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Come one, come all to The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth. This documentary series pulls back the curtain on the 2016 presidential race, revealing the intense, inspiring and infuriating stories behind the headlines.
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.
Highlights of the episode include co-host John Heilemann's travels with Virginia Senator and 2016 Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine and Georgia Republican Senator David Perdue as they hear from voters disgruntled about Donald Trump and the dysfunction in Washington. Heilemann also speaks with Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings, an influential member of the Congressional Black Caucus, about his relationship with Trump - and the African-American community's view of embattled White House strategist Steve Bannon.
How are the Democrats resisting Trump? Mark Halperin talks to Elizabeth Warren about standing strong. Bernie Sanders tells John Heilemann about taking his message to the people. Americans talk about what resistance means to them.
As Donald Trump reaches the ballyhooed milestone of 100 days in office, THE CIRCUS: INSIDE THE BIGGEST STORY ON EARTH sets out to answer a fundamental question: not what the president has achieved so far, but what he has - and hasn't - learned so far in his tenure. In a week when Republicans take another run at repealing and replacing Obamacare, the administration announces broad principles for sweeping tax form, and a government shutdown at week's end looms, THE CIRCUS covers it all against the backdrop of Trump's evolution in his new job.
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