Real Time with Bill Maher (season 6)

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Real Time with Bill Maher (season 6)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 27
Original network HBO
Original release January 11 – November 14, 2008
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List of Real Time with Bill Maher episodes

This is a list of episodes from the sixth season of Real Time with Bill Maher.


No. in
Guests Original air date
115 1 Mark Cuban, Catherine Crier, Tony Snow, Matt Taibbi, P. J. O'Rourke January 11, 2008 (2008-01-11)
New Hampshire primary, electronic voting machines, Iraq troop surge, subprime lending and prospects for economic recession, 2007–08 Writers Guild of America strike
116 2 D. L. Hughley, John Fund, Trace Adkins, Dan Savage, Fareed Zakaria January 18, 2008 (2008-01-18)
South Carolina primary and influence of religion, militant violence in Pakistan, Iran–United States relations, impact of economy on the election, defining victory in Iraq, thoughts on Confederate flag
117 3 Richard Belzer, Herbie Hancock, Martha Raddatz, Amy Holmes, Merle Haggard January 25, 2008 (2008-01-25)
Bill Clinton's role in campaign, Democratic campaign issues and oversight of Iraq War, Taliban's resurgence in Afghanistan, race and gender in the election, Rudy Giuliani's campaign strategy
118 4 Clarence Page, Kim Gandy, Darrell Issa, Frank Luntz, Matt Taibbi February 1, 2008 (2008-02-01)
2008 State of the Union Address, Clinton/Obama debate and Republican strategy, withdrawals of Rudy Giuliani and John Edwards, Middle East policy
119 5 Jonah Goldberg, Matthew Dowd, Bob Costas, P. J. O'Rourke, Amy Holmes February 8, 2008 (2008-02-08)
Super Tuesday results, suspension of Mitt Romney's campaign, McCain vs. conservatives, U.S. role as superpower, Roger Clemens steroid controversy and overdependence on prescription drugs, death of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
120 6 Andrew Sullivan, Paul Rieckhoff, Nina Hachigian, Frank Luntz, Claire McCaskill February 15, 2008 (2008-02-15)
Clinton vs. Obama, candidates' policies toward Middle East, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act renewal and changes, John McCain vs. Democrats, Roger Clemens congressional hearing
121 7 David Frum, Amy Walter, Jack Kingston, Matt Taibbi, Tom Brokaw February 22, 2008 (2008-02-22)
Clinton/Obama debate, John McCain lobbyist controversy, Americans' love of country and Michelle Obama remarks, candidates' positions on war, resignation of Fidel Castro, beef recall
122 8 Christopher Hitchens, Shashi Tharoor, Harry Shearer, Dan Savage, Ed Rendell February 29, 2008 (2008-02-29)
Pennsylvania primary, Al-Qaeda in Iraq, appeal of Barack Obama, religion in politics
123 9 Joe Scarborough, Adam Goldberg, Farai Chideya, Jeremy Scahill, Terry McAuliffe March 7, 2008 (2008-03-07)
Clinton wins primaries in Texas and Ohio, McCain clinches Republican nomination, media coverage of candidates, economic news and impact of Iraq War, strategies for Iraq withdrawal, elections in Russia
124 10 Barney Frank, Jon Hamm, Melissa Harris-Perry, P. J. O'Rourke, Michael Ware March 21, 2008 (2008-03-21)
Fifth anniversary of Iraq War, Obama and Rev. Jeremiah Wright controversy, economic stratification, Eliot Spitzer resignation and scandal, legalization of cannabis
125 11 Tavis Smiley, Robin Wright, Robert Klein, Dan Savage, John Cusack March 28, 2008 (2008-03-28)
Violence in Iraq, Clinton's statements on Bosnia trip, use of contractors in Iraq, definition of patriotism, more on Jeremiah Wright and race relations, use of Patriot Act in Eliot Spitzer case
