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January 21st, 2011
10:06 PM ET

Keith Olbermann out of a job: Join the live chat

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Breaking news tonight, Keith Olbermann has ended his show "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" with MSNBC.  We've got all the TV insiders to talk about the developments, and much more in the program.

Scroll down to join the live chat during the program. It's your chance to share your thoughts on tonight's headlines. Keep in mind, you have a better chance of having your comment get past our moderators if you follow our rules.

Here are some of them:

1) Keep it short (we don't have time to read a "book")
2) Don't write in ALL CAPS (there's no need to yell)
3) Use your real name (first name only is fine)
4) No links
5) Watch your language (keep it G-rated; PG at worst - and that includes $#&*)


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soundoff (221 Responses)
  1. Karen, MN

    I find it interesting to hear advice coming from people who don't have teenagers. I have a feeling they would have a different view if they were parents.

    January 21, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  2. Nina

    OMG fountain lady again!

    Anderson, you are making her even more famous...

    January 21, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  3. Lori

    On the list twice! Whew! That takes talent.

    January 21, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  4. cicly

    hey; this is a big hit, the ridiculist thingy. i love it.

    January 21, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  5. Chicago Tom

    Keith Olbermann will be making his movie debut in a re-make of Network in which he will play Howard Beale. Sort of art imitating life.

    January 21, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  6. Emily

    Parents still have to parent and not sit their children in front of a TV!

    January 21, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  7. lisal -canada

    ? does this represent the teenage years? i missed a few chunks of typical teenage years – is this what i was missing? huh.

    January 21, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  8. Casey Jones - Las Vegas, NV

    I know it's been a "few" years since I've been a teenager.......all I can say is that I must have been asleep or something. I really think it's a stretch to believe that "most" teens behave in this manner (like what we saw). On the other hand, its absolutely hypocritical to deny that this kind of thing isn't happening.

    January 21, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  9. Nina

    I am unimpressed with this TV show.

    January 21, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  10. Kaytee

    "@Kaybee, your opinion of Rush is matched by my opinion of Olbermann."

    Yet Rush is still out there with racist and hateful garbage every single day. Yes, Kieth is extremely one sided, but he is not a racist or a lier, and you can't say that about Rush.

    January 21, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  11. CHARLIE

    If the viewers are under the age of consent the responsibility is towards the parents.

    January 21, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  12. Helen

    The U.S. version of "Skins" is definately too racy. This show is about sex, drugs, and other things for teenagers. And, teenagers should not be watching the show. The U.K. version of "Skins" is very good and better than the U.S, version. The U.K. Skins is not racy and it is good drama show.

    January 21, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  13. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    I think that they should be showing the teens how to behave such a failing society.

    January 21, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  14. Steven in Denver

    Rating the show "MA" is honey to teenagers. Glamorizing extramarital sex is just what we need, right?

    January 21, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  15. Lori

    I think this is not appropriate content for young teenagers. There are so many unsupervised kids these days with divorced parents who work. At the minimum, this type of program does not contribute to successful futures. Why don't they make programs about the Validictorians?

    January 21, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  16. Karen, MN

    Teenagers don’t need to be encouraged to act inappropriately. Even if the show isn’t for teenagers they will be watching. Parent can’t be everywhere all the time.

    January 21, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  17. Steve

    Godspeed Keith, Godspeed sir!

    January 21, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  18. cicly

    hey guys; thanx for a great friday – you pollsters rock. all the best.

    January 21, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  19. Kaytee

    "Seems to me that Olbermann might be the missing pc to a winning CNN line up. Just a thought."

    Great idea! He would be a great pick up for CNN!

    January 21, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  20. Nina

    Keith Obermann was brilliant

    January 21, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  21. Laura, KY

    @ Mike
    It would take a whole lot more to balance Fox!

    January 21, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  22. lisal -canada

    i remember once, as a very young teen, thinking that "i knew a lot about everything" because i was "informed" because "i watched a lot of tv"

    i remember thinking that what i saw was an accurate representation of the world

    the tv programs were a lot different then

    January 21, 2011 at 10:50 pm |
  23. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Yes, Skins goes too far for that!!!!

    January 21, 2011 at 10:50 pm |
  24. Heather - Spokane, WA

    MTV used to a cool network back in the 80's and early 90's, now it's just trash

    January 21, 2011 at 10:50 pm |
  25. Linda

    Keith Olbermann had brains and a backbone. He was our filter against the mental pollution of self-righteous, insanity such as Glenn Beck.

    January 21, 2011 at 10:50 pm |
  26. molly

    They're teenagers? If they're minors the show's on shaky ground.

