Countdown with Keith Olbermann Image
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  • Summary: Keith Olbermann moves his weekday news show to Current TV.
  • Genre(s): Talk & Interview, News
Score distribution:
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  1. Reviewed by: Matt Zoller Seitz
    Jun 23, 2011
    70
    These are production issues that will fix themselves in time. Olbermann was back. He jumped right back into the thick of things. And he was very, very good.
  2. Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    Jun 23, 2011
    60
    Olbermann is still Olbermann: left-leaning, punctuated by ironic humor, veering into bombast, and underpinned by sincerity. You'll just need to look a little harder in the far reaches of cable to find him.
  3. Reviewed by: Mary McNamara
    Jun 23, 2011
    50
    Certainly Olbermann is refreshing, and singular, in the clarity of his mission, which is to defend the liberal point of view with the same sort of take-no-prisoners rhetoric that conservative pundits like Bill O'Reilly have wielded so effectively. But the blatant uber-medianess of his persona seems, at times, in direct conflict with that belief that "the weakest citizen is more important than the strongest corporation."
  4. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    Jun 27, 2011
    50
    This Countdown isn't terribly televisual and might gain in force and intimacy if it were transferred straight to radio, though it would suffer from the loss of light-hearted video clips that serve to cleanse the palate of bile.
  5. Reviewed by: David Zurawik
    Jun 23, 2011
    40
    I suspect Olbermann could build it out exponentially. But for that to happen, Gore or someone is going to have to rein Olbermann in on reckless and self-indulgent attack segments like the last one with Moulitsas.
  6. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Jun 23, 2011
    40
    Countdown has transported itself from MSNBC to Current without major incident or much innovation.
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