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Episode Features Interviews With Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Gov. Jay Inslee, Mayor Bill de Blasio And More



NEW YORK – March 8, 2019 – With Democratic infighting on full display this week, THE CIRCUS: INSIDE THE WILDEST POLITICAL SHOW ON EARTH examines the ideological debate that is consuming the Democratic Party. In the episode, titled “To The Left” and airing on Sunday, March 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME®, co-hosts John Heilemann, Alex Wagner and Mark McKinnon explore the intra-party clash over whether the best strategy for beating President Trump is to embrace ideas popular with the energized left or with moderate voters closer to America's political center.      

In Washington, THE CIRCUS is on Capitol Hill as Democrats divide over how to respond to controversial comments about Israel made by freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota). Amid the firestorm, the program sits down with Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Michigan) as she defies the concerns of her party's leaders and announces plans to file an impeachment resolution against President Trump.

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In Iowa, home of next year’s first presidential caucuses, THE CIRCUS catches up with 2020 Democratic candidates across the ideological spectrum, including Jay Inslee and John Hickenlooper as they campaign across the state. The show also checks in on Bernie Sanders’ first presidential campaign rallies. 

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 Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and join the conversation using #TheCircus.

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Jackie Ioachim