126 12 Esai Morales, Robert Reich, Barbara Lee, Amy Holmes, Arlen Specter April 4, 2008 (2008-04-04)
40th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., education in inner cities, Bush tax rebate and U.S. budget priorities, military budget of the United States, abstinence-only sex education, investment in biofuels, bailout of Bear Stearns
127 13 Richard A. Clarke, Dana Priest, Jason Alexander, Joe Sestak, Richard Dawkins April 11, 2008 (2008-04-11)
Iraq War hearings and Bush speech, Bill Clinton's effect on Hillary's campaign, rationalizing religion, environment and global warming, airline cancellations and wiring inspections
128 14 Cornel West, Markos Moulitsas, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Jeremy Scahill, Chris Matthews April 18, 2008 (2008-04-18)
Pennsylvania primary and Democratic debate, Pope Benedict XVI's visit to U.S., oil prices and worldwide food shortages, polygamy and raid on Texas compound
129 15 Phil Donahue, Arianna Huffington, Garry Shandling, Matt Taibbi, Jeffrey Sachs April 25, 2008 (2008-04-25)
Earth Day and demand for resources, Pennsylvania primary results, tax rebate checks, extension of veterans' benefits, Democratic campaign tactics
130 16 Jon Corzine, Craig Ferguson, Michel Martin, Matt Taibbi, Tim Kaine August 29, 2008 (2008-08-29)
The 2008 election, 2008 Democratic National Convention, McCain's VP pick Sarah Palin
131 17 Kerry Washington, Scott McClellan, Michael Steele, Jeffrey Toobin, Dan Savage September 5, 2008 (2008-09-05)
2008 Republican National Convention
132 18 Janeane Garofalo, Salman Rushdie, Roseanne Barr, Paul Begala, John Fund September 12, 2008 (2008-09-12)
7th Anniversary of the September 11 attacks
133 19, Naomi Klein, Andrew Sullivan, Paul Krugman September 19, 2008 (2008-09-19)
Candidacy of Sarah Palin, responsibility for the subprime mortgage crisis
134 20 Ralph Nader, Tim Daly, Lisa Schiffren, Ron Suskind, Chris Rock September 26, 2008 (2008-09-26)
The first presidential debate, subprime mortgage crisis, Economic Stimulus Act of 2008, Sarah Palin
135 21 Alec Baldwin, Christiane Amanpour, Garry Shandling, Bob Woodward October 3, 2008 (2008-10-03)
Bush's legacy, VP debate, Palin's performance, bailout bill, future of the country
136 22 Maxine Waters, Stephen Moore, Dana Gould, Oliver Stone, David M. Walker October 10, 2008 (2008-10-10)
Economic situation, Palin's rhetoric, ongoing election, voting fraud, US military budget
137 23 Ben Affleck, Martin Short, Frank Luntz, Bernie Sanders, Thomas Friedman October 17, 2008 (2008-10-17)
Joe the Plumber, ongoing election, third presidential debate
138 24 Tim Robbins, Carol Leifer, Matt Dowd, Arthur Laffer, Allen Raymond October 24, 2008 (2008-10-24)
Electoral fraud, voting, the election, Joe the Plumber, economy, Barack Obama, future of the Republican Party
139 25 John Legend, Connie Schultz, Amy Holmes, Cornel West, Michael Moore October 31, 2008 (2008-10-31)
Sarah Palin, Patriotism, Joe the Plumber, Taxes
140 26 Howie Mandel, Joe Queenan, Farai Chideya, Paul Begala, Cory Booker November 7, 2008 (2008-11-07)
2008 election results, racism, McCain & Obama
141 27 Jon Meacham, Ashton Kutcher, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Sean Combs, Dan Savage November 14, 2008 (2008-11-14)
Detroit auto-industry bailout, increase in gun sales since the election, California Proposition 8 (2008), marijuana decriminalization, Hillary for Secretary of State, voting

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