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Mark Halperin on the Role of Journalism and Donald Trump

The veteran journalist talks about why he still believes most politicians are in it for good.

Mark Halperin.

Mark Halperin.

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Mark Halperin is the co-host of With All Due Respect on Bloomberg Politics and the executive producer of Showtime’s The Circus (Sunday nights at 8 p.m.). Today, Mark talks about his beginnings as a journalist (2:00), makes his argument about why the media is liberally biased (14:00), and questions how much longer he’ll be covering politics (28:00). Plus, Mark talks about why he believes most politicians are in public office to do good (35:00) and what his No. 1 question would be if he interviewed Chief Justice John Roberts (42:00).

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Topics mentioned:

Showtime’s The Circus
With All Due Respect on Bloomberg Politics
The Note
The Hotline (National Journal)
The Dead Zone

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People mentioned:

Mark Halperin
John Heilemann
Peter Jennings
Paul Harvey
Rush Limbaugh
John Edwards
Greg Stillson
Jake Tapper

Twitter: @BrianKoppelman
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