THE CIRCUS Hosts Travel to Florida and Georgia
As a politically motivated bomb scare rocks the nation, THE CIRCUS returns on Sunday, October 28 at 8 p.m. ET/PT with an episode titled "Black and White," exploring the blistering rhetoric and deepening divides of American politics. Co-hosts John Heilemann, Mark McKinnon, and Alex Wagner go behind the scenes of two of the country's most contentious midterm campaigns as Florida and Georgia consider electing their states' first African-American governors.
In Florida, Heilemann and McKinnon interview former Vice President Joe Biden as he campaigns for Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, a Democrat and African-American candidate for governor. Wagner catches up with Gillum for a one-on-one interview and also sits in on a critical debate prep session of Republican candidate and former Congressman Ron DeSantis, who has embraced President Trump and his policies.
In neighboring Georgia, Heilemann follows the bus tour of Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams, who could become the first African-American female governor elected in the United States. Meanwhile, McKinnon tracks the Republican candidate for governor, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, as he faces accusations of MAKING IT more difficult for minorities to vote in the state.
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: SHO.com and follow on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and join the conversation using #TheCircus.
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