Saturday Night Live writer and comedian Al Franken discussed the role of political humor in this year’s midterm elections, focusing on the negativity of the campaigns. He showed clips of Saturday Night Live’s satirical political advertisements, including ads poking fun at Massachusetts Senate candidates Ted Kennedy and Mitt Romney. close
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Al Franken Comedian NBC Television->Saturday Night Live
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Presidential ads were shown from the Bush, Gore, Keyes and McCain campaigns.
Telephone lines were opened for audience comments.
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