Al Franken

Alan Stuart Franken is an American actor, writer, comedian and elected public official. He is currently the junior United States Senator from Minnesota. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Al Franken has 522 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1992 Call-In as an Anchor for the Comedy Central. The year with the most videos was 2013 with 71 videos. Most appearances with Chuck Schumer (8), Richard Blumenthal (7), Bernie Sanders (6). Most common tags: Minnesota, Senate, Political Coverage.

Appearances by Title:July 7, 2009 - Present U.S. Senator, D-MN View Map Videos: 480 c. August 5, 1998 - Present Comedian Videos: 13


U.S. Senate Candidate, U.S. Senate
c. February 14, 2007 - c. November 4, 2008 Videos: 7 U.S. Senator-Elect, Minnesota
c. June 30, 2009 - c. July 7, 2009 Videos: 2 Talk Show Host, Al Franken Show, Air America Radio c. April 1, 2004 - c. February 14, 2007 Videos: 8 Comedian, Saturday Night Live, NBC Television c. January 2, 1994 - c. August 15, 1996 Videos: 11 Anchor, Comedy Central c. July 13, 1992 - c. January 2, 1994 Videos: 1

Recent Appearances

  • Senate Session, Part 1

    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate advanced the nomination of John Bush to be a judge on the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

  • Senate Session, Part 2

    Senate Session, Part 2

    Senators made speeches about the Affordable Care Act. At approximately four hours and 35 minutes into this House session,…

  • FBI Director Confirmation Hearing

    FBI Director Confirmation Hearing

    Christopher Wray, President Trump’s nominee to be the next FBI director, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee for his…

  • Senate Democratic Agenda

    Senate Democratic Agenda

    Following the Senate Republican weekly conference lunch, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) reacted to Majority Leader…

  • FISA Reauthorization

    FISA Reauthorization

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the reauthorization of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance…

  • Senate Session

    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed Kristine Svinicki’s nomination to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Democrats spoke late into the…

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District Map Ideology Rankings

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