The Circus
Season 4

s04e01 / New World Disorder

28th Jan '19 - 1:00am
New World Disorder

On the season premiere of The Circus, it's a new world order in Washington as a Democratic majority in the House puts a check on the Trump presidency. The second half of his term has begun with total gridlock, a government shutdown, and federal workers lining up for free hot meals. Meanwhile, freshmen representatives are putting a new face on Congressandmdash;and introducing a new reality, and the investigation of Trump takes a surprising turn in the wake of Michael Cohen postponing his congressional testimony.

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s04e02 / Circling Vultures

4th Feb '19 - 1:00am
Circling Vultures

The list of former allies who are turning on Donald Trump grows daily, the Mueller investigation continues to circle him and the Democrats have been unrelenting in their attacks. The President's increasing vulnerability has led to a bumper crop of potential 2020 challengers, all of whom are hoping to be the one to unseat him.

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s04e03 / The State of Our Union Is...

11th Feb '19 - 1:00am
The State of Our Union Is...

As President Trump toys with declaring a state of emergency in order to be able to begin construction of his border wall, his administration is in the spotlight. The House Intelligence Committee is ramping up investigations of Trump on multiple fronts, and is collaborating with Robert Mueller's team.

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s04e04 / 2020 Is Here

18th Feb '19 - 1:00am
2020 Is Here

The 2020 election is looming large in the capital. Campaign season is here early and more and more candidates are jumping in each week. THE CIRCUS follows declared and potential candidates Amy Klobuchar and Beto O'Rourke at the top of the week, and tracks ongoing news of the potential government shutdown, the border wall battle, and the Green New Deal back in D.C.

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s04e05 / States Of Emergency

25th Feb '19 - 1:00am
States Of Emergency

What exactly constitutes a national emergency? For President Trump, it is clearly securing the U.S. southern border. But others have very different ideas, including gun violence, the opioid crisis and climate change, to name a few. This week THE CIRCUS compares and contrasts various perceived national emergencies and covers people on the front lines of each one.

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s04e06 / The Big Split

4th Mar '19 - 1:00am
The Big Split

It's an action-packed week for President Trump on two fronts, creating a split-screen effect for the American people. On one hand, the President travels to Vietnam to meet with Kim Jong Un of North Korea, and have a big moment on the world stage. On the other hand, the President's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, testifies before Congress about potential presidential dirt he may have. Emily Jane Fox, a reporter for Vanity Fair who has been following Cohen, joins the hosts this week to help cover the hearings.

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s04e07 / To the Left

11th Mar '19 - 12:00am
To the Left

THE CIRCUS takes a deep dive into the Democratic party. There is a movement to tack left towards more progressive policies. On the other hand, many feel that the best way to convert Trump voters in 2020 is to move towards the center.

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s04e08 / What the F... Happens Next?

18th Mar '19 - 12:00am
What the F... Happens Next?

Donald Trump is currently engaged in a three-front war over the future of his presidency: one with Congress over his border wall, another with his potential Democratic challengers in 2020, and a third on the legal front.

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s04e09 / The People on That Stage

23rd Sep '19 - 12:00am
The People on That Stage

The Circus returns with an update on where things stand in the 2020 presidential race. On the Democratic side, the three leading candidates - Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren - are crisscrossing the country trying to get their message across, while the party as a whole is debating what it will take to beat Trump. Meanwhile, the President has an unprecedented number of Republican primary challengers to contend with, which could have an impact on his election strategy.

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s04e10 / Across the Rubicon

30th Sep '19 - 12:00am
Across the Rubicon

The launch of the official impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump. As news roils the capital and the entire nation, the hosts track down Democratic congressional leaders, members of the House Intelligence Committee, and prominent Republicans in a momentous week for both sides of the political aisle.

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s04e11 / Impeachmentland

7th Oct '19 - 12:00am

The Circus fans out across the country to cover the rapidly-evolving impeachment story through the lens of 2020 presidential campaigns. Meanwhile, in the capital, the hosts track breaking news developments as the White House and others react to the impeachment inquiry and findings thus far. And as members of Congress return to their districts for the fall recess, The Circus attends their town hall meetings with constituents to capture voter reactions.

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s04e12 / Desperate Times, Desperate Measures

14th Oct '19 - 12:00am
Desperate Times, Desperate Measures

How are key players responding to these desperate times? The President seems to have crafted his defense of the impeachment inquiry, and he's pushing it forcefully. The whistleblowers risked their careers to come forward, can they be protected? And the lower-tier 2020 Democratic candidates must fight even harder to be heard over the tidal wave of impeachment news, while Joe Biden faces a critical test of his candidacy. Special guest Jennifer Palmieri, a veteran of the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Bill Clinton White House, joins the hosts.

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s04e13 / The Widening Gyre

21st Oct '19 - 12:00am
The Widening Gyre

With Congress back in session after a two-week recess, everyone in the capital seems to be in fighting mode. Democrats are pursuing the impeachment inquiry at an aggressive pace, and members of Congress from both parties weigh in about the closed-door hearings. The President and his Republican supporters loudly defend his actions in both Ukraine and Syria. And the Democratic 2020 contenders participated in a heated debate in which everyone tried hard to differentiate themselves and be heard above the fray.

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s04e14 / The Deep State

28th Oct '19 - 12:00am
The Deep State

The Circus does a deep dive into the longtime federal government agencies and bureaucrats involved in Congress' ongoing impeachment inquiry, otherwise dubbed by President Trump as the "deep state".

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s04e15 / Field of Dreams

4th Nov '19 - 1:00am
Field of Dreams

A visit to Iowa for the all-important Liberty and Justice Celebration where past Democratic Presidential winners like Barack Obama and Jimmy Carter have broken out from tight races.

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s04e16 / Here Be Dragons

11th Nov '19 - 1:00am
Here Be Dragons

Political analysts examine potential outcomes of the impeachment inquiry by taking the pulse of Congress members, Presidential campaigns, and Trump loyalists.

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