March 22, 2023
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Sokolsky on the Arts and Entertainment
A weekly program focusing on the arts and entertainment
Arts and Entertainment Editor Bob Sokolsky says it may have been a fun time for everybody, but what will broadcasters do now that the election is finally over?

And, he wonders, how will standup comics like Jay Leno and David Letterman adapt their routines when they will no longer have Barack Obama and Jay Leno as their principal targets?

Precedent suggests they might have a bad time adjusting to new conditions. And Sokolsky points to the difficulties comedians had once the likes of John Kennedy, Bill Clinton and Gerry Ford moved away from the national spotlight.

However, he notes, such folks are a resilient breed and can usually bounce back with a new roster of victims.

In fact, Sokolsky adds, nominees for the next harpoon list are probably already being screened, "perhaps in our very own neighborhoods. You know, someone with enough eccentricities to provide a supply of fresh raw material."
Episode Date: November 7, 2008
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