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Al Franken cut from Kennedy Center honor to David Letterman

21 November 2017

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"PBS will air an updated "David Letterman: The Mark Twain Prize" on Monday".

HuffPost noted: "Photos of Franken attending last month's event with family members remain on the Kennedy Center's website".

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Amid the growing controversy surrounding Minnesota Senator Al Franken, PBS is taking steps to remove him from an upcoming broadcast.

Democratic Sen. Al Franken (Minn.) has been edited out of "David Letterman: The Mark Twain Prize special" just days after he was accused of sexual misconduct.

Politico reported: "Franken apologized to radio anchor Leeann Tweeden on Thursday after she said he forcibly kissed her in 2006...." They added that Franken participated in the original filming of the ceremony, but this segment will no longer appear.

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The PBS special was recorded in October and will feature a variety of A-list comedians, like Jimmy Kimmel, Bill Murray, Amy Schumer and Martin Short.

"I think it's terrific that they have continued the hard work of making people laugh", Franken told the audience in Washington.

Franken and Letterman are friends who teamed up earlier this year to talk about climate change in the senator's "Boiling the Frog" video series on amusing or Die. He has also called on Congress to conduct a proper ethics investigation into his behavior.

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Al Franken cut from Kennedy Center honor to David Letterman