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Keith Olbermann Not Planning to Talk Politics on New ESPN2 Show

Jason Kempin/Getty Images(BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.) -- Next month, Keith Olbermann will launch a late-night show on ESPN2.  And he's adamant that he will keep the politics talk to a minimum on Olbermann.

Though the former MSNBC and Current TV host says he's not under any restrictions, he told journalists at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Wednesday, "I'm not intending to talk about politics.  Certainly not in the partisan sense, and not in the sense that I did in the last 10 years of work that I've done, for the simple reason that it's a sports show."

Olbermann will bring back his "Worst Person in the World" segment from his old MSNBC show Countdown, only this time it will focus specifically on the sports world. 

He said, "People seem to enjoy my willingness to stick my neck out."

Olbermann, who previously worked with ESPN from 1992 to 1997, will premiere his new show on August 26.

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