update: My prediction was partly wrong. They talked about baseball a bit but mostly just had fun. Keith wore a grey suit and purple tie in the show opening but later changed into his orange-red jacket.
There was a comedy skit at the opening of the show, the interview, frisbee throwing at Secretariat and later models. You’ll not be able to unhear the silver dildo parts of the whole show.
I can’t say when the full show will be available on CBS but for non-US viewers here is one place to get the show if you missed it.
Keith will be in LA as a guest on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson today.
My predicion is he will talk about baseball, politics and maybe the Oscars. And maybe about a voiceover project he hinted at….
It looks like he could be the first guest.
The show starts 12.35 am ET. For overseas FOK that’s 5:35 am GMT / 6:35 am CET.
livestream for non-US fans: CBS
From tonight on Countdown will only be 60 minutes long. Keith reconsidered his decision of a 63 minute long show in favour of not overlapping with his friend Rachel after much dismay from fans of both of them as well as DVR problems.
Guests: Rep. Jim Clyburn D-SC, Andrew Kroll (Mother Jones), Matthew Hoh (Ex-Marine and State Dept official, Director, Afghanistan Study Group; Senior Fellow, Center for International Policy), Janeane Garofalo
Topics: Cantor, Kyl out of Debt Ceiling talks, Afghanistan speech, POTUS in NY on same-sex marriage debate, Georgia throwing out illegals, Barney Frank & Ron Paul cosponsored bill to leave marijuana laws to states.
Tweet of the Day (TOTD) makes it’s glorious return to Countdown
For all who don’t get Countdown: Clyburn on debt ceiling talks (also the best pot intro ever ), Kroll about the same topic, Time Marches On! (renamed because it doesn’t make sense without Matthews laugh), a segment with comment on same-sex marriage. and finally the all important pot discussion with Janeane Garofalo.
Keith got a second induction present today: a bracelet from Janeane Garofalo
Here is the second part of the Van Jones interview:
Ex-Marine and State Dept official there who quit over our Afghan policy. POTUS in NY as same-sex marriage debate crests
Tonight, Keith will be on The Late Show again. Not as an interviewee but reading the Top 10 List.
I will update this post afterwords. Still no word on his Conan cameo.
Here is a backstage pic (see purple tie )
Update: Letterman video.
And two new Contradictionaries are online:
Keith visited The Colbert Report yesterday (in a purple tie of course).
Stephen was very patient and understanding with the recovering TV anchor. He carefully reintroduced him to the cameras and microphone. Though Keith failed the math test, he was clearly the one with the pants on in this interview.
In addition, Keith did a video Special Comment on Weiner and the Democrats next to his new set:
More photos from Colbert, thanks to @ReasonVsFear:
Keith will announce more contributors next week. From this week on Keith will record in Countdown’s newsroom:
It allows for a nice backdrop and, as in this weeks Worst Persons, participation of the staff. The informal jeans are due to his still healing broken left foot in mandatory sneakers.
The transcripts are to be found directly underneath the video on the left side. You have to click on “Read Transcript” to show or hide it.
The new Word Storm is out:
The Contradictionary is a new feature where a new term or phrase is created before conservatives can. Or as the Countdown staff puts it “where we coin words and phrases that reveal truth about ridiculous political stances, fads, and phenomena.”
There are already two entries for the Contradictionary
I don’t know if this is going to be a weekly or daily feature.
Again: Be careful with the autoplay. Make sure to stop the video if you want to comment. Otherwise you will be sent to the next video.
Now to a feature that is growing on my graphic-loving fan mind the new Word Storm:
Again the explanation.
The Word Storm is a weekly feature, the result will be published on Friday.
(Don’t forget to check out the RSS-Feed. So far no video transcripts are available.)
But a fan cannot live without eye candy. Luckily plenty is provided.
Yesterday Keith was on The Late Show with David Letterman, a visit that was originally scheduled for last Wednesday.
This week, however, coincidentally was a much better choice. Not only could Keith promote his new “Countdown” show on Current TV but on monday GQ released an excerpt from the ESPN Book “Those Guys Have All The Fun” (coming out May 24).
And guess what? It’s an excerpt about Keith. What a timing! So Keith was already back in the heads of the people. However, they didn’t talk about the book but only his employment on several TV Stations, including ESPN.
Instead they focused on Keith leaving MSNBC, the Republican field of presidential candidates and of course Osama bin Laden’s death.
See MiniRtist for the video of the appearance. (If that doesn’t work try this one) Or watch a slightly longer version in two parts with Dave’s introduction.
Keith is entering to “Bittersweet” from Big Head Todd and The Monsters just like last year.
Here are some pictures from Keith himself, The Late Show and ReasonVsFear:
What will the promos for the new “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” look like? Here is a little preview of what will come:
More gems from the photoshoot: