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OfflineLearyfan
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Al Franken gets TV show
    #2957950 - 08/02/04 10:31 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I don't know if i've ever seen the Sundance channel, but this is good news for left wingers regardless.


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Al Franken Heads to Cable TV's Sundance Channel

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Liberal political humorist Al Franken, once a star of "Saturday Night Live," is headed back to television next month with plans to bring his radio show to the Sundance cable TV channel, a spokesman said on Monday.

Starting Sept. 7, Sundance will package the best of Franken's three-hour weekday radio program into a one-hour telecast of highlights that will air at 11:30 p.m. the same night, with repeats at 2:30 a.m. and 7 a.m. the next morning.

Sundance plans to keep the satirist on its network through the November U.S. presidential election, and possibly beyond, a spokesman for Franken said.

Franken got his start as a writer and performer on the early days of NBC's landmark late-night comedy sketch show "Saturday Night Live." More recently, he has found success as the author of such conservative-skewering books as "Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot" and "Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right."

His radio show debuted on March 31 as part of the fledgling Air America radio network, billed as a liberal antidote to the predominantly right-leaning talk-show culture whose ranks include Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Bill O'Reilly.

"The Al Franken Show." which airs on 17 stations, features a mix of political commentary, humor and interviews with an anti-Republican, pro-Democrat slant.







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Re: Al Franken gets TV show [Re: Learyfan]
    #2957995 - 08/02/04 10:45 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I don't know much about Franken other than when O'Reilly flipped out on him on national TV

O'REILLY: We're supposed to be on here for 15 minutes, this idiot goes 35. Okay? All he's got in six-and-a-half years is that I misspoke, that I labeled a Polk Award a Peabody. He writes it in his book, he tries to make me out to be a liar --
FRANKEN: Oh no, no, no, no, no, no, no...
O'REILLY: HEY, SHUT UP!
FRANKEN: (stunned) I won't shut up!
O'REILLY: You HAD your THIRTY-FIVE minutes! SHUT UP!
FRANKEN: (still stunned) This isn't your show, Bill!

http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/entertainers/pundits/bill-oreilly/
:rolleyes:

He seems like a good guy though, I congratulate him


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Re: Al Franken gets TV show [Re: Learyfan]
    #2958091 - 08/02/04 11:20 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

franken rocks...he is totally different then those asshole conservative hosts who cut off, mute and scream at lberal callers...franken will listen to conservatives ask them questions and let them speak...he debates but never yells or hangs up..liberals in general are more tolerant people..im not though  :shocked: im a militant liberal  :cool:


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Re: Al Franken gets TV show [Re: Learyfan]
    #2959155 - 08/03/04 08:26 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I give it one season.


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Re: Al Franken gets TV show [Re: Learyfan]
    #2959365 - 08/03/04 10:14 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Calling Al Franken a humorist is a bit of a stretch.


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Re: Al Franken gets TV show [Re: Evolving]
    #2959590 - 08/03/04 11:10 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Gosh darnit, people like him.


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Re: Al Franken gets TV show [Re: Learyfan]
    #2959596 - 08/03/04 11:12 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

So radio didn't work and now they are so desperate they are going to try TV..as if the extreme left doesn't have enough air time. I would say if this fails for him and his agenda that would make him, his party, position, followers, democraps, liberals and so on a bunch of non winning candidates and a newcomming for America.


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Re: Al Franken gets TV show [Re: Stein]
    #2959787 - 08/03/04 12:14 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

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as if the extreme left doesn't have enough air time.




and what would that be?


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Re: Al Franken gets TV show [Re: Tao]
    #2959808 - 08/03/04 12:21 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Ummm how about every 24 hour national news network on TV aside from fox. Did that help?


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Re: Al Franken gets TV show [Re: Evolving]
    #2960184 - 08/03/04 02:56 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

oh, c'mon, even you can admit the guy is fucking hilarious.

some of SNLs best came through his pen.


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Re: Al Franken gets TV show [Re: afoaf]
    #2960192 - 08/03/04 02:59 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

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oh, c'mon, even you can admit the guy is fucking hilarious.




