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.