Coming up this evening at 9 p.m., "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomes television producers David Kohan and Max Mutchnick for a frank conversation on politics and social issues, in particular gay rights, and the ways in which pop culture and media can influence societal advancement.
Most well-known for co-creating the immensely successful sitcom "Will & Grace," the two men received a very powerful endorsement this spring when vice president Joe Biden credited his comfort with same sex marriage to the 16-time Emmy Award winning show. Taking things one step up the political ladder, Mutchnick jokingly attributes Barack Obama's recent support of same-sex marriage to the duo's work:
"I actually feel totally responsible for where he's at. I feel like our writing – we made this happen, right, really, for the United States," he jests. "This just doesn't go on in the world, and to think that these comedies that we're writing, you know, in the Valley are getting the kind of eyeballs on them. It's just a remarkable thing for us."
Gearing up for the fall debut of their new CBS program "Partners" – which is based on their own relationship – the two long-time friends are hoping their work continues to bring change:
"Talk matters. I mean, it does ... it's more than just lip service, because it's coming from the mouth of the president of the United States, but ultimately yes, legislation is what really counts," says Kohan. "If there was federal legislation in place, we wouldn't be talking about that."
Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, then tune in this evening at 9 p.m. for a sneak peek at "Partners," and to hear what really scares Mutchnick about the upcoming general election.
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