Blast From The Past…

Keith Olbermann returns to Secaucus and the old MSNBC building which is now occupied by MLB Network…

Returning to the topic of my visit to MLB Network, if you didn’t know, that’s where my erstwhile employers MSNBC were headquartered from 1996 until October, 2007. I worked in this very building from September of ’97 through December of ’98, and then again from February of ’03 until we moved out. Yesterday was my first day back and it was mind-blowing. Baseball invested a reported $54,000,000 to upgrade the facility with rebuilt studios and state-of-the-art technology.

But they changed almost nothing else.

Not the carpets. Not the desks. Not the chairs. Not the make-up rooms. Not the cubicles. Not where the large clusters of desks are. Not the cafeteria. Not the offices. Not the office door plates. Not the “Employees Must Wash Hands” signs in the bathrooms.

8 Responses to “Blast From The Past…”

  1. did security then remove him from the premises?

  2. Spud is trolling his own blog.

  3. whitneymuse Says:

    $54,000,000
    only goes so far.

  4. The poster story is interesting. I can recognize most of the faces: Olbermann, Matthews, Scarborough, Norah O’Donnell, Pat Buchanan, and I think the redhead is Kelly O’Donnell. But the face in the upper left is too blurry to ID.

    Anyone know who it is and who replaced who in the retouched photo?

  5. looks a bit like Howard Fineman when he still dyed his hair?

  6. You are right Larry. I did a bit of research and found another version of the poster (apparently used in a NYT ad) that gives the names. Interestingly the redhead is Peggy Noonan. She must be the one who got replaced for not being under contract; but who knows.

  7. ^^^ link?

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