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The Ticker: Olbermann, Schaap, Walters…

> Monday’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann, “The Year of the Special Comment,” was a replay of four commentaries. “This was an unintended path you and I traveled in 2006, the simple result of the confluence of events, the realization of what needed to be said on behalf of many who felt their voices ignored or stills, and most importantly, a matter-of-fact surprising realization that nobody else with a platform like mine was going to say any of this,” he said in the intro…

> Disney synergy: World News featured ESPN’s Jeremy Schaap, who reported on the Knicks-Nuggets basketball brawl. Schaap has reported for ABC News programs in the past, including both World News and Nightline…

> Jossip says Barbara Walters is “on her way to scoring an exclusive get” with Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez

> TV Week has a Q&A with Frontline series manager Jim Bracciale “about the program’s success and its philosophy about the awards process…”

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