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Al Franken to speak on politics, Feb. 26

Political satirist and bestselling author Al Franken will speak at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. His presentation, "Al Franken: On Politics," will be simulcast in 1 and 2 Robertson. A Princeton University I.D. is required for entry into Dodds.

Franken is the author most recently of "Lies: And the Lying Liars Who Tell Them -- A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right." A Harvard graduate, he served as a fellow at the Kennedy School of Government's Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy in 2003. He also has written "Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations," "Why Not Me? The Making and the Unmaking of the Al Franken Presidency," "Oh, the Things I Know!" and "I'm Good Enough, I'm Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Me!"

Franken is an Emmy award-winning television writer and producer and a Grammy award-winning comedian. In 1975 he was part of the original writing staff that created the groundbreaking late night show "Saturday Night Live."

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs .

Contact: Tom Bartus(609) 258-3601

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