U.S. Senator Al Franken, author of "Al Franken, Giant of the Senate" in conversation with Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Bruce Dold; Introduced by Marcia Lythcott
U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., was elected to the upper chamber of Congress in 2008 and re-elected in 2014. In his new book, “Al Franken, Giant of the Senate,” he recounts the story of his unlikely transformation from comedian and satirist on “Saturday Night Live” to politician and legislator on Capitol Hill. In a book that is frank, personal, funny and free of platitudes, Franken also takes sharp aim at the opposition. Franken will appear in conversation with Bruce Dold, Chicago Tribune publisher and editor-in-chief. They will be introduced by Marcia Lythcott, Chicago Tribune commentary editor.
Saturday, June 10, 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Jones College Prep/7th Floor/Gymnasium
Senator Franken has represented Minnesota in the United States Senate since 2009. Before entering politics, he was an award-winning comedy writer, author and radio show host. He's been married for 41 years-many of them happy. Senator Franken graduated from Harvard and received his doctorate in megalomania studies from Trump University.
Bruce Dold (Interviewer)
Bruce Dold is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the Chicago Tribune. He has served at the Tribune as a reporter, columnist and editorial page editor, and won the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing.
Marcia Lythcott (Introducer)
As commentary editor Lythcott decides which opinion pieces will appear in the newspaper. Lythcott began her career in print journalism in the late 1970’s. She worked for four years as an education and police beat reporter for a local newspaper in Madison-Wisconsin. Then, in 1982, she was hired by the Chicago Tribune newspaper and began writing editorial pieces. Before becoming commentary editor, Lythcott was op-ed editor and was one of the highest ranking African American women on the Tribune’s editorial board.