Al Sharpton on SNL (not Cafe Society)

With Al Sharpton tapped to host Saturday Night Live in December, do the other presidential candidates become eligible for equal time? If so is their time based on Sharpton’s total time onscreen or is it based on the length of the program?

All kinds of infotainment shows, mostly talk shows starting with the original Donahue, have been exempted from the equal time requirement. It’s not clear to me whether it would apply to SNL.

Was the Schwarzenegger/Howard Stern/Jay Leno/etc. issue based on California law or Federal law?