The Al Franken Show from Woolsey Hall

Author and comedian Al Franken will broadcast his national radio program from Yale University’s Woolsey Hall on Monday, November 14 from 12-3 p.m.

The public is welcome to attend the free live broadcast. Woolsey Hall, at the corner of College and Grove Streets, will open for the program at 11:30 a.m.

“The Al Franken Show” is aired on 71 stations around the country, as well as on XM satellite radio and streaming over the web at Franken describes his show, which debuted in 2004, as delivering “three hours a day of fearlessly irreverent commentary, comedy, and interviews.”

Franken has won five Emmy Awards as a writer and producer for “Saturday Night Live.” He is the author of six books, five of them New York Times bestsellers, three of which reached #1, including his most recent, “The Truth (with jokes),” which will debut at #1 on the Times list on November 13th. He has also won Grammy Awards for his recordings of his best-selling books, “Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations” and “Lies and the Lying Liars who Tell Them.”

Franken grew up in Minnesota and plans to return there to live full-time in 2006.

Franken’s visit to Yale is sponsored by the Poynter Fellowship in Journalism. The fellowship brings to campus journalists who have made significant contributions to their field. Recent Poynter fellows include Bob Woodward, Tom Friedman, Paul Goldberger, Jeff Greenfield, Margaret Warner and Michael Wilbon.

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