Sunday, March 19, 2006

Al Franken's coming to broadcast live from Emerson!

Nationally syndicated radio talk show host Al Franken will broadcast his show live from Emerson on Wednesday, April 26, from noon to 3 p.m.

Franken is an Emmy Award-winning television writer and producer, and bestselling author. His program, 'The Al Franken Show,' airs on Air America, broadcast by progressive talk 1470-WNYY radio in Ithaca. His appearance at IC is co-sponsored by the Park School and WNYY.

Admission to the show will be free, but tickets will be required. Watch the blog for details on where you can get them.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder when Sean Hannity or Laura Ingraham or anyone representing a conservative perspective will visit Ithaca College for a live radio broadcast?

10:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

al franken has to come here because its one of the 4 or 5 places in America where he'll actually get a crowd of more than 2 or 3 people to actually listen to his show. I hear his ratings on Air America are absoltley threw the roof!!!!!

2:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard that this is also one of the few places in America where conservatives are smart enough to spell the word "through" correctly... But I guess I was wrong.

All joking aside, republicans are so quick to call Academia on its liberal bias, as though it were a tragic flaw in the American educational system. That's just the way it is: conservatives control talk radio and television news, and liberals control the Academy and print news.

You guys complaining about every liberal speaker who comes to Ithaca College is roughly equivalent to me whining about how Rush Limbaugh doesn't offer enough opposing viewpoints on his show. Suck it up.

3:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We all talk about tolerance and diversity, but then the "liberally controlled Academy" mentioned above should fully support bringing less-represented view points to the campus. If not, it would be hypocritical.
Bill Moyers, Al Franken....all we need is Hillary to make this the perfect trifecta because DIVERSITY is obviously not an honest goal of this institution.

7:10 PM  
Blogger Dianne said...

It's very easy to complain, and much more difficult to engage in a constructive conversation about how we can establish an open and diverse marketplace of ideas. As I said, your suggestions for conservative speakers are welcome...really, I mean it...all trifectas aside....:-)

(the dean)

11:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If IC is the liberal equivalent of Rush Limbaugh on the right, we have some real problems!

Rush never claims to be open or diverse and is proud of the fact he is that how IC is going to treat people with a minority point of view?

What if IC treated homosexuals and racial minorities in that way? (ie. they are quick to complain about bias, people who oppose them run things and that is the way it is...)

And do conservatives really control television news?

Let's bring more opinions to campus and then have the discussion about the merits of the ideas.

How about award-winning journalist John Stossel, New York Times columnist David Brooks, syndicated columnist Walter Williams or Washington Post columnist George Will?

4:28 PM  

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