Keith Olbermann made his TV return last night (20.06.11) as he resumed his 'Countdown' show.

The political commentator and writer quit MSNBC five months ago but is now back on cable television, introducing the New Edition of 'Countdown With Keith Olbermann' on Current TV with familiar style.

He told viewers that "this is to be a newscast of contextualization that is to be presented with a viewpoint that the weakest citizen in this country is more important than the strongest corporation, that the nation is losing its independence through the malfeasance of one political party and the timidity of another".

Filmmaker Michael Moore was his first guest and he told Olbermann: "I'm honoured to be your first guest on your first show. You've been missed by a lot of people."

In adverts promoting the new show it said it was being aired to "create the commentary that drives the truth".