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Mark McKinnon stars in Showtime's documentary series "The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth."

Mark McKinnon is a political consultant, columnist, and commentator. He was the chief media advisor to five successful presidential primary and general election campaigns, and is a co-founder of No Labels, an organization dedicated to bipartisanship and political problem solving.

For two decades McKinnon has been helping solve complex strategic challenges for causes, companies and candidates, including President George W. Bush, Senator John McCain, Governor Ann Richards, Congressman Charlie Wilson, Lance Armstrong and Bono.
 
According to Broadcasting and Cable magazine, McKinnon is one of "a handful of players behind every big decision, consensus or roadblock in Washington … putting a unique, sometimes hidden stamp on the outcome of today's debates."
 
McKinnon is an award-winning media producer and communications strategist who has served as principal media advisor for hundreds of corporate and political campaigns around the world. He has been awarded more than thirty Pollie and Telly awards, honoring the nation's best political and public affairs advertising.
 
President Bush appointed McKinnon to serve as a member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, the independent, autonomous entity responsible for all U.S. government-sponsored, non-military, international broadcasting. The nine-member board includes Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
 
McKinnon serves on the board of the Lance Armstrong Foundation, and lectures at the JFK School of Government at Harvard University and the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.
 
McKinnon is also co-chair of Arts+Labs, a collaboration between technology and creative communities that have embraced today's rich internet environment to deliver innovative and creative digital products to consumers.
 
McKinnon attended University of Texas, Austin and served as editor of the award-winning university newspaper, The Daily Texan. He spent several years in Nashville working as a songwriter with Kris Kristofferson. McKinnon also is a two-time Ironman finisher.




'The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth': TV Review





"The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth" (TV show) logo Showtime Greenlights 'The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth' — The new real-time documentary series will pull back the curtain on the 2016 presidential race, revealing the intense, irreverent, inspiring and infuriating stories behind the headlines of what promises to be one of the most fascinating and consequential elections in modern history. Read more...

 
 
 
 
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