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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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Channel 999 on your cable.
17 stations? AP should name them.
He's got a face for radio and a voice for telegraph.
Trying to increase his audience to above 50 by Nov.
Is that 999 or 666?
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.
What's Rush heard on? 600 stations, something like that?
Equal time for Limbaugh?
What, did both his radio listeners sign a petition?
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.
It does make sense that it's on Sundance. If they add Rosie O'Donnell they can put it on Butch also.
a 696969 in Al Franken's case and not with that dumb broad sidekick either
Some of these people have already left the network.
AgitProp just loves HerrAmerica.
Pray for W and Our Troops
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.
look at the time slot though...1130pm-230am perfect for the kool aid drinking...pipe smoking ( I ain't talk tabbacy either) group.