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Fewer Top Stars Willing to Sign Up with USO

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Fewer Top Stars Willing to Sign Up with USO

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Fewer Top Stars Willing to Sign Up with USO

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For almost 65 years, the USO has provided entertainment for U.S. troops, getting movie stars, musicians and comics to visit war zones. But today, it's a bit more difficult to get top celebrities to go. USA Today correspondent Martin Kasindorf and radio commentator Al Franken explore the reasons why.

Guests:

Martin Kasindorf, reporter with USA Today and author of USO Cheers Troops, but Iraq Gigs Tough to Book" in USA Today, Dec. 23, 2005

Al Franken, host of "The Al Franken Show" on Air America Radio and author of The Truth (with jokes)

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