Friday, January 22, 2016

Real Time with Bill Maher 01 22 16 Tell Me About It

Seth MacFarlane
Seth MacFarlane
by Catherine Giordano

Real Time with Bill Maher, episode 374, airs at 10pm on HBO on Friday January 22, 2016. Maher and his guests will be telling you all about it.

I’m looking forward to what the multi-talented Seth MacFarlane, the mid-show guest, will have to say. He’s always charming and intelligent. He can even be soulful as he is on his new album No One Ever Tells You. 

Alan Grayson is on the panel and you can always count on Grayson to tell it like it is. He’s not shy about airing his views and he’s willing to be blunt. He’s sure to liven up the panel.

The interview is with Michael McCaul. I am not familiar with him, but I expect he is going to tell us “the terrorists are coming for you.” Terrorists are a threat, but put the threat in proportion. The statistics show that you are more likely to get killed with your own gun (if you own a gun) than by a Islamic terrorist. I think you are more likely to be killed by a deranged American on a mass shooting spree than by a jihadist.

Jon Meacham is always an interesting panelist. He makes his points with humor and without shouting. He’s not a political partisan so you can count on him to tell it like it is.

Liz Mair is definitely a political partisan, but she usually makes her points without rancor. However, the fact that she heads a super-pac dedicated to taking Donald Trump down suggests she may harbor some rancor for this would-be president.

In some polls, close to half of Republicans say they want Donald Trump to be the Republican nominee. Never mind terrorists, it is Republicans who scare me.

Just a list of guests for now. come back for the full review and recap on Saturday.

Bill Maher’s Guests January 22, 2016

Michael McCaul: U.S. Congressman (R-TX), Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, and author of Failures of Imagination: Deadliest Threatsto Our Homeland and How to Thwart Them

Mid-Show Interview
No One Ever Tells You
Seth MacFarlane: Filmmaker, producer, actor, singer. His newest album of songs No One Ever Tells You has been nominated for a Grammy.He’s the creator and voice actor for the animated TV series Family Guy. He’s the producer of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

Alan Grayson: U.S. Congressman (D-FL), candidate for U.S. Senate (D-FL) He is a contributor to the Huffington Post, where he recently authored The Gun Show Loophole: Common Sense vs. Nonsense.

Jon Meacham: Executive Editor and Executive Vice President of Random House, author of numerous biographies of former presidents. His latest book is Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush.

Liz Mair: Republican political consultant, head of the anti-Trump Make America Awesome Super PAC.

Destiny and Power