Not funny: Al Franken will be erased from Mark Twain Prize broadcast honoring David Letterman following sex assault scandal

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Senator Al Franken's speech will be cut from a television broadcast of a tribute to late night legend David Letterman, according to PBS.

The Minnesota Democrat is embroiled in a sex-assault scandal that dates back to a 2006 USO tour.

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Separately, on Monday CNN reported that a Minnesota woman claims Franken groped her rear end during a photo-op in 2010 – after he took office

'PBS will air an updated "David Letterman: The Mark Twain Prize" on Monday. Sen. Al Franken participated in the event, but will not appear substantially in the PBS program airing nationally Monday evening,' according to a statement from Cecily Van Praagh, a spokeswoman for WETA, the Washington, D.C. PBS affiliate.



'PBS and WETA, the producing station, felt that the inclusion of Sen. Franken in the broadcast at this time would distract from the show's purpose as a celebration of American humor. Every year, this program is edited for both length and content to keep it entertaining and focused on its intended purpose as a celebration of American humor.'

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Franken appeared on stage at the Kennedy Center in Washington on October 22 for the program's taping, talking about videos he made with Letterman about global warming for the 'Funny or Die' website.

In one segment of the 'Boiling...
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