Former MSNBC host and soon-to-be Current TV host Keith Olbermann announced a slew of new contributors to his program today.
They include Rolling Stone journalist Matt Taibbi, former Richard Nixon staffer John Dean, journalist Jeremy Scahill, actor Donald Sutherland and even astronomer Derrick Pitts, who Olbermann stressed will not be on to talk about politics, but other news of the day.
“Obviously we are going to have Derrick talk about the moon, rather than the days politics,” Olbermann said in a call this morning.
The announcement came just a day after Olbermann returned to his old stomping ground at 30 Rock to appear on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” Among other subjects, Olbermann talked about Rachel Maddow, who he says he hopes will be joining him at Current TV eventually:
More information on Olbermann’s new contributors, after the jump.