Real Time with Bill Maher
Season 5

s05e01 / February 16, 2007

17th Feb '07 - 4:00am
February 16, 2007

Rated: TV-MA for Adult Content (AC) and Adult Language (AL)



Tonight's episode is Live from L.A.



Bill's panel members are:



* Carly Fiorina is the former CEO (19992005) and Chairman of the Board (20002005) of Hewlett-Packard (HP).

* Craig Ferguson is the host of The Late Late Show on CBS. He is from Scotland and is an Emmy-nominated actor, film director, screenwriter, comedian, composer, and novelist.

* Michael Steele is a former Lieutenant Governor of Maryland (Republican). Presently, he is a political pundit on the CNN series The Situation Room.



Bill's guests by satellite are:



* John Edwards is a one term former U.S. Senator for N.C. He was the 2004 Democratic Vice Presidential nominee and is presently running for the Democratic 2008 Presidential nomination.

* John Amaechi is a former NBA basketball player. He is working a broadcaster in the United Kingdom. In February 2007, Amaechi publicly announced that he is gay and became the first player associated with the NBA to come out.

183 have watched this episode

s05e02 / February 23, 2007

24th Feb '07 - 4:00am
February 23, 2007

Rated: TV-MA for Adult Content (AC) and Adult Language (AL)

Tonight's episode is Live from L.A.



In this episode, Bill welcomes:

* David Mamet, writer/director for stage and screen

* Steven Weber, professor of political science at UC Berkley.

* Ayaan Hirsi Ali, prominent critic of Islam.

* Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), a leader of the DNC



And via satellite,

* Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE), potential Presidential candidate.

183 have watched this episode

s05e03 / March 2, 2007

3rd Mar '07 - 4:00am
March 2, 2007

Rated: TV-MA for Adult Content (AC) and Adult Language (AL)
Tonight's episode is Live from L.A.



Bill's panel members are:



* John Ridley, writer/creator of Undercover Brother and stories that formed the basis of U-Turn and 3 Kings. He is also a film director and a regular contributor to public radio.

* Rep Barney Frank (D-MA), Congressman since 1981 and is an openly gay liberal. He is currently the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee.

* Joe Scarborough, host of Scarborough Country on MSNBC and former Rep R-FL. A conservative who has been critical of the current leadership.



Bill's guests by satellite are:



* Seymour Hersh, Pulitzer-Prize winning investigative reporter currently writing for The New Yorker. He recently wrote that the US was developing plans to bomb Iran.

* Mia Farrow, Actress in such films as Rosemary's Baby and Hannah and her Sisters. She is a UNICEF ambassador who is currently drawing attention to the Darfur crisis.

183 have watched this episode

s05e04 / March 9, 2007

10th Mar '07 - 4:00am
March 9, 2007

Rated: TV-MA for Adult Content (AC) and Adult Language (AL)
Tonight's episode is Live from L.A.



Bill's panel guests are:



* Roseanne Barr, Comedienne/Actress most famous for ABC's Roseanne is an outspoken critic of the current administration.

* Dana Milbank, political reporter for the Washington Post and analyst on MSNBC. He has covered the last two presidential elections extensively.

* David Kuo, former Special Assistant to George W. Bush, whose book "Tempting Faith" asserts that Bush used the religious right for political purposes.



Also appearing by satellite:



* Deepak Chopra, author of more than 40 books on spirituality and health. His new book is entitled "Life After Death."
Bill's guest by satellite:



* Paul Eaton, a retired Army Major General, who was in charge of training the Iraqi military circa 2003-2004. He has since been highly critical of the handling of the war, with a pointed finger at Donald Rumsfeld.

183 have watched this episode

s05e05 / March 16, 2007

17th Mar '07 - 3:00am
March 16, 2007

Rated: TV-MA for Adult Content (AC) and Adult Language (AL)
Tonight's episode is Live from L.A.



Tonight, Bill welcomes:



* Jason Alexander, actor on TV's "Seinfeld" and regular guest on Real Time.

* Dan Rather, former CBS news anchor and respected journalist.

* Martha Raddatz, chief White House correspondent for ABC and formerly of NPR.



Bills guests via satellite:



* Chris Rock, actor, formerly of SNL, known for his outspoken comedic routines.

* Fmr. Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR), possible 2008 presidential candidate who is known to espouse personal fitness and creationism.

