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Keith Olbermann Returning to His Roots

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    ESPN announced today that Keith Olbermann is returning to the company after a long hiatus away from the network. Mr. Olbermann will be hosting a late night sports show on ESPN2 titled "Olbermann." His previous time at ESPN from 1992-1997 ended acrimoniously, but that was quite a long time ago and the company seems ready to welcome him back with open arms.

    While most people know Keith Olbermann for his outspoken liberal views, he is and always has been a die hard sports fan and I have no doubt that he will build quite a following when he begins his show on August 26th. Mr. Olberman stated that he was "overwhelmed by the chance to begin anew with ESPN. I've been gone for 16 years and not one day in that time has passed without someone connecting me to the network. Our histories are indelibly intertwined and frankly I have long wished that I had the chance to make sure the totality of that story would be a completely positive one. I'm grateful to friends and bosses -- old and new -- who have permitted that opportunity to come to pass. I'm not going to waste it."

    Who else is looking forward to Mr. Olbermann's return to ESPN and what do you hope his show will be like?