Guest List: August 18, 2017

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The Interview:

Sen. Al Franken is the junior Senator from Minnesota and the New York Times bestselling author of Al Franken, Giant of the Senate.


The Panel:

Amy Holmes is a political analyst for Rasmussen Reports, and former anchor on The Blaze TV.  She previously served as a speechwriter for Sen. Bill Frist while he was Majority Leader of the Senate. 

Twitter: @realamyholmes


Gavin Newsom is the Lt. Governor of California and leading Democratic candidate in the state’s 2018 gubernatorial race.

Twitter: @GavinNewsom


Mid-Show Interview:

Penn Jillette stars in the new season of the CW’s “Penn & Teller: Fool Us!” every Thursday at 8 p.m. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Presto! How I Made Over 100 Pounds Disappear and Other Magical Tales.”

Twitter: @pennjillette


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Submit Your Overtime Questions for August 18, 2017

Bill and his roundtable guests - Senator Al Franken, Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, Amy Holmes and Penn Jillette - will answer viewer questions after Friday's show.

Submit your questions in the comments section below. Selected questions will be answered on the Real Time Youtube Channel immediately following the premiere. Please be aware that concise (50 words or less) single-topic questions have the best chance of being selected, so the shorter and more specific you can be, the better.

Guest List: August 11, 2017

The Interview:

Richard Dawkins is an evolutionary biologist, and the New York Times bestselling author of Science in the Soul: Selected Writings of a Passionate Rationalist.  

Twitter: @RichardDawkins


The Panel:

Fareed Zakaria is a columnist for the Washington Post and the host of CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS". His latest special, “Why Trump Won,” is now available on demand and will encore August 28 on CNN.

Twitter: @FareedZakaria


Jon Meacham is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, available now in paperback.

Twitter: @jmeacham


The Mid-Show Interview: 

Jim Parsons stars in CBS's "The Big Bang Theory" and is the Executive Producer and narrator of the new documentary series “First In Human,” airing Thursdays at 9pm on Discovery.


Submit a question for this week’s guests using #RTOvertime and watch them answer LIVE after the show on the Real Time YouTube channel.

Submit Your Overtime Questions for August 11, 2017

Bill and his roundtable guests - Richard Dawkins, Fareed Zakaria, Jon Meacham and Jim Parsons - will answer viewer questions after Friday's show.

Submit your questions in the comments section below. Selected questions will be answered on the Real Time Youtube Channel immediately following the premiere. Please be aware that concise (50 words or less) single-topic questions have the best chance of being selected, so the shorter and more specific you can be, the better.

Guest List: August 4, 2017

The Interview: 

Former Vice President Al Gore is the subject of the documentary “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power" which premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and opens nationwide on August 4th. The companion action handbook is available now in both physical and eBook form.

Twitter: @algore / @aitruthfilm




Michael Weiss is a CNN Analyst for International Affairs and co-author of ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror

Twitter: @michaeldweiss


Mid-show Interview:

Ralph Reed, Jr. is the Founder and Chairman of the Faith and Freedom Coalition and author of Awakening: How America Can Turn From Economic and Moral Destruction Back to Greatness.

Twitter: @ralphreed

Submit a question for this week’s guests using #RTOvertime and watch them answer LIVE after the show on the Real Time YouTube channel.

Submit Your Overtime Questions for August 4, 2017

Bill and his roundtable guests - Vice President Al Gore, Kristen Soltis Anderson, Joshua Green, Michael Weiss, and Ralph Reed - will answer viewer questions after Friday's show.

Submit your questions in the comments section below. Selected questions will be answered on the Real Time Youtube Channel immediately following the premiere. Please be aware that concise (50 words or less) single-topic questions have the best chance of being selected, so the shorter and more specific you can be, the better.