Bill Maher, host of “Real Time with Bill Maher,” will join Cuomo as his first guest Monday night. Maher and Cuomo will discuss politics from a comedian’s point of view, with Maher explaining how he chose his comedy targets and why.
In a preview of tonight’s episode, Maher says he’s found it easier to target far-right politicians in the past. But now, it was easier to target both sides. He explains that there is now an equal madness with members of both sides.
Maher will also discuss his views on the word, “conservative.”
“We have to overcome hatred towards others because their politics are different,” Maher said.
He will explain what a “great republic” is and why these politicians earn the respect of others from their political parties.
“You’re not going to get them to agree with you on a lot of things,” Maher says. “If you look at the list of things Liz Cheney believes in, most liberals would boo her out of the room, but she’s getting cheers now because of that one issue, which is the most fundamental issue right now, she’s doing the right thing.”
Cuomo, the award-winning host and attorney, announced in July that he would be joining NewsNation. She said NewsNation’s Dan Abrams he saw the need for more medium-sized political coverage during his break from national TV.
“We need this now because this binary system is killing us. And the media often get caught up in it. You can’t criticize the game you’re a part of,” Cuomo said.
“CUOMO” will air in the evening at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT onNewsNation.