Countdown With Keith Olbermann

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Countdown is a news program featuring Keith Olbermann as he covers the news stories of the day. Olbermann focuses on the world of politics, and he brings his moderate look at each story to the program. If you want to watch programming that does not have a party spin on it, you can tune in to this former sports anchor who has taken over the world of politics on MSNBC. As Olbermann counts down the most interesting stories of the day, you can get caught up with current events in a matter of a few minutes.

Weekdays 8:00 PM et/pt on Current TV
2 Seasons, 147 Episodes
June 20, 2011
Cast: Keith Olbermann
Countdown With Keith Olbermann

Countdown With Keith Olbermann Full Episode Guide

  • Keith and Adam Gabbatt, reporter for the Guardian, discuss the violent scene at Zuccotti Park during today's Day of Action events and how the recent raid led by Mayor Bloomberg only served to grow support for the movement.

  • Political activist Tom Hayden connects Occupy Wall Street to the recent defeat of Mississippi's Personhood Amendment, the union-busting bill in Ohio and the recall election in Arizona.

  • Daily Kos founder and publisher Markos Moulitsas discusses the national importance of the Ohio defeat for the Republican Party's anti-union agenda.

  • Keith and Sgt. Shamar Thomas - the U.S. Marine Corps veteran who made headlines for his confrontation with NYPD at Occupy Times Square on Oct. 15 - discuss his experience at the NYC Occupy rally on Oct. 26, where he was struck by the NYPD

  • Find out why Herman Cain is WORSE; Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin is WORSER; and Bill O'Reilly is the WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD for Oct. 26, 2011.

  • Keith and activist/filmmaker Michael Moore discuss how the Occupy movement takes issue with both Democrats and Republicans for accepting campaign contributions from the same companies responsible for the recession.

  • Keith and Nia-Malika Henderson, "Countdown" contributor and national reporter for The Washington Post, analyze the petty infighting at the GOP debate in Las Vegas on Oct. 18.

  • Find out why Harold Camping is worse; Michele Bachmann and Ed Rollins are worser; and Herman Cain is the Worst Person In the World for Oct. 18, 2011.

  • The Nation's John Nichols and Sen. Bernie Sanders discuss the importance of unions and social welfare programs in this country as a boost to the middle class and a check against the power of multinational corporations.

  • Keith and Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva continue to discuss his job-boosting bill, the "Border Infrastructure and Jobs Act of 2011."

  • Keith Olbermann discusses the latest on the top Republican presidential hopefuls with Markos Moulitsas, founder and publisher of "Daily Kos," and a "Countdown" Contributor.

  • Guest host David Shuster sits down with Deepak Chopra to discuss why President Obama's compromise strategy may succeed.

  • David Shuster calls on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to immediately sign legislation that ensures rape victims don't get billed for their own rape kits. The bill has been sitting on Christie's desk for nearly ten weeks.

  • David Shuster, sitting in for Keith Olbermann, discusses Obama and the GOP candidates with Christina Bellantoni, associate politics editor for "Roll Call."

  • "Politico" reporter Ken Vogel on how Republicans are using millions from "Super PACs" to fund attack ads and an update on the Republican race.

  • Barack Obama's advisers are planning to use George W. Bush's playbook from the 2004 election against John Kerry in their efforts to discredit Mitt Romney, "Politico" reports.

  • Markets dropped sharply on Monday following economic policy triage by the U.S. and Europe.

  • In a Countdown exclusive, Keith talks with Donald Vance, a Navy veteran and former contractor in Iraq, who's suing Donald Rumsfeld. Vance says he was tortured by the U.S. military for 97 days at Camp Cropper in Baghdad.

  • The Senate Intelligence Committee voted to extend a wide-ranging surveillance law targeting foreigners overseas. But Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden says he will halt the measure unless the public is told about the law's impact on people living in the US.

  • President Obama signed legislation on Tuesday that raises the nation's debt ceiling and cuts trillions of dollars in spending. Keith speaks with former Vice President and Current TV Chairman Al Gore about what's next for the country.

