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Overheard with Evan Smith

Al Franken, U.S. Senator/Comedian/Author

Al Franken is the U.S. Senator of Minnesota. Before running for the Senate, Sen. Franken spent 37 years as a comedy writer, author and radio talk show host. He is best known for his stint on Saturday Night Live during the 1970s and 1980s. Franken was first elected to the US Senate in 2008, and re-elected in 2014. His latest book, Al Franken, Giant of the Senate, was a New York Times Best Seller.

Friday, October 13 at 7:30 pm on 12.1


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OVERHEARD WITH EVAN SMITH brings you in-depth interviews with today's most fascinating public figures. You'll meet politicians, authors, artists, actors, journalists, business people - anyone who's at the center of things. Join us for smart interviews with the country's most interesting people, always with an eye toward the news and always with a sense of humor.