Sunday, March 14, 2010

Keith Olbermann's Dad has Died

Our condolences and thoughts go out to Keith Olbermann and his family on the passing of his father. Keith, who anchors Countdown on MSNBC, is one of the truly good guys in broadcast news and opinion journalism. His commentaries during the course of his father's illness on the need for healthcare reform were powerful and heartfelt. And when Keith promoted the free health clinics in several states with an outpouring of contributions from his audience, he did it without fanfare, contributing $30,000 out of his own pocket which he never publicized. We got to know Keith's mom and dad through the son's commentaries. He was proud of them and one sensed the parents had much to do with the good and generous person we know Keith to be.

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