Keith Olbermann

  • Aired:  06/15/11
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Keith Olbermann refuses to acknowledge Bill O'Reilly's victory and doesn't miss having to shave every day. (6:36)

>> Stephen: BELL COME BACK --

WELCOME BACK, EVERYBODY.

MY GUEST TONIGHT HAS HAD TV

SHOWS ON ESPN, MSNBC AND NOW

CURRENT TV.

I'M INTERVIEW HIM QUICK BEFORE

HE IS ON ANIMAL PLANET.

PLEASE WELCOME KEITH OLBERMAN.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

WHOO!

BOOM, BOOM, BOOM!

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

WHAT IS UP, MY MAN.

GOOD TO SEE YOU.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

GOOD TO SEE YOU AGAIN, KEITH.

>> GOOD TO SEE YOU, CONGRESSMAN.

>> Stephen: THANK YOU.

SIR, WELCOME BACK.

>> THANK YOU KINDLY.

>> Stephen: TO TELEVISION.

THE CAMERAS ARE THE BIG THING.

I KNOW.

>> Stephen: SPEAK SLOWLY AND

CLEARLY INTO THE MIC.

>> I'VE MISSED IT SO MUCH.

>> Stephen: IS THIS YOUR FIRST

APPEARANCE ON TELEVISION.

>> NO, I WAS ON SOMEBODY ELSE'S

SHOW.

>> Stephen: LET'S SAY THIS IS

YOUR FIRST APPEARANCE ON

TELEVISION.

>> MEANINGFUL TELEVISION.

>> Stephen: ABSOLUTELY.

LET'S SEE IF YOU STILL GOT IT.

>> YOU TRIED TO TAKE IT FROM ME

I REMEMBER THAT AFTER THE LAST

SHOW --

>> Stephen: ALL RIGHT.

LET'S SEE IF YOU STILL GOT IT

FROM MY FRIEND.

HOW MANY DAYS HAS BUSH DECLARED

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.

>> A LOT.

>> Stephen: 2998.

>> I HAVE TO USE IT UNTIL

MONDAY.

>> Stephen: HOW LONG SINCE

YOU'VE BEEN ON THE AIR?

>> SINCE I HAVE BEEN ON HAVEN'T

BEEN?

>> Stephen: SINCE THE LAST

TIME?

>> JANUARY 21.

>> Stephen: HOW MANY DAYS,

KEITH.

>> LET'S SEE, NINE IN JANUARY.

>> Stephen: 145.

>> I'VE ENJOYED EVERY ONE OF

THEM.

>> Stephen: WHAT ARE YOU BEEN

DOING WITH YOURSELF?

>> I'VE BEEN AN EXECUTIVE.

I'VE BEEN IN CHARGE OF SETTING

UP THE NEW SHOW.

>> Stephen: YOU ARE A SUIT

NOW.

>> I'M A SUIT NOW.

>> Stephen: A ROBERT REDFORD

THING A TIE AND JEANS.

>> SOMEBODY HAD TO WEAR SOME

PANTS.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

>> Stephen: IT'S VERY COOLING

AND REFRESHING.

[LAUGHTER]

HAS IT BEEN PAINFUL IN THE LAST

145 DAYS TO LIVE WITH THE

KNOWLEDGE THAT BILL O'REILLY

WON?

[LAUGHTER]

BECAUSE O'REILLY STAYED ON THE

AIR AND YOU WENT OFF THE AIR.

AND SO, I MEAN, LET'S FACE IT

YOU WERE IN A FEUD, HE JACKED

YOU SO HARD YOU LANDED IN

CURRENT TV.

>> WELL, NECESSARY RESPONSIBLE

IN LARGE PART FOR MY PROMOTION

AND MY RAISE.

YES, IF I WANT TO GIVE HIM THE

VICTORY GO RIGHT AHEAD.

>> Stephen: YOU ARE BACK.

YOU ARE THE COMEBACK KID BUT

THAT IMPLIES YOU LOST.

ARE YOU MAN ENOUGH TO SAY

O'REILLY WON?

>> NO, OF COURSE NOT.

>> Stephen: YOU LEFT THE

PLAYING FIELD.

YOU FOR FITTED.

>> OKAY.

>> Stephen: DO YOU UNDERSTAND

SPORTS?

>> NOT REALLY, NO, OBVIOUSLY.

THAT'S WHY I LEFT SPORTS.

>> Stephen: TELL ME ABOUT

CURRENT TV.

IS IT DEDICATED TO ELECTRICITY

OR IS IT ABOUT TINY RAISINS?

>> WE DO A WHOLE SERIES ON

TELSA.

THE BAND SON THE AIR.

WE HAVE OUR SERIES.

THERE'S A WHOLE AC/DC THEME

THROUGHOUT THE DAY.

