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Keith Olbermann Tells David Letterman why he left Current TV

7:54 PM, Apr 3, 2012   |    comments
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Keith Olbermann is explaining his split with Current TV in decorating terms.

In an interview Tuesday with David Letterman in New York, Olbermann compared himself to an expensive chandelier that ended up without a home. Olbermann said he blames himself for joining Current TV, which he suggested was incapable of supporting his show.

As Olbermann put it in a transcript released by CBS: "If you buy a $10 million chandelier, you should have a house to put it in."

He reportedly had a five-year, $50-million contract with Current. On Friday, the channel announced it was immediately replacing Olbermann's "Countdown" with a new program hosted by former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer.

The interview with Olbermann is to air Tuesday on CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman."

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