Keith Olbermann and MSNBC have ended their contract, according to a statement from MSNBC. The last episode of "Countdown" will air this evening, Friday, January 21.This news is a little stunning, yet it isn't entirely surprising, given Comcast's recent takeover of MSNBC. Guesses are that Rachel Maddow is next, but we'll see what happens in the coming days and weeks.
MSNBC's statement reads as follows:
MSNBC and Keith Olbermann have ended their contract. The last broadcast of "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" will be this evening. MSNBC thanks Keith for his integral role in MSNBC's success and we wish him well in his future endeavors.