The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth: Season 5 (2020)


Season 5
The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth

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Air date: Jan 26, 2020

A documentary about the 2016 presidential race, revealing the intense stories behind the headlines.

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Air date: Feb 2, 2020

The focus is on the Iowa caucuses and the closing pitch all of the Democratic candidates are making to voters. Campaign leaders for the major candidates weigh in on their final sprints, what they're excited about and what is keeping them up at night. And even as his impeachment trial is underway in Washington, D.C., President Trump is scheduled to make an appearance at an Iowa rally, and "The Circus" will be there to cover it.

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Air date: Feb 9, 2020

A look at the irregularities at the Democratic Iowa caucus that prevented the typical winnowing of candidates. Also: President Trump gives his State of the Union address and gets an acquittal on both articles of impeachment from the Senate.

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Air date: Feb 16, 2020

A report on the New Hampshire primary focuses on the lead-up, the results and the fallout. With Bernie Sanders emerging as the favorite for the progressive branch of the Democratic party, and Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar making compelling cases for the moderates, electability arguments are solidifying now that actual votes are being cast and results are coming in. Meanwhile, Michael Bloomberg is waiting in the wings, threatening to change everything.

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Air date: Feb 23, 2020

All eyes have turned to Nevada and its Democratic caucus. Bernie Sanders has the chance to cement his frontrunner status with a strong showing, and the other candidates are looking for opportunities to challenge him. The arrival of Michael Bloomberg on the debate stage shakes things up, with every candidate seeking to take on his controversial campaign.

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Air date: Mar 1, 2020

A report on the South Carolina Democratic primary and a look ahead to Super Tuesday, as voters decide if there is a viable challenger to leading candidate Bernie Sanders.

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Air date: Mar 8, 2020

A look at the results in the Democratic primaries.

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Air date: Mar 15, 2020

A look at Joe Biden's front-runner status for the Democratic presidential nomination after Super Tuesday. Also: a report on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on primary season, including canceled rallies and limited travel.

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Air date: Aug 16, 2020

Analysis of Joe Biden's selection of Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Cal.) as his running mate features advice from former vice-presidential candidates. Also: a look at the planning of history's first-ever virtual Democratic National Convention.

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Air date: Aug 23, 2020

A recap of the first-ever virtual Democratic National Convention features analysis of strategy, speeches and media coverage, as well as the Trump campaign's counterprogramming attempts in Joe Biden's hometown of Scranton, Pa. Also: Hillary Clinton and guest contributor Jennifer Palmieri discuss Joe Biden's long road ahead as the Democratic nominee taking on President Trump.

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Alex Wagner
Mark McKinnon
Executive Producer
John Heilemann
Executive Producer
Ken Druckerman
Executive Producer
Banks Tarver
Executive Producer
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The recent installment revealing the visceral hostility behind the bare-knuckle anti-Trump campaign of the Republican Lincoln Project was an eye-opener.

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