  • Keith's Special Comment covers the "four great hypocrisies" of the debt deal and the necessity of taking the governance of this nation back from politicians.

  • Find out why cemetery-snooping Texas Congressman John Culberson and an ultra-paranoid Glenn Beck make the short list, while Newt "Full of Shirt" Gingrich's wins the title "Worst Person in the World" for July 28, 2011.

  • Rep. Peter King held more prejudice-driven hearings on Muslim radicalization in America today, this time focused on U.S. recruiting by Al-Shabaab, a terrorist organization operating extensively in Somalia.

  • Learn why Keith gives the bronze medal to Fox News' Martha McCallum, the silver to 'flunkie' Rush Limbaugh, and "Worst Person in the World" distinctions to Congressman and "Twidiot" Billy Long of Missouri for July 26, 2011.

  • President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner tried for weeks to hatch a deficit-cutting deal that would fix the U.S.'s budget problems. On Friday, the effort collapsed.

  • Find out why Congressman Allen West is WORSE, Sarah Palin is WORSER, and casino boss (as well as amateur economist) Steve Wynn is the WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD for July 21, 2011.

  • The so-called "Climate-Gate" controversy -- in which e-mails about Global Warming were stolen from researchers at Britain's University of East Anglia.

  • A new bipartisan plan to solve the financial crisis emerged from the Senate - one that appears to be gaining traction on Capitol Hill.

  • Find out why truth-fearing ex-Ohio State Representative Robert Mecklenborg is WORSE, Michele Bachmann is WORSER, and "thug"-obsessed Senator John Kasich is the WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD.

  • Because even the right wing provides occasional comic relief, Janeane Garofalo -- actress, comedienne, raconteur, and "man about town" -- joins Keith to discuss Michele Bachmann's "shoots-pahs" and the cancellation of the Tea Party Freedom Jamboree.

  • See why low-selling author Ann Coulter is WORSE, cold-hearted Cynthia Davis is WORSER and a misguided Minnesota senator is the WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD for July 13, 2011.

  • Keith recalls his own days working for News Corp, and urges other former FOX-ers to come out

  • Keith's Special Comment: (Part 1 of 2) Even under extreme pressure to cut Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, President Obama must firmly fulfill his obligation to take care of the least of our fellow Americans.

  • In baseball's biggest courtroom case this century, jury selection begins in the trial of once adored, now humiliated major league pitcher Roger Clemens. Keith with outspoken Houston Chronicle sports columnist Richard Justice.

  • See why a Mexican inmate's wife is Worse, members of the New York City Sanitation Department are Worser, and The Pentagon is the Worst Person in the World for July 5, 2011.

  • See why City Councilman Joe Stagni is Worse, Lou Dobbs is Worser, and Glenn Beck alone earns the title Worst Person in the World for June 30, 2011.

  • The Huffington Post's Ryan Grim assesses President Obama's June 29 press conference.

  • Ryan Grim of the Huffington Post joins Keith to discuss how an academic argument about the debt ceiling is suddenly being converted to a political one -- involving the Constitution. Did someone Google, "Fix the debt ceiling?"

  • Senator Bernie Sanders on Debt Talks.

  • Cameron Cayaban fined for slapping a seal; Governor Chris Christie of NJ for being critical of Obama's approach to debt ceiling; Beck for his Santorum "kiss" comments

  • Keith continues his talk with Van Jones, who -- after over a year of malicious personal insinuations and accusations by Fox News -- has decided to threaten the news organization with legal action.

  • Learn why pimping professor David Flory is the "Worst Person in the World."

  • Get an extra inning of insight with Keith Olbermann and DailyKos founder Markos Moulitsas.

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'Countdown' and Out: Why Olbermann Quit MSNBC

Following an abrupt departure from MSNBC Friday, Keith Olbermann has been uncharacteristically soft spoken about his reasons for leaving the "Countdown."

During his final sign-off, MSNBC wished their most popular commentator well in his new endeavors while a brief statement from the company simply noted the “two sides had ended their contract.”

The peaceful peace-out seemed eerily quiet for a show known to stir up controversy and political passion.