Keith Olbermann announces new show: "Countdown"

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Keith Olbermann announcing he's leaving MSNBC, Jan. 21, 2011.
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(CBS) "We will bring you at 8 p.m. Eastern, 5 Pacific on the night of Monday, June 20, 2011, my new news hour, 'Countdown with Keith Olbermann,'" said Olbermann in a video announcement. "Hey, if it ain't broke, don't fix it."

(Watch the video announcement below.)

In early February, the New York Times reported that Olbermann had joined Current TV.

In the video announcement, Olbermann said, "I wanted to go somewhere I could expand on and enlarge upon the work I'd already done, a place where journalistic integrity and analytical honesty would never be comprised by corporate synergy. A place where no one would proclaim the ultimate dishonesty, that balancing a lie for every truth was somehow fair."

He quipped, "[Current TV] gave me a title, an equity stake and a pony."

Olbermann left MSNBC abruptly in late January, announcing during his final show that it was his final show.