Real Time with Bill Maher - Season 8 Episodes
“February 19, 2010”
Guests: animator Seth MacFarlane; commentator Norah O'Donnell; former New York governor Eliot Spitzer, Comedian Wanda Sykes and Congressional Oversight Panel chair Elizabeth Warren are interviewed in the eighth-season premiere.
“February 26, 2010”
Council on Foreign Relations president Richard Haass is interviewed. Panelists: journalists Chrystia Freeland and Reihan Salam; and actor Olivia Wilde.
“March 05, 2010”
Filmmaker Michael Moore and Sean Penn are interviewed. Panelists: commentator Arianna Huffington and financial columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin.
“March 12, 2010”
Guests: Senator Michael Bennet, actor Hill Harper, former Governor Gary Johnson, Amy Holmes, journalist John Heilemann
Topics: Health care, deficit spending and the national debt, climate change, marijuana legalization, race relations, Mitt Romney, No Apology: The Case for American Greatness, Eric Massa, Game Change, Liz Cheney, education, Jihad Jane
“March 19, 2010”
Guests: Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom (D), economist Stephen Moore, PoliticsDaily.com editor-in-chief Melinda Henneberger and actor Emile Hirsch
Topics: Health care, the economy, regulation of banking and insurance industries, the Congo, blood diamonds, "blood minerals" from the Congo (tantalum, tungsten, and tin), Oxfam, access to clean water in developing countries, campaign finance reform
“March 26, 2010”
Guests: Journalist and author Christopher Hitchens, journalist Jonathan Capehart, musician Rob Thomas, President of the American Federation of Teachers Randi Weingarten and comedian Jeff Garlin
Topics: Health care, Catholic sex abuse cases, war in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Tea Party movement, Birthers, John McCain, the National Debt, Education Reform, Jesse James sex scandal, Marijuana Control, Regulation, and Education Act, altering of curriculum and guidelines for textbooks by conservatives on the Texas State Board of Education, Intelligent design, Internet flames, Celebrity political activism, Political correctness
“April 09, 2010”
The interview guests this week are musician Billie Joe Armstrong, comedian Chris Rock and chef Alice Waters.
“April 16, 2010”
The roundtable guests this week are journalist Laura Flanders, economist Simon Johnson and New Yorker editor David Remnick; movie producer Lawrence Bender and former Minn. Gov. Jesse Ventura are interview guests.
“April 23, 2010”
The roundtable guests this week are journalist Matthew Continetti, international security expert Susan Eisenhower and Fla. Rep. Alan Grayson; counterterrorism expert Richard Clarke and right-to-die activist Dr. Jack Kevorkian are interview guests.
“April 30, 2010”
Former UN ambassador John Bolton and Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) are interview guests. Panelists include columnist Ross Douthat, commentator Chris Matthews and economist Laura Tyson.
