Episode Features Interview With Hillary Clinton 




NEW YORK – February 8, 2019 – As President Trump delivers his State of the Union address and House Democrats launch oversight investigations into the executive branch, THE CIRCUS: INSIDE THE WILDEST POLITICAL SHOW ON EARTH returns on Sunday, February 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. In an episode titled “The State of Our Union Is …,” co-hosts John Heilemann, Alex Wagner and Mark McKinnon go behind the scenes with new Democratic-led congressional committees, following the first clashes of a power shift. The program also follows the new, explosive details surrounding the National Enquirer and Jeff Bezos – the world’s richest man, owner of the Washington Post and frequent subject of the President’s ire.

During a week full of high-profile Capitol Hill drama, THE CIRCUS  catches up with former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and former acting attorney general Sally Yates. The show also follows Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-California) on the eve of a House Judiciary Committee hearing featuring Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker.  

In addition, THE CIRCUS spends time with Albertina and Yaquelin Contreras, a mother and daughter from Guatemala who were separated after seeking asylum at the U.S. border last year. Both attended Trump’s State of the Union address as guests of Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon). 

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 AtlanticTHE 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: and follow on TwitterFacebook and Instagram, and join the conversation using #TheCircus.

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