Guest List: September 22, 2017

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The Interview:

Fmr. Rep. Barney Frank (D) served 16 terms as the U.S. Representative from Massachusetts’ 4th Congressional District. He retired in 2013.

Twitter: @BarneyFrank


The Panel:

Martin Short is an actor and comedian currently touring with Steve Martin for their ongoing show, “An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life.” 


Catherine Rampell is a columnist for The Washington Post, where she recently wrote about free speech on college campuses.

Twitter: @crampell


Rick Wilson is a Republican strategist and contributor to the Daily Beast. He is currently at work on a feature documentary called, “Everything Trump Touches Dies,” about the first year of the Trump presidency.

Twitter: @TheRickWilson


Mid-Show Interview:

Bob Costas is a sportscaster for NBC and MLB networks. He was the prime-time host of twelve Olympic Games between 1992 and 2016.


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 September 22, 2017

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Bill and his roundtable guests - Rep. Barney Frank, Martin Short, Catherine Rampell, Rick Wilson and Bob Costas - 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.

Trump Supporters: You Know You’re Being Conned, Right?

Trump Supporters: You Know You’re Being Conned, Right?

One of the haunting things about Russia under Stalin was it was the dawn of Photoshop, and the Kremlin was constantly retouching official photographs to make people disappear. In the original picture Stalin has his arm around your shoulder, but then he kills you, and when it’s reissued he’s cuddling up to a dull patch of Leningrad sky.

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Guest List: September 15, 2017

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The Interview:

Bret Stephens is a columnist for The New York Times, and a contributor to MSNBC. His latest column is, “Campus Rape, a Survivor’s Story.”

Twitter: @BretStephensNYT


The Panel:

Salman Rushdie is an award-winning author of over a dozen novels. His latest is “The Golden House.”

Twitter: @SalmanRushdie


Fran Lebowitz is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. Her favorite color is none of your business and she hasn’t slept since 1962.


Mid-Show Interview:

Tim Gunn is the host and producer of Lifetime’s “Project Runway,” airing Thursdays at 9 p.m.

Twitter: @TimGunn


 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 September 15, 2017

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Bill and his roundtable guests - Bret Stephens, Fran Lebowitz, Salman Rushdie and Tim Gunn - 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.

Labor Pains

Labor Pains

Last month, workers at a Nissan plant in Mississippi overwhelmingly voted not to join the United Auto Workers union. Bernie Sanders was fighting the good fight; he went down to Mississippi to march, he wrote op-eds, he talked up the vote on TV. But the union lost once again and, with UAW members now only building 54 percent of the cars and trucks manufactured in the U.S. (it was 85 percent in 1999), if things don’t change soon the union’s going to disappear altogether. 

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