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Republican Meghan McCain and Democrat — comedian — Michael Ian Black travel the country in search of common ground in our sharply partisan times. They join us.

Meghan McCain and Michael Ian Black (AP)

Meghan McCain and Michael Ian Black (AP)

Meghan McCain is not your standard Rush Limbaugh Republican, but she’s Republican through and through, she says. The “red ‘til I’m dead” Red State daughter of Republican Senator John McCain. Comedian Michael Ian Black is liberal, a Democrat, a funny guy who takes his liberal politics seriously.

In a time of high partisanship and polarization in America, these two – McCain and Black – climbed in an RV to go cross-country. Talking to Americans. Looking for common ground. It’s a jungle out there.

This hour, On Point: Meghan McCain and Michael Ian Black, on the road in Red/Blue America.

-Tom Ashbrook

Guests

Meghan McCain, columnist for The Daily Beast and commentator on MSNBC. Co-author of America, You Sexy Bitch: A Love Letter to Freedom.

Michael Ian Black, stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and director. Co-author of America, You Sexy Bitch: A Love Letter to Freedom.

From Tom’s Reading List

Portland Monthly “Michael and I hadn’t even met in person when we came up with the book idea. I was a guest on his talk show pilot. He was making fun of me, and I totally gave it right back to him. I was like, “who are you to be making fun of me? Are you kidding?!” The audience really liked it, and sometimes you just have personality chemistry with a person.”

 US News & World Report “The two “barely  know each other,” but “they are about to change the way politics is  discussed in America” — by finding the common ground between Democrats  and Republicans.  On an RV roadtrip across America.”

MSNBC “In “America, You Sexy B—-,” the unlikely pair of comedian Michael Ian Black and Daily Beast columnist Meghan McCain join forces on a cross-country tour to bring the political discussion directly to the American people.”

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