Keith did a lot to build up MSNBC. I imagine he could see Current as a chance to try to do the same thing all over again, except he'd be in a position to receive more credit.
I think it's a great idea. If he got his $30 mill buy out from MSNBC, he has no financial worries. Why not get involved in the ground floor of building something new? (Arianna Huffington may be an inspiration for Current TV)
In my "Countdown" withdrawal, I've been reminded of how limited mainstream broadcasting is. Hopefully, Keith will have access to a variety of newsmakers and expert opinions that might have been discouraged at MSNBC. (Plus, no more Brokaw, Matthews, and Scarborough on-air criticism to worry about). Hopefully, this bold choice will yield bold results.
People won't add just for KO, probably, but I see I get Oprah, Current, and Bourdain in the extended Time Warner package, plus other things I'd probably like but never think about.