183 have watched this episode

s05e06 / March 23, 2007

29th Mar '07 - 3:00am
March 23, 2007

Rated: TV-MA for Adult Content (AC) and Adult Language (AL)
Tonight's episode is Live from L.A.



Tonight, Bill welcomes:



* Shirley Franklin, Democratic Mayor of Atlanta and described as the first African-American woman mayor of a major southern city.

* David Frum, neocon journalist and former speechwriter for George W. Bush.

* John Legend, three-time Grammy winning African-American R&B singer, songwriter, and pianist.



Bills guests via satellite:



* Zbigniew Brzezinski, former National Security Advisor under President Carter and currently a professor at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies.

* Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), one of the two current Independant Senators, he recently introduced the Global Warming Pollution Reduction Act.

183 have watched this episode

s05e07 / March 30, 2007

31st Mar '07 - 3:00am
March 30, 2007

Rated: TV-MA for Adult Content (AC) and Adult Language (AL)
Tonight's episode is Live from L.A.



Tonight, Bill welcomes:



* Catherine Crier, former Dallas County Judge and correspondent on CNN/ABC/FOX. Crier is presently the host of "Catherine Crier Live" on Court TV.

* D.L.Hughley, actor and comedian who was most recently on NBC's "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip."

* Michael Smerconish, radio host and sometime contributor to MSNBC. Known for his views against political correctness.



Bills guests via satellite:



* Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State under Bill Clinton and personal confidante of Sen. Hillary Clinton.

* Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), candidate for the 2008 Presidency known for his Libertarian beliefs.

183 have watched this episode

s05e08 / April 13, 2007

14th Apr '07 - 3:00am
April 13, 2007

Rated: TV-MA for Adult Content (AC) and Adult Language (AL)
Tonight's episode is Live from L.A.



Tonight, Bill welcomes:



* Dana Carvey, comedian/actor, most famous for SNL and the Wayne's World movies.

* Fmr. Sen. Bill Bradley (D-NJ), NBA Hall-of-Famer and US Senator for three terms who ran for the Democratic Presidential nomination in 2000.

* Scott McClellan, White House Press Secretary 2003-2006.



Bill's guests via satellite:



* Rev. Al Sharpton, African-American rights activist and icon.

* Sheryl Crow, Rock singer/songwriter and survivor of Breast Cancer.

* Laurie David, political activist most famous for her environmentalism. Producer on the Al Gore documentary "An Inconvenient Truth."

183 have watched this episode

s05e09 / April 20, 2007

21st Apr '07 - 3:00am
April 20, 2007

Rated: TV-MA for Adult Content (AC) and Adult Language (AL)



Tonight's episode is Live from L.A.



Tonight, Bill welcomes:



* Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D-MT), formerly served in Dept. of Agriculture under Bill Clinton

* John O'Sullivan, conservative columnist and editor of "The National Review"

* Amy Holmes, GOP strategist who formerly worked for Sen. Bill Frist



Bills guests via satellite:



* Bill Moyers, journalist who is currently hosting PBS' "Bill Moyers' Journal."

183 have watched this episode

s05e10 / April 27, 2007

28th Apr '07 - 3:00am
April 27, 2007

Rated: TV-MA for Adult Content (AC) and Adult Language (AL)



Tonight's episode is Live from L.A.



Tonight, Bill welcomes panelists:



* Richard Belzer, Actor/Comedian/Writer, he has appeared many times on "Real Time."

* Lisa Schiffren, Conservative speechwriter.

* Jamie Tarabay, Journalist for NPR, covering Iraq from Baghdad since Dec. '05.



Bill's interview guests:



* Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), Presidential candidate of 2004 and 2008 elections, who has initiated impeachment proceedings against Vice-President Dick Cheney.

* David Iglesias, one of the 8 US attorneys fired in 2006 by the Gonzales Justice Department.

183 have watched this episode

s05e11 / May 4, 2007

5th May '07 - 3:00am
May 4, 2007

Rated: TV-MA for Adult Content (AC) and Adult Language (AL)



Tonight's episode is Live from L.A.



Tonight, Bill welcomes:



* Former Rep. Harold Ford Jr. (D-TN), who lost a bid for the Senate in the 2006 election to Bill Frist, partly due to a famous attack ad.

