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Al Franken radio show to be on cable TV
AP ^ | 08.02.04 | Frazier Moore

Posted on 08/02/2004 1:23:02 PM PDT by wallcrawlr

NEW YORK -- Satirist-commentator Al Franken will return to his TV roots next month when his radio show begins appearing on cable's Sundance Channel.

Beginning Sept. 7, ``The Al Franken Show,'' heard live each weekday from noon to 3 p.m. Eastern on Air America Radio, will go on display in a one-hour edition on Sundance each night at 11:30 p.m. and 2:30 a.m., executives at both networks told The Associated Press today.

The ``Franken'' TV hour is currently scheduled through the November election, but all parties voiced hope the show would continue on Sundance indefinitely.

``It would be nice if it were a permanent home,'' Franken said.

A writer-performer who helped launch NBC's ``Saturday Night Live'' three decades ago, Franken in recent years has been more identified as a left-leaning political humorist whose best-selling books include ``Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right.''

He became a talk-show host when Manhattan-based Air America signed on in March as a response to the mostly conservative world of talk radio. At Air America, Franken joined a roster of other liberal personalities including actress-comedian Janeane Garofalo, radio veteran Randi Rhodes and Lizz Winstead, a co-creator of ``The Daily Show.''

The Air America network includes stations in 17 markets that include New York, Miami, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Anchorage, Alaska, and, starting next week, San Diego. It is also heard on the XM and Sirius satellite radio networks, as well as through the Internet on streaming audio.

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1 posted on 08/02/2004 1:23:03 PM PDT by wallcrawlr
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To: wallcrawlr

Channel 999 on your cable.


2 posted on 08/02/2004 1:24:14 PM PDT by Wacka
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To: wallcrawlr

17 stations? AP should name them.


3 posted on 08/02/2004 1:24:40 PM PDT by AmishDude
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To: wallcrawlr

He's got a face for radio and a voice for telegraph.


4 posted on 08/02/2004 1:25:03 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Wacka

666, rather.


5 posted on 08/02/2004 1:25:03 PM PDT by AmishDude
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To: wallcrawlr

Trying to increase his audience to above 50 by Nov.


6 posted on 08/02/2004 1:25:16 PM PDT by My2Cents (http://www.conservativesforbush.com)
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To: Wacka

Is that 999 or 666?


7 posted on 08/02/2004 1:25:20 PM PDT by CaptRon (Pedecaris alive or Raisuli dead)
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To: wallcrawlr

Sometimes there are some interesting movies on Sundance. Usually they are garbage.

This looks like it will fall on the garbage side of the balance sheet. If it wasn't bundled with Speed channel, I would cancel it.


8 posted on 08/02/2004 1:25:59 PM PDT by Betis70
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To: wallcrawlr
The Air America network includes stations in 17 markets

What's Rush heard on? 600 stations, something like that?

9 posted on 08/02/2004 1:26:30 PM PDT by My2Cents (http://www.conservativesforbush.com)
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To: wallcrawlr

Equal time for Limbaugh?


10 posted on 08/02/2004 1:26:35 PM PDT by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Legislatures are so outdated. If you want real political victory, take your issue to court.)
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To: wallcrawlr
Al Franken will return to his TV roots next month


11 posted on 08/02/2004 1:27:45 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (I feel more and more like a revolted Charlton Heston, witnessing ape society for the very first time)
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To: wallcrawlr

What, did both his radio listeners sign a petition?


12 posted on 08/02/2004 1:28:09 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: wallcrawlr
The ``Franken'' TV hour is currently scheduled through the November election, but all parties voiced hope the show would continue on Sundance indefinitely.

Isn't campaign finance reform wonderful? The left dominates the media and conservatives cannot by airtime as the election nears to offer a rebuttal. There is a word for a government action like this CENSORSHIP.

13 posted on 08/02/2004 1:29:28 PM PDT by weegee (YOU could have been aborted, and you wouldn't have had a CHOICE about it.)
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To: Betis70

It does make sense that it's on Sundance. If they add Rosie O'Donnell they can put it on Butch also.


14 posted on 08/02/2004 1:29:36 PM PDT by You Dirty Rats (WE WILL WIN WITH W - Isara)
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To: CaptRon

a 696969 in Al Franken's case and not with that dumb broad sidekick either


15 posted on 08/02/2004 1:30:55 PM PDT by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: wallcrawlr
At Air America, Franken joined a roster of other liberal personalities including actress-comedian Janeane Garofalo, radio veteran Randi Rhodes and Lizz Winstead, a co-creator of ``The Daily Show.''

Some of these people have already left the network.

AgitProp just loves HerrAmerica.

16 posted on 08/02/2004 1:31:15 PM PDT by weegee (YOU could have been aborted, and you wouldn't have had a CHOICE about it.)
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To: wallcrawlr
Anybody here actually ever watch Sundance?

How fitting to name an entire group of businesses after a movie crook!
DKK
17 posted on 08/02/2004 1:32:39 PM PDT by LifeTrek
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To: Wacka
Tree fall forest sound.

