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Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: Introducing the Circus

10 December 2007
IFC's resident political junkies Will Rabbe and Sarah Scully kicked off the network's election coverage with a 10-minute overview of how the process begins. Reporting from Iowa and New Hampshire, they spoke with candidates, their supporters and pundits about what to look for as the 2008 election kicks off.

Joe Biden ... Himself

Tucker Carlson ... Himself
Ana Marie Cox ... Herself

Chris Dodd ... Himself

Michael Dukakis ... Himself
Steve Duprey ... Himself

John Edwards ... Himself

Mike Huckabee ... Himself

Al Hunt ... Himself

John McCain ... Himself

Meghan McCain ... Herself
Ron Paul ... Himself
William Rabbe ... Himself - Political Correspondent

Sarah Scully ... Herself - Political Correspondent
Tom Tancredo ... Himself
David Yepsen ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 2: Inside the Iowa Caucus

8 January 2008

Carrie Giddins
John Holtsinger
William Rabbe ... Himself - Political Correspondent

Sarah Scully ... Herself - Political Correspondent
Tony Vola

Season 1, Episode 3: An Independent Look at Iowa

3 January 2008

Sam Brownback ... Himself

Maureen Dowd ... Herself
Carrie Giddins ... Herself
Karen Healy ... Herself
John Holtsinger ... Himself

Mike Huckabee ... Himself

John McCain ... Himself
Ken Mehlman ... Himself
Ron Paul ... Himself
William Rabbe ... Himself - Political Correspondent

Sarah Scully ... Herself - Political Correspondent
Jim Talent ... Himself (as Sen. Jim Talent)

Season 1, Episode 4: Vermin Supreme for President

9 January 2008

William Rabbe ... Himself - Political Correspondent

Sarah Scully ... Herself - Political Correspondent
Vermin Supreme ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 5: Surprise in New Hampshire

15 January 2008
Will Rabbe and Sarah Scully report from New Hampshire on the Clinton comeback, the McCain jump start as well as touching on the beginning of "Obamania" and the Ron Paul Revolution. Setting up the stakes for the next contests, Will and Sarah speak to pundits such as David Brooks, Maureen Dowd and Juan Williams and the proudly independent citizens of this small state.

David Brooks
Sally Carroll

Maureen Dowd

Rudy Giuliani ... Himself (as Rudolph W. Giuliani)
Terry McAuliffe
Steve McMahon
William Rabbe ... Himself - Political Correspondent

Mitt Romney

Sarah Scully ... Herself - Political Correspondent
Michael Sokolowsky
Juan Williams

Season 1, Episode 6: Republican South Carolina Primary

22 January 2008
Will and Sarah report form numerous locations in South Carolina on the GOP effort to win the elusive "southern vote," assessing the damage to the second, third and fourth place candidates as well as investigating underground negative attacks.
David Beasley ... Himself (as Gov. David Beasley)

David Brooks ... Himself

Mike Huckabee ... Himself
William Rabbe ... Himself - Political Correspondent
Jeff Sadosky ... Himself

Sarah Scully ... Herself - Political Correspondent
Juan Williams ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 7: The Democratic South Carolina Primary

29 January 2008
Will and Sarah return to SC to report on a very different style of primary race, analyzing the intensification of the Clinton vs. Obama battle with Rep. James Clyburn, questioning the campaigns (including interview with Hillary Clinton) and visiting with the Edwards campaign on what ends up being their last event. WIll and Sarah also show a first hand account of the historic turnout at the polls.
David Axelrod ... Himself
Louis Anthony Chitty III ... Himself

Bill Clinton ... Himself

Hillary Clinton ... Herself (as Hillary Rodham Clinton)

James Clyburn ... Himself (as Rep. James Clyburn)
Doug Hattaway ... Himself
William Rabbe ... Himself - Political Correspondent

Sarah Scully ... Herself - Political Correspondent
Joe Trippi ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 8: Super Tuesday Wrap-Up

12 February 2008

David Axelrod ... Himself
Terry McAuliffe ... Himself
Mark McKinnon ... Himself
William Rabbe ... Himself - Political Correspondent

Sarah Scully ... Herself - Political Correspondent
Howard Wolfson ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 9: The Youth Vote