* Sean Penn, Oscar-winning actor and activist who has independently visited Baghdad and New Orleans in humanitarian missions.

* Garry Shandling, Emmy-winning comedian, most famous for "The Larry Sanders Show."



Bills guests via satellite:



* Tommy Thompson, former Governor of Wisconsin and Health and Human Services Secretary who announced a bid for the GOP nomination for President.

* Dr. Sanjay Gupta, neurosurgeon most famous for being a medical correspondent for CNN and CBS.

183 have watched this episode

s05e12 / May 11, 2007

12th May '07 - 3:00am
May 11, 2007

Rated: TV-MA for Adult Content (AC) and Adult Language (AL)



Tonight's episode is Live from L.A.



Tonight, Bill welcomes:



* Paula Poundstone, comedian who is a contemporary to Bill Maher.

* Arianna Huffington, frequest guest of Bill Maher who describes herself as a reformed right-winger.

* Frank Luntz, conservative political consultant, most famous for his attempts to discredit global warming science.



Bills guests via satellite:



* Richard Engel, NBC's Middle-East correspondent, who has covered the Iraq war since it's beginning.

* Christopher Hitchens, author/journalist and out-spoken atheist whose latest books is "God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything."

183 have watched this episode

s05e13 / May 18, 2007

19th May '07 - 3:00am
May 18, 2007

Rated: TV-MA for Adult Content (AC) and Adult Language (AL)



Tonight's episode is Live from L.A.



This Friday, Bill welcomes:



* Actor Bradley Whitford ("The West Wing," "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip"), frequent guest on Real Time

* Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA), represents Orange County and is of Latin origin.

* Wallstreet Journal Editoral Board member John Fund, author of "Stealing Elections: How Voter Fraud Threatens Our Democracy".



Bills guests via satellite:



* Hip-Hop mogul Russell Simmons who is currenlty calling on his colleagues to clean up their act.

* 2008 Democratic Presidential Candidate Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT).

183 have watched this episode

s05e14 / May 25, 2007

26th May '07 - 3:00am
May 25, 2007

Rated: TV-MA for Adult Content (AC) and Adult Language (AL)

Tonight's episode is Live from L.A.



This Friday, Bill welcomes:



* Ben Affleck, actor and Democratic fund-raiser.

* PJ O'Rourke, satirist and writer, and known as a libertarian-conservative.

* Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), Presidential candidate for 2008, known for his anti-war stance.


And via satellite,

* Michael Moore, documentary film-maker whose new film, "Sicko" is about the broken medical system.

183 have watched this episode

s05e15 / August 24, 2007

25th Aug '07 - 3:00am
August 24, 2007

Rated: TV-MA for Adult Content (AC) and Adult Language (AL)



Tonight's episode is Live from L.A.



This Friday, Bill welcomes:



* Tim Robbins, actor/director, outspoken for his liberal views.

* Stephen F. Hayes, columnist for the neo-con magazine The Weekly Standard, who famously postulated a pre-war link between Al Qaeda and Iraq.

* Michel Martin, Emmy-winning journalist for ABC/NPR.



Bill's guests via satellite:



* Governor Mike Huckabee (R-AR), Presidential candidate.

* Damien Cave, reporter for the NY Times.

183 have watched this episode

s05e16 / August 31, 2007

1st Sep '07 - 3:00am
August 31, 2007

Rated: TV-MA for Adult Content (AC) and Adult Language (AL)



Tonight's episode is Live from L.A.



This week, Bill welcomes:

* John Mellencamp, Rock-star and co-founder of Farm-Aid.

* fmr. Sen. Mike Gravel (D-AK), Democratic Presidential candidate.

* fmr. U.S. Ambassador Barbara Bodine, writer.



Plus via satellite, actor/blogger Harry Shearer and animal activist Ingrid Newkirk.

183 have watched this episode

s05e17 / September 7, 2007

8th Sep '07 - 3:00am
September 7, 2007

Rated: TV-MA for Adult Content (AC) and Adult Language (AL)



Tonight's episode is Live from L.A.



This week, Bill welcomes:

* Cornel West, Professor of Religion at Princeton

* Mos Def, rapper/actor, critic of the Katrina relief effort



And Bill's guests via satellite:

* Col. Larry Wilkerson (ret.), former Chief-of-Staff of Colin Powell.

