The discredited former anchor is about to return to NBC broadcasting after a suspension by the network.
Though top brass at the network made it seem for a while like he might be able to hold onto his chair, former NBC News anchor Brian Williams ultimately wasn't.
Keith Olbermann didn't mix it up too much for the new version of his "Countdown With Keith Olbermann" show for Current TV; as the Los Angeles Times pointed out Tuesday, his bow on Current on Monday night featured some familiar segments and at least one familiar face.
If anything should make someone the logical choice to introduce the "CBS Evening News With Katie Couric" via voiceover, it's surely that the person previously played the role of God. No, not George Burns -- it's too late for that (and probably too soon for that joke). Well, then, how about Morgan Freeman?
Now that he's been cut loose from his contract at CNN, former anchor Lou Dobbs is free to do his thing unencumbered by any constraints imposed by media bosses or by archaic notions of journalistic objectivity What, you might wonder, would "his thing" be? Well, it seems as if this self-declared champion of the middle class isn't ruling out a run for office yes, even that office.
The folks at Fox News are going to love this one: Lou Dobbs may have left his desk at CNN, but that doesn't mean he'll cut out the crazy talk anytime soon. He believes his decline at the network began when President Barack Obama was elected. However, it's unclear how exactly that might account for the drop in his ratings.
We may not have seen the last of him on TV, but Lou Dobbs is done at CNN, having struck a deal to leave his anchor post at the cable channel immediately. In regard to what he's doing next, Dobbs played coy while announcing his departure on camera Wednesday, saying only that he was "considering a number of options and directions."
Former CBS anchor Dan Rather has come up short -- $70 million short, in fact -- in his bid to sue his ex-employers at the network for relieving him of his desk duty following a 2004 report he delivered about then-President George W. Bush's National Guard service during the Vietnam War era.