Salman Rushdie to Appear on Friday, September 21 Episode of 'Real Time With Bill Maher'

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September 19th, 2012

via press release:

Real Time with Bill Maher CONTINUES ITS TENTH SEASON

SEPT. 21, EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO;

RANA FOROOHAR, ROGER HEDGECOCK AND CHRIS MATTHEWS

ARE ROUNDTABLE GUESTS;

EUGENE JARECKI AND SALMAN RUSHDIE ARE INTERVIEW GUESTS

Real Time with Bill Maher continues its tenth season FRIDAY, SEPT. 21 (10:00-11:00 p.m. live ET/tape-delayed PT), exclusively onHBO, with an instant replay at 11:00 p.m. following the live presentation. Allowing Maher to offer his unique perspective on contemporary issues, the show includes an opening monologue, roundtable discussions with panelists, and interviewswith in-studio and satellite guests.

The roundtable guests this week are editor Rana Foroohar, talk-radio host Roger Hedgecock and news anchor Chris Matthews; documentary filmmaker Eugene Jarecki and writer Salman Rushdie are interview guests.

Other HBO playdates: Sept. 23 (1:30 p.m., 2:50 a.m.), 24 (8:00 p.m.) and 26 (11:00 p.m.)

HBO2 playdates: Sept. 21 (1:55 a.m.), 22 (9:30 a.m., midnight), 23 (7:00 p.m.) and 25 (10:00 p.m.)

Bill Maher has been favorite of subscribers since his first special on the network in 1989, starring in nine solo specials, including the hour-long presentations “Bill Maher…But I’m Not Wrong,” “The Decider” and “I’m Swiss” (both nominated for an Emmy® in the Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special category), “Victory Begins at Home,” “Be More Cynical,” “The Golden Goose Special” and “Stuff That Struck Me Funny,” and two half-hour stand-up specials, plus the specials “30 Seconds Over Washington” and “Comic Relief VI™.”

He was the creator and host of “Politically Incorrect,” which was produced by HBO Downtown Productions and debuted on Comedy Central in 1993. The series moved to ABC in 1997 and ran through 2002.

His latest book, “The New New Rules: A Funny Look at How Everybody but Me Has Their Head Up Their Ass,” was published in November 2011 and made the New York Times bestseller list. Maher’s 2006 book, “New Rules: Polite Musings from a Timid Observer,” also made the New York Times list, as well as bestseller lists across the country. He is also author of the books “When You Ride Alone You Ride with Bin Laden: What the Government Should Be Telling Us to Help Fight the War on Terrorism,” “Does Anybody Have a Problem with That? The Best of Politically Incorrect” and the novel “True Story.” Maher produced and starred in the 2008 feature film “Religulous,” the seventh most successful documentary of all time.

For more information on Real Time with Bill Maher, please visit www.hbo.com/real-time-with-bill-maher. Facebook page: facebook.com/Maher. Twitter: @Realtimers.

The executive producers of Real Time with Bill Maher are Bill Maher, Scott Carter, Sheila Griffiths, Brad Grey, Marc Gurvitz and Billy Martin; executive producer for HBO, Nancy Geller; produced by Dean E. Johnsen; director, Paul Casey.

 
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    Rushdie must be longing for the days when he had the undivided attention of the ayatollahs.

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