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    Olbermann Vies for ESPN Comeback

    FILE - In this May 3, 2012 file photo, Keith Olbermann poses at the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley, Calif. Current TV has dismissed Keith Olbermann from its talk-show lineup after less than a year, Friday, March 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

    Mark J. Terrill

    Everyone's favorite rabble-rouser is apparently hoping for a spot back at his old network stomping grounds: ESPN. President of the network, John Skipper, says Keith Olbermann reached out and the two had dinner in New York. “Clearly he was looking to see if there was an entry point to come back,” Skipper said. Olbermann worked at ESPN from 1992 to 1997, showing himself as a prodigal talent, albeit difficult to work with. “I had the privilege to spend some time with John Skipper,” he told The New York Times. “His vision and charm were readily apparent, and judging by his leadership, his family name was prophetic.” The journalist is currently in the midst of a $70 million lawsuit he filed against his latest employer, Current TV. 

    Read it at The New York Times