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Keith Olbermann Will Return To MSNBC Tuesday

You know all that talk about whether Keith Olbermann would ever be back on MSNBC?

Well whoever speculated about that (me) was totally off – Olbermann will return to Countdown Tuesday night.

From Phil Griffin, President of MSNBC:

After several days of deliberation and discussion, I have determined that suspending Keith through and including Monday night’s program is an appropriate punishment for his violation of our policy. We look forward to having him back on the air Tuesday night.

So basically he was suspended for two shows, and four days (counting the weekend). That seems like an amazingly short amount of time for what was called an ‘indefinite’ suspension. As you can imagine, we’ll have more on this tomorrow…

Follow-up question: What will he say?

> Update: Alright, it’s been raised on Twitter, so I might as well just clarify: the statement only says Olbermann is allowed back on the air Tuesday, not necessarily that he will be back on the air. So let’s just hedge it and say all signs point to Olbermann returning Tuesday.

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