publication date: Thursday, July 16, 2009 (part of Round XL)
clue: This humorist has used a variety of media to get out his message, including satirical books, television sketch comedy, talk radio, and the United States Senate.
explanation: Franken was a writer and star on Saturday Night Live, author of several satirical books, a star on political radio Air America, and a Senator from Minnesota. more…
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