Parkland students Hogg, Kasky to be featured guests on Bill Maher's 'Real Time'

Parkland students Hogg, Kasky to be featured guests on Bill Maher's 'Real Time'
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Two outspoken student survivors of a recent school shooting will be guests on Bill Maher's weekly HBO program this Friday night, the network announced on Wednesday.

David Hogg and Cameron Kasky were present during the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., where 17 people died. Since then, the two have become powerful gun control advocates in interviews on the national news stage.

They will join Maher for his top-of-the-show segment on the progressive-tilted show "Real Time."


Hogg and Kasky also serve as co-founders of Never Again MSD [Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School], which supports gun control.

The student advocacy group was founded on Feb. 16, two days after the shooting. It already has more than 119,000 followers on Twitter.

Kasky stood out during a CNN Town Hall meeting on Feb. 21 when he pressed Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioThe Memo: All eyes on faltering Biden ahead of first debate GOP lawmaker on Iran: Congress should vote on 'what's worthy of spilling American blood and what isn't' The Memo: Can Trump run as an outsider? MORE (R-Fla.) whether he would continue to accept donations from the NRA.  

"In the name of 17 people, you cannot ask the NRA to keep their money out of your campaign?" Kasky asked Rubio on stage at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla.

"I think in the name of 17 people, I can pledge to you that I will support any law that will prevent a killer like this from getting a gun," Rubio replied.

"There's money on both sides of every issue in America," he later added. "I will always accept the help of anyone who agrees with my agenda."

Hogg has appeared on multiple programs since the shooting, including "AM Joy" on MSNBC, "Reliable Sources" on CNN and "CBS This Morning."

Maher's guests will also include former Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderThe most important pledge Democratic presidential candidates can make Congress and contempt: What you need to know The Hill's Morning Report - Democrats wonder: Can Nadler handle the Trump probe? MORE and author and historian Jon Meacham for the show's weekly roundtable discussion.