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Al Franken cut from PBS special amid sexual misconduct allegations


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

On Monday, the community will air its “David Letterman: The Mark Twain Prize” special, but will do so having reduce Franken’s appearances, even if he was once a featured player within the exhibit prior to the bombshell allegations from a la radio anchor who claims the Senator forcibly kissed her all through a 2006 USO tour.

“PBS will air an up to date ‘David Letterman: The Mark Twain Prize’ on Monday.  Senator Al Franken participated within the event, but won’t seem substantially in the PBS program airing nationally Monday night,” PBS stated in a observation. “PBS and WETA, the producing station, felt that the inclusion of Senator Franken in the broadcast presently would distract from the express’s purpose as a celebration of yankee humor. Annually, this software is edited for each length and content material to maintain it interesting and fascinated about its intended function as a celebration of american humor.”

As TELEVISION Line, which in the past said the information, notes, Franken will nonetheless seem at the end of the show, when all of the celebrities concerned gather on stage with Letterman. However, it appears some other plans, bits or scenes with Franken have been eliminated.

As up to now stated, model Leeann Tweeden came forward remaining week, prompting Franken to immediately make an apology for his movements. Then Again, a consultant for Franken introduced these days that he’s not planning to step down. Franken filmed his portion of the “Mark Twain Prize” unique on Oct. 23, previous to the allegations towards him going public.

Franken is simply the latest in a slew of guys in the public eye which have had allegations of sexual harassment and assault lobbed at them following the unheard of conversation sparked by using the bombshell allegations towards Harvey Weinstein closing month.



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