19 February 2008
Will Rabbe and Sarah Scully examine the rise of the youth vote, speaking with some of the varied, enthusiastic young people who are suddenly crowding the campaign trail.
William Rabbe ... Himself - Political Correspondent

Sarah Scully ... Herself - Political Correspondent

Season 1, Episode 10: America's Next Top Candidate

19 February 2008
In a super-sized special, Will and Sarah take step back to look at the election so far, putting the election in historical perspective with top politicos such as John Zogby, Margaret Carlson and Al Hunt, Will and Sarah speak with candidates current and former (Geraldine Ferraro) and get a shout out for IFC from Bill Clinton. This episode provides a highlights reel of the most entertaining moments in the nomination battle, including an outrageously funny interview with pollster Frank Luntz and former SC Governor David Beasley in the credit roll.
David Axelrod ... Himself
David Beasley ... Himself (as Gov. David Beasley)
Ronald Brownstein ... Himself

Pat Buchanan ... Himself
Margaret Carlson ... Herself

Tucker Carlson ... Himself

Hillary Clinton ... Herself (as Hillary Rodham Clinton)
Ana Marie Cox ... Herself
Howard Dean ... Himself

Chris Dodd ... Himself

Michael Dukakis ... Himself

Elizabeth Edwards ... Herself

John Edwards ... Himself
Geraldine A. Ferraro ... Herself

Steve Forbes ... Himself

Rudy Giuliani ... Himself (as Rudolph W. Giuliani)
Doug Hattaway ... Himself

Mike Huckabee ... Himself

Al Hunt ... Himself
Peter King ... Himself (as Rep. Peter King)

Joe Klein ... Himself

Joe Lieberman ... Himself
Frank Luntz ... Himself
Jonathan Martin ... Himself
Michael Mauro ... Himself
Terry McAuliffe ... Himself

John McCain ... Himself
Mark McKinnon ... Himself
Steve McMahon ... Himself
William Rabbe ... Himself

Mitt Romney ... Himself
Chip Saltsman ... Himself

Sarah Scully ... Herself
Ken Walsh ... Himself
John Zogby ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 11: The Press Squeeze

26 February 2008
Will Rabbe and Sarah Scully give you a behind-the-scenes look at what it's like from the reporter's perspective. As the chase down the candidates, Will and Sarah also speak with reporters such as Maureen Dowd, Ron Brownstein and Jonathan Martin about what it's like to cover a presidential race. Complete with footage from debate Spin Rooms and campaign buses.

Bill Bradley

David Brooks

Hillary Clinton (as Hillary Rodham Clinton)

Maureen Dowd
Brooks Jackson
Jonathan Martin
William Rabbe ... Himself - Political Correspondent

Sarah Scully ... Herself - Political Correspondent
Ken Walsh

Season 1, Episode 12: Rob Reiner on Hillary Clinton

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Sarah Scully interviews Rob Reiner about his support of Hillary Clinton outside of her Super Tuesday rally in New York.

Rob Reiner ... Himself

Sarah Scully ... Herself - Political Correspondent

Season 1, Episode 13: Polling 101

18 March 2008
Will Rabbe and Sarah Scully explore the nature of polling in the 2008 election.

Tucker Carlson ... Himself

Michael Dukakis ... Himself

Barack Obama ... Himself
Mark Penn ... Himself
John Zogby ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 14: Showdown in Texas and Ohio

11 March 2008
Will Rabbe and Sarah Scully join up with the Clinton, Obama and McCain campaigns as the GOP ties up their nomination and the Democrats protract their struggle. Rabbe drops in on the Obama campaign, grilling top adviser David Axelrod about strategy and expectations while Sarah flies with Hillary Clinton between Texas and Ohio. Rabbe explains how the results affect the Democratic race while Sarah reports from McCain's official nomination victory party in Dallas.
David Axelrod ... Himself

Hillary Clinton ... Herself (as Hillary Rodham Clinton)

John McCain ... Himself
Dana Milbank ... Himself

Barack Obama ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 15: The Youtube Election

