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Recently nominated for two Emmy® awards, THE CIRCUS: INSIDE THE GREATEST POLITICAL SHOW ON EARTH continues its sixth season as controversial new Republican policies in Texas spark outrage across the nation.
Hosts John Heilemann, Alex Wagner, Mark McKinnon and Jennifer Palmieri crisscross the state to examine the Texas Republican Party as it turns further to the right. The program reports on the implications inside the state and across the nation of Texas’ strictest-in-the-nation abortion law, contentious voting rights overhaul, and border policies.
Episode interviews include:
- Republican State Senator Bryan Hughes on the highly contentious voting and abortion laws that he authored.
- Texas Planned Parenthood’s Dr. Amna Dermish on what the new abortion law means for her patients.
- Matthew Dowd, the former adviser to George W. Bush, on why he’s running for Texas Lt. Governor as a Democrat.
- A trip to the border where Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Republican governors from around the country call for a more aggressive approach.
THE CIRCUS is produced by Left/Right for SHOWTIME. John Heilemann, Mark McKinnon, Alex Wagner, Banks Tarver, Ken Druckerman, Tom Johnson and Siobhan Walshe serve as executive producers. To learn more about THE CIRCUS, go to: SHO.com, follow on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, and join the conversation using #TheCircus.