Just days after he appears on "The O'Reilly Factor," Barack Obama will sit down with O'Reilly enemy Keith Olbermann on "Countdown." On Monday, September 8, Obama will help MSNBC kick off the homestretch of the political season by appearing on its marquee show. That same night, "The Rachel Maddow Show" will debut in the 9 p.m. hour.
Obama is set to appear on Fox News' "O'Reilly Factor" Thursday for the first time. Earlier this week, news broke of Obama's secret meeting with News Corp chief Rupert Murdoch and Fox News overlord Roger Ailes, a meeting in which they reportedly brokered a truce but during which Ailes made clear to Obama that Fox News would not be "in the tank" for him.
Full MSNBC press release below:
DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE SEN. BARACK OBAMA ON MSNBC'S "COUNTDOWN WITH KEITH OLBERMANN," MONDAY SEPT. 8
ST. PAUL - Sept. 3, 2008 - Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama will join MSNBC's Keith Olbermann Monday, Sept. 8, on "Countdown with Keith Olbermann," 8-9 p.m. ET. It is Sen. Obama's first "Countdown" interview since March and since he became the Democratic party's nominee.
"Countdown with Keith Olbermann" telecasts weeknights, 8-9 p.m. ET on MSNBC. Izzy Povich is executive producer.