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Keith Olbermann The Talk of TV Monday Night

The departure of Keith Olbermann from MSNBC Friday night sent shock-waves through the TV business, and it seems like just about everyone with their own show opted to weigh in on the matter last night.

Olbermann’s Fox News competitor, Bill O’Reilly, discussed the matter with Bernie Goldberg, without ever mentioning the MSNBC host by name:


On MSNBC, both Lawrence O’Donnell and Rachel Maddow paid tribute to their former colleague:

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Keith Olbermann Breaks his Twitter Silence

Since Keith Olbermann‘s announcement Friday that he will no longer be with MSNBC, everyone was left thinking, “So what now?”

At 3pmET yesterday, @keitholbermann tweeted:

At exactly 8 Eastern tonight I will issue my first tweet. Well, other than THIS one :)

And then…five hours later…@keitholbermann tweeted:

Citizens Of The Free World: Greetings! …….. (more to come) #FOK

Then he tweeted again minutes later:

My humble thanks to all Friends of Keith for the many kind words. The reports of the death of my career are greatly exaggerated #FOK

@keitholbermann then posted a Twitpic (right) and thanked his followers for making #FOK trending on Twitter.

And then he instructed his followers to do what most planned on doing anyway:

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The New ‘Early Show’ Team Takes on Craig Ferguson

The new “Early Show” team of Chris Wragge, Erica Hill, Jeff Glor and Marysol Castro made a group appearance on lasts night’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.”

Much like he did during Katie Couric‘s interview on the show last week, Ferguson asked the kind of “out there” questions he is known for. Luckily, the team was game:

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Katie Couric Dances With ‘Secretariat,’ Talks About Her Date with Bob Saget on Craig Ferguson’s Show

“CBS Evening News” anchor Katie Couric was a guest on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” last night, and it made for a memoerably bizarre segment.

Couric recalls a blind date she had with comedian Bob Saget (yes, really) she dances with Ferguson as two staffers dressed as Triple Crown-winning horse Secretariat enter from stage right, and she recalls a conversation she and Ferguson had after the 2008 White House Correspondents Association Dinner, which Ferguson hosted.

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The Video Wall: Beck, Stewart, Ferguson, KATU

> Glenn Beck doing impersonations of Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann.

> Jon Stewart‘s take on coverage of the Baucus health care plan and Sen. Olympia Snowe.

> Craig Ferguson discussing his appearance with Larry King.

> Nothing like ol’ cameraman vs. the-guy-who-does-not-want-to-be-filmed. A local TV cameraman for KATU in Oregon gets into it with the man he is filming. Here’s the full story.

Video Wall* below:

*Technology out of control

The Video Wall: Gupta, Batt, Matthews, Ferguson

> CNN’s Sanjay Gupta sits down with Stephen Colbert to talk about his new book.

> Joy Behar brings in Mad Men’s Bryan Batt (a.k.a. Salvatore Romano) and columnist Dan Savage to discuss gay discrimination on HLN.

> Chris Matthews on Rush Limbaugh during his “Morning Meeting” fill-in: “…at some point somebody’s going to jam a CO2 pellet into his head and hes going to explode like a giant blimp.” (?)

> CBS “Late Late Show” host Craig Ferguson mocks CNN, MSNBC, FNC and the current state of TV news. (Begins around 4:30)

Video Wall* below:

*What your kids’ TV will look like.

Williams and Letterman Talk Inauguration

williams_1-27.bmpNBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams was a guest last night on CBS’ Late Show with David Letterman, and the pair discussed the botched swearing in.

Williams described it as “Harvard vs. Harvard,” and had a theory as to why there may have been some tension between President Barack Obama and Chief Justice John Roberts.

“For the first time in American history, this was a chief justice swearing in a president who had voted against his confirmation,” said Williams. “So, here we have your natural tension.”

Williams wasn’t the only NBC’er to appear on the Tiffany Network last night — Chris Matthews was a guest on The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson.

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