Pray for W and Our Troops

18 posted on 08/02/2004 1:32:49 PM PDT by bray (Yaaaawn Tax , Tax , Tax & Kerry wants your paycheck!)
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To: wallcrawlr

Sundance and Bravo are on the very far left side of the cable dial. Most of what is on Sundance is unwatchable multi-culti, PC, psycho-babble crap. Given this, Franken might actually bump their share rating up one-tenth of a point.


19 posted on 08/02/2004 1:33:23 PM PDT by ZeitgeistSurfer
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To: wallcrawlr

look at the time slot though...1130pm-230am perfect for the kool aid drinking...pipe smoking ( I ain't talk tabbacy either) group.


20 posted on 08/02/2004 1:34:33 PM PDT by Americanwolf (America! Love it, or my 550 pound lowland gorilla will be more than happy to show you the door.)
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To: wallcrawlr
Public Access TV, watch out! Wayne's World, you may have some competition!


21 posted on 08/02/2004 1:35:32 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Kerry Lied. Soldiers Died.)
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To: ZeitgeistSurfer

I do enjoy the Celebrity Poker Showdown on Bravo, though...


22 posted on 08/02/2004 1:35:50 PM PDT by TheBigB (I'm more frustrated than a legless Ethiopian watching a doughnut roll down a hill.)
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To: wallcrawlr

Isn't the Sundance channel run or set up by that Robert Redford person? This gives me another reason to avoid it.


23 posted on 08/02/2004 1:37:00 PM PDT by steveo (Member: Fathers Against Rude Television)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.......


24 posted on 08/02/2004 1:39:52 PM PDT by GungaLaGunga
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To: AmishDude
Is this the Sundance Channel on cable that was a spin off from Robert Redford's Sundance Movie Festival in Utah? If so it would make since due to the fact RR is an ultra liberal. The channel does have some interesting movies from time to time. Primarily art and foreign movies that do not make it to the local cinema.
25 posted on 08/02/2004 1:40:43 PM PDT by Uncle Hal
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To: GungaLaGunga

Well...I'm getting channel 6013 on my dish. Its the All Elvis, all the time channel.


26 posted on 08/02/2004 1:45:23 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: wallcrawlr

27 posted on 08/02/2004 1:47:32 PM PDT by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestus globus, inflammare animos)
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To: cyborg
Let me see if I have this straight. Airbag America is on life support, they've lost most of their funding and their top management. The only thing that keeps the lights on is advertising from lefty non profits and their solution is to put it on TV.

Anyone have specifics about the Sundance Channel, mgmt., owners?
28 posted on 08/02/2004 1:50:58 PM PDT by Bob J (Rightalk.com...coming soon!)
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To: agitator; diotima

ping


29 posted on 08/02/2004 1:51:33 PM PDT by Bob J (Rightalk.com...coming soon!)
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To: finnman69

I'm sure that dozens of fans will tune in, giving the Sundance channel its highest ratings to date.


30 posted on 08/02/2004 1:54:01 PM PDT by WestVirginiaRebel (Democrats are Communists in Americans' clothing.)
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To: AmishDude
17 stations? AP should name them.

No,no,no, it said "stations in 17 markets..." inviting the reader to think there were lots and lots of stations. When, in fact, there could be just 17 stations, total.

31 posted on 08/02/2004 1:55:48 PM PDT by yankeedame ("Born with the gift of laughter & a sense that the world was mad.")
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To: wallcrawlr
I thought he already had a cable TV show...


32 posted on 08/02/2004 1:59:36 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (No animals have been hurt in the making of this tag line)
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To: weegee
There is a word for a government action like this CENSORSHIP.

I wonder is President Bush still supports the CFR Bill that he signed a couple years ago?

But, what concerns me the most is if the FCC will harass Al Frankin as much as they will Rush Limbaugh, Mike Savage, Mike Reagan and Sean Hanity in the month prior to the election?

33 posted on 08/02/2004 2:02:22 PM PDT by pete anderson
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To: wallcrawlr

Just another way around campaign finance reform for this election. It like Air America radio will die after the election no matter who wins.


34 posted on 08/02/2004 2:04:51 PM PDT by airedale
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To: weegee

Yes, see what Campaign Finance Reform has wrought? Ordinary issue oriented individuals like the NRA or Right to Lifers are muted while Al Franken, George Soros, MoveOn, and 527's run rampant through our political system. I knew this would happen - where Republicans follow the law and the liberals break it.


35 posted on 08/02/2004 2:05:19 PM PDT by KC_Conspirator (This space outsourced to India)
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To: TheBigB

Actually so do I. It's always funny to see B and C list celibs screwing up at poker.


36 posted on 08/02/2004 2:06:07 PM PDT by GOP_Raider (Conservative, Republican, Raider Fan)
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To: TheBigB

Actually so do I. It's always funny to see B and C list celibs screwing up at poker.


37 posted on 08/02/2004 2:06:17 PM PDT by GOP_Raider (Conservative, Republican, Raider Fan)
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To: wallcrawlr

Apparently, it's cheaper than a standard test pattern.


