Critically acclaimed ShortRunner (1998-9) NBC SitCom, co-created by and starring Al Franken, about the quirky characters who work on a ''Nightline''-type news show. A little like ''SportsNight'', substituting neuroses for articulateness.
Not to be confused with TheABC's late-night news program.
!!This show provides examples of:
* AdamWesting: Some of the celebrity cameos, like arch-conservative talk radio host G. Gordon Liddy.
* TheCameo: Many political and media figures made appearances on the show.
* TheChewToy: The [[SaturdayNight Live ''Weekend Update'']] RunningGag of Al having bad things happen to him on reporting assignments gets carried over to this show
* TheDanza - Sen. Creator/AlFranken as Al Freundlich.
* Expy: DanaCarvey appeared twice as Senator Crowl Pickens, an expy of the late Senator Strom Thurmond.
* FailureKnight - The [[SmallNameBigEgo Ted Baxter-ish]] newsanchor and his assistant Mona.