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September 15 - 21, 2018 10 KINGSPORT (TN) TIMES NEWS As "The Circus: Inside the Wildest Political Show on Earth" resumes with new episodes leading up to the midterm election, how fulfilling is it to be a co-host of the show after all the stops you've made on the political-reporting trail? It's the top of the heap! It's amazing, it's thrilling, it's exhausting, it's all of the emotions wrapped up into one show. I'm incredibly proud and honored to be part of the team, and it is a miracle every week. The show has always been unpredictable, but at no time more than now, when the American political cycle and news cycles are moving at breakneck speed. "The Circus" prides itself on highlighting the high human drama of American politics, and we've certainly had a lot of that in the last few years, especially. Think of all of that drama being multiplied by a factor of 100 now, because there's just so much material with House, Senate and gubernatorial races around the country. It's really exciting, but I'm tired just thinking about it. Since you're filming throughout the week leading up to a "Circus" episode, how tough is it to decide what makes it into the half-hour? I will not lie, that final edit on Saturday night is painful. There's definitely stuff that has to fall to the cutting-room floor because of the time frame that we have to work in ... but I think it ultimately makes the show the best it can be. The bar is so high in terms of what you have to clear to make it into the show, it results in just a really airtight documentary every week. Alex Wagner OF 'THE CIRCUS: INSIDE THE WILDEST POLITICAL SHOW ON EARTH' ON SHOWTIME BY JAY BOBBIN BY GEORGE DICKIE If you could go back in time to talk to childhood Ben Schwartz, which would freak him out more, that you're a Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtle or that you're on "DuckTales"? ... For me, it's incredible. Truly, if you went back to when I was a kid and watched the Disney afternoon and watched Nickelodeon, watched "Ren & Stimpy," watched everything, "Rugrats," "Turtles," it's like a dream come true. It's so funny when you hear people like, "Oh, who are the directors you want to work with?" I have my list of that. But also I have like, oh, if there's a world where I could play Leonardo, are you crazy? That's insane! I played with that toy my whole life. And then the same, if it could be Dewey or any other blue iconic '90s character, I was like yes, it's such a thrill for me. I don't think I could choose one, but it truly is amazing. ... We were talking about when we see the first clips, you get emotional because it's such a piece of what your life is. We keep hearing that voice acting is the hardest to break into. How were you able to do it? ... For me it was after college. I started trying to act and I did improv and stuff, but I used to audition for voiceover commercials and same with on-air commercials. And then you try to get anything and you fail quite a bit. Then I auditioned for so many cartoon shows until I got my first lead, which was Randy Cunningham, but it takes a while. It's just like any other part of this industry. You get told no 98 percent of the time. ... And then when you break in a little bit and people can see you as your characters ... then you tend to get more roles because they see you and you're able to do it. But voice acting is tricky. It's a skillset. You can be a good actor, but to be a good voice actor you've got work on it. OF 'RISE OF THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES' ON NICKELODEON Ben Schwartz 2v x 5" ad rogersville Home Center web links The TV industry recognizes its top performers of the past year with the 70th Emmy Awards, hosted by "Saturday Night Live's" Colin Jost and Michael Che and airing Monday on NBC. See who's up for hon- ors at www.emmys.com/ shows/70th-annual-acade- my-awards Tony Danza and Josh Groban star as polar-opposite New York City cops in "The Good Cop," which begins streaming Friday on Netflix. Check it out at www.netflix.com/ti- tle/80157073 Sarayu Blue stars as a wife, mother and career woman who flogs herself when she doesn't live up to her own standards of perfection in "I Feel Bad," premiering Wednesday on NBC. Learn more at www.nbc. com/i-feel-bad A successful youth football pro- gram in a crime-ridden Miami neighborhood is the subject of "Warriors of Liberty City," a six-part documentary series pre- miering Sunday on Starz. Find out more at schedule.sxsw. com/2018/films/126350 Interviews and recently dis- covered home movies take viewers "Inside the Manson Cult: The Lost Tapes," a two- hour special airing Monday on Fox. Former more informa- tion, go to www.fox.com/ inside-the-manson-cult- the-lost-tapes/article/ about-the-show-5b6c7cdc- c6e92d001d320abc/ Tom Arnold turns citizen jour- nalist in seeking out rumored and possibly damaging footage in "The Hunt for the Trump Tapes," premiering Tuesday on Viceland. Find out more at huntforthetrumptapes. com Thank you for Voting us Best Furniture Store in Hawkins County! ROGERSVILLE HOME CENTER Decorate your home with beautiful furniture featuring yle, comfort and quality. 315 Armstrong Road • Rogersville, TN 423-500-1025 Hours: Mon-Fri 10 to 5 Sat 10 to 3 • Sunday Closed

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