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.
Real Time with Bill Maher is a talk show that airs every friday night on HBO, hosted by comedian and political satirist Bill Maher. Much like Politically Incorrect on ABC, Real Time features a panel of guests that discuss current events in politics and the media. It is an hour-long program that is filmed in front of a studio audience in Fairfax, Los Angeles.