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Senator Al Franken discusses his new book, 'Giant In The Senate' during 2017 BookCon held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center - New York City, United States - Sunday 4th June 2017

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Senator Al Franken - Celebrities arriving at the 'Late Show with David Letterman' in New York City - New York, New York, United States - Wednesday 1st April 2015

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Al Franken and David Letterman
Al Franken and David Letterman
Al Franken and David Letterman
Al Franken and David Letterman

Al Franken, Barack Obama and White House Wednesday 28th October 2009 The President, Barack Obama, signed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 with its attached anti gay landmark hate crime component East Room The White House, Washington DC, USA

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Al Franken, Barack Obama and White House

Al Franken, David Letterman and Ed Sullivan Theatre Tuesday 18th March 2008 outside Ed Sullivan Theatre for the 'Late Show With David Letterman' New York City, USA

Al Franken, David Letterman and Ed Sullivan Theatre
Al Franken, David Letterman and Ed Sullivan Theatre
Al Franken, David Letterman and Ed Sullivan Theatre
Al Franken, David Letterman and Ed Sullivan Theatre
Al Franken, David Letterman and Ed Sullivan Theatre
Al Franken, David Letterman and Ed Sullivan Theatre

Al Franken: God Spoke Review


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In the world of fastidious liberalism, Al Franken has the considerable pleasure of being one of the group's most charismatic spokesmen. His work on SNL and in a few films opens up to a larger audience than Michael Moore and his floundering Air America radio station makes him an underdog hero to many left-wingers. Documentary filmmakers Nick Doob and Chris Hegedus felt there was just cause for a film to be made about Franken and his anti-Bush, anti-right-wing push during the last election, amongst other things.

The film covers a lot of ground in its modest runtime. It starts with the promotional run of Franken's best-seller Lies and The Lying Liars Who Tell Them and moves to the launch of Air America and its subsequent slide downward, ending a little after the 2004 elections. In addition to all this, you're spending most of the time with a somewhat bull-headed, no-less charming entertainer with a nasally voice that's a few pitches below Chief Wiggum.

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Trading Places Review


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Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd have made some bad movies in their day, but Trading Places is one of their respective bests.

Now legendary, the film has been referenced and homaged to an extent matched by few other recent films. It's a classic story: Greedy Phildadelphia commodity brokers Randolph and Mortimer Duke (the inimatable Ralph Bellamy and Don Ameche) bet the sum of $1 on a "scientific experiment," namely that they can depose their successful managing director Louis (Aykroyd) and replace him with a common street bum named Valentine (Murphy).

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The First Amendment Project Review


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Purportedly an insightful look into how the First Amendment is being trampled by the conservatives in power, this triptych of 20-minute short films comes off as a brief primer on civil rights and little else.

The three stories start strong and quickly peter out. The first, and by far the most interesting, follows Al Franken's experience as the butt of a lawsuit from Fox News, after Franken put a photo of Fox star Bill O'Reilly on his book and used Fox catchphrase "fair and balanced" on the cover. O'Reilly and Franken got into a screaming match, and Fox went to court. Fox lost, dismally, and Franken earned national notoriety with a bestseller. The lessons -- about what is protected speech and what is not -- are interesting and important.

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