Al Franken and Progress Media's Air America Radio Network will launch on March 31, 2004. His new radio show is entitled "The O’ Franken Factor". It will spearhead an all day line-up featuring political satire in the grand tradition of Saturday Night Live and The Daily Show.
Al Franken has gone from TV comic to political satirist to Democratic Party insider. Could he be the liberals' Rush Limbaugh — or a senator from Minnesota? Franken is profiled in the NY Times Magazine. Tells an interesting story of Al Franken putting a heckler in a wrestling hold on the eve of the New Hampshire primary.
Franken, who broke his glasses in the scuffle, says: ''the body slam is not a high-school wrestling move. At no time during my high-school wrestling career did the coach say, 'O.K., guys, today we're going to work on the body slam . . . and the pile driver.'''
Looks like Al and Air America Radio want to pile drive G.W.
Al Franken, Seriously [NY Times]
Al Franken Savagely Attacks Dean Heckler
Live streaming of Air America Radio shows, along with show archives, will be available at www.airamericaradio.com.
Saturday, March 20, 2004