Thursday, September 22, 2005

Al Franken to Give Dean's Lecture, Sept. 23

Al Franken, best-selling author and radio commentator, will deliver a Dean's Lecture at YLS on Friday, September 23, 2005, at 5:30 p.m. in the Levinson Auditorium. The talk is sponsored by the American Constitution Society.

Mr. Franken is a master of many media. After graduating from Harvard University in 1973, he went on to become one of the founding writers on Saturday Night Live. His success there led him to win five Emmy Awards and two Grammy Awards. His two books of political satire were both New York Times bestsellers. In 2003, Franken served as a fellow with Harvard's Kennedy School of Government at the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy. He also headlined two tours for the USO, entertaining troops stationed in Iraq. Since May 2005 he's been a contributing blogger at The Huffington Post.

Mr. Franken now hosts the flagship show on the Air America radio network, The Al Franken Show, which also appears on The Sundance Channel. While continuing to find the humor in American politics, his show regularly features distinguished commentators from both sides of the political aisle, including members of our own faculty and alumni.