EP 59: Mark McKinnon, Co-Host of Showtime's Political Docuseries "The Circus"
Today I talk with campaign media advisor Mark McKinnon about his new documentary series for Showtime called THE CIRCUS: INSIDE THE GREATEST POLITICAL SHOW ON EARTH. He co-stars with journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann of Bloomberg Politics as they follow all of the Presidential candidates as well as the campaign teams and traveling reporters. They give an inside glimpse into the stress and craziness and the ups and downs of running for the most powerful position in the world.
Mark McKinnon will talk about the break-neck pace of THE CIRCUS and how they manage to produce a political reality series in real time as well as what it's like for him going from being the ultimate campaign insider to being a member of the media following the campaigns. He'll also talk about his experience as the chief media strategist to President George W. Bush's campaigns in 2000 and 2004 and Senator John McCain in 2008. Plus he'll give his observations from the trail and predictions for 2016.
If you enjoy this episode then be sure to see Mark McKinnon in THE CIRCUS: INSIDE THE GREATEST POLITICAL SHOW ON EARTH every Sunday at 8PM EST on Showtime. You can also read his weekly column at www.thedailybeast.com and support his efforts to take money out of politics at www.mayday.us.