VH1 Gets Political

VH1 is getting ready for the election with two political-themed specials Wednesday, Oct. 20.

At 10 p.m. (EST/PST), the network will air Politics: A Pop Culture History, which “explores how filmmakers, rappers and rockers have intersected, intertwined, clashed and collaborated with politicians over the years.”

Among those interviewed during Politics: A Pop Culture History are: Chevy Chase, Dan Rather, Michael Moore, Dennis Miller, Ari Fleischer, George Stephanopoulos, Al Franken, Ann Coulter, Ana Marie Cox, REM, Janeane Garofalo, Chuck D, Edie Falco, Tom Delonge, Krist Novoselic, Clinton and Me author Mark Katz and Republican strategist Ed Rollins.

Then at 11 p.m., VH1 will present 25 Greatest Protest Songs, hosted and narrated by John Mellencamp.

Interviews include David Crosby, Chuck D, Steve Earle, Moby, Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine), Graham Nash, Henry Rollins, Ann Coulter, Al Franken, Janeane Garofalo, Bill Maher and Ben Stein.

Featured songs include: Black Eyed Peas’ "Where Is the Love," Bob Dylan’s "Blowin' in the Wind," Bruce Springsteen’s "Born in the USA," Marvin Gaye’s "What's Goin' on," Public Enemy’s "Fight the Power," System of a Down’s "Boom!" and U2’s "Sunday Bloody Sunday."