“May 07, 2010”
Guests: Comedian and author Sarah Silverman, novelist Salman Rushdie, business news anchor Alexis Glick, journalist David Frum, historian Alan Brinkley
Topics: 2010 Times Square car bomb attempt, Muslim Americans, immigration, Gulf of Mexico oil spill, climate change denial, Big Business
“May 14, 2010”
Guests: Journalist Sebastian Junger, Mayor Cory Booker, columnist John Avlon, author S. E. Cupp, Rep. Darrell Issa
Topics: Elena Kagan Supreme Court nomination, religion, MMS and oil drilling regulation, Miranda rights, tasering
“May 21, 2010”
Guests: Economist Nouriel Roubini, author Ayaan Hirsi Ali, radio host Michael Eric Dyson, columnist John Fund, comedian Patton Oswalt
Topics: Libertarianism, Rand Paul, Robert Bork, oil spill containment, Richard Blumenthal, Anwar al-Awlaki
“May 28, 2010”
Guests: CEO of EarthEcho International Philippe Cousteau, Jr., senior editor for Newsweek Jonathan Alter, Republican political strategist Patrick Ruffini, philosopher and civil rights activist Dr. Cornel West, author Scott Turow
Topics: Oil spill, Obama's reaction to the spill, black/white net worth gap, Supreme Court
“June 04, 2010”
Guests: Political strategist Paul Begala, journalist Andrew Sullivan, The Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel, environmental advocate Van Jones, filmmaker Judd Apatow
Topics: Oil spill, Gaza flotilla raid, Joe McGinniss, Al Gore, marriage and divorce, Climate change Denial
“June 11, 2010”
Guests: Queen Noor of Jordan, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, Newsweek editor Jon Meacham, ex-Senate Maj. Leader Bill Frist, director Oliver Stone
Topics: Oil spill, Republican filibustering, Dan Duncan and inheritance tax, "running government like a business", Nikki Haley, Military budget of the United States, Helen Thomas' Israel comments
“September 17, 2010”
Guests: Filmmaker Michael Moore, economist Robert Reich, actor Jon Hamm, journalist Martha Raddatz, Republican strategist Mark McKinnon
Topics: The Tea Party movement, Newt Gingrich describing Obama as having a 'Kenyan world view', Islamophobia in America, Christine O'Donnell's appearance on Politically Incorrect, the Democratic Party's new logo, tax cuts, Afghanistan, Republicans threatening to repeal health care reform, Republicans as the 'party of no', moderate Republicans
“September 24, 2010”
Guests: Pat Tillman's brother Richard Tillman, conservative activist Andrew Breitbart, CNN analyst Amy Holmes, Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, author and scientist Ann Druyan
Topics: Pat Tillman, Pledge to America, healthcare repeal, Don't Ask, Don't Tell repeal, Christine O'Donnell, evolution, science, climate change, Obama's Wars
“October 01, 2010”
Guests: Author Bob Woodward, TIME magazine columnist Joe Klein, philosopher and civil rights activist Dr. Cornel West, co-founder of Huffington Post Ariana Huffington, actor and comedian David Cross
Topics: Hamid Karzai, 2010 Elections, Carl Paladino, Meg Whitman, the economy, personal responsibility, Bishop Eddie Long, homophobia, social network services
“October 08, 2010”
The roundtable guests this week are political commentator S.E. Cupp, satirist P.J. O’Rourke and journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin; evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins and Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas are interview guests.
“October 15, 2010”
Guests: Activist Al Sharpton, columnist Markos Moulitsas, musician John Legend, Dana Loesch, columnist Dan Neil
Topics: Bill O'Reilly, Tea Party movement, 2010 Craziest Candidate Countdown, electric cars, education, Brett Favre
“October 22, 2010”
Guests: Actor George Clooney, film director Rob Reiner, journalist Jake Tapper, political commentator Nicolle Wallace, Levi Johnston
Topics: Crisis in Sudan, Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill, Campaign financing, 1st Amendment/ O'Donnell, Tea Party, 2010 elections, Sarah Palin, 'Don't ask, don't tell'
“October 29, 2010”
Guests: Former US President Jimmy Carter, comedian Zach Galifianakis, political analyst Lawrence O'Donnell, political strategist Margaret Hoover, journalist Reihan Salam
Topics: White House Diary, 2010 midterm elections, violence and the Tea Party, 2010 Craziest Candidate Countdown, Prop 19, separation of church and state
“November 05, 2010”
Guests: Commentator Bill O'Reilly, Rep. Darrell Issa, journalist Fareed Zakaria, comedian Dana Gould, D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty
Topics: 2010 midterm election results, Obama's response to election results, Republican plan, balancing the budget and cuts, social justice, education, military budget, prison population, Rep. and Dem. cooperation
“November 12, 2010”
Guests: Commentator Mike Huckabee, filmmaker Michael Moore, author Nora Ephron, reporter Jessica Yellin, Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA)
Topics: Bush, Obama, midterm elections, Iraq, veterans, health care, deficit