It doesn't appear to be a scam like those Who's Who books that you need to spend money to get printed in, but I get the feeling the New York Festival awards aren't exactly something Franken is going to put at the top of his bio.
From their press release:
The special award will be selectively and only periodically given to one radio on-air talent who has significantly made a great political or cultural impact in his country and/or throughout the world. Franken will be given the World Achievement Award at a special tribute at the 23rd annual International Radio Programming and Promotions Awards show at New York City's China Club on Monday, June 27 at 8:00 p.m...
Here's the complete schedule:
8:00 pm: awards start
8:59 pm: Franken's complete worldwide cultural and political impact enumerated in detail
9:00 pm: Al receives award
10:00 pm: first intermission in Al's acceptance speech
11:00 pm: second intermission in Al's acceptance speech
12:00 am: janitorial staff arrives, begins cleaning room
1:00 am: Al finishes speech
Posted in StuartSmalley at June 13, 2005 05:46 PM
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