Bill and his roundtable guests (Michio Kaku, Irshad Manji, Ed Schultz, Amy Walter, and Michael Steele), answer fan questions.
MSNBC's Martin Bashir is joined by Democratic strategist Julian Epstein and political analysts Karen Finney and Michael Eric Dyson to look ahead to a big weekend on the campaign trail as President Obama and Mitt Romney run their own version of the Kentucky Derby.
Republicans are trying to paint President Obama as the divider-in-chief. Tonight, Michael proves the president is actually the uniter-in-chief with Dr. James Peterson, Director of Africana Studies and Associate Professor of English at Lehigh University.
A new report shows 26 straight months of private sector job growth, but Republican attacks on the public sector are holding the economy back. Robert Reich, former U.S. Labor Secretary, UC Berkeley Professor, joins Michael with the latest numbers and the GOP reaction.
Friday's jobs report showed that the total number of Americans with jobs fell in April, and many of the unemployed have given up looking for a new job altogether. NBC's John Yang reports.
You won't believe who is questioning Mitt Romney's leadership skills after the resignation of an openly gay advisor. And Ted Nugent loses his cool again on camera. Melissa Harris-Perry, MSNBC Host, Political Science Professor at Tulane University and columnist for The Nation magazine, will discuss Romney’s problem with the radical right.
President Obama is kicking off his campaign tomorrow and Romney is writing a letter full of lies. We'll that, too.
Former NFL player Junior Seau's suicide is shedding light on the dangers of pro football. A former teammate estimates the legendary linebacker had 1,500 concussions during his career. Michael will ask Dave Zirin, Sports Editor for The Nation, about the future of the game.
MSNBC's Thomas Roberts speaks with Dorsey Levens, former Green Bay Packers Running Back, about the lawsuit he and dozens of other players have filed against the NFL over concussions, and the death of NFL great Junior Seau.
And a founding member of the Beastie Boys passes away at age 47. Tonight, a look back at the life of hip-hop pioneer Adam "MCA" Yauch with Scott Heath, Professor of African American Literature and Black Popular Culture at Georgia State University.
Yauch, known as MCA, has died after a long battle with cancer. As one of the founding members of rap group the Beastie Boys, he helped define 80's music. NBC's Brian Williams reports.
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And be sure to catch Real Time with Bill Maher tonight at 10pET on HBO. With Ed on the panel, you know there will be some fireworks!
Here's a clip from when Ed appeared on Bill's show last year:
Bill and his roundtable guests (Michio Kaku, Irshad Manji, Ed Schultz, Amy Walter, and Michael Steele), answer fan questions (Apr. 15, 2011).
BTW, Ed will be back on The Ed Show on Monday, from Las Vegas.