HBO News: Real Time with Bill Maher

HBO News: Real Time with Bill Maher
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Real Time with Bill Maher Continues its 13th Season Aug. 14, Exclusively on HBO; Sister Helen Prejean is the Top of Show Interview Guest; Talib Kweli Is the Mid-Show Interview Guest; Jennifer Granholm, Doug Heye and Lawerence Wlkerson Are the Roundtable Guests.

Bill Maher attending a ceremony to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Source: wikipedia. Author: Angela George

Bill Maher attending a ceremony to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Source: wikipedia. Author: Angela George

REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER continues its 13th season FRIDAY, AUG. 14 (10:00-11:00 p.m. live ET/tape-delayed PT), with a replay at 11:00 p.m., exclusively on HBO. Allowing Maher to offer his unique perspective on contemporary issues, the show includes an opening monologue, roundtable discussions with panelists, and interviews with guests. Criminal justice activist Sister Helen Prejean is the top-of-show interview guest. Musician and civil rights activist Talib Kweli is the mid-show interview guest. The roundtable guests are former Mich. Gov. Jennifer Granholm,communications expert Doug Heye and retired U.S. Army Col. Lawrence Wilkerson.

Other HBO playdates: Aug. 16 (noon), 17 (4:15 a.m.), 18 (4:00 p.m.) and 19 (midnight)

HBO2 playdates: Aug. 14 (3:15 a.m.), 15 (8:00 a.m., 1:30 a.m.), 16 (5:30 p.m.), 17 (8:00 p.m.) and 18 (10:00 p.m.)

REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER is also available on HBO NOW and HBO GO.

Politico has hailed Maher as “a pugnacious debater and a healthy corrective to the claptrap of cable news,” whileVariety noted, “There may not be a more eclectic guest list on all of television.”

Maher headlined his first special on the network in 1989 and has starred in ten solo specials to date, including the hour-long presentations “Bill Maher: Live from D.C.,” “Bill Maher…But I’m Not Wrong,” “The Decider” and “I’m Swiss” (both nominated for an Emmy® in the Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special category), “Victory Begins at Home,” “Be More Cynical,” “The Golden Goose Special” and “Stuff That Struck Me Funny,” and two half-hour stand-up specials, plus the specials “30 Seconds Over Washington” and “Comic Relief VI™.” Maher is also an executive producer of the innovative news magazine show “VICE,” which is now in its third season on HBO.

Maher was the creator and host of “Politically Incorrect,” which was produced by HBO Downtown Productions and debuted on Comedy Central in 1993. The series moved to ABC in 1997 and ran through 2002. He also produced and starred in the 2008 feature film “Religulous,” the seventh most successful documentary of all time.

The executive producers of REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER are Bill Maher, Scott Carter, Sheila Griffiths, Marc Gurvitz, Brad Grey, Billy Martin and Dean E. Johnsen; produced by Matt Wood; director, Paul Casey.

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  • George Johnson

    Bill suffers from his sexual trappings in his other issues. Take religion. I get it Bill! You don’t believe. Could you please stop parading that belief up and down main street like a drama queen? Nobody cares that some people believe and you don’t. And gun control! Don’t get me started. People in canada have guns and don’t shoot one another. People in Mexico have no legal guns and “firearm murder” the crap out of each other! This ALONE should explain what is wrong with America. What does Canada have that America doesn’t? Shit isn’t it obvious? Lots of white people! Yeah I said it!

  • Impasto

    I have been a viewer of Real Time from the beginning, as well as Politically Incorrect, also from the beginning.
    I guess no matter how you start out, eventually, you get insulated from the real world, and only have sycophants answering your questions.
    Bill has gotten to that point, quite some time ago in fact. Not too long ago, he defended Donald Rumsfeld, making a distinct separation between Rumsfeld, and the rest of the Bush administration. That was a gross error, in both judgment, and fact. There have been many other instances, where I have to bite my tongue and consider the fact that we all have our own opinions, and let it slide.
    His million dollar gift to Obama, his staunch support for Hillary Clinton, when there is a much better, and by the way, more liberal choice in Sanders to consider. He has not even considered Sanders a viable alternative to the same ole crap choices.
    Anyway, it sounds like I am just sour grapes about the Sander’s thing, but, I just don’t see much of a progressive in Maher. any more.
    Yes, it is cool to be for pot, as I am as well.
    Start reading more than your writers kiss-ass reports Bill.

    • luckless pedestrian

      I’ve felt that way too. The bigger you get the more out of touch you can become. Bill gets a little pedantic at times. I liked that he had two Republicans on his last show, but he tends to shout people down now. He should have used the month off to clear out the old and open up to new points of view.

    • Robert McManus

      I like Bill more every time I see him and get to listen to his acerbic, yet spot on commentary. Not that there isn’t room for improvement; there always is. And I disagreed with him regarding Obama last time around, and totally disagree that Hillary is a good choice. However, considering the alternatives…

      He’s had Bernie Sanders on any number of times, and they seem to have an amenable relationship. As a matter of fact, one of the things that impresses me about Mr. Maher is his diversity of guests, his open minded reception of those guests viewpoints, even when they are right wing nightmares, and his defense of them when things get little squirmy for them, such as his attenuation of Dan Savage’s comments with something like “Alright, Dan, you’ve already got them throwing up in their mouths a little.” Not that I personally mind Dan making homophobic idiots squirm.

      I wonder if he’ll ever get Michelle Bachmann on…

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