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In 1993, Bill Maher created the perfect forum for his quick-witted comedic talents - "Politically Incorrect", which aired on Comedy Central. On the program, Maher brought together politicians, entertainers, and journalists to participate in controversial, topical and comical discussions. Winner of four Cable ACE Awards, Maher and his program grew in popularity year to year, eventually catching the attention of ABC and capturing the coveted post-"Nightline" time slot in 1997. "Politically Incorrect" celebrated its fifth anniversary on ABC in January 2002 and was nominated for an Emmy™ Award in 2001 for "Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series." Maher, inspired by the show's success, assembled some of "PI's" most memorable highlights in his book, Does Anybody Have a Problem With That? Politically Incorrect's Greatest Hits. In it, Maher brings us his tongue-in-cheek commentaries on such modest proposals as putting warning labels on the Bible, why we should have drunk driving lanes, and his regular "Get Over Yourself Award", given to such notables as Newt Gingrich, Santa Claus, and the O.J. Simpson defense team. He also offers a collection of some of the funniest and most insightful thoughts of "PI's" panelists, including Ben Affleck, Marilyn Manson, Ann Richards, Pamela Anderson, Oliver Stone, Ron Howard, Arianna Huffington, and Janeane Garofalo.

Bill Maher (born January 20, 1956) is an American comedian, actor, writer and producer. He received his Bachelor of Arts in English from Cornell University in 1978. He is most notable as the former host of Politically Incorrect, which aired on the Comedy Central television network and later ABC. Maher is also the host of the HBO talk show Real Time With Bill Maher.

Maher resigned as host of Politically Incorrect in 2002 after making a controversial on-air remark, in which he objected to the President of the United States and others calling the September 11th terrorists cowardly: "We have been the cowards lobbing cruise missiles from 2,000 miles away. That's cowardly. Staying in the airplane when it hits the building, say what you want about it, it's not cowardly."

In the sensitive aftermath of the attacks, the remark was deemed too controversial for some financial supporters. Although some pundits supported Maher, pointing out the distinction between physical and moral cowardice, companies including FedEx and Sears Roebuck pulled their advertisements from the show, costing the show more than it returned. The show was subsequently cancelled on June 16, 2002. On June 22, 2002, six days after the cancellation of Politically Incorrect, Maher received the President's Award (for "championing free speech") from the Los Angeles Press Club.

In 2003, Maher became the host of Real Time with Bill Maher on the HBO cable television network, a debate show somewhat similar to Politically Incorrect, but with a narrower selection of guests.
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Buffalo, NY
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Honolulu, HI
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San Antonio, TX
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Phoenix, AZ
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Jacksonville, FL
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West Palm Beach, FL
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Thackerville, OK
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Tulsa, OK
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Seattle, WA
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Portland, OR
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Madison, WI
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Denver, CO
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Maher describes himself as a libertarian and celebrates libertarian figures such as Larry Elder. Some of his stances, including privatizing social security, ending corporate welfare, and legalizing drugs, pornography, and prostitution are libertarian. He supported Bob Dole in the 1996 U.S. presidential election due to Dole being a WWII veteran and he supports the death penalty. However, has often been accused of being a far-left liberal or even a "libertine socialist" by political commentators such as Jonah Goldberg due to his holding many Social Democrat positions, such as government regulation of corporations, foreign aid, public schooling, a ban on home schooling, campaign finance reform (which he has since repudiated, saying "OK, we tried it, it didn't work"), environmentalism, affirmative action, minimum wage laws, strict gun control, income redistribution through higher taxation, socialized health care, government funding for abortion, and support for Ralph Nader in the 2000 U.S. presidential election.

Prior to the 2004 U.S. presidential election he became very forthright in his opposition to the reelection of George W. Bush and his support for John F. Kerry, even though Kerry is certainly to the right of him, going so far as to publicly kneel on his show and beg Nader to drop out of the race (in a humorous fashion).

According to court documents obtained by The Smoking Gun, in November 2004 Maher was sued for 9 million dollars by his ex-girlfriend, Nancy Johnson a.k.a. "Coco Johnsen", for palimony. Johnson claims that Maher did not fulfill promises made to her and that he physically and verbally abused her.

Response to Dinesh D'Souza's assertion that the 9/11 terrorists were not cowards: "Exactly...We have been the cowards lobbing cruise missiles from 2,000 miles away. That's cowardly. Staying in the airplane when it hits the building, say what you want about it, it's not cowardly."
"To me a real patriot is like a real friend. Who's your real friend? It's the person who tells you the truth. That's who my real friends are. So, you know, I think as far as our country goes, we need more people who will do that."
"We have the Bill of Rights. What we need is a Bill of Responsibilities."
"But isn't there something wrong when I'm the ONLY guy in the country that got fired for 9/11?"
"If I had any interest in wooden sex with strings attached, I'd get married." - From New Rules segment, about puppets having sex in the film Team America: World Police.
"Women cannot complain about men anymore until they start getting better taste in them."
"Religion is a neurological disorder" on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, about his views on religion.

Books authored by Bill Maher
Does Anybody Have a Problem With That? Politically Incorrect's Greatest Hits, 1996 (ISBN 0679456279)
Does Anybody Have a Problem with That? The Best of Politically Incorrect, 1997 (ISBN 0345412818)
True Story : A Novel, 2002 (ISBN 0743242513)
When You Ride Alone You Ride With Bin Laden: What the Government Should Be Telling Us to Help Fight the War on Terrorism, 2003 (ISBN 1893224902)
Keep the Statue of Liberty Closed: The New Rules, 2004 (ISBN 1932407472)
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