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Breaking news, on a weekly basis. Comedian John Oliver satirically covers the week in news, politics and current events in this Emmy-winning variety series.


2019 Emmy Winner — Outstanding Variety Talk Series & Writing for a Variety Series
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March 4, 2018

NRA TV

The NRA's streaming lifestyle network aims to boost gun sales, often by using an ominous tone that would make just about anything sound terrifying...including muffins.

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February 18, 2018

Trump vs. The World

America's reputation is being damaged by its own president. John Oliver, several dinosaurs, and the NYC Gay Men's Chorus remind the world that our country is complicated.

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October 15, 2017

Equifax Security

John Oliver discusses the massive impact of the cybersecurity breach at Equifax and finds the company’s efforts to mitigate the damage are still coming up short.

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October 1, 2017

Forensic Science

Forensic science used in criminal trials can be surprisingly unscientific. Maybe a new television procedural could help change the public perception.

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August 13, 2017

North Korea

As nuclear tensions continue to escalate between the United States and North Korea, John Oliver enlists "Weird Al" Yankovic to perform some accordion-based diplomacy.

CLIP19:54

March 4, 2018

NRA TV

The NRA's streaming lifestyle network aims to boost gun sales, often by using an ominous tone that would make just about anything sound terrifying...including muffins.

ep120-trump-vs-world
CLIP19:14

February 18, 2018

Trump vs. The World

America's reputation is being damaged by its own president. John Oliver, several dinosaurs, and the NYC Gay Men's Chorus remind the world that our country is complicated.

CLIP15:16

October 15, 2017

Equifax Security

John Oliver discusses the massive impact of the cybersecurity breach at Equifax and finds the company’s efforts to mitigate the damage are still coming up short.

CLIP18:46

October 1, 2017

Forensic Science

Forensic science used in criminal trials can be surprisingly unscientific. Maybe a new television procedural could help change the public perception.

CLIP26:54

August 13, 2017

North Korea

As nuclear tensions continue to escalate between the United States and North Korea, John Oliver enlists "Weird Al" Yankovic to perform some accordion-based diplomacy.


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— A.V. Club


Special Guest Stars

Sometimes John needs a little help to get his point across.

Tibet’s holiest man and Oliver bond over a fresh batch of horse milk.

For when you need a break from all the bad news.

Oliver invites Jack “definitely a doctor” McBrayer on to one-up Alex Jones.

There’s nothing like the soothing sound of the accordion to ensure diplomacy.

The British satirical political candidate has a message for his underlings.

Don’t knock it until “Laura F**king Linney” has had a go.

Clips That Stand the Test of Time

A rapidly-changing news cycle is no match for these essential in-depth reports.

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July 30, 2017

Alex Jones

YouTube personality Alex Jones is known for pushing conspiracy theories. He also likes to promote his own products. Oliver and a “doctor” test his marketing strategy.

July 2, 2017

Sinclair Broadcast Group

The largest owner of local TV stations in the country often injects conservative political views into local news. Oliver shares why this is alarming, "snowflake."

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May 21, 2017

Stupid Watergate

Like Watergate. But stupid. Oliver discusses the shocking magnitude and potential impact of the latest revelations surrounding the Russia investigation.

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June 4, 2017

Paris Agreement

Donald Trump plans to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement on climate change. That's bad news for anyone who happens to live on this planet.

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June 25, 2017

Vaccines

The benefits of vaccines far outweigh the minuscule risks, but some parents still question their safety. Oliver discusses why some may still feel uncertain about childhood vaccinations.

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May 7, 2017

Net Neutrality II

Equal access to online information is under threat again. Oliver encourages internet commenters to voice their displeasure to the FCC by visiting www.gofccyourself.com.

CLIP22:16

July 30, 2017

Alex Jones

YouTube personality Alex Jones is known for pushing conspiracy theories. He also likes to promote his own products. Oliver and a “doctor” test his marketing strategy.

July 2, 2017

Sinclair Broadcast Group

The largest owner of local TV stations in the country often injects conservative political views into local news. Oliver shares why this is alarming, "snowflake."

CLIP23:59

May 21, 2017

Stupid Watergate

Like Watergate. But stupid. Oliver discusses the shocking magnitude and potential impact of the latest revelations surrounding the Russia investigation.

CLIP20:53

June 4, 2017

Paris Agreement

Donald Trump plans to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement on climate change. That's bad news for anyone who happens to live on this planet.

CLIP27:12

June 25, 2017

Vaccines

The benefits of vaccines far outweigh the minuscule risks, but some parents still question their safety. Oliver discusses why some may still feel uncertain about childhood vaccinations.

CLIP19:27

May 7, 2017

Net Neutrality II

Equal access to online information is under threat again. Oliver encourages internet commenters to voice their displeasure to the FCC by visiting www.gofccyourself.com.

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