Last Week Tonight with John OliverJune. 21,2020 TV-MA
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A half-hour satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events.
Seasons & Episode
Main story: The pros and cons of Medicare for All; plus, Bill Barr does Trump's personal bidding; and Flyers mascot Gritty is exonerated!
Main story: John Oliver talks about India's controversial Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, and his government's Hindu nationalism; plus, a look at Mike Bloomberg's presidential campaign.
Main story: What's being done to fight coronavirus as it spreads to the U.S.; plus, John offers the Phillie Phanatic a new job.
Main story: A look at how much power and how little accountability local sheriffs have; plus, Trump's coronavirus incompetence; India's self-censorship of 'Last Week Tonight.'
Main story: 2019–20 coronavirus outbreak, governmental response in the US, and the prevention of COVID-19. This episode was filmed at an unspecified location with no live audience as the studio and the show's offices were shut down after employees tested positive for COVID-19. John Oliver stated the show will go on hiatus for an unspecified amount of time but will definitely return.
Main story: 2019-20 coronavirus pandemic related shortages and social distancing; plus, Paintings of rats in coitus. This episode was filmed at John Oliver's home.
Main story: One America News Network, a far-right news network being embraced by President Trump; plus, some GOP governors refuse to issue stay-at-home orders; “alt-right Pinocchio” Jared Kushner’s press conference; and Jeremy Renner drops a new album.
Main story: Essential workers and unemployment in the United States during the Coronavirus recession; plus, "Art 1992" and the works of Brian Swords of York, Elizabeth II coronavirus broadcast wearing green dress.
Main story: Misinformation related to the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic.
Main story: COVID-19 testing.
Main story: the USPS faces financial catastrophe and what we can do to help; plus, William Barr vs the law; Trump’s “live and let die” moment; Axl Rose vs Steve Mnuchin.
Main story: Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on sports; plus, 2020 Congressional insider trading scandal and Marble racing.
Main story: Postal voting in the United States; plus, the George Floyd protests and Dana White.
As nationwide protests over the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor are met with police brutality, John Oliver discusses how the histories of policing and white supremacy are intertwined, the roadblocks to fixing things, and some potential paths forward.
John Oliver takes a look at facial recognition technology (Clearview AI), how it’s used by private companies and law enforcement, and why it can be dangerous and Hoan Ton-That.