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Release Date:
17 March 1998 (USA) See more »
This sitcom on NBC stars Al Franken as Al Freundlich, a vain reporter for the fictional news program... See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 15)

Al Franken ... Al Freundlich (23 episodes, 1998-1999)

Megyn Price ... Gale Ingersoll (17 episodes, 1998-1999)

Miguel Ferrer ... Vic Karp (17 episodes, 1998-1999)

Ajay Naidu ... Raji Bakshi (17 episodes, 1998-1999)

Sanaa Lathan ... Briana Gilliam (17 episodes, 1998-1999)

Catherine Lloyd Burns ... Mona Guillingsvard (17 episodes, 1998-1999)

Robert Foxworth ... Pearce McKenzie (17 episodes, 1998-1999)

Series Directed by
Andy Ackerman (3 episodes, 1998)
Leonard R. Garner Jr. (3 episodes, 1999)
Jeff Melman (1 episode, 1998)
Jay Sandrich (1 episode, 1998)

Barton Dean (unknown episodes)
Tom Moore (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Al Franken (23 episodes, 1998-1999)
John Markus (7 episodes, 1998-1999)
Earl Pomerantz (3 episodes, 1998)
Steve O'Donnell (2 episodes, 1998-1999)

Cindy Collins (unknown episodes)
Barton Dean (unknown episodes)
Kimberley Hill (unknown episodes)
Billy Kimball (unknown episodes)
Billy Marshall (unknown episodes)
Andy Munsey (unknown episodes)
Geoff Rodkey (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Al Franken .... executive producer (23 episodes, 1998-1999)
Jessie Ward Dugan .... coordinating producer / associate producer (21 episodes, 1998-1999)
John Markus .... executive producer (7 episodes, 1998-1999)
Kimberly Hill .... consulting producer (7 episodes, 1999)
Mark Nasser .... associate producer (6 episodes, 1998)
Julie Goodman .... line producer (5 episodes, 1998)

Bruce Johnson .... producer (unknown episodes, 1999)
Terry Crotzer .... producer (unknown episodes)
Barton Dean .... co-executive producer (unknown episodes)
Stephen C. Grossman .... producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Matthew Morse (22 episodes, 1998-1999)
Series Cinematography by
Alan Keath Walker (2 episodes, 1999)
Series Film Editing by
Andrew Chulack (12 episodes, 1999)
Series Casting by
Allison Jones (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
Eugene Lee (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Series Art Direction by
Daniele Perna (6 episodes, 1998-1999)
Dahl Delu (2 episodes, 1998)
Series Set Decoration by
Phil Snyder (1 episode, 1998)

Chryss Hionis (unknown episodes)
Series Costume Design by
Bernadene Morgan (2 episodes, 1998)
Sarah Lemire (2 episodes, 1999)
Series Makeup Department
Toby Lamm .... makeup department head / makeup artist (6 episodes, 1998)

Jake Garber .... makeup artist: Dana Carvey (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Brian James Ellis .... unit production manager (1 episode, 1998)
Thomas Lofaro .... unit production manager (1 episode, 1998)
Kristen Reardon .... post-production supervisor (1 episode, 1998)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kim Kennedy .... second assistant director (17 episodes, 1999)
Anthony Rich .... first assistant director (10 episodes, 1999)
Mike Gray .... first assistant director (5 episodes, 1998)

Tom Phillips .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Richard Rosser .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
John F. McHugh .... carpenter (14 episodes, 1998-1999)
Nell Stifel .... charge scenic (6 episodes, 1998)
Nina Zarnett .... construction grip (6 episodes, 1998)
Leo Holder .... graphic artist (5 episodes, 1999)
E. David Cosier .... assistant art director (3 episodes, 1998)

Ruth DiPasquale .... property master (unknown episodes)
Byron K. Lovelace .... assistant property master (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Chips Swanson .... music editor (1 episode, 1998)
Phil Valdivia .... production mixer (1 episode, 1998)

Vince Gutierrez .... sound (unknown episodes)
Ken Hahn .... re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Laura King .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Ray Palagy .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Gary Parker .... tape operator (unknown episodes)
Tony Pipitone .... sound editor: Sync Sound Studios (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Blaise Corrigan .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Patric J. Abaravich .... chief lighting technician (3 episodes, 1998)

Steve Gilbert .... dolly grip (unknown episodes)
Georgia Tornai Packard .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Jamie Silverstein .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Igor Srubshchik .... video playback operator (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Alison Franck .... casting assistant (10 episodes, 1999)

Domenic Andreoli .... extras casting (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kevin Draves .... assistant wardrobe supervisor (6 episodes, 1998)
Mary Gierczak .... costume supervisor (5 episodes, 1998)

Sister A. Daniels .... key costumer (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Roger Doran .... colorist (17 episodes, 1998-1999)
Pat Kelleher .... on-line editor (17 episodes, 1998-1999)
Laura Congleton .... assistant editor (17 episodes, 1999)
Series Location Management
Ian MacGregor .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Dow McKeever .... music editor (unknown episodes)
Series Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... driver (2 episodes, 1998)

Gary Edelman .... transportation captain (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Steve O'Donnell .... consultant (23 episodes, 1998-1999)
Katy Penland .... script coordinator / assistant to the producers (21 episodes, 1998-1999)
Syndi Shumer .... production assistant (8 episodes, 1998-1999)
Dana Marisa Schoenfeld .... production assistant (6 episodes, 1998)
Michael Wiggins .... production accountant (6 episodes, 1998)
Ilario Pantano .... production assistant (6 episodes, 1999)

Earl Pomerantz .... creative consultant (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

USA:30 min (19 episodes)
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Did You Know?

Vic Karp's mother is played by Miguel Ferrer's real-life mother Rosemary Clooney.See more »
Gale Ingersoll:[they enter the studio, and stand next to the desk Pierce sits in. Andy is, for some reason, clad only in a bathrobe] Pierce should be on his way, but um... In the meantime you guys maybe could rehearse for the cameras?
Conan O'Brien:Yeah, uh, Andy, maybe you should rehearse naked, so the lighting guys can prepare for your glare?
Andy Richter:Okay.
[takes off his bathrobe, revealing that he is wearing very little]
Andy Richter:[explaining to a surprised Gale] Oh, see, the network won't let me work totally naked any more, so I wear a flesh-colored jockstrap, and we'll pixilate out the genital area later.
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Before He was Senator Al Franken!, 18 August 2017
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This cable sitcom series is about a Dateline style series and the behind the scenes with United States Senator Al Franken leading the first rate cast. Megyn Price (Grounded for Life, Rules of Engagement) played Gale, the producer. She is an under-rated sitcom actress in my opinion. She should be headlining her own sitcom series. Robert Foxworth played the leading anchor. Al Franken playing a new journalist. Miguel Ferrer playing a producer. There are plenty of guest appearances by notable celebrities, politicians and experts. The show is set in Washington D.C. and if you love good political humor. You will definitely enjoy the series. Too bad, there are only 23 episodes. I enjoy the cast and humor in the series.

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