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Hell & High Water
with John Heilemann
A ravenous pandemic. A ruinous recession. Protests, riots, racial strife, police brutality. And, of course, Donald Trump. The turmoil and upheaval roiling America in 2020 is the subject of “Hell & High Water with John Heilemann.” Through a series of conversations with the people shaping our culture — in politics, entertainment, business, technology, sports, food and beyond — best-selling author and TV host John Heilemann (“Game Change,” “Double Down,” Showtime's “The Circus”) explores how the country is grappling with this apocalyptic moment and its existential stakes... and attempting to pull through and rise above it.
About the Host
Recount Media co-founder and Executive Editor John Heilemann has covered national affairs — on television and in print, in the United States and abroad — for the past three decades, earning a place as one of America’s most prominent and vital voices at a moment when politics, policy and elections have rarely been more riveting or consequential. Heilemann is a host, executive producer, and creator of “The Circus,” the heralded weekly political documentary series now in its fifth season on Showtime. He is National Affairs Analyst for NBC News and MSNBC, where he appears regularly on “Morning Joe,” “The Last Word,” “Deadline: White House” and “The 11th Hour.” During the 2016 election season, Heilemann served as a managing editor of Bloomberg Politics and host of the MSNBC and Bloomberg TV program “With All Due Respect.”
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Battleground
with David Plouffe and Steve Schmidt
David Plouffe and Steve Schmidt are friends, former rivals and two of the top strategic minds in America. They understand American politics better than almost anyone because, when they were running presidential campaigns, they had to make momentous decisions almost every single day. In “Battleground,” they'll draw on 50+ years of combined experience inside campaigns and in government to break down how the Democrats and Republicans are fighting for votes. They’ll dissect the opposing parties’ game plans to explain exactly what they’re doing, why they’re doing it and why it is -- or isn't -- working.
About the Host
David Plouffe has distinguished himself as a proven field general and innovator as a top executive in the fields of politics, government, technology and philanthropy. Best known as the “architect” of President Obama’s two presidential campaigns, Plouffe took an unprecedented approach to reach voters by leveraging technology and big data, which forever changed the campaign landscape. As Senior Advisor to President Obama, he was at the center of the debate on the key issues now facing our country, from tax and entitlement reform to health care and immigration reform to foreign policy challenges. In recent years, Plouffe served as a top executive Uber, negotiating ride sharing laws with dozens of countries, and helped Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan launch the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative where he serves as a strategist in residence. Plouffe inspires creativity and motivation for innovative solutions pertinent to any organization seeking to be at the forefront of change in their industry. He is also the author of two New York Times best-selling books.
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As a counselor to world leaders, CEOs, celebrities, and political movements, Steve Schmidt -- over the past two decades -- has played an influential role in American politics and helped navigate some of the most high-stakes corporate crises and business strategy challenges of our time. In the aftermath of the 2016 American presidential election, Steve has emerged as one of the strongest and most incisive voices commenting on U.S. politics and global issues. Well-known for his part in the 2008 U.S. election cycle, Steve was credited for transforming Senator John McCain’s campaign “from corpse to contender.” He previously architected a similar turnaround for California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Steve was a top strategist in the 2004 campaign to re-elect President George W. Bush and served in the Bush administration, during which time he led the successful confirmations of two U.S. Supreme Court Justices.
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Just Something About Her
with Jennifer Palmieri
“Just Something About Her with Jennifer Palmieri” is hosted by the former communications director for the Obama White House and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. Palmieri explores why — after decades of making steady progress — women find themselves banging up against the same glass ceilings. The show features interviews with powerful women from business, politics, the arts and journalism to learn how they found a way to break through and create their own path to success.
About the Host
Jennifer Palmieri is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of “Dear Madam President” and “She Proclaims: Our Declaration of Independence from a Man’s World.” She was the Director of Communications for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. She previously served as the White House Communications Director for President Barack Obama, as well as National Press Secretary for the John Edwards presidential campaign in 2004 and the Democratic Party in 2002. She is a regular on Showtime’s “The Circus” and frequently appears on national television, radio outlets, and lectures throughout the country as a political strategist.
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