18 March 2008
Will and Sarah speak with tech guru Andrew Rasiej, YouTube's Steve Grove, Bill Bradly and many others about how new technology has changed the ways voters and campaigns interact with each other, assessing which candidates have made the most of this democratic tool and revisiting the "Macaca" moment.
George Allen ... Himself (archive footage)

Bill Bradley ... Himself

Hillary Clinton ... Herself (as Hillary Rodham Clinton)
Howard Dean ... Himself
Steven Grove ... Himself (as Steve Grove)
David Halperin ... Himself
John King ... Himself
Andrew Rasiej ... Himself
Jeremiah Wright ... Himself (archive footage)
John Zogby ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 16: The Neverending Story

8 April 2008


Jonathan Alter ... Himself
Alice Germond ... Herself

Mark Halperin ... Himself

Barack Obama ... Himself
William Rabbe ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 17: Consulting 101

6 May 2008
Sarah and Will talk to current and former consultants like Mark McKinnon who explain what this murky word means, with humorous anecdotes from members of the press such as Margaret Carlson.

Bill Bradley ... Himself
Margaret Carlson ... Herself
Chad Gosselink ... Himself
Ilro Lee ... Himself
Mark McKinnon ... Himself
William Rabbe ... Himself - Political Correspondent

Sarah Scully ... Herself - Political Correspondent
Robert Shrum ... Himself
Ken Walsh ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 18: Stump Speech

22 April 2008
Will and Sarah dissect the carefully craft messages that candidates repeat dozens of times a day.  Reporters who listen to the repetition for a living, offer their own amusing takes on the topic, particularly Jennifer Senior of New York Magazine, who has McCain's stump speech down pat.

Bill Bradley ... Himself

Hillary Clinton ... Herself (as Hillary Rodham Clinton)

Michael Dukakis ... Himself
David Halperin ... Himself

Mark Halperin ... Himself
Brooks Jackson ... Himself

John McCain ... Himself

Barack Obama ... Himself
William Rabbe ... Himself - Political Correspondent

Sarah Scully ... Herself - Political Correspondent

Jennifer Senior ... Herself
Roger Simon ... Himself
Ken Walsh ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 19: The Primary Playoffs

30 May 2008

David Axelrod ... Himself

Hillary Clinton ... Herself (as Hillary Rodham Clinton)
Craig Crawford ... Himself
Doug Hattaway ... Himself
Robert Jackson ... Himself
Nick Kimball ... Himself

John McCain ... Himself

Barack Obama ... Himself
William Rabbe ... Himself - Political Correspondent

Sarah Scully ... Herself - Political Correspondent
Byron York ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 20: Anatomy of a Campaign Worker

27 May 2008
Will and Sarah interview just a few of the hundred of thousands of people volunteering on the campaigns, sacrificing sleep and pay to knock-on-doors and wave signs. These impassioned volunteers explain what makes them tick and what they do on a daily basis.
David Axelrod ... Himself
Brad Bond ... Himself
Arun Chaudhary ... Himself

Hillary Clinton ... Herself (as Hillary Rodham Clinton)

John McCain ... Himself

Barack Obama ... Himself
William Rabbe ... Himself - Political Correspondent

Sarah Scully ... Herself - Political Correspondent
Jessica Slider ... Herself

Season 1, Episode 21: Three's a Crowd

10 June 2008
In this 17-minute election special, Will Rabbe and Sarah Scully take you to the starting line of the general election as well as Hillary Clinton's final frontier.  With coverage from inside the campaigns from DC to LA and various stops in between, Will gets a run down of arguments for staying in the race from the Clinton campaign while Sarah hops on the McCain campaign to catch a glimpse of the candidate with President Bush.  Will and Sarah get a thorough analysis of the McCain Obama match-up from political thinkers as varied as Frank Luntz, Joe Trippi, Byron York, Howard Fineman, Mark McKinnon and more.

