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Keith Olbermann Timeline
1980Doesn't drive because of a loss of depth perception caused by a head injury. In 1980, he hit his head on the top of a subway door while running into the waiting car.
1989Is a huge fan of comedy, frequently referencing Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding, "The Simpsons" (1989), "Monty Python" and George Carlin (the inspiration for his trademark "Worst Person in the World" segment) as well as more obscure sources such as Bill Hicks and "The Kids in the Hall". His favorite sitcom of all time is the BBC series "The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin" (1976).
1990Since making amends with ESPN, he has emerged back on ESPN's Dan Patrick radio show. Olbermann shares a daily one-hour segment with Patrick that they call "The Big Show." It is a reference to a time, in the mid-1990s, when Olbermann and Patrick were the staple anchors of ESPN Sportscenter's most important time slot, 11p.m., East Coast time.
1990During a period in the mid-1990s, Olbermann appeared in a series of Boston Market advertisements, in which he would instruct a group of underweight models to "Eat something!".
1999Is a fan of "Family Guy" (1999) and did a voice for the episode "It Takes a Village Idiot, and I Married One". He has since become good friends with Seth MacFarlane.
2003In a technique similar to that of former CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite in connection to the Iran Hostage Crisis, Olbermann finishes his program by counting the days since May 1, 2003, the day that President George W. Bush declared the end of "major combat operations" in Iraq under a banner that read "Mission Accomplished".
2004In 2004, was voted #1 sexiest male newscaster by Playgirl magazine.
2005Since beginning Countdown's "Worst Person in the World" segment in July 2005, Olbermann has given rival Fox News host Bill O'Reilly the dubious honor (repeatedly).
2008Claimed that he did not vote in the 2008 Presidential election.
2008In November 2008, it was announced that Olbermann had signed a four-year contract extension worth an estimated $30 million.
2010Before the 2010 Massachusetts special election, Olbermann called Republican candidate Scott Brown "an irresponsible, homophobic, racist, reactionary, ex-nude model, Tea Bagging supporter of violence against women, and against politicians with whom he disagrees". He apologized shortly after the statement.
2010Keith Olbermann's father, Theodore, died on March 13, 2010 of complications from colon surgery in September 2009. His mother also died months before.
2010Suspended indefinitely without pay by MSNBC after it learned that he contributed money to three Democrat candidates for the House of Representatives in the 2010 elections, a violation of the MSNBC contribution disclosure policy. The suspension was ended, and Olbermann resumed hosting 9 November 2010, after a petition circulated and was signed by over 250,000 supporters. [5 November 2010]
2011Has departed from MSNBC [January 20, 2011].
2011Hired by Al Gore's Current TV [February 9, 2011].