Georgetown Professor Replaces Sen. Al Franken as Guest on Next REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER
REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER continues its 15th season FRIDAY, JUNE 9 (10:00-11:00 p.m. live ET/tape-delayed PT), with a replay at midnight, exclusively on HBO. The network announced today that Georgeown University sociology professor and author Michael Ericc Dyson will replace Senator Al Franken as a guest on the episode. Yesterday, a spokesperson for Franken told the Huffington Post that the senator would no longer appear, following backlash over Mmaher's use of the 'N' word on last Friday's show. Although Dyson defended THE TALK show host over the weekend, he also condemned his use of the word, saying in a statement ""I'm emotional about this. I love Bill Maher. He's a very dear friend. But as I've made plain through the years, the n word should be reserved for black use. Period."
Musician and actor Ice Cube is the mid-show interview guest for Friday's broadcast. The roundtable guests will consist of journalist David Gregory, former Fla. Rep. David Jolly and activist Symone Sanders.