Al Franken

Al Franken

Alan "Al" Stuart Franken (born May 21, 1951) is an American politician, and the junior United States Senator from Minnesota. A member of the Democratic Party, in 2008 he narrowly defeated incumbent Republican Senator Norm Coleman by 312 votes. After the results of a statewide manual recount and subsequent lawsuit by Coleman, the Minnesota Supreme Court unanimously upheld Franken's victory on June 30, 2009, and he was sworn into the Senate on July 7, 2009.

Before serving in the Senate, he was an acclaimed writer and performer for the popular television show Saturday Night Live from its conception in 1975. After television, he hosted his nationally syndicated, political radio talk show The Al Franken Show, and authored five books.

Read more about Al FrankenEarly Life and Education, Saturday Night Live, Post-SNL, Political Activism Prior To Election, Filmography, Electoral History, Personal Life

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... The station hosted its first event on December 9, 2005, when Al Franken did a live broadcast of The Al Franken Show from the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago ... Al's guests were Senator Barack Obama, Congressman Rahm Emanuel, Amnesty International Midwest director Dori Dinsmore, writer Studs Terkel, and a 13-year-old "Wait, Wait, Don't Lie To Me ... Al Franken returned for another live broadcast from the Steppenwolf Theatre on Monday, May 8, 2006 ...