Scripted TV Shows Politics Loud And Clear Six Months Into Trump Administration

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Scripted TV Shows Politics Loud And Clear Six Months Into Trump Administration

A number of scripted TV shows are using their platforms to air grievances about President Trump and his policies this TV season.

Comedy Central’s “Broad City” will reportedly bleep Trump’s name in its upcoming season. Other politics-based shows like “Madame Secretary” on CBS or “Homeland” on Showtime feature not-so-subtle parallels to current political events.

How are viewers responding to this era of ubiquitous politics and parody? We talk to NPR TV critic Eric Deggans and cinema and TV professor Michael Neiderman to discuss the current environment and what’s still to come.