Olbermann suspension ends Tuesday

FILE - This Feb. 23, 2009 file photo shows MSNBC talk show host Keith Olbermann in New York. MSNBC is putting its search for a third prime-time host on the back burner because its Keith Olbermann rerun is doing so well. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer, file)
November 7, 2010 6:55:21 PM PST
MSNBC says Keith Olbermann will be back on the air Tuesday, ending his suspension for violating NBC's rules against making political donations.

MSNBC's chief executive Phil Griffin said late Sunday that after several days of deliberation, he had determined that two days off the air was "an appropriate punishment for his violation of our policy."

The left-leaning cable network's most popular personality acknowledged donating $2,400 apiece to the campaigns of Kentucky Senate candidate Jack Conway and Arizona Reps. Raul Grijalva and Gabrielle Giffords. NBC News prohibits its employees from making political donations unless an exception is granted in advance by the network news president. In this case, Olbermann's bosses didn't know about them until being informed by a reporter.


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