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Bill Maher will receive PEN Center USA's First Amendment Award

Bill Maher will receive PEN Center USA's First Amendment Award

Talk show host Bill Maher will be presented with PEN center USA’s First Amendment Award at the organization’s 26th Literary Awards this month. The award has previously been given to journalists Chris Hedges, Robert Scheer and Charles Bowden; Glenn Greenwald and documentarian Laura Poitras; Hugh Hefner; and former CIA officer  John Kiriakou, who went to prison after leaking information about interrogation practices.

Maher is host of “Real Time” on HBO, a program that engages in a lively discussion of current events. His guests often include a mix of politicians, comedians, public...

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