CBS's Norah O'Donnell to Al Franken: 'It's Great to See You in the United States Senate'

'Don't we need more humor in the United States Congress?' -- 'No'

CBS's Norah O'Donnell to Al Franken: 'It's Great to See You in the United States Senate' (NewsBusters)

CBS This Morning co-host Norah O'Donnell on Monday gushed over comedian turned Democratic Senator Al Franken. With no pretense, she told the liberal politician, "...It's great to see you in the United States Senate. But, you know, we all remember you from Saturday Night Live." [See video below. MP3 audio here.] "We grew up" watching you, the journalist added. 

Franken was given five and a half minutes of air time to talk about his thoughts on a potential merger between cable giants Comcast and Time Warner. Yet, O'Donnell still found time for breezy questions such as asking, "Do you go back at all to watch SNL?... Don't we need more humor in the United States Congress?"

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