38 posted on 08/02/2004 2:06:30 PM PDT by Sloth (John Kerry: Frank Burns with Charles Winchester's pedigree.)
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To: wallcrawlr

Hey, maybe he'll get an audience of more than 13 people.


39 posted on 08/02/2004 2:25:26 PM PDT by TBP
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To: wallcrawlr
The guy is humorless and preaches hate and ignorance. I'm glad he doesn't claim to represent my beliefs.
40 posted on 08/02/2004 2:34:11 PM PDT by wasnova
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To: Bob J

I believe that it is still owned by Viacom, the French controlled outfit and controlled by Redford the really ugly watermelong jihadist drawf.


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Sundance Channel
Launch Date: February 29, 1996




Under the creative direction of Robert Redford, Sundance Channel brings television viewers daring and engaging feature films, shorts, documentaries, world cinema and animation, shown uncut and with no commercials. Through its original programs, Sundance Channel connects viewers with filmmakers, the creative process, and the world of independent film. Launched in 1996, Sundance Channel is a venture of Robert Redford, Showtime Networks Inc., and Universal Studios. Sundance Channel operates independently of the non-profit Sundance Institute and the Sundance Film Festival, but shares the overall Sundance mission of supporting independent artists and providing them with wider opportunities to present their work to audiences.

With monthly filmfests including "She Said Cinema," "Arte Latino," "Sonic Cinema," "Representing Soul," and "Inside Out: Sundance Film Festival," Sundance Channel features a variety of current films and points of view. Original programs include Conversations in World Cinema, Anatomy of a Scene, and 24 Frame News.

More information can be found at http://www.sundancechannel.com


41 posted on 08/02/2004 3:01:37 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Franchurian Candidate, al Kerry said in his convention speech "Judge me by my record"...)
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To: CaptRon
Is that 999 or 666?

With the exposure his radio show gets, you'd figure he'd be happy to have BOTH, though I'm sure nobody'll watch it there either.

42 posted on 08/02/2004 3:02:09 PM PDT by Wondervixen (Ask for her by name--Accept no substitutes!)
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To: Grampa Dave
Yeah, I'd love to see the ratings for "The Sundance Channel," too. Put another way: CNBC (the cellar-dweller among cable news outlets) has an average prime-time rating of 0.1. That translates into less than 100,000 homes watching at any given time. Heck, the CNBC program hosted by former "Talk" editor Tina Brown routinely attracts less than 25,000 viewers nationwide. Compared to Franken's likey audience on Sundance, Ms. Brown's show is a veritable ratings smash.

Sundance, to my knowledge, has placed a show among the top 50 programs on cable, and Franken will never lead them to the ratings promised land. In audience terms, I'm guessing that Sundance is probably listed as "NMA," which, in Nielsen-speak, means "no measurable audience."

That makes Franken a perfect fit....

43 posted on 08/02/2004 4:00:11 PM PDT by Spook86
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To: My2Cents
"What's Rush heard on? 600 stations, something like that?"

Yep, Rush is on 621 stations with 22 to 24 million listeners daily. Back when Rush's show first started, on Aug. 1, 1988, he had just 56 stations and an audience of 250,000. It's been a hell of a ride.
44 posted on 08/02/2004 5:39:32 PM PDT by we_will_prevail (Tagline currently on sabbatical withuot spellcheck.)
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To: GOP_Raider; TheBigB; Xenalyte; Jet Jaguar; King Prout; GVgirl; Darksheare; OSHA
Rosario Dawson:

(Displeased.)

Are you calling me a "B" list celebrity? That's it punk, you're going down!

(Rosario Dawson administers thorough beat down to "GOP-Raider.")

45 posted on 08/02/2004 5:46:05 PM PDT by The Scourge of Yazid (I don't have a drinking problem. You have a non-drinking problem bub!)
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To: The Scourge of Yazid; GOP_Raider

NO, NOt Rosario!
The terror!
The horrors!
NOOooO!
*runs screaming*


46 posted on 08/02/2004 5:47:56 PM PDT by Darksheare (<=== Has been thrown into a grain sack and hauled away by Amazons. All posts are now by an imposter.)
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To: Darksheare
Rosario:

Hmmmph! You better run...punk.

47 posted on 08/02/2004 5:50:02 PM PDT by The Scourge of Yazid (I don't have a drinking problem. You have a non-drinking problem bub!)
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To: The Scourge of Yazid

*shuddering*
She's hunting me down, isn't she?


48 posted on 08/02/2004 5:55:38 PM PDT by Darksheare (<=== Has been thrown into a grain sack and hauled away by Amazons. All posts are now by an imposter.)
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To: Bob J
Anyone have specifics about the Sundance Channel, mgmt., owners?

Sundance is run by Robert Redford's outfit in conjunction with Viacom; it gets sold with Showtime on cable and satellite as a premium channel (at least most of the time); on some systems it gets bundled with other channels on their digital tier.

49 posted on 08/02/2004 5:56:39 PM PDT by mhking
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To: Darksheare
You wish!
50 posted on 08/02/2004 5:59:01 PM PDT by The Scourge of Yazid (I don't have a drinking problem. You have a non-drinking problem bub!)
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