    January 21, 2011 at 10:49 pm |
  27. Jennifer

    What a loss. Keith Olbermann's fact-based approach combined with great writing and comic sensibilities have consistently been a major hit for me. He always seems to be ahead of the curve in pointing out nuances of the major political-socio-and economic happenings and his "odd-ball" segment was a great humanizing, global mid-show break. In those times that Mr. Olbermann took the time to explicitly give context or "reel back" some of his previous statements– I always saw them as him stepping out of his way to be gracious and to Set An Example. There really is no adequate replacement at this point. CNN, you have gotten another viewer for the 8 o'clock hour.

    January 21, 2011 at 10:48 pm |
  28. Emily

    @Karen, MN,
    I don't get the attraction of 'The Bunny Ranch', either! It must be a male thing.

    January 21, 2011 at 10:48 pm |
  29. betty grandison

    I am very sad. I didn't even see the last show because we had guests. We watch in Barbados and I would like to say that I will never watch MSNBC again, but my husband has a say over our 1 TV. Keith is the only anchor on MSNBC whom I tired to see every night for years. Chris is too argumentative, Rachel gets too silly, Ed is too incendiary, and Lawrence is too. Well, one good thing is that I'll get to check out some of the other shows that are on at 8am now. Keith, I wish you the best. God bless you.

    January 21, 2011 at 10:47 pm |
  30. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    I'm sorry i was unable to participate tonight (phone call).

    Thankyou and Good night Anderson & Team 360. TGIF.

    Goodnight fellow writers, have a great weekend and stay safe and peaceful. TGIF

    See you all Monday.

    January 21, 2011 at 10:47 pm |
  31. Karen, MN

    The Bunny Ranch seems like a strange place. I don't get the attraction.

    January 21, 2011 at 10:46 pm |
  32. Susan

    Keith Obermann was the reason I tuned into MSNBC. I have since begun watching many on the lineup, yet, if the politics behind the broadcast is such that a man as smart as Keith Obermann is forced to make a choice, then perhaps I too need to rethinkg MSNBC.

    January 21, 2011 at 10:46 pm |
  33. Emily

    @Mike, formerly from Syracuse,
    I agree with you! I love the British accents, however, I think they also have a great sense of humor too.

    January 21, 2011 at 10:46 pm |
  34. Nina

    Cute dog... wonder if there was some help with it talking? Did not realize their voice and tongue could make those sounds!!!

    January 21, 2011 at 10:46 pm |
  35. Paula, Colorado

    The dog is adorable.

    January 21, 2011 at 10:46 pm |
  36. Casey Jones - Las Vegas, NV

    @Emily. Given the appropriate circumstances, I would definitely consider going. Why not? There really isn't a way to draw a line of commonality on the subject of who goes and who doesn't however.

    January 21, 2011 at 10:45 pm |
  37. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    I love "The shot" Husky dog Misha howls good!!! Cool shot, I love husky dog! Awwww!!!

    Brazil is so way cool is number one and ours is number 5!!!! LOL!!! Anderson and Isha!!! 🙂

    January 21, 2011 at 10:45 pm |
  38. Helen

    The talking dog-segment was amwsome and cool. I laughed when Anderson was trying to imitate the howling, taking-dog.

    January 21, 2011 at 10:45 pm |
  39. CHARLIE

    Can't wait for fountain lady # 2
    I think this might be another joke story as Andersson spends time with Piers and picks up UK humor.

    January 21, 2011 at 10:45 pm |
  40. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    "A talkng dog, well, that beats all!"

    January 21, 2011 at 10:45 pm |
  41. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    I think Brits are cool just because of their accents.

    January 21, 2011 at 10:45 pm |
  42. Emily

    That was a cool video! What a cute dog.

    January 21, 2011 at 10:44 pm |
  43. Karen, MN

    That dog is adorable. "I love you". How sweet!

    January 21, 2011 at 10:44 pm |
  44. lisal -canada

    aawwwwwww – luv the pups eyes too – striking

    now THAT is cool!!

    January 21, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  45. Heather - Spokane, WA

    What a beautiful dog!

    January 21, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  46. Lori

    I wish I could teach my do to say I Love You.

    January 21, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  47. Mary

    I am so disappointed to hear that they let Keith Olbermann go at MSNBC, he was the only reason I watched that network. Now that he is not there Fox network can air their agenda without anyone knowing if it is true or not, Keith kept on them.
    I hope Keith finds another job at a good network and I will be watching him and no longer watching anything on MSNBC.

    January 21, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  48. CHARLIE

    ok I fell for it.
    It was a fake list 🙂

    January 21, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  49. Lori

    I agree with Isha Sasay! and Anderson. Where are the Brits?

    January 21, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  50. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    @jerry, Amen. But it will take a lot to balance MSNBC.

    January 21, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
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