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Sardonic spoof of late-night network-news programs. Its linchpin is a doltish reporter who's angling for the anchor job, which is held by an arrogant veteran journalist. Also featured are cameos by such newsmakers as Michael Dukakis and Ralph Nader.

The Minister of Television

First Aired: January 14, 1999

Raji accepts an offer from a dictator's son---an old college pal---to become the "minister of television" for a country in Africa. Meanwhile, a visitor develops a crush on Al. Mfune Umbwebwe: Godfrey. Helen: Allison Janney.

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  • Premise: Sardonic spoof of late-night network-news programs. Its linchpin is a doltish reporter who's angling for the anchor job, which is held by an arrogant veteran journalist. Also featured are cameos by such newsmakers as Michael Dukakis and Ralph Nader. (more)

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