Al Franken is a U.S. Senator from Minnesota. Before running for the Senate, he spent 37 years as a comedy writer, author and radio talk show host. Best known for his stint on Saturday Night Live during the 1970s and 80s, Sen. Franken was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2008, and re-elected in 2014. His latest book, Al Franken, Giant of the Senate, was a New York Times Best Seller.
This Overheard taping is co-presented with The Texas Tribune Festival, running September 22-24 on The University of Texas at Austin campus. The event brings together 250 of the biggest names in politics and media to explore the state's — and nation's — most pressing issues. Program and tickets at texastribune.org/festival.
We hope you’ll be there as Overheard with Evan Smith kicks off its eighth season of interviews featuring engaging conversations with fascinating people. The show airs on PBS stations nationally and presents a wide range of thoughtmakers and tastemakers from the fields of politics, journalism, business, arts, sports and more. Please join us and be part of the studio audience at this taping with Al Franken. And don't forget you can watch past episodes anytime at klru.org/overheard.