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Filmmaker Michael Moore Joins New Olbermann Venture

Wednesday, 11 May 2011 08:40 PM

 

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Liberal news anchor Keith Olbermann has tapped filmmaker Michael Moore and comedian Richard Lewis as contributors for his upcoming Current TV program, the network said on Wednesday

Additionally, documentary filmmaker Ken Burns ("Baseball", and "The Civil War"), Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas and Nicole D. Lamoureux, executive director of the National Association of Free Clinics, will also be regular contributors to the new "Countdown", which premieres on June 20.

"I'm delighted and honored that so many of my friends -- who are not coincidentally among the top progressive and entertainment voices in the country today -- will be joining me as contributors to 'Countdown' on Current," Olbermann said.

"I hope these talented individuals, and the others we are to announce in these weeks before the premiere on June 20 will give viewers a sense of the strength and depth of the franchise we're assembling," Olbermann added.

Moore, the Oscar-winning maker of documentaries "Bowling for Columbine", "Sicko" and "Fahrenheit 9/11", was a frequent guest on Olbermann's MSNBC political evening show.

But he has since made headlines by denouncing the Obama administration's killing of Osama bin Laden in a raid on the al Qaeda leader's home in Pakistan.

Olbermann, whose "Countdown" show was the highest-rated program on MSNBC, quit the network abruptly in January without explanation.

(Editing by Jill Serjeant) (To read more about our entertainment news, visit our blog "Fan Fare" online at http://blogs.reuters.com/fanfare/)

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