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Posted Monday 4/16/18 at 12:41PM EDT
HBO is working on a John McCain documentary
HBO is getting unprecedented access to the ailing U.S. senator, who has been battling brain cancer. The documentary will cover everything from his 5 1/2-years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam to his 31 years as a senator to his 2008 presidential candidacy. “Through the years, John has rightly earned the reputation as an American hero,” says director Peter Kunhardt. “In the final chapter of his life, he is reminding this generation of what government can and should look like.”
Posted Tuesday 11/21/17 at 9:19PM EST
The View’s Meghan McCain marries conservative pundit Ben Domenech
Sen. John McCain gave his daughter away at the wedding that took place just before sunset today at the McCain family ranch in Sedona, Arizona.
Posted Thursday 10/19/17 at 7:37PM EDT
John McCain will guest on The View for the first time since his daughter became a co-host
The Arizona senator will visit the ABC show on daughter Meghan McCain's 33rd birthday on Monday.
Posted Monday 10/09/17 at 3:47PM EDT
Meghan McCain tears up on her first day co-hosting The View
"I can't believe I'm freaking crying already," she said while discussing her dad Senator John McCain’s Stage 4 brain cancer.
Posted Monday 9/25/17 at 1:26PM EDT
Jimmy Kimmel made a political impact by avoiding the “smarty-pants” approach of other talk show hosts
Other talk show hosts frequently tackle politics. But as Matt Zoller Seitz, points out, “none have had the impact of Kimmel, an anti-hipster whose aesthetic is more Steve Allen than John Oliver, and who talks like a peppier Eeyore.” Seitz adds that “it’s those four factors in combination — his self-deprecating attitude, his informed-amateur status, his past avoidance of political opinions, and his wrenching personal story — that make him so effective. That, and his natural gift for communication.” Seitz says other late-night hosts, and even the “American left,” should study Kimmel’s methods. “Kimmel,” Seitz says, “parried every blow that came his way, from politicians, Fox News personalities, and anonymous tweeters. Much of the time, he employed a sort of Will Rogers approach, staring into the camera and firing off perfectly calibrated one-liners in a faintly exasperated tone that was miles removed from the smarty-pants verbal volleys of Colbert, Bee, Oliver, Noah, and Meyers. The latter wear their center-left credentials like armor and lead with puffed-out chests. As a result, even when their material is clever and their delivery brisk, they end up preaching to the converted. None of them have Kimmel’s organic defensive shield of beer-and-barbecue averageness, which conservative icons from Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly to Kid Rock and the Duck Dynasty crew — one percenters all — treat as their own ideological Batman capes.”
- Report: Kimmel got “an assist” from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, as well charity and advocacy groups
- Kimmel thanks John McCain for “being a hero” in refusing to back the GOP healthcare bill
- Kimmel has learned to weaponize exasperation
- Al Franken jokes to Kimmel that he hates when comedians get involved in politics
- Stephen Colbert tweets: “Please @JimmyKimmel - stay out of politics…”
- Kimmel’s healthcare opinion is “cheap zero-sum emotionalism”
Kimmel follows in the political footsteps of Jon Stewart, David Letterman, Stephen Colbert
# TOPICS: Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Al Franken, Chuck Schumer, David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel, John McCain, John Oliver, Jon Stewart, Samantha Bee, Seth Meyers, Stephen Colbert, Steve Allen, Trevor Noah, Late Night
Posted Friday 9/15/17 at 3:31PM EDT
Meghan McCain is leaving FOX News
The oldest daughter of John McCain was one of the co-hosts of the afternoon show Outnumbered.