>> Stephen: HAVE YOU MISSED

BEING ON TELEVISION?

THERE'S BEEN HUGE STORIES OVER

THE LAST 145 DAYS.

>> LIKE WHAT?

SOMETHING --

>> Stephen: WE'RE AT WAR WITH

ANOTHER COUNTRY IN THE LAST 145

DAYS.

HAVE YOU MISSED REPORTING ON

THAT?

>> UNFORTUNATELY WE'RE ALWAYS AT

WAR WITH ANOTHER COUNTRY, AREN'T

WE?

SERIOUSLY --

>> Stephen: NO.

>> OKAY.

>> Stephen: HAVE YOU MISSED

BEING ON TV?

>> NOT PARTICULARLY.

IT'S NICE.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO SHAVE EVERY

DAY.

IF I DIDN'T THINK I WAS GOING TO

BE BACK ON TV EVENTUALLY I'M

SURE I WOULD HAVE MISSEDnb IT.

THERE'S ALWAYS ANOTHER ANTHONY

WEINER COMING DOWN THE LINE

HERE.

THERE'S ALWAYS ANOTHER STORY.

THE ONLY THING THAT ENDED IN THE

LAST 145 DAYS WAS BIN LADEN'S

HEART

HEARTBEAT.

EVERYTHING ELSE THERE'S ANOTHER

STORY COMING DOWN THE LINE.

>> Stephen: THAT WAS A BIG

STORY.

YOU DIDN'T GET TO COVER IT.

>> I'M SURE THERE WILL BE OTHER

BIG STORIES.

>> Stephen: CURRENT TV IS WHAT

CHANNEL IN EVERY CITY?

>> WE'RE 103 HERE IN MANHATTAN

AND 37-SOMETHING ON DISH.

358 ON DIRECT.

>> Stephen: IS AL GORE'S

NETWORK.

>> AL GORE IS MY BOSS.

>> Stephen: HOW MANY OF YOUR

CAMERAS RUN BY WIND POWER.

>> THE ONE I USE DIRECTLY,

THAT'S HAND CRANKED.

I HAVE TO HIT IT UNDER THE DESK.

>> Stephen: DO YOU HAVE

EDITORIAL CONTROL?

>> YES, I DO.

>> Stephen: DID YOU NOT HAVE

EDITORIAL CONTROL BEFORE?

>> I I KIND OF DID BUT NOW I DO.

>> Stephen: THIS IS THE

COUNTDOWN WITH KEITH OLBERMAN

2.0?

WERE YOU IN ANYWAY FETORRED AT

MSNBC THAT YOU WILL NOT BE NOW?

>> I THINK IT WAS COMING TO THAT

I'M NOT GOING TO SAY THEY SHUT

ME DOWN.

>> Stephen: WHY ARE YOU SO

HARD TO WORK WITH?

[LAUGHTER]

YOU ARE UNIVERSALLY REGARDED AS

INSANE.

[LAUGHTER]

WHY ARE YOU SO DIFFICULT, YOU

KEEP LEAVING PLACES.

>> TO GET BETTER JOBS.

WHAT IS INSANE ABOUT THAT?

I'VE HAD NINE FULL TIME EMPLOYER

S IN MY CAREER AND THREE

OF THEM REHIRED ME SO A THIRD OF

THEM BROUGHT ME BACK.

>> Stephen: IMPRESSIVE.

YOU ARE ONE FOR THREE.

>> THAT'S RIGHT.

>> Stephen: WHERE DO YOU FALL

IN THE LINEUP OF CURRENT TV?

>> AS WE MOVE TOWARDS BEING ALL

NEWS AND INFORMATION AND OPINION

AND COMONT TEARY I'M THE FIRST

SHOW.

AND THEN THERE'S GOING TO BE

OTHER SHOWS THAT WILL BE

SOMEWHAT SIMILAR TO MINE IN THE

FUTURE.

>> Stephen: IT'S GOING TO BE

WALL-TO-WALL KEITH OLBERMAN.

>> OATH THREE HOURS A DAY.

RIGHT AFTER OUR SHOW IS THE

DOCUMENTARY SERIES VANGUARD

WHICH IS SAY SUPERIOR PROGRAM

THAT HAS WON A LOT OF AWARDS, A

LOT OF INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMMING

AND ALMOST NO PRISON

DOCUMENTARIES.

>> Stephen: THAT IS ONE THING

MSNBC IS GOING TO HAVE ON YOU.

ON A FRIDAY NIGHT THERE'S

NOTHING LIKE BETTER THAN

WATCHING 72 HOURS OF CRUEL

BEATING AND SODOMY.

KEITH OLBERMAN THANKS FOR COMING

ON.

"COUNTDOWN WITH KEITH OLBERMAN"

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