He is not funny at all. Maybe he's funny as a writer (i'm not sure what he's written) but he is anything but hillarious as a comedian.


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Re: Al Franken gets TV show [Re: Stein]
    #2960298 - 08/03/04 03:37 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

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Stein said:
Ummm how about every 24 hour national news network on TV aside from fox. Did that help?




Gimme a fucking break, Scarborough is 'extreme left'?


And 'extreme left' means outright socialism.

I like how you say "every 24 hour news network apart from fox". I don't know what channels you get, but when you take one away from my stations, that leaves two, and MSNBC is turning conservative so that leaves just CNN which is not 'extreme left'. They don't badger and interrupt anyone with a conservative viewpoint, and they don't advocate what truly extreme left positions. it seems extreme left to you just because you're so far off to the right.


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Re: Al Franken gets TV show [Re: Stein]
    #2960378 - 08/03/04 03:54 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

you can provide NO proof that cnn leans left...you are just running your mouth..in fact harvard students researched and found more negative stroies about gore ran around the 2000 election than about bushy boy....other than print media, you raving lunatic right wingers would have a hard time proving your case for a liberal media...fox doesnt just lean right, they are FAR RIGHT..there is no FAR LEFT television news channels...fox's coreespondents have said "if john kerry wins, god help us" (neil cavuto) no CNN reporter would ever lay out a position like that....


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Re: Al Franken gets TV show [Re: KingOftheThing]
    #2960488 - 08/03/04 04:18 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Very true there really is no far left media outlet, and dont say cnn before i laugh in your face.


When conservatives cry about liberal media its another clear example of political parties playing victim and the conservatives do it with alot of zeal.


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Re: Al Franken gets TV show [Re: KingOftheThing]
    #2960553 - 08/03/04 04:33 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

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you can provide NO proof that cnn leans left...you are just running your mouth..in fact harvard students researched and found more negative stroies about gore ran around the 2000 election than about bushy boy




maybe because there were more bad things to say about Gore Than Bush. Gore was a dipshit.

How come you accuse Fox News of being FAR LEFT but you have a hard time admitting that the BBC and CNN both lean left?

Quote:

fox doesnt just lean right, they are FAR RIGHT..




devils advocate: Prove it.

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there is no FAR LEFT television news channels




BBC.

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fox's coreespondents have said "if john kerry wins, god help us" (neil cavuto) no CNN reporter would ever lay out a position like that




Neil Cavuto is not a reporter just as Oriely isn't one either. If you remember at the last election, the talking heads on every station kept saying that Gore would be the better choice because Bush lacked "gravitas", meaning he lacks depth.


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Re: Al Franken gets TV show [Re: Innvertigo]
    #2960889 - 08/03/04 05:45 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

well, that's what the guy is...a comedy writer.

he's not a stand up comedian.

don't mistake his speaking engagements for standup routines,
though, I find those hilarious as well.

he's witty, sarcastic and funny.

if you don't agree...then I'll send you to mofucking guantanamo, bitch.


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Re: Al Franken gets TV show [Re: afoaf]
    #2960977 - 08/03/04 06:05 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

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well, that's what the guy is...a comedy writer




I thought you referring to his appearances on SNL and such.

He is witty and perhaps sarcastic but the funny part is yet to be seen

As for guantanamo, I need the vacation so send me beotch!!


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Re: Al Franken gets TV show [Re: afoaf]
    #2960986 - 08/03/04 06:08 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

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afoaf said:
oh, c'mon, even you can admit the guy is fucking hilarious.



No, I can't (but humor is subjective). I usually get my dosage of political humor from The Daily Show. I highly recommend it.


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Re: Al Franken gets TV show [Re: Evolving]
    #2960997 - 08/03/04 06:11 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

k, you're officially off my christmas card list now!


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Re: Al Franken gets TV show [Re: afoaf]
    #2961074 - 08/03/04 06:40 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Oh shit, what have I done? :blush:


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