TVNewser notes, "Interestingly, Olbermann is the only person mentioned by name in the 1,077 word letter."
Here's the relevant excerpt:
AT MSNBC, the story just keeps getting better. MSNBC will finish 2007 as the fastest-growing fully distributed cable channel... that's not just news, but ALL of cable. And a big reason why: Countdown with Keith Olbermann. MSNBC is up 32% in primetime for the year, and Countdown, which beat CNN in the 8 p.m. hour for the year, is up 55% over last year. There have been significant gains in almost every daypart at MSNBC - this is a remarkable achievement in one of the most competitive arenas in all of television.
Of course, we made a huge investment in NBC News this year when we brought MSNBC here to 30 Rock. It truly went off without a hitch. Walking through the newsrooms on the 3rd and 4th floors, and into the studios, one thing is clear - this is finally the world-class operation it deserves to be. One news operation feeding many outlets.
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