This coming Friday the 13th (10:00-11:00 p.m. live ET/tape-delayed PT), will see some interesting guests on Real Time with Bill Maher.
Dylan Ratigan, former CNBC television news journalist, MSNBC television host, documentary film producer and New York Times best-selling author is on panel with Jay Leno, who shares his thoughts weekly about hot topics in the auto industry on CNBC’s “Jay Leno’s Garage.” The third panelist is Michael Steele, who was a former head of the Republican National Committee-turned-consultant.
Journalist Asra Nomani is the top-of-show interview guest. Asra Nomani is the author of “Standing Alone: An American Woman’s Struggle for the Soul of Islam.” She penned an op/ed in Time and said of knee-jerk Muslim defiance to talking openly about the societal and cultural issues within Islam that exist and cause so many human rights violations:
This [Duke University snub] experience goes beyond feminism to a broader debate over how too many Muslims are responding to critical conversations on Islam with snubs, boycotts, and calls for censorship, exploiting feelings of conflict avoidance and political correctness to stifle debate. As a journalist for 30 years, I believe we must stand up for America’s principles of free speech and have critical conversations, especially if they make people feel uncomfortable.
Actor Paul Reiser is the mid-show interview guest. On the heels of his stellar performance in last year’s “Whiplash,” Reiser is undergoing a career resurgence with acclaimed projects like the new Will Smith drama, “Concussion,” to smallscreen efforts like Amazon’s “Red Oaks,” which premiered last Friday.
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REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER airs Fridays from 10:00-11:00 p.m. live ET/ tape-delayed PT with a replay at 11:00 p.m., exclusively on HBO.
Maher is also an executive producer of the innovative news magazine show “VICE,” which returns for its fourth season next year on HBO.
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. He also produced and starred in the 2008 feature film “Religulous,” the seventh most successful documentary of all time.
Other HBO playdates: Nov. 15 (1:45 p.m.), 16 (3:40 a.m.), 17 (3:15 p.m.) and 18 (11:15 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Nov. 13 (1:40 a.m.), 14 (7:25 a.m., 2:15 a.m.), 15 (7:00 p.m.), 16 (8:00 p.m.) and 17 (10:00 p.m.)