ENGAGEMENT • 10.28.11

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GUY-STAAS  |  Stanley Edward Guy and David Brian Staas announce their engagement go be married. The wedding will take place on Dec. 6 in New York City. Staas is a programmer/analyst for UT Southwestern Medical School. Guy is comptroller for Countdown Inc. The couple has been together for eight years and lives in Oak Lawn.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition October 28, 2011.

—  Kevin Thomas

Keith Olbermann – My thanks, wonder, gratitude, apology: A Statement to the Viewers of Countdown

Keith will be back on the air tomorrow. He released this statement to viewers.

A STATEMENT TO THE VIEWERS OF COUNTDOWN

by Keith Olbermann

I want to sincerely thank you for the honor of your extraordinary and ground-rattling support. Your efforts have been integral to the remedying of these recent events, and the results should remind us of the power of individuals spontaneously acting together to correct injustices great or small. I would also like to acknowledge with respect the many commentators and reporters, including those with whom my politics do not overlap, for their support.

I also wish to apologize to you viewers for having precipitated such anxiety and unnecessary drama. You should know that I mistakenly violated an inconsistently applied rule – which I previously knew nothing about – that pertains to the process by which such political contributions are approved by NBC. Certainly this mistake merited a form of public acknowledgment and/or internal warning, and an on-air discussion about the merits of limitations on such campaign contributions by all employees of news organizations. Instead, after my representative was assured that no suspension was contemplated, I was suspended without a hearing, and learned of that suspension through the media.

You should also know that I did not attempt to keep any of these political contributions secret; I knew they would be known to you and the rest of the public. I did not make them through a relative, friend, corporation, PAC, or any other intermediary, and I did not blame them on some kind of convenient ‘mistake’ by their recipients. When a website contacted NBC about one of the donations, I immediately volunteered that there were in fact three of them; and contrary to much of the subsequent reporting, I immediately volunteered to explain all this, on-air and off, in the fashion MSNBC desired.

I genuinely look forward to rejoining you on Countdown on Tuesday, to begin the repayment of your latest display of support and loyalty – support and loyalty that is truly mutual.

–K.O.

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Countdown to Emmy

JANE LYNCH GLEE X390 (FOX) | ADVOCATE.COMJane Lynch, Neil Patrick Harris, and Ian McKellen are just a few of the gay actors poised to snag an Emmy Sunday night. Check out some of the highlights here.
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—  John Wright