* Ralph Nader, consumer activist and some-time third-party candidate for President.

183 have watched this episode

s05e18 / September 14, 2007

15th Sep '07 - 3:00am
September 14, 2007

Rated: TV-MA for Adult Content (AC) and Adult Language (AL)



Tonight's episode is Live from L.A.



This week, Bill welcomes:



* Drew Carey, comic/actor, new host of "The Price is Right."

* Carl Bernstein, writer/journalist, who famously broke the Watergate scandal.

* Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), who serves on the Energy and Commerce committee.



And Bill's guests via satellite:



* Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE), who recently announced his retirement.

* Robert Draper, author of the Bush bio "Dead Certain."

183 have watched this episode

s05e19 / September 21, 2007

22nd Sep '07 - 3:00am
September 21, 2007

Rated: TV-MA for Adult Content (AC) and Adult Language (AL)



Tonight's episode is Live from L.A.



This week, Bill welcomes:



* Rob Thomas, musician, lead-singer of Matchbox Twenty.

* Sir Salman Rushdie, controversial author, and newest target of Al Qaeda.

* Janeane Garofalo, actress/comedian/activist.



Bill's guest via satellite:



* Michael Scheuer, author and former CIA agent, who was referenced in the recent Bin Laden video.

* Bjorn Lomborg, environmentalist/author, whose famous book is "The Skeptical Environmentalist."

183 have watched this episode

s05e20 / September 28, 2007

29th Sep '07 - 3:00am
September 28, 2007

Rated: TV-MA for Adult Content (AC) and Adult Language (AL)



Tonight's episode is Live from L.A.



This week, Bill welcomes:



* Michael Eric Dyson, scholar.

* Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-IL), one of the engineers of the Democratic victory in the 2006 elections.

* Pete Hamill, author/journalist from "The New Yorker."



Bill's guest via Satellite:



* Ken Burns, PBS documentarian, whose current show is "The War."

* Maria Bartiromo, CNBC hostess of "Closing Bell"

183 have watched this episode

s05e21 / October 12, 2007

13th Oct '07 - 3:00am
October 12, 2007

Rated: TV-MA for Adult Content (AC) and Adult Language (AL)



Tonight's episode is Live from L.A.



This week, Bill welcomes:



* Joy Behar, co-host of "The View."

* Tucker Carlson, host of MSNBC's "Tucker."

* Paul Krugman, New York Times columnist.



Bill's guests via satellite:



* Vicente Fox, ex-President of Mexico.

* Naomi Klein, author of the book "The Shock Doctrine."

183 have watched this episode

s05e22 / October 19, 2007

20th Oct '07 - 3:00am
October 19, 2007

Rated: TV-MA for Adult Content (AC) and Adult Language (AL)



Tonight's episode is Live from L.A.



This week, Bill welcomes:



* Chris Matthews, host of "Hardball" on MSNBC.

* Joel Stein, journalist from the LA Times and Time magazine.

* Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX)

Bill's guest via Satellite:

* John Edwards, Democratic Presidential candidate.

* Garry Kasparov, former world chess champion.

183 have watched this episode

s05e23 / October 26, 2007

27th Oct '07 - 3:00am
October 26, 2007

Rated: TV-MA for Adult Content (AC) and Adult Language (AL)



Tonight's episode is Live from L.A.



This week, Bill welcomes:



* Martina Navratilova, openly gay Tennis legend.

* Ret. Gen. Wesley Clark, affiliated with the Democrats.

* Andrew Sullivan, openly gay Libertarian conservative.

Bill's guest via Satellite:

* David Frost, contributor to Al Jazeera English.

* Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), the senior-most Republican woman in the Senate.

183 have watched this episode

s05e24 / November 2, 2007

3rd Nov '07 - 3:00am
November 2, 2007

Rated: TV-MA for Adult Content (AC) and Adult Language (AL)



Tonight's episode is Live from L.A.



This week, Bill welcomes:



* Martin Short, comedian/actor.

* Alison Stewart, NBC/NPR journalist.

* Markos Moulitsas Zniga, founder of blog site "Daily Kos."



Bill's non-panelist guests:



* Valerie Plame, outed spy, and Joseph Wilson, ex-Ambassador.

* Jeremy Scahill, author of the book "Blackwater."

183 have watched this episode
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