Jonathan Alter ... Himself
Chris Cillizza ... Himself
Lanny Davis ... Himself (as Lanny J. Davis)
Steve Duprey ... Himself
Howard Fineman ... Himself
David Gergen ... Himself
Alice Germond ... Herself

Mark Halperin ... Himself
Doug Hattaway ... Himself
Daniel Klaidman ... Himself
Ann Lewis ... Herself
Frank Luntz ... Himself
Terry McAuliffe ... Himself
Mark McKinnon ... Himself
Laura Meckler ... Herself
Dana Milbank ... Herself
William Rabbe ... Himself - Political Correspondent

Sarah Scully ... Herself - Political Correspondent
Joe Trippi ... Himself
Howard Wolfson ... Himself
Byron York ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 22: I'm with the Band

17 June 2008
IFC News takes a look at the trials and tribulations of the poor downtrodden souls riding on the press bus. You will never look at a buffet table (or a urinal) the same way again.

David Brooks ... Himself

Tucker Carlson ... Himself
Lee Cowan ... Himself

Maureen Dowd ... Herself

Steve Forbes ... Himself
Mike Gravel ... Himself
Frank Luntz ... Himself

John McCain ... Himself
William Rabbe ... Himself - Political Correspondent

Sarah Scully ... Herself - Political Correspondent
Gail Sheehy ... Herself

Season 1, Episode 23: Fundraising 101

1 July 2008
Will Rabbe and Sarah Scully explore how technology has changed campaign finance in 2008.

Bill Bradley ... Himself
Margaret Carlson ... Herself

Steve Forbes ... Himself
Brooks Jackson ... Himself
Trevor Lyman ... Himself
Ron Paul ... Himself
William Rabbe ... Himself
Andrew Rasiej ... Himself

Sarah Scully ... Herself
Joe Trippi ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 24: Vice Presidential Speculation

15 July 2008
Will Rabbe and Sarah Scully speculate on whom the candidates will choose as running mates and why.

Season 1, Episode 25: Humor in Politics

12 August 2008
Bill Bradley says humor is essential in keeping up morale within the campaign. Late-night comics count on election years to boost their ratings. Candidates themselves even try to make jokes sometimes. Rabbe and Scully speak with politicians, strategists and humorists about the role of comedy in the election.

Bill Bradley ... Himself
Steve Duprey ... Himself
James Kotecki ... Himself
Mosheh Oinounou ... Himself
William Rabbe ... Himself

Sarah Scully ... Herself
Timmy Williams ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 26: Conventions Primer

26 August 2008
Will Rabbe and Sarah Scully offer a primer on what to look for and what to expect from the upcoming party conventions.
Ronald Brownstein ... Himself

Tucker Carlson ... Himself

Michael Dukakis ... Himself
David Halperin ... Himself

Sarah Scully ... Herself - Political Correspondent
Ken Walsh ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 27: Attack of the Attack Ads

9 September 2008
Will Rabbe explores the nature of attack ads.

Tucker Carlson ... Himself

Michael Dukakis ... Himself
Brooks Jackson ... Himself
William Rabbe ... Himself - Political Correspondent
Robert Shrum ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 28: Conventional Wisdom

16 September 2008
Behind the scenes story of the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, revealing the high and low points of each party's prime time pep-rally.

Jonathan Alter ... Himself
Evan Bayh ... Himself (as Sen. Evan Bayh)
Paul Begala ... Himself
Tony Blankley ... Himself

David Brooks ... Himself
Chris Cillizza ... Himself
Craig Crawford ... Himself

Tom DeLay ... Himself

Michael Dukakis ... Himself

Rahm Emanuel ... Himself

Willie Geist ... Himself

Rudy Giuliani ... Himself (as Rudolph W. Giuliani)
David Halperin ... Himself
Orrin G. Hatch ... Himself

John Kerry ... Himself

Joe Klein ... Himself
Morton Kondracke ... Himself

Ted Koppel ... Himself
Terry McAuliffe ... Himself

Walter Mondale ... Himself
Andrew Rasiej ... Himself
Eugene Robinson ... Himself

Charlie Rose ... Himself

Sarah Scully ... Herself - Political Correspondent
Roy Sekoff ... Himself

David Shuster ... Himself
Roger Simon ... Himself

George Stephanopoulos ... Himself
Joe Trippi ... Himself
Juan Williams ... Himself

Richard Wolffe ... Himself
Byron York ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 29: It's the Economy, Silly!

30 September 2008
Sarah Scully talks to the experts about how the economy is effecting the election.

Maria Bartiromo ... Herself

Steve Forbes ... Himself
David Halperin ... Himself

Sarah Scully ... Herself - Political Correspondent

Season 1, Episode 30: First Presidential Debate

7 October 2008
Sarah Scully goes behind the scenes of the first debate between John McCain and Barack Obama.

Madeleine Albright ... Herself
David Axelrod ... Himself
Charlie Black ... Himself
Tucker Bounds ... Himself
Howard Dean ... Himself
Howard Fineman ... Himself
Robert Gibbs ... Himself
Jonathan Martin ... Himself

Sarah Scully ... Herself - Political Correspondent
Ben Smith ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 31: The Vice Presidential Debate

14 October 2008
Will Rabbe goes behind the scenes of the highly anticipated debate between Joe Biden and Sarah Palin.
David Axelrod ... Himself
Dan Balz ... Himself
Tucker Bounds ... Himself

Rudy Giuliani ... Himself (as Rudolph W. Giuliani)

Joe Lieberman ... Himself
Claire McCaskill ... Herself (as Sen. Claire McCaskill)
William Rabbe ... Himself - Political Correspondent
Bill Richardson ... Himself

Bob Schieffer ... Himself
Debbie Wasserman Schultz ... Herself (as Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz)
Roger Simon ... Himself

Fred Dalton Thompson ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 32: The Final Debate

21 October 2008
IFC covers the last presidential debate of 2008 in their own, distinctively sardonic way.
David Axelrod ... Himself
Charlie Black ... Himself
Tucker Bounds ... Himself
Tom Daschle ... Himself
Rick David ... Himself
Howard Dean ... Himself

Chris Dodd ... Himself

Rahm Emanuel ... Himself

Joe Lieberman ... Himself
Jonathan Martin ... Himself
Dana Milbank ... Himself
William Rabbe ... Himself

Chuck Schumer ... Himself

Sarah Scully ... Herself

Robert Smigel ... Triumph, The Insult Comic Dog
Karen Tumulty ... Herself

Season 1, Episode 33: Red State Blue State

28 October 2008
Will Rabbe and Sarah Scully examine the shifting colors of the election map for IFC News
Robert Gibbs ... Himself

John Kerry ... Himself
Jonathan Martin ... Himself
David Plouffe ... Himself
William Rabbe ... Himself

Sarah Scully ... Herself
Roger Simon ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 34: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Election But Were Afraid to Ask

4 November 2008
IFC's Will Rabbe and Sarah Scully reveal the furry underside of electoral politics with a recap of their unique, behind-the-scenes coverage of the 2008 election.

Jonathan Alter ... Himself
David Axelrod ... Himself

Joe Biden ... Himself
Sam Brownback ... Himself

Pat Buchanan ... Himself
Carl Cameron ... Himself
Louis Anthony Chitty III ... Himself

Bill Clinton ... Himself

Hillary Clinton ... Herself (as Hillary Rodham Clinton)

James Clyburn ... Himself
Craig Crawford ... Himself

Tom DeLay ... Himself (as Tom Delay)

Chris Dodd ... Himself

Maureen Dowd ... Herself

John Edwards ... Himself
Howard Fineman ... Himself

Steve Forbes ... Himself
Orrin G. Hatch ... Himself

Mike Huckabee ... Himself

Joe Klein ... Himself
Dennis Kucinich ... Himself

Joe Lieberman ... Himself
Jonathan Martin ... Himself
Terry McAuliffe ... Himself

John McCain ... Himself
Mark McKinnon ... Himself

Barack Obama ... Himself

Sarah Palin ... Herself
Deval Patrick ... Himself
Ron Paul ... Himself
David Plouffe ... Himself
Bob Portman ... Himself
William Rabbe ... Himself - Political Correspondent
Bill Richardson ... Himself

Mitt Romney ... Himself
Steve Schmidt ... Himself

Sarah Scully ... Herself - Political Correspondent

Jennifer Senior ... Herself
Roger Simon ... Himself

Jake Tapper ... Himself

Fred Dalton Thompson ... Himself
Jim Webb ... Himself (as James Webb)
Juan Williams ... Himself
Byron York ... Himself

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