The Looking Glass War – The United States and Russia are locked in a dangerous new standoff. From Facebook and meddling in the 2016 election, to alleged poisoning attacks, to the war in Syria, Russia is the dominant force in our news cycle. John Heilemann, Mark McKinnon and new host Alex Wagner examine America’s new Cold War with Russia and where it’s leading. Season Premiere.
The Whole World is Watching – All eyes are on Donald Trump as he takes his first major military action as president, launching an air attack on Syria at the end of a week when three heads of state visit America, North Korea stages a missile launch, and the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee steps aside from the investigation of Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election. In this season’s fourth episode, “The Whole World is Watching,” THE CIRCUS: INSIDE THE BIGGEST STORY ON EARTH takes an in-depth look at Trump’s foreign policy and its implications as the new Commander in Chief grapples with the most serious global challenges he has faced so far. Airing Sunday, April 9, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME, the episode features conversations with lawmakers and national security experts, as well as on-the-ground coverage of the visit of the Chinese president to Mar-a-Lago.
How’s He Doing? – Highlights of the week include discussions with both a sophisticated group of New Hampshire voters and a thoughtful class of fifth-grade students; a rally in Milwaukee supporting establishing “sanctuary schools” in the district; a breakfast talk with Virginia Governor and longtime Clinton friend Terry McAuliffe at Perly’s in Richmond, in which McAuliffe discusses the challenges of governing in the age of Trump; and a conversation with renowned Republican strategist Mary Matalin near her home in the Big Easy about the gulf between how Trump is perceived in Washington and the rest of the country.