNBC this time? For that and all the other breaking Keith Olbermann news and opinion you need, keep checking back at KeithOlbermann.com!