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Last week Tonight with John Oliver
John Oliver shares some of his favorite graphics that never made it to air.
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Despite growing support for federal marijuana legalization, the fight for legal weed blazes on. But it’s high time our nation reckoned with its racist demonization of marijuana and the communities that have been disproportionately burned by it. Part 1 of 2.
After blowing the whistle on Russian interference in American elections, and effectively ensuring a safe and fair presidential election in 2020, Reality Winner was promptly marked an enemy of the state and sentenced to federal prison. If this has you saying WTF, you’re not alone. With help from Reality’s sister, Brittany Winner, and her attorney, Alison Grinter, Sam dramatically recreates the story of a true American hero.
As a well-respected and trusted member of the late night community, Sam recognizes the duties that come with the job. Like bravely reviewing Reese’s new candy-inspired makeup line.
The Amber Ruffin Show
A jury this week found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all three charges in the murder trial of George Floyd. Plus, a woman in Canada recently broke a “Guinness World Record” for the “Lowest Vocal Note Ever Sung by a Female” by singing the note C1. Naturally, Amber just had to try it out today on the show!
Perhaps the most important part of this week’s news is in fact that former Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, was found guilty on all three counts. While this is great to hear, it doesn’t mean inequality is over in America. But what DOES matter is that we keep making progress!
The Derek Chauvin verdict was widely celebrated this week. It was a rare example of the criminal justice system “getting it right,” after a string of upsetting police brutality trials resulting in freedom or lesser charges for other officers. But, hey, even a broken clock is right twice a day, right? But actually, let’s take a deeper look in a segment we like to call, “A Broken Clock.”
With a growing number of Americans getting vaccinated, the CDC has released new guidelines about when it is and isn’t safe to be inside with others. Those rules can be a little difficult to remember, but luckily, an R&B group called Silk Press has come out of retirement with a new song to help us keep it all straight. Take a look!