Olbermann calls for free clinics in hourlong “Special Comment”

By David Edwards
Thursday, October 8, 2009 7:29 EDT
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Keith Olbermann personalized the call for health care reform by telling the story of his father’s failing health Wednesday. Olbermann devoted the entire hour to a “Special Comment” — Olbermann’s version of an on-air editorial.

The MSNBC host called for viewers to join in an effort by the National Association of Free Clinics to sponsor free clinics in cities of moderate Democrats who may vote against a progressive reform bill.

A full transcript of Olbermann’s “Special Comment” is available here.

The following video is from MSNBC’s Countdown, broadcast Oct. 7, 2009.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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