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Powerful: Olbermann talks about his dad, Satchel Paige and King’s speech

The segment lasted 3:32 and at the end I felt a chill running down my spine.

Thus is the talent of Keith Olbermann.

His recollection of his father using Satchel Paige to illustrate the roots of segregation was powerful as anything I heard during the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s famous speech.

Like him or not, you owe it to yourself to watch.

8 thoughts on “Powerful: Olbermann talks about his dad, Satchel Paige and King’s speech

  1. Why aren’t there any black people on U.S. currency? Other than the ridiculously unpopular dollar coins, all faces on U.S. currency are white men.

    Does there need to be a new denomination for Marlin Luther King to get his face on money? Or is it alright to take the first Secretary of the Treasury off the ten and replace him with someone a little more relevant?

    • Blabberman is a slouch. Nobody misses him, and nobody cares what he has to say. Whatever he said is likely a lie – what a bum. And anyone that listens to him or admires him is a moron

  2. Leaving aside his politics, Olbermann may be the best writer and best anchor on the air today.

    In many ways he remind me of Walter Cronkite. He has that kind of impact.

  3. Keith should know that it’s better to be thought of as a moron than to open his mouth and remove all doubt.He should still be on MSNBC telling us how wonderful obama is.

  4. I really enjoyed listening to his commentary. Wonderful thoughts and reflections on the conversation he and his father shared about Satchel Paige and Martin Luther King. His father raised a question that I am sure I will have to later explain to my children, especially, my son whom is the youngest child. I will do so in such a way as Keith Olberman’s father explained it to him. Keith, I so thank you for sharing this with all of us.

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