Not that anyone who omits Current TV from their regular TV viewing would notice (and that’s talking about most people), but word on the Old Media Street is that the love affair between Al Gore’s Current TV and their prized anchor Keith Olbermann may have soured – to the point of Olby becoming an on-air no-show during next month’s all-important primary election coverage:
Olbermann “is not scheduled to anchor Current’s coverage of the Iowa caucus or the New Hampshire primary in January;” the network has placed anchors Cenk Uygur and Jennifer Granholm in that position, along with the head of the network, Al Gore. And despite having been hired to be a part of special reports, as well, Olbermann has not been around. What’s more, Olbermann’s program will actually not run on Monday, January 2 and in its stead will be a two-hour Iowa caucus preview hosted by Uygur.
This should come as no surprise, given that Mr. Olbermann has done for Current TV’s audience numbers what the Black Death once did for Europe’s population ones. But you could also say it’s hardly remarkable because it’s simply Olby being Olby.