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20210212Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel follow the the US election.

Inciter in Chief?

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Caribbean Cruz20210219While Texas battles devastating winter weather, Ted Cruz’s badly timed trip to Mexico leaves him at the centre of a political storm – Emily, Jon and Anthony discuss the power blackouts and the political fallout. Also, Americast’s favourite Texan Ryan returns to tell us how the sub-freezing temperatures have affected locals like him. And State House Representative Tony Tinderholt on what needs to be done to safeguard Texas in future.

Studio Director: Michael Regaard
Producers: Frankie Tobi and Natalie Ktena
Assistant Editor: Emma Close
Editor: Dino Sofos

Winter weather devastates Texas and a political storm hits Ted Cruz's Cancun holiday.

Has New York Governor Andrew Cuomo gone from hero to zero?

Donald And The Giant Impeach20210115Donald Trump has become the only US president to have been impeached by the House of Representatives for a second time. Emily, Jon and Anthony speak to Republican Representative French Hill on why he believes this was the wrong action to take, and Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse on what will happen next when this goes to trial in the Senate.

Studio Director: Michael Regaard
Producers: Frankie Tobi, Natalie Ktena, Ben Weisz
Assistant Editor: Emma Close
Editor: Dino Sofos

Donald Trump has been Impeached. Again.

Americast's Got Talent with Piers Morgan.

Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel follow the the US election.

United State of Emergency

Fight Like Hell!20210212The impeachment trial heats up.

The Democrats have finished laying out their arguments against Donald Trump in the impeachment trial by looking at the insurrectionists themselves. So did Trump’s language incite them to violence? We speak to the man who warned against the former President’s use of threats following the election: Gabriel Sterling. The Georgia elections official speaks to Emily and Jon about his now viral intervention. And while the TV cameras have focused on the impeachment trial, President Biden has been addressing the pandemic, working up the country’s vaccination programme.

Studio Director: Emma Crowe
Producers: Frankie Tobi and Natalie Ktena
Assistant Editor: Emma Close
Editor: Dino Sofos

Has New York Governor Andrew Cuomo gone from hero to zero?

It's Biden Time20210122The new president begins dismantling Trump’s legacy... After all the festivities, Biden promises to get straight to work, signing executive orders and taking other actions that don’t require congressional approval. And Piers Morgan tells us an incredible story about how Donald Trump was called on Air Force One last year by a prankster posing as... Piers Morgan.

Piers also helps Emily and Jon find a Frank Sinatra impersonator to perform 'His Way', written by Americaster, Trevor Knight.

Studio Manager: Emma Crowe
Producer: Natalie Ktena
Assistant Editor: Emma Close
Editor: Dino Sofos

The new president begins dismantling Trump's legacy.

Inciter in Chief?

Americast's Got Talent with Piers Morgan.

Trump's Bit Parts20210205Trump may have quit the Screen Actors Guild, but his presence in the GOP looms large as ally Marjorie Taylor Greene gets party support. Emily, Jon and Anthony discuss the Congresswoman, conspiracy theories and what we can make of her apology to Congress.

Also, Republican Representative Robert Aderholt explains why he voted not to certify President Biden’s victory.

And we bring you the Americast half-time show, a performance to rival this weekend’s Super Bowl!

Studio Director: Emma Crowe
Producers: Natalie Ktena, Frankie Tobi
Editor: Dino Sofos

Trump quits the movies, but holds on to the GOP.

Inciter in Chief?

United State Of Emergency20210108Posting for the first time since his Twitter account was suspended for 12 hours, President Trump criticised the violent protests that saw five people lose their lives, and called for an ‘orderly transition of power’. But, what’s behind this change in rhetoric? Emily, Jon and Anthony talk through this and all the fallout from Wednesday’s dramatic events.

Studio Director: Emma Crowe
Producers: Frankie Tobi and Ben Weisz
Editor: Dino Sofos

President Trump calls for an 'orderly transition of power'.

United State of Emergency

Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel follow the the US election.

From Russia with Bugs.

Americast's Got Talent with Piers Morgan.

We Need To Talk About Kevin20210129Is the House GOP leader back to backing Trump? Emily, Jon and Anthony discuss why Kevin McCarthy took a trip to Mar-a-Lago to visit the former president. Meanwhile, the Republican party divide deepens as Congressman Matt Gaetz rallies against his GOP colleague in Wyoming. And we bring you a bumper Americanswer with an A-Level politics class takeover.

Studio Director: Emma Crowe
Producer: Natalie Ktena
Assistant Editor: Emma Close
Editor: Dino Sofos

A Republican grandee sucks up to Trump.

Inciter in Chief?

Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel follow the the US election.

Americast's Got Talent with Piers Morgan.

01Crazy Uncle And Sleepy Joe20201016As Donald Trump and Joe Biden field voter questions at the same time on different TV networks, Emily, Jon and Anthony compare their performances. And we "Americanswer" why swing states are so swingy.

Studio Director: Emma Crowe
Producers: Harriet Noble, Natalies Ktena and Morgan Gisholt Minard
Assistant Editor: Emma Close
Editor: Dino Sofos

The candidates compete for air time in duelling town halls.

The latest news and analysis from the US presidential election race.

02Muted20201023With record early voter turnout, Emily, Jon and Anthony discuss whether the candidates’ calm and focused performances will make a difference at the ballot. Also, one Texan tells us whether the night’s events have made him question his early vote. And how former President Barack Obama is trying to get inside Trump’s head.

Studio Director: Emma Crowe
Producers: Harriet Noble and Natalie Ktena
Editor: Dino Sofos

The candidates meet for a more measured debate.

The latest news and analysis from the US presidential election race.

Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel follow the US election.

03The Boss V The King Of Europe20201030As the candidates roll out the red carpet, Emily, Jon and Anthony explain how Lil Wayne, Bruce Springsteen and Nigel Farage are attempting to bring out the votes. Campaign insiders Guy Cecil and Jenna Ellis make their final pitches for their candidate to be President. And the team bring you Americast’s ultimate guide to election night.

Studio Director: Emma Crowe
Producers: Harriet Noble and Natalie Ktena
Assistant Editor: Emma Close
Editor: Dino Sofos

Maitlis lands stateside and celebrity endorsements begin.

Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel follow the the US election.

04Big Boy Pants20201106As the counting continues, Emily, Jon and Anthony discuss how a fresh Biden lead may have broken the Presidential stalemate. Reporter Julia Terruso takes us inside the Pennsylvania vote centre. And could there be a dark endgame for Trump’s legal suits? Also we Americanswer – if Trump loses, can he run again in 2024?

Studio Director: Emma Crowe
Producers: Harriet Noble, Natalie Ktena and Caitlin Hanrahan
Assistant Editor: Emma Close
Editor: Dino Sofos

Is it time for Donald Trump to get real?

Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel follow the the US election.

Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel follow the US election.

The latest news and analysis from the US presidential election race.

05Orange Is The New Black20201113Is Trump frightened of prison?

Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel follow the the US election.

06Democracy Dyes In Darkness20201120As Biden gets on with the business of transition, Jon, Emily and Anthony discuss the Trump campaign’s latest outlandish press conference – and how Rudy Giuliani’s hair-dye stole the scene. Also, how is the White House press pack reacting to the White House’s war on the media? And is Fox News abandoning President Trump?

Studio Director: Emma Crowe
Producers: Harriet Noble and Natalie Ktena
Editor: Dino Sofos

Rudy Giuliani's losing streak.

Biden prioritises the pandemic.

Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel follow the aftermath of the US election.

Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel follow the the US election.

07The Kids' Table20201127As Trump confirms he will leave the White House, Emily Jon and Anthony compare his testy press conference with the Bidens’ Thanksgiving message. Also, rumoured cabinet pick Heidi Heitkamp discusses Democrats and the rural vote. And we Americ-answer – is Trump going to pardon himself?

Studio Director: Michael Regaard
Producers: Harriet Noble and Natalie Ktena
Assistant Editor: Emma Close
Editor: Dino Sofos

Trump confirms he will leave the White House.

Biden prioritises the pandemic.

08All Vaxxed Up20201204As Biden asks people to ‘mask’ for his first 100 days, Emily, Jon and Anthony look at his policies and whether he will be a reassuring or radical President. Also, why is Anthony Fauci apologising to the UK?

Studio Director: Emma Crowe
Producers: Natalie Ktena and Frankie Tobi
Lead Producer: Harriet Noble
Assistant Editor: Emma Close
Editor: Dino Sofos

Three former presidents pledge to get the jab.

Biden prioritises the pandemic.

From Russia with Bugs.

As Biden asks people to ‘mask’ for his first 100 days, Emily, Jon and Anthony look at his policies and whether he will be a reassuring or radical President. Also, why is Anthony Fauci apologising to the UK?

Studio Director: Emma Crowe
Producers: Natalie Ktena and Frankie Tobi
Lead Producer: Harriet Noble
Assistant Editor: Emma Close
Editor: Dino Sofos

Three former presidents pledge to get the jab.

From Russia with Bugs.

09Eau D'americast20201211Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel follow the aftermath of the US election.

Biden prioritises the pandemic.

As covid cases continue to rise, Emily, Jon and Anthony discuss how Biden will fight the pandemic. Also, how Texas is making a bid to overturn Biden’s win. And why is Trump carrying out federal executions in the dying days of his Presidency?

Studio Direction: Emma Crowe
Producers: Harriet Noble, Frankie Tobi and Natalie Ktena
Assistant Editor: Emma Close

Perfumes, pandemic and penalties.

From Russia with Bugs.

10From Russia With Bugs?20201218A large-scale and sophisticated hack targeting multiple US departments has been confirmed, with fingers being pointed at the Russian government. Our Moscow Correspondent Steve Rosenberg tells us why Russia say the claims are ‘baseless’, and, what the new era of US-Russian relations might look like under President-Elect Joe Biden. And big news... Sopes is back on home turf!

Studio Director: Emma Crowe
Producers: Frankie Tobi, Natalie Ktena
Editor: Dino Sofos

What do we know about the cyber attack on the US government?

From Russia with Bugs.

'Find me more votes'.