'Countdown With Keith Olbermann' to Cover Rupert Murdoch Testimony in U.K. Parliament Tuesday

The Current TV host and contributors will provide live coverage of an appearance by the News Corp. CEO and his son James in front of a U.K. parliamentary committee from 9:15 until noon ET.

NEW YORK - A day-time edition of Countdown With Keith Olbermann on Current TV will provide live coverage of Rupert Murdoch's and son James Murdoch's testimony in the Parliament in London on Tuesday, Olbermann said in a tweet on Friday.

A News Corp. spokesman said Friday that chairman and CEO Rupert and son and deputy COO James Murdoch have been confirmed to appear in front of the U.K. Parliament’s culture, media and sport committee on Tuesday along with Rebekah Brooks who resigned as CEO of U.K. newspaper arm News International earlier on Friday.

"Really early ShowPlug: Tuesday AM Countdown will bring you special live coverage of Rupert Murdoch's testimony to Parliament on @Current," Olbermann wrote via Twitter on Friday. He later added: "Time of our live Murdoch Parliament coverage next Tuesday AM is TBD but 9:30 ET is a good guess (just leave TV on @Current all day: win/win)."

Late in the day, Current TV said it will present live coverage of Rupert and James Murdoch’s testimony under the title Countdown Special Report: Murdoch Testifies from 9:15am ET through 12pm ET. Olbermann will host and comment, with additional analysis and views from Countdown contributors and Murdoch watchers. At 9pm ET on Tuesday, Current TV will also air a two-hour highlight edition of the morning’s proceedings.

Countdown, which debuted on Current TV on June 20, typically airs live Monday-Friday at 8 pm.

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