Not even one business day after suspending MSNBC's Countdown host, funnyman and anchor Keith Olbermann, the ties at NBC have capitulated to the clamor for Keith's immediate reinstatement. He will be back for his post-suspension debut on Tuesday evening at 8pm -- real must-see TV!
Keith was alleged to have exercised his Constitutional rights by making small campaign contributions to three Congressional candidates. And exercising his rights under U.S. labor laws as well. MSNBC President Phil Griffin said that a two-day vacation and massive support and love demonstrated for Mr. Obermann, who has risen to the top of MSNBC ratings as an anchor and was beating Anderson Cooper of the AC 360 circus on CNN in his rebroadcasts just one hour after their original airings at 10pm[until Lawrence O'Donnell recently took over that time slot] and was threatening Fox dominance, was "punishment" enough. Olbermann went from astute sports anchor to leading and often controversial news anchor and commentator. He took the industry by storm, to say the least, and this event can only catapult his career even further. No harm there!