NBC Confirms Olbermann Off NBC Football Games

Neil Best of NEWSDAY and Richard Deitsch of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED have confirmed that Keith Olbermann will not appear on NBC’s “Football Night In America” broadcasts this season. Best reported:

Keith Olbermann confirmed out at NBC Football Night In America

NBC has confirmed that Keith Olbermann will not be on its “Football Night in America” show this season.

The move was initiated not by NBC Sports but by NBC News, which wanted Olbermann to focus exclusively on his job as host of his own show on MSNBC.

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NBC Takes Olbermann Off Sunday NFL Broadcasts

Multiple media and network television sources confirmed to me Thursday that Keith Olbermann will not appear on NBC’s Football Night In America Sunday evening NFL broadcasts this season.

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Some members of the FNIA cast and crew were made aware of the news Monday at a preseason production meeting in New York City. Afterwards, the cast and crew adjourned to Yankee Stadium to watch the Yankees-Blue Jays game. Read more…