MAGAZINE: Michael Portillo talks politics, trains and tourism with the Governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe

Michael Portillo

Michael Portillo

As a former politician and train enthusiast, Michael Portillo famously travelled the length and breadth of the United States for his popular Great American Railroad Journeys series on the BBC.

So who better than he to chat all things politics, trains and tourism to Virginia with the ultimate expert on the state, Governor Terry McAuliffe.

Live from a classic carriage at the London transport Museum, the pair chat about the state, steeped in history, with significant links to Britain through the town of Jamestown - the first European settlement in 1607.

Virginia is also known for its oysters, wine and country music history, as well as its significant areas of national parks and natural beauty.

Log on to see Michael and the Governor chat about the great state as well as delving into the big political topics of the year both here in the UK and across the pond, as things heat up in the presidential race.

WEBTV show details: Governor Terry McAuliffe of Virginia joins live online at 1pm today (Friday July 15) at http://www.broadcastcentre.com/event/michael-portillo-talks-politics-trains-and-tourism-with-the-governor-of-virginia-terry-mcauliffe/pre-live