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Planet America 

The Chaser's Chas Licciardello and the ABC's John Barron set out to discover the real America - its politics and its people - with US and Australian experts coming along for the ride.


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Credited cast:
John Barron John Barron ...  Himself
Chas Licciardello Chas Licciardello ...  Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jack Abramoff ...  Himself - Author of Capitol Punishment
Helen Andrews Helen Andrews
Mark Beatty Mark Beatty ...  Himself
Jill Biden ...  Herself (archive footage)
Jeremy Bird Jeremy Bird ...  Himself (2017)
Jeremy Bird Jeremy Bird ...  Himself (2017)
Dennis Blair Dennis Blair ...  Himself - Former Director of National Intelligence Admiral
John Bolton ...  Himself
Michael Brissenden Michael Brissenden ...  Himself - Author of American Stories
Woody Brock Woody Brock ...  Himself - US Author and Economist
David Brooks ...  Himself - New York Times Columnist
Nick Bryant Nick Bryant ...  Himself - Former BBC Washington Correspondent
Barbara Bush ...  Herself (archive footage)


Campaign insiders, top reporters and pundits join the ABC's John Barron and The Chaser's Chas Licciardello on Planet America each week. Essential viewing for political junkies or those just trying to work out what on earth is going on in the US election. Written by ABC News 24

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10 February 2012 (Australia) See more »

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Color | Black and White (archive footage)
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The first episode of this Australian television series about American politics was broadcast in Australia on 10th February 2012. See more »

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You don't have to be Australian but it helps
26 July 2018 | by alchemical-38692See all my reviews

This is astute comedic political commentary done in a specific style, and is not to everyone's tastes, but it does gives a bipartisan take on the world of American politics (read: Trump's America). If you are a regular on Fox, this won't be your bag - but it also isn't a liberal satire like what Samantha Bee does. This is much more subtle, there's no name calling here. Honestly, the two presenters are ABC Australia regulars and seeing them riffing is a good reason to watch the show alone - however Planet America could be a lot better, but it is a (fairly) young show u can see the show has tried different ideas, to varying degrees of success. But when they stick to astute and observant comedy they are in their best element. Recommended

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