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All The Way: Bryan Cranston on playing a purposeful LBJ as the “accidental” president’s achievements are jeopardized today
All the Way premieres Sunday, May 21 at 8/7CT on HBO. Forty-seven years after he left the White House, Lyndon Baines Johnson is having something of a renaissance. Most of us know “LBJ” as the droning, jowly Texan who became president when Lee Harvey Oswald trained his gun on John F. Kennedy and quashed America’s Camelot dreams. What you recall from there (if you recall a single thing) depends on your age, your race, your geography … maybe your family ties. But not a day goes by that you aren’t affected by Johnson’s policies, the social-minded core of which is ground zero … Continue reading
For President Obama’s Last White House Correspondents Dinner, Let’s Look Back at His Epic Trump Takedown From 2011
The 2016 White House Correspondents dinner, taking place April 30 (you can catch live coverage, including arrivals, beginning at 6pm ET on C-SPAN) represents President Barack Obama’s eighth and final appearance at the dinner. During the course of the past eight years, a number of hilarious headliners have hosted the event, from Wanda Sykes and Conan O’Brien to Seth Meyers and Jimmy Kimmel, with Comedy Central’s Larry Wilmore hosting this year. But many of them have been overshadowed in entertainment value by the president himself, whose charisma and comic timing have made for some memorable moments at the dinner, and … Continue reading
As we head toward the important New York primary next Tuesday, Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will face-off in a Brooklyn debate. Both candidates have roots in New York State, and things have been getting testy recently among the candidates and their supporters, so it should be interesting viewing. The debate, which takes place at the Duggal Greenhouse on the Brooklyn Navy Yard, will begin at 9pm ET on CNN. Wolf Blitzer will moderate, with CNN’s Dana Bash and NY1’s Errol Louis, who is also a CNN political commentator, joining as questioners. The CNN Democratic Debate between … Continue reading
Comedy Central’s hit late-night series @midnight, which you can usually see trending on Twitter most weeknights, will be staging its own political debate tonight (March 23). The debate pits Donald Trump (played by Anthony Atamanuik) against Bernie Sanders (played by James Adomian). The two actors star in the comedy show Trump vs. Bernie: The Debate Tour 2016, which is currently on tour. The two “candidates” will field questions from the debate moderator, @midnight host Chris Hardwick. Being the interactive show that it is, it sounds like the episode will also field recorded questions from viewers who use the hashtag #MidnightDebate. It might be … Continue reading
In the wake of yesterday’s big primary results — particularly in Michigan, where Donald Trump won on the Republican side, and Sen. Bernie Sanders pulled off an upset win over Hillary Clinton on the Democratic side — the presidential candidates from both sides will immediately take part in more debates this week, leading into next Tuesday’s big primary elections, which will feature big states like Florida, Illinois, North Carolina and Ohio. The Democratic candidates for president, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, will take part in the Univision Democratic debate on March 9, beginning at 9pm ET. It will be held … Continue reading
In a much more funny, generally more mature and cerebral take than the approach taken by those who would accuse Donald Trump of peeing his pants, or of basically having a small penis, John Oliver, in his imitable fashion, finally tackled The Donald after purposely avoiding him on his HBO show, Last Week Tonight. In case you didn’t see Oliver’s takedown of the man he compares to a back mole — something you might ignore until it becomes so big, scary-looking and out of control that you must deal with it — last night because you were watching the Oscars, it’s worth … Continue reading
No Donald Trump in tonight’s Fox News GOP debate, but you can still watch him this evening if that’s your thing
In case you missed it, frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination Donald Trump has pulled out of the latest GOP debate, airing tonight on Fox News Channel (FNC) live beginning at 9pm ET. Bret Baier, Megyn Kelly and Chris Wallace will moderate what will be the final Republican presidential primary debate before next week’s Iowa caucus. The debate, held at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, will also be presented live on FOX News Radio, FOX News Mobile and FOXNews.com. Megyn Kelly’s appearance at the debate seems to have spurred Trump’s refusal to participate, and this stems way back … Continue reading
President Barack Obama will deliver the final State of the Union address of his time in office on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 9pm ET. The Republican response to the State of the Union address will be delivered by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley. Here are some places to watch the 2016 State of the Union address, President Obama’s final address: ABC — ABC will offer live coverage of the State of the Union address beginning at 9pm ET. Al Jazeera America — Al Jazeera America’s State of the Union coverage will start at 6:30pm ET, with “Inside Story” anchored by Ray Suarez in … Continue reading
CNN will air live coverage of the fifth Republican presidential debate, the final GOP presidential primary debate of 2015, from Las Vegas on Tuesday, Dec. 15, beginning at 6pm ET. Again, the evening’s debates will be divided into an early and primetime session. The four candidates appearing in the first debate at 6pm will be Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum, Lindsey Graham and George Pataki. Donald Trump will be center stage during the primetime debate, which begins at 8:30pm ET. He will be flanked by Ben Carson on his right, and Ted Cruz on his left. The six remaining participants in … Continue reading
CBS will feature live, multi-platform coverage of the Democratic Debate on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 9-11pm ET. The debate between candidates Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley will take place at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. This marks the first time this campaign season that a debate will air on a broadcast network. This is the second debate among the Democratic candidates for the 2016 presidential nomination. Joining Face the Nation anchor and principal moderator John Dickerson as panelists will be CBS News Congressional Correspondent Nancy Cordes; Kevin Cooney, anchor of KCCI, the CBS affiliate in Des Moines; and the Des … Continue reading