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Mike Rowe, Cornel West on 'Real Time' tonight, HBO

By April Neale Jul 13, 2013, 1:21 GMT

Mike Rowe, Cornel West on 'Real Time' tonight, HBO

Tonight on HBO\'s Real Time with Bill Maher, Discovery star Mike Rowe is booked as the mid-show interview.

Tonight on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, Discovery star Mike Rowe is booked as the mid-show interview.   

The May jobs report showed the unemployment rate at  7.6%, which equates to approximately 12 million Americans looking for work.

Mike Rowe's goal is simple, to take the stigma off skilled labor and to teach children vocational skills in elementary and high school, which could help them in the workforce.

Rowe plans on changing the game through mikeroweWORKS, a resource center aimed at training workers in trades and new technologies.

Maher's whip smart series is now into its 11th season  on HBO, with an instant replay at 11:00 p.m. following the live presentation. Allowing Maher to offer his unique perspective on contemporary issues, the show includes an opening monologue, roundtable discussions with panelists, and interviews with in-studio and satellite guests.

Bobby Ghosh, international editor, TIME is the top-of-show interview guest. TV host Mike Rowe is the mid-show interview guest. The roundtable guests are columnist Matt Lewis, political consultant Liz Mair and professor Cornel West.

            Other HBO playdates: July 14 (2:00 p.m., 1:00 a.m.), 16 (8:00 p.m.) and 17 (11:00 p.m.)

            HBO2 playdates: July 12 (2:25 a.m.), 13 (9:25 a.m., midnight), 15 (8:00 p.m.) and 16 (10:00 p.m.)

From HBO

Bill Maher has been favorite of subscribers since his first special on the network in 1989, starring in nine solo specials, 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 specials “30 Seconds Over Washington” and “Comic Relief VI™.”

He 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.



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