Bill Maher talks to physicist Michio Kaku, Ed Schultz, Michael Steele on Real Time
By April MacIntyre Apr 14, 2011, 6:21 GMT
Bill Maher and guest -Los Angeles, CA, USA © Keadrick D. Washington / PR Photos
Bill Maher's salon continues on Friday night (April 15) on HBO, with roundtable guests commentator Ed Schultz, former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele and journalist Amy Walter.
Japanese-American physicist Michio Kaku, a professor at the City University of New York is an interview guest. Kaku recently was interviewed by the Daily News about the Japanese nuclear disaster and says, "It's incorrect to say that it's on the same level as Chernobyl,"
Radio and television host Ed Schultz recently called lawyer and conservative political commentator Ann Coulter "toxic" after her comments on the health effects of radiation.
Coulter caused a huge controversy after writing an article regarding the nuclear crisis in Japan that included the statement "at some level - much higher that the minimums set by the U. S. government - radiation is good for you". Schultz countered that this would be laughable if it weren't in regards to such a serious incident.
"Chernobyl represents the high end of the category. Right now Fukushima would be more on the low end - about one-tenth the level of Chernobyl."
A favorite of subscribers since his first special on the network in 1989, Maher has starred in nine solo specials on HBO, including the hour-long presentations “Bill Maher…But I’m Not Wrong,” “The Decider” and “I’m Swiss” (both nominated for an Emmy® in the Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special category), “Victory Begins at Home,” “Be More Cynical,” “The Golden Goose Special” and “Stuff That Struck Me Funny,” and two half-hour stand-up specials, plus the HBO specials “30 Seconds Over Washington” and “Comic Relief VI™.”
Maher was the creator and host of “Politically Incorrect,” which was produced by HBO Downtown Productions and debuted on Comedy Central in 1993. The series moved to ABC in 1997 and ran through 2002.
His most recent book, “New Rules: Polite Musings from a Timid Observer,” made the New York Times best seller list, as well as best seller lists across the country. He is also author of the books “When You Ride Alone You Ride with Bin Laden: What the Government Should Be Telling Us to Help Fight the War on Terrorism,” “Does Anybody Have a Problem with That? The Best of Politically Incorrect” and the novel “True Story.” Maher also starred in the 2008 feature film “Religulous,” the seventh most successful documentary of all time.
Other HBO playdates: April 17 (12:30 p.m., 2:15 a.m.), 18 (8:00 p.m.) and 20 (11:05 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: April 15 (2:35 a.m.), 16 (9:30 a.m., 1:30 a.m.), 17 (6:00 p.m.) and 19 (10:00 p.m.)