Monday, December 11, 2006

Weekend at Franken's!

Al Franken was supposed to be the huge attraction to lib radio network ”Dead Air” Air America. Now his show will not even be heard live in the city where he broadcasts said show.

Local affiliate KTNF (950 AM) will carry liberal commentator Ed Schultz's show during Franken's 11 a.m.-2 p.m. slot while Franken will move to Shultz's slot (2-5 p.m.)

Franken had no comment on the change, but "we're not horribly offended," said his executive producer. "They're free to do whatever they like."

A spokesman for the station said the change might be only temporary, while Franken goes on a USO tour to Iraq and his show will broadcast reruns. However, if Franken decides to run for the U.S. Senate, his show probably would cease production.

Cease production? Who would be able to tell the difference?

Continuing production on the Franken show is analogous to Weekend at Bernie’s. Certainly you all remember that late 80s classic. Two guys dress up their dead boss as if he were alive.

My sympathies go to those who attempt to make the Franken show seem alive on a daily basis.

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