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NBC's Tom Brokaw Hospitalized, Doing Fine

Peter Foley/Bloomberg via Getty Images(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) -- NBC News special correspondent Tom Brokaw was hospitalized on Thursday morning in “an abundance of caution,” the network said.

Brokaw, 72, was taken to a hospital in Charlotte, N.C., after he said he felt “light-headed” on the set of MSNBC’s Morning Joe.

“He is being evaluated, is in good spirits, and is expected to be released shortly,” NBC News president Steve Capus said in a statement.

Brokaw tweeted at 10 a.m. that he was doing fine:  “All is well. Early AM I mistakenly took a half dose of Ambien and made less sense than usual. Made a better comeback than Giants …”

Brokaw served as anchor and managing editor of NBC’s Nightly News for 21 years. He has received the Edward R. Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award, the Emmy Award for Lifetime Achievement and was inducted as a fellow into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

He contributed to NBC’s coverage of the 2012 Republican National Convention, as well as the Democratic National Convention.

Brokaw has participated in NBC’s presidential election coverage every cycle since 1968 and has interviewed every president since Lyndon B. Johnson.

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Suspended: MSNBC Pulls Plug on Keith Olbermann

Photo Courtesy - MSNBC Photo(NEW YORK) -- MSNBC has suspended political commentator Keith Olbermann as a result of donations he made to three Democratic congressional candidates during the midterm elections.

“I became aware of Keith's political contributions late last night,” said MSNBC president Phil Griffin in a statement issued Friday. “Mindful of NBC News policy and standards, I have suspended him indefinitely without pay.”

The cable network, which falls under the NBC News umbrella, prohibits employees from taking part in behavior that may “jeopardize his or her standing as an impartial journalist because they may create the appearance of a conflict of interest.”

The policy specifically prohibits contributions to political campaigns.

Olbermann is the host of MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann.

Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont Friday expressed his opposition to the network's decision to suspend Olbermann.

“It is outrageous that General Electric/MSNBC would suspend Keith Olbermann for exercising his constitutional rights to contribute to a candidate of his choice. This is a real threat to political discourse in America and will have a chilling impact on every commentator for MSNBC," he said.

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