Al Franken on Democracy Now
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Author:  Dissident Heart [ Wed Nov 12, 2003 1:07 pm ]
Post subject:  Al Franken on Democracy Now

(Monday, November 10th, 2003)

This past weekend,members of the Democracy Now! crew traveled to Madison, Wisconsin to attend the National Conference on Media Reform hosted at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.

The Rev. Jesse Jackson, comedian Al Franken and consumer activist Ralph Nader were among the hundreds who attended this weekend to discuss the concentration of media power. Speakers also included public TV journalist Bill Moyers, AFL-CIO President John Sweeney, five members of Congress and others.

On Sunday, political author Al Franken spoke in front of a packed house at the Orpheum Theater.

Earlier in the evening, 91-year-old author and radio personality Studs Terkel introduced the speakers. Terkel has said of Franken "Three of the best-selling authors in America are Franken, Michael Moore and Molly Ivins. That should tell you something. The people are ahead of the politicians and the media, as usual."

Below is the link to the audio segment of Franken's talk, as well as a transcript.

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