MSNBC President Griffin Reinstates Olbermann On Tuesday

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Keith Olbermann, who was suspended from his anchor duties on MSNBC's Countdown for making political contributions, will return to the air on Tuesday night.

MSNBC president Phil Griffin, who decided to pull Olbermann from the air on Friday Nov. 5 and Monday Nov 8, issued the following statement on Sunday:  "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.

The news network suspended Olbermann, sans pay, for making donations to three Democratic candidates during this election cycle, without gaining approval from executives. NBC does not prohibit employees from making political donations, but the programmer requires that they receive approbation.
The Countdown host donated $2,400 apiece to Reps. Raul Grijalva and Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona and Kentucky Senatorial candidate Jack Conway, according to Politico.
"I became aware of Keith's political contributions late last night. Mindful of NBC News policy and standards, I have suspended him indefinitely without pay," Griffin said in a statement on Friday.

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