Archive for Friday, July 21, 2000

Olbermann leaves ‘National Sports Report’ for weekly show

July 21, 2000

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— Keith Olbermann has left Fox Sports Net's "National Sports Report" to be the anchor and executive producer of a weekly sports show on the cable network.

"The Keith Olbermann Evening News" will air Sunday nights at 10 p.m. and midnight in each time zone, starting Aug. 6. "National Sports Report" is being dropped from Sundays.

The new program will open with a half-hour of the day's sports news. The rest of the hour will focus on the story of the week, with interviews and commentary.

Olbermann debuted on Fox Sports in January 1999, two months after it bought out the nearly two years remaining on his contract with MSNBC, which he had joined from ESPN.

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