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Anybody else here miss Kieth Olbermann right now as much as I do? (Original Post) marble falls Aug 2018 OP
Not having KO Armymedic88 Aug 2018 #1
The most erudite commentary. BSdetect Aug 2018 #2
No and I used to watch him every night Bradshaw3 Aug 2018 #3
Yes. Great writer with a biting wit Funtatlaguy Aug 2018 #4
Yep, miss him......... MyOwnPeace Aug 2018 #5
Yes, Jon! Laffy Kat Aug 2018 #7
I was going to add Jon. Almost brings a tear to my eye. Hamlette Aug 2018 #16
I was think about that last night. Laffy Kat Aug 2018 #6
yes i miss Keith. And ..... I MISS DAVID LETTERMAN trueblue2007 Aug 2018 #8
I miss him, too! donkeypoofed Aug 2018 #9
I'd be thrilled to have Keith back. Totally Tunsie Aug 2018 #10
Also .... Toorich Aug 2018 #11
+1 Mr.Bill Aug 2018 #32
George Carlin would loved to have been around for this Submariner Aug 2018 #12
oh geez bdamomma Aug 2018 #44
Yes I do miss him. gibraltar72 Aug 2018 #13
Yes. He was great on MSNBC and drew a huge audience. Vinca Aug 2018 #14
Yes! LyndaG Aug 2018 #15
Back .Doing ,Features for ESPN ProfessorGAC Aug 2018 #17
Yes, indeed MLAA Aug 2018 #18
Nope not really flibbitygiblets Aug 2018 #19
On nights like tonight it would be like poetry. n/t Mr. Sparkle Aug 2018 #20
I do miss Keith. Different Drummer Aug 2018 #21
For sure. But, he called it a year ago. On his last GQ spot, Volaris Aug 2018 #22
Kieth kept me sane during Bush years. My kids were raised by watching his special comments Pepsidog Aug 2018 #23
Big Time! I also miss Martin Bashir. nt COLGATE4 Aug 2018 #24
NO leftofcool Aug 2018 #25
KO got Rachel Maddow on MSNBC flyingfysh Aug 2018 #26
I remember the first time she subbed for Keith Rhiannon12866 Aug 2018 #29
Yes, very much. dewsgirl Aug 2018 #27
Baseball is the first priority tirebiter Aug 2018 #28
Yes. But MSNBC has his former GF, Katy Tur, on daily. eom Mike Rows His Boat Aug 2018 #30
Please. sellitman Aug 2018 #31
A few weeks? Do more research. What an odd post. nt USALiberal Aug 2018 #37
Not literally a few weeks. sellitman Aug 2018 #42
8 Years at MSNBC! Not weeks, not months, 8 years. nt USALiberal Aug 2018 #47
Maybe ask Maddow to help .... Shoonra Aug 2018 #33
Keith trayfoot Aug 2018 #34
Patiently taking his time to listen to his guests until they were done. question everything Aug 2018 #35
YES i very much miss him bluestarone Aug 2018 #36
The best! MSNBC should put him on in the 11:00 slot njhoneybadger Aug 2018 #38
Just give him a half hour like the show he did on Al Gore's network. marble falls Aug 2018 #40
He helped me make it through bush years, but he got stale and started Hoyt Aug 2018 #39
If for no other reason than this ... marble falls Aug 2018 #41
Keith in many of his shows bdamomma Aug 2018 #43
Yes malaise Aug 2018 #45
Yep. Pure pleasure! marble falls Aug 2018 #46
I really miss the Countdown format too! Greybnk48 Aug 2018 #48

Bradshaw3

(7,594 posts)
3. No and I used to watch him every night
Wed Aug 22, 2018, 04:28 PM
Aug 2018

He was my favorite too and I had to watch his show more than any other. But he bailed for no good reason, as he has at about every job he has had. We didn't need him to quit when he did; he needed to stay and fight. I'm not going to place trust in him again.

Hamlette

(15,415 posts)
16. I was going to add Jon. Almost brings a tear to my eye.
Wed Aug 22, 2018, 05:44 PM
Aug 2018

My strongest memory of Jon is him telling Fox to "go fuck yourself". Here at 3 minutes 7 seconds. Worth a watch.



And my all time favorite 2 minutes of TV and comedy ever

Totally Tunsie

(10,885 posts)
10. I'd be thrilled to have Keith back.
Wed Aug 22, 2018, 04:54 PM
Aug 2018

His ups have been welcomed and his downs disappointing, but
I miss his wit and wisdom.

Vinca

(50,408 posts)
14. Yes. He was great on MSNBC and drew a huge audience.
Wed Aug 22, 2018, 05:25 PM
Aug 2018

Guess he was cranky behind the scenes, but they should have overlooked it and kept him on.

Volaris

(10,330 posts)
22. For sure. But, he called it a year ago. On his last GQ spot,
Wed Aug 22, 2018, 06:21 PM
Aug 2018

He said basicly, that NOW we know that Trump will be impeached/removed/indicted, and while it might be fun to keep doing this between now and then, it's also useless...cause NOW we know what's gonna happen.

The man called it a year ago.

flyingfysh

(1,990 posts)
26. KO got Rachel Maddow on MSNBC
Wed Aug 22, 2018, 06:51 PM
Aug 2018

At first, she was doing stories for his show. She got moved to her own show (I think KO had something to do with that), and the rest is history.

Rhiannon12866

(209,477 posts)
29. I remember the first time she subbed for Keith
Wed Aug 22, 2018, 07:04 PM
Aug 2018

I was already familiar with her from her Air America radio show. She started off very nervous and those of us on DU were watching in real time and rooting her on. By the end of the show, she had found her voice and the rest really is history. She's the one making headlines now, but she started with the support of KO. He was always must-see-TV.

sellitman

(11,621 posts)
31. Please.
Wed Aug 22, 2018, 07:10 PM
Aug 2018

He is a sanctimonious loud mouth who can't work a job for more than a few weeks before he gets in trouble with everyone he had ever worked for. I love Rachel &; Lawrence the best.

Shoonra

(525 posts)
33. Maybe ask Maddow to help ....
Wed Aug 22, 2018, 07:13 PM
Aug 2018

On TV, at least, Rachel Maddow seemed very compatible with Keith. As the prime attraction on MSNBC, she can persuade the network producers to bring him back to the stable.
Please, please, please.

question everything

(47,834 posts)
35. Patiently taking his time to listen to his guests until they were done.
Wed Aug 22, 2018, 07:19 PM
Aug 2018

After all, he had a whole hour. As opposed to Matthews and, on occasions, others, who ask a question and immediately interrupt them.

 

Hoyt

(54,770 posts)
39. He helped me make it through bush years, but he got stale and started
Wed Aug 22, 2018, 07:53 PM
Aug 2018

demanding too much.

I would like those who enjoy him to have the opportunity to watch though.

Greybnk48

(10,213 posts)
48. I really miss the Countdown format too!
Thu Aug 23, 2018, 09:08 PM
Aug 2018

It was such a cool show. Fast, witty, and incredible informative. I loved it and always miss it.

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