Senator Al Franken: Giant of the Senate (Clip 3: Franken on His U.S. Senate Colleagues)

This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.

How did an award-winning comedian defy the odds and get elected to public office? Hear more about Senator Al Franken’s journey as he shares behind-the-scenes moments of his foray into politics and working in Washington, D.C.

Senator Franken has represented the state of Minnesota since 2009. He serves on several committees, including the Judiciary; Energy and Natural Resources; Indian Affairs; and Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Before entering the political scene, Senator Franken was a popular “Saturday Night Live” writer and featured player, comedian, and radio talk show host.

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Al Franken

U.S. Senator (D-MN); Author, Al Franken, Giant of the Senate; Twitter @alfranken

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In Conversation with Judge LaDoris Hazzard Cordell (Ret.)