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Real Time With Bill Maher continues its tenth season Friday, February 10, exclusively on HBO, with an instant replay at 11:00 p.m. following the live presentation.Â Allowing Maher to offer his unique perspective on contemporary issues, the show includes an opening monologue, roundtable discussions with panelists, and interviews with in-studio and satellite guests.
The roundtable guests this week are editor Zanny Minton Beddoes, policy analyst Reihan Salam and commentator Rev. Al Sharpton.Â Beddoes is an editor for the Economist and has been an influential voice on the commentary of the late-2000s recession. Meanwhile, her fellow panelists Salam is a columnist and non-fiction writer with an unorthodox conservative standpoint.
He is a Muslim but has previously stated that he is ânot an expert on Islamâ. Finally, Rev. Sharpton, a previous candidate for the democratic nomination for the presidential election, is a Baptist minister and civil rights activist.
Maher has starred in nine solo specials on HBO so far, including the hour-long presentations âBill MaherâŚBut Iâm Not Wrong,â âThe Deciderâ and âIâm Swissâ (both nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special category), âVictory Begins at Home,â âBe More Cynical,â âThe Golden Goose Specialâ and âStuff That Struck Me Funny,â and two half-hour stand-up specials, plus the HBO specials â30 Seconds Over Washingtonâ and âComic Relief VIâ˘.â
Maher was the creator and host of âPolitically Incorrect,â which was produced by HBO Downtown Productions and debuted on Comedy Central in 1993.Â The series moved to ABC in 1997 and ran through 2002.
His latest book, âThe New New Rules: A Funny Look at How Everybody but Me Has Their Head Up Their Ass,â was published in November and made the New York Times bestseller list.Â Maherâs 2006 book, âNew Rules: Polite Musings from a Timid Observer,â also made the New York Times bestseller list, as well as bestseller lists across the country.
He is also author of the books âWhen You Ride Alone You Ride with Bin Laden:Â What the Government Should Be Telling Us to Help Fight the War on Terrorism,â âDoes Anybody Have a Problem with That? The Best of Politically Incorrectâ and the novel âTrue Story.â Maher produced and starred in the 2008 feature film âReligulous,â the seventh most successful documentary of all time.