Current Counts On Shuster As Olbermann Guest Host

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David Shuster will serve as the primary guest host when Keith Olbermann will not be able to conduct his weeknight show on Current.
The veteran journalist will step in on Countdown with Keith Olbermann when the host is unable to be in the studio. Countdown is set to premiere on June 20 at 8 p.m. (ET), followed by encores at 11 p.m. and 2 a.m.
Current also announced that a bevy of thought-leaders, journalist, comedians, activists and other progressive voices will be regular contributors to Countdown.
Lending their views and voices to "Countdown" on a regular basis will be Rolling Stone journalist Matt Taibbi; John Dean, former White House counsel to President Richard Nixon; Heather McGhee, director of the Washington office of policy center Demos; Jonathan Turley, law professor at The George Washington University School of Law; comedian and activist Maysoon Zayid; Kate Sheppard, Mother Jones energy and environmental reporter; and investigative journalist and author Jeremy Scahill.
Moreover, actor Donald Sutherland and Derrick Pitts, chief astronomer and planetarium dfirector for the Franklin Institute will also regularly appear on the program. Pitts, like previously announced Countdown contributor filmmaker Ken Burns, will be contributing non-political elements to the show.

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