If the first promos for Bloomberg TV’s upcoming daily talk show “All Due Respect” are to be taken at face value, co-hosts Mark Halperin and John Heilemann came up with the idea while talking about politics at a diner.
“This could be a show,” Heilemann says in the commercial (above) while eating french fries in a diner. “It’s kind of like what we did in our books, but it’s not just politics. It’s about the politics of sports, culture [and] entertainment.”
The half-hour show is part of the veteran journalist’s deal to lead Bloomberg’s political coverage, including news, analysis, commentary, narrative, polling and data analytics.
Halperin and Heilemann co-wrote “Game Change” — a book about the 2008 presidential election, which HBO turned into an Emmy-winning movie — as well as New York Times bestseller “Double Down: Game Change 2012.” HBO is also developing the latter into a film.
The duo describe “All Due Respect” as “something different” in the political TV landscape.
“Every night, we’re going to try something different. A conversation about politics free of phoniness and spin,” Halperin and Heilemann said in a statement. “A show that’s not partisan, not dumbed down, and not just about inside baseball. A show that actually exhibits all the respect in the world: for our guests, our viewers… and the facts.”
“All Due Respect” premieres Oct. 5 on Bloomberg TV and on BloombergPolitics.com.
Watch a trailer for the show, below: