Real Time with Bill Maher
Season 6

s06e01 / January 11, 2008

12th Jan '08 - 4:00am
January 11, 2008 Summary

Guests: Entrepreneur Mark Cuban, former TV anchor Catherine Crier, former press secretary Tony Snow, Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi (election correspondent), humorist P.J. O'Rourke

Topics: New Hampshire primary, electronic voting machines, Iraq troop surge, subprime lending and prospects for economic recession. Maher refrained from a large-scale discussion of the ongoing writers' strike, offering only a brief opinion in the closing moments of the show.

225 have watched this episode

s06e02 / January 18, 2008

19th Jan '08 - 4:00am
January 18, 2008 Summary

Guests: Comedian D. L. Hughley, Wall Street Journal columnist John Fund, country singer Trace Adkins, author/sex columnist Dan Savage (election correspondent), journalist Fareed Zakaria

Topics: South Carolina primary and influence of religion, militant violence in Pakistan, U.S. relations with Iran, impact of economy on the election, defining victory in Iraq, thoughts on Confederate flag

225 have watched this episode

s06e03 / January 25, 2008

26th Jan '08 - 4:00am
January 25, 2008 Summary

Guests: Actor/comedian Richard Belzer, musician Herbie Hancock, reporter Martha Raddatz, political strategist Amy Holmes (election correspondent), country singer Merle Haggard

Topics: Bill Clinton's role in campaign, Democratic campaign issues and oversight of Iraq War, Taliban's resurgence in Afghanistan, race and gender in the election, Rudy Giuliani's campaign strategy

225 have watched this episode

s06e04 / February 01, 2008

2nd Feb '08 - 4:00am
February 01, 2008 Summary

Guests: Columnist Clarence Page, feminist Kim Gandy, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), pollster/author Frank Luntz, Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi (election correspondent)

Topics: State of the Union address, Clinton/Obama debate and Republican strategy, withdrawals of Giuliani and Edwards, Middle East policy

225 have watched this episode

s06e05 / February 08, 2008

9th Feb '08 - 4:00am
February 08, 2008 Summary

Guests: Author/columnist Jonah Goldberg, political strategist Matthew Dowd, sportscaster Bob Costas, political humorist P.J. O'Rourke (election correspondent), CNN analyst Amy Holmes

Topics: Super Tuesday results, suspension of Mitt Romney's campaign, McCain vs. conservatives, U.S. role as superpower, Roger Clemens steroid controversy and overdependence on prescription drugs, passing of Maharishi

225 have watched this episode

s06e06 / February 15, 2008

16th Feb '08 - 4:00am
February 15, 2008 Summary

Guests: Commentator Andrew Sullivan, veterans' activist Paul Rieckhoff, Nina Hachigian of the Center for American Progress, pollster Frank Luntz (election correspondent), Sen Claire McCaskill (D-MO)

Topics: Clinton vs. Obama, candidates' policies toward Middle East, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act renewal and changes, John McCain vs. Democrats, Roger Clemens congressional hearing

225 have watched this episode

s06e07 / February 22, 2008

23rd Feb '08 - 4:00am
February 22, 2008 Summary

Guests: Former Bush speechwriter David Frum, The Hotline editor Amy Walter, Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA), Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi (election correspondent), journalist Tom Brokaw

Topics: Clinton/Obama debate, John McCain lobbyist controversy, Americans' love of country and Michelle Obama remarks, candidates' positions on war, resignation of Fidel Castro, beef recall

225 have watched this episode

s06e08 / February 29, 2008

1st Mar '08 - 4:00am
February 29, 2008 Summary

Guests: Columnist Christopher Hitchens, author Shashi Tharoor, comedian Harry Shearer, author/sex columnist Dan Savage (election correspondent); via satellite, Gov Ed Rendell (PA)

Topics: Pennsylvania primary, Al-Qaeda in Iraq, appeal of Barack Obama, religion in politics

225 have watched this episode

s06e09 / March 07, 2008

8th Mar '08 - 4:00am
March 07, 2008 Summary

Guests: MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, actor/director Adam Goldberg, NPR host Farai Chideya, journalist Jeremy Scahill (election correspondent); via satellite, fmr DNC chairman Terry McAuliffe

Topics: Hillary wins primaries in Texas and Ohio, McCain clinches Republican nomination, media coverage of candidates, economic news and impact of Iraq War, strategies for Iraq withdrawal, elections in Russia

225 have watched this episode

s06e10 / March 21, 2008

22nd Mar '08 - 3:00am
March 21, 2008 Summary

Guests: Rep Barney Frank (D-MA), actor Jon Hamm, professor/author Melissa Harris Lacewell, humorist/author P.J. O'Rourke (election correspondent); via satellite, CNN correspondent Michael Ware

Topics: Fifth anniversary of Iraq War, Obama and Rev. Jeremiah Wright controversy, economic class warfare, Eliot Spitzer resignation and scandal, legalization of marijuana

225 have watched this episode

s06e11 / March 28, 2008

29th Mar '08 - 3:00am
March 28, 2008 Summary

Guests: Talk show host Tavis Smiley, journalist Robin Wright, comedian Robert Klein, author/sex columnist Dan Savage (election correspondent); via satellite, actor John Cusack

Topics: Violence in Iraq, Clinton statements on Bosnia trip, use of contractors in Iraq, definition of patriotism, more on Jeremiah Wright and race relations, use of Patriot Act in Eliot Spitzer case

225 have watched this episode

s06e12 / April 04, 2008

5th Apr '08 - 3:00am
April 04, 2008 Summary

Guests: Actor Esai Morales, fmr Labor Sec Robert Reich, Rep Barbara Lee (D-CA), CNN analyst Amy Holmes (election correspondent); via satellite, Sen Arlen Specter (PA)

Topics: 40th anniversary of the King sleepytime, education in inner cities, Bush tax rebate and U.S. budget priorities, U.S. defense budget, abstinence education, investment in biofuels, bailout of Bear Stearns

225 have watched this episode

s06e13 / April 11, 2008

12th Apr '08 - 3:00am
April 11, 2008 Summary

Guests: Counter-terrorism expert Richard Clarke, journalist Dana Priest, actor Jason Alexander; via satellite, Rep Joe Sestak (D-PA), scientist/author Richard Dawkins

Topics: Iraq War hearings and Bush speech, Bill Clinton's effect on Hillary's campaign, rationalizing religion, environment and global warming, airline cancellations and wiring inspections

225 have watched this episode

s06e14 / April 18, 2008

19th Apr '08 - 3:00am
April 18, 2008 Summary

Guests: Prof. Cornel West, blogger Markos Moulitsas ZĂșniga, writer/activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali, journalist Jeremy Scahill (election correspondent); via satellite, MSNBC host Chris Matthews

Topics: Pennsylvania primary and Democratic debate, Pope's visit to U.S., oil prices and worldwide food shortages, polygamy and raid on Texas compound

225 have watched this episode

s06e15 / April 25, 2008

26th Apr '08 - 3:00am
April 25, 2008 Summary

Topics: TV host Phil Donahue, columnist Arianna Huffington, comedian Garry Shandling, Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi (election correspondent); via satellite, economist Jeffrey Sachs

Guests: Earth Day and demand for resources, Pennsylvania primary results, tax rebate checks, extension of veterans' benefits, Democratic campaign tactics

225 have watched this episode

s06e16 / August 29, 2008

30th Aug '08 - 3:00am
August 29, 2008 Summary

Guests: Gov. Jon Corzine (D-NJ), TV host Craig Ferguson, journalist Michel Martin, Matt Taibbi (election correspondent); via satellite, Gov. Tim Kaine (D-VA)

Topics: The 2008 election, 2008 Democratic National Convention, McCain's VP pick Sarah Palin

225 have watched this episode

s06e17 / September 05, 2008

6th Sep '08 - 3:00am
September 05, 2008 Summary

Guests: Actress Kerry Washington, fmr. White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan, fmr. Lt. Gov. Michael Steele, journalist Jeffrey Toobin, and Real Time correspondent Dan Savage

Topics: 2008 Republican National Convention

225 have watched this episode

s06e18 / September 12, 2008

13th Sep '08 - 3:00am
September 12, 2008 Summary

Guests: Actress Janeane Garofalo, Author Salman Rushdie, Roseanne Barr, political consultant Paul Begala, and journalist John Fund

Topics: 7th Anniversary of the September 11th attacks

225 have watched this episode

s06e19 / September 19, 2008

20th Sep '08 - 3:00am
September 19, 2008 Summary

Guests: Musician, journalist Naomi Klein, political blogger Andrew Sullivan; via satellite, economist Paul Krugman

Topics: Candidacy of Sarah Palin and responsibility for the subprime mortgage crisis.

225 have watched this episode

s06e20 / September 26, 2008

27th Sep '08 - 3:00am
September 26, 2008 Summary

Guests: Politician Ralph Nader, actor Tim Daly, National Review Online contributor Lisa Schiffren; via satellite, journalist Ron Suskind, comedian Chris Rock

Topics: The first presidential debate, subprime mortgage crisis, economic stimulus package, Sarah Palin

225 have watched this episode

s06e21 / October 03, 2008

4th Oct '08 - 3:00am
October 03, 2008 Summary

Guests: Actor Alec Baldwin, reporter Christiane Amanpour, and comedian Garry Shandling; via satellite, journalist Bob Woodward

Topics: Bush's legacy, VP debate, Palin's performance, bailout bill, future of the country

225 have watched this episode

s06e22 / October 10, 2008

11th Oct '08 - 2:00am
October 10, 2008 Summary

Guests: Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), economist Stephen Moore, and comedian Dana Gould; via satellite, director Oliver Stone, former Comptroller General of the United States David Walker

Topics: Economic situation, Palin's rhetoric, ongoing election, voting fraud, US military budget

224 have watched this episode

s06e23 / October 17, 2008

18th Oct '08 - 2:00am
October 17, 2008 Summary

Guests: Actor Ben Affleck; actor, comedian Martin Short; pollster Frank Luntz; Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-VT); via satellite, journalist Thomas Friedman

Topics: Joe the Plumber, ongoing election, third presidential debate

224 have watched this episode

s06e24 / October 24, 2008

25th Oct '08 - 2:00am
October 24, 2008 Summary

Guests: Actor Tim Robbins, comedian Carol Leifer, political consultant Matt Dowd, economist Arthur Laffer; via satellite, ex-GOP operative Allen Raymond

Topics: Electoral fraud, voting, the election, Joe the Plumber, economy, Barack Obama, future of the Republican Party

224 have watched this episode

s06e25 / October 31, 2008

1st Nov '08 - 2:00am
October 31, 2008 Summary

Guests: Singer/Songwriter John Legend, columnist Connie Schultz, commentator Amy Holmes, Prof Cornel West; via satellite, activist Michael Moore

Topics: Sarah Palin, Patriotism, Joe the Plumber, Taxes

224 have watched this episode

s06e26 / November 07, 2008

8th Nov '08 - 3:00am
November 07, 2008 Summary

Guests: Comedian Howie Mandel, humorist Joe Queenan, NPR commentator Farai Chideya, political advisor Paul Begala; via satellite, Mayor Cory Booker (D-Newark)

Topics: 2008 election results, racism, John McCain, Barack Obama

224 have watched this episode

s06e27 / November 14, 2008

15th Nov '08 - 3:00am
November 14, 2008 Summary

Guests: Author and Newsweek editor Jon Meacham, actor Ashton Kutcher, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL); via satellite, musician Sean Combs, columnist Dan Savage

Topics: Detroit auto-industry bailout, increase inballoon sales since the election, California Proposition 8 (2008), marijuana decriminalization, Hillary for Secretary of State, voting

224 have watched this episode
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