On tonight’s Real Time with Bill Maher, the show continues its 16th season with a balanced group assembled to dissect the top week’s headlines — including Zooey Deschanel, Michelle Goldberg and Rick Wilson.
After Maher’s opening monologue, the show will open with tech investor and American businessman Roger McNamee as the top-of-show interview guest. McNamee is a believer in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin.
In an interview with BTCManager.com, regardless if there is a bubble with the stock he is bullish on the long-term viability of cryptocurrency, as he said: “We saw that with the internet bubble, we’ve seen it over and over through American history.”
Actress Zooey Deschanel is the mid-show interview guest. Deschanel has a Facebook series on top of her comedy sitcom New Girl. In viral series, Your Food’s Roots, she advises: “If you can’t afford to buy organic, avoid the dirty dozen and look for produce with lower pesticide levels, like asparagus, cauliflower, or mangoes.” She shows how poor people can grow their own food.
The roundtable guests are columnist Michelle Goldberg, Calif. Rep. Ro Khanna and political strategist Rick Wilson.
Goldberg opined for the New York Times recently saying of Senator Chuck Schumer and his peers: “If Donald Trump’s election taught us anything beyond the salience of white nationalism among our fellow citizens, it’s that passion matters, and that people respond when they see a leader who is willing to champion them even when it’s risky. That’s why it was so infuriating to see the Senate Democratic leadership [referring to Schumer] sell the Dreamers out.”
Indian American congressman Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) is a newcomer representing the 17th Congressional District inclusive of Silicon Valley. He was named by The Nation as the “Most Valuable House Newcomer.”
The Nation wrote: “Resistance was the watchword for 2017. Resistance not just to Donald Trump, but to a status quo that gave our most powerful bully pulpit to an actual bully…Capitol Hill’s steadiest champion of congressional oversight on war-making, Representative Barbara Lee always needs allies. She got a great one when Khanna arrived in January.”
Frequent Real Time guest Rick Wilson is a vocal opponent of disgraced former Breitbart editor Steve Bannon and squasher of Ivanka Trump’s presidential chatter.
Real Time with Bill Maher airs Fridays at 10:00-11:00 p.m. live ET/tape-delayed PT), with a replay at midnight, exclusively on HBO.