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THE CIRCUS Follows Trump, Obama, Oprah And More

In The Campaign’s Final Days 

NEW YORK – November 2, 2018  As President Trump barnstorms the country to fire up the Republican faithful, THE CIRCUS returns on Sunday, November 4 at 8 p.m. ET/PT with an episode titled “A Place Called Fear.” Co-hosts John Heilemann, Mark McKinnon and Alex Wagner, with contributor Steve Schmidt, follow President Trump as he stokes fears over immigration, border security and a migrant caravan. THE CIRCUS also checks in with the biggest voices in the Democratic Party, who are out in force this week trying to counter the president’s message in the closing days of the election. 

McKinnon is on the ground in Pittsburgh where protests erupt during President Trump’s visit to pay respects to victims of the synagogue shooting. Heilemann and Schmidt spend time with Sen. Cory Booker (D-New Jersey), who is out campaigning to bolster his fellow Democrats. Meanwhile, Wagner catches up with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) and hits the trail with former President Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey as they campaign in two historic races for governor in Florida and Georgia.  

THE CIRCUS features John Heilemann, co-author of the New York Times best-sellers Game Change and Double Down and National Affairs Analyst for NBC News and MSNBC, noted campaign strategist Mark McKinnon, and Alex Wagner, an Emmy®-nominated television journalist, author, national correspondent for CBS News and contributing editor at The Atlantic. THE CIRCUS is produced by Left/Right for SHOWTIME. John Heilemann, Mark McKinnon, Alex Wagner, Banks Tarver, Ken Druckerman, Ted Bourne and Tom Johnson serve as executive producers. To learn more about THE CIRCUS, go to: and follow on TwitterFacebook and Instagram, and join the conversation using #TheCircus.

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Jackie Ioachim

Frank Marchesini