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PBS NEWSHOUR

Comedian John Oliver on making fun of serious news

  • Aