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Ever notice how political candidates usually have Hollywood celebrity -- sided campaign rallies.
When you saw Chuck Norris with me throughout my campaign.
But why are so many stars out there stumping for the candidate of their choice.
Joining us is -- TV star who's producing a documentary about celebrity involvement in politics.
And it's called Hollywood please welcome private practice star and president of the creative coalition -- -- daylight.
Coalition and I'm so happy to have both of you here.
And -- you have moved heaven and earth virtually literally.
To be here on the show today thank you for making the Pentagon thank you so much -- -- what's a Creative Coalition.
Chris -- -- nonprofit nonpartisan organization that.
Has -- a group of well known -- people in the arts and entertainment industry who.
Whose primary mission is to be advocates for the arts arts in public education and freedom of speech those the issues we on it's also.
To use from the -- and the notoriety that we can in a responsible way to China our light on issues of Republican.
-- -- -- and I know that.
You've been working with a documentary to to create coalitions put together it's kind of a fascinating story of behind the scenes with celebrities.
Going to both conventions working for both Republicans and Democrats tell us about the documentary and what's behind it.
Well for the last couple -- cycles and convention -- with Creative Coalition has always been.
There have been present we always bring a group of since it well known faces in and bold faced names to observe the conventions.
And this year I said there's no way -- not gonna have a camera crew there to catch it because.
It's great moments that everyone should share and so.
Happily when -- are well known names -- live and I was with us was Barry Levinson the big race director.
They agree to direct this documentary called Hollywood.
Where it's currently now on the editing room and we.
-- -- -- behind the scenes in front of the scenes at both democratic and the Republican National Convention.
And it's a great story it's a great journey and it's a great place.
Hollywood and politics and this is just one -- case study at that but it's pretty fascinating and I say they have an all star cast with Ellington daily that Susan Sarandon Anne Hathaway most staff.
Graham Nash and it's in a generational and it's bipartisan.
For something for everybody.
Tim I think there's a perception that most of the people who work in the entertainment business side tend to lean heavily to the left side and not -- the -- but that you have people.
Who are obviously at the Republican Convention as well as of the Democratic National Convention.
Is there a predominant.
Direction for many of the people in Hollywood that you find.
I think I think fit for -- you know I would be -- if -- for performer that I said no yes there's there is a predominantly.
Left leaning you know sort of bent to most the performance and and and I'm standing just had a Q -- well I think -- people I think that I think that the you know written rightly or wrongly.
Actors I'll speak fractures OK Sam on.
You know are inherently.
You know open minded sometimes -- -- were humanist -- and and I think that you know having any sort of thing that is perceived as a constriction which the word conservative -- sort of -- you know it imposes on you is something that that performance sort of throw off sort of on a knee jerk reaction that being said.
We have to remember there were talking about show business.
And you know a lot of people you see in public are the show but there's a huge component Hollywood that is business oriented and -- so I I think that.
Behind the scenes there's a large element of more Republican people who who are you know maybe not not as.
Comfortable exposing themselves as.
Doctors and hasn't even say that even if you look at campaign contributions I don't get I would venture to say it's pretty equal on both the democratic Republican side of the money that's coming out of show business from the executives.
-- if you down -- with the performance but what when things have kind of been about the Creative Coalition is.
Is that we take on issues we don't take on politics we try to take on issues that we feel -- crossed party lines.
Whether it's the arts art arts advocacy public education -- against the act it's just how do we make sure that the kids get.
Good things -- thing is that one of the failure of celebrities get get whacked around a lot from being out and in you know on the stump with politicians and and their various causes but.
One thing I think it's important to remember.
Is that unlike a lot of lobbyists.
Who run around Washington -- working for some big corporation or -- who were essentially trying to garner.
Favor in order to make more money celebrities.
Have really nothing to gain.
I mean you know on both sides they are out there because they believe in something or someone who they think is gonna make you know the world a better place.
I think people.
Tendency to want to hear what the celebrities say no because in this for -- train in foreign policy that because there's a certain level.
Of authority that comes from people who are in the public eye.
Look let's be honest I'm a Republican and -- loved -- Chuck -- still hanging out with me.
It was terrific and I would've loved to have a lot of other people hanging out with me that been willing to do it because it and it brings people who brings attention that otherwise you wouldn't have.
But to create -- coalition -- -- this and -- -- as I've worked with them when Imus governor.
Because I had a -- about making sure that every kid has a music and art education I think it's with the most important parts.
Of American culture we're losing that.
How can the Creative Coalition helped to not just be an advocate speaking -- make it happen that's what I wanna -- make that happen for every kid America.
Well I think that what we can do is to -- continue to you know have our voices be heard.
You know we go to Washington a lot and we we have you know relationships a lot of politicians.
And you know it's hard given our economic situation right now the fact that we're you know we have soldiers on the ground and to foreign countries to talk about the arts people think it's extra.
And it's essentially a preventative thing you know my big thing is that if you teach the arts if you teach music in public education.
You're going to solve the problem of having better scientists and mathematicians because kids will stay in school longer.
So you know we can just keep having -- -- a sure thing.
Cement and we've got to do that because the fact is it's not extraneous it's not extracurricular.
It's not expendable it's an essential part of education for everyone.
Look politics aside I appreciate what you guys so much are doing in the Creative Coalition.
And real pleasure I hope that you'll continue.
To be not just advocates but strong activists to make sure that every kid in America has a music and art education Tim Robin thank you thank thank you so much.
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