Brad Pitt discusses pot and New Orleans on 'Real Time' VIDEOS
By April MacIntyre Aug 15, 2009, 16:53 GMT
08/12/2009 - Brad Pitt - Maher\'s weekly show dissects the headlines and encourages robust exchanges, and is continuing in its seventh season in prime time, airing last night, Friday, August 14 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT). © Janet Mayer / PR Photos
HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" opened with an illuminating interview with Brad Pitt, who sat with host and moderator Bill Maher, and gamely played off Maher's questions about atheism, marijuana, architecture and New Orleans.
Maher's weekly show dissects the headlines and encourages robust exchanges, and is continuing in its seventh season in prime time, airing last night, Friday, August 14 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT).
Maher hosted columnist Ross Douthat, actor Ashton Kutcher and Gen. Anthony Zinni; comedian/writer Dana Gould and actor Brad Pitt as his opening interview guest.
Gould's Real Time segment contrasted the town hall crowds to the needy who lined up in the pitch black of early morning for free health care in Los Angeles by a team of doctors - who normally are stationed in third world countries offering their services.
Pitt, however, shared a backwards look of a life of enjoying pot, cut down by the responsibilities of fatherhood, as well as his passion for rebuilding the Jolie-Pitt base camp of New Orleans, still reeling from Katrina's devastation.
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"Real Time" includes an opening monologue, roundtable discussions with panelists, and interviews with in-studio and satellite guests.