(Reuters) - Television commentator Keith Olbermann has been fired by Current TV, the network's founders said on Friday, after just a year with the network.Read the rest here.
The founders of the public affairs TV channel, former U.S. Vice-President Al Gore and his business partner Joel Hyatt, announced Olbermann's departure in an open letter.
"Current was ... founded on the values of respect, openness, collegiality, and loyalty to our viewers. Unfortunately these values are no longer reflected in our relationship with Keith Olbermann and we have ended it," they said.
Current TV said Olbermann's one-hour primetime slot would be taken by former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, beginning on Friday.