Countdown w/ Keith Olbermann Online
One of journalism's most provocative and outspoken voices, Keith Olbermann delivers independent, razor-sharp commentary on the top five news stories of the day, interviewing news subjects and regular guests and contributors. A long list of regular contributors includes filmmaker Michael Moore, Rolling Stone journalist Matt Taibbi; John Dean, former White House counsel to President Richard Nixon; comedian and activist Maysoon Zayid; Kate Sheppard, Mother Jones energy and investigative journalist and author Jeremy Scahill. Interspersed are such segments as "Worst Persons in the World," "Time Marches On" and Olbermann's occasional "Special Comment." The show's regular guest host is David Shuster.
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The opening theme is the opening bars of the second movement of Ludwig van Beethoven's "Ninth Symphony".
In addition to Bill O'Reilly (who receives this award the most), other frequent recipients include Fox News commentator Glenn Beck, radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh, Fox News founder and chairman Rupert Murdoch, Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and right-wing columnist and author Ann Coulter.
The music used in the Worst Person in the World segment is Johann Sebastian Bach's "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor".
On November 30, 2005, Keith Olbermann gave Fox News rival Bill O'Reilly all three positions of "Worst Person in the World".
On February 24, 2010, the Worst Person in the World segment was renamed "The Hall of Shame" for one program. Keith Olbermann would revert the new name back to the old one.
The papers he throws at the camera at the conclusion of each episode is the script for the show, which is on hand in case the teleprompter malfunctions during the live broadcast.
On November 10, 2008, Keith Olbermann gave Bill O'Reilly all three positions of "Worst Person in the World" for the second time.