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New Episode Features Interviews With Steve Bannon, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker and More



NEW YORK – March 15, 2019 – On a week that saw the sentencing of Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, the president’s first major rebuke from Senate Republicans and the entrance of Beto O’Rourke into the 2020 race, THE CIRCUS: INSIDE THE WILDEST POLITICAL SHOW ON EARTH wraps up a fast-moving, eight-episode winter run on Sunday, March 17 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. In an episode titled What The F*** Happens Next?”, co-hosts John Heilemann, Alex Wagner and Mark McKinnon explore the obstacles facing Donald Trump's presidency, including legal threats, congressional oversight and a still growing 2020 field of challengers. THE CIRCUS will return with new episodes this fall. For a preview of this week’s episode, go to:

This week, THE CIRCUS goes behind the scenes with Steve Bannon as he argues for the border wall at an event in Ohio. In Washington, the hosts fan out across Capitol Hill as a dozen Republican senators join Democrats to block President Trump’s national emergency declaration regarding the southern border, setting up the first veto of his administration. In addition to courthouse coverage of Paul Manafort's sentencing and Roger Stone’s status hearing, the program hosts a special gathering of well-known former prosecutors and legal experts to weigh in on all the probes targeting the president and his allies. 

Meanwhile, THE CIRCUS tracks a week of 2020 overtures from Joe Biden, travels to Iowa for Beto O’Rourke’s presidential campaign rollout and catches up with Kamala Harris and Cory Booker to discuss the Democrats’ expanding roster of candidates. 

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 AtlanticTHE 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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