American Election Special 2008
In New York, Michael Portillo and seven guests explore the enduring conflict between America's liberal Hollywood dream factory and its conservative heartland values.
In the absence of a successful Democrat for the last decade, Hollywood invented virtual liberal Presidents, as in The West Wing and Air Force One. Over dinner, the guests discuss the impact on the voting public and politicians, why Hollywood is such a haven for liberal values and how the relationship between Hollywood glamour and gritty politics is playing out in the current presidential race.
Guests include Primary Colours author, Joe Klein.