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Al Franken's Stuart Smalley is "Good Enough" and "Smart Enough"

The comedian plays the sensitive twelve-stepper Stuart Smalley on "Daily Affirmations with Stuart Smalley" -- a Saturday Night Live skit based on Franken's own experience with a 12-step group. Franken is a co-producer of SNL and works on the cable network "Comedy Central," where he anchored the Democratic and Republican Conventions for "Indecision '92." He has a new book (written by Stuart Smalley) called "I'm Good Enough, I'm Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Me."


Other segments from the episode on October 30, 1992

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, October 30, 1992: Interview with Al Franken; Review of the film "Zebrahead"; Interview with Al Franken; Interview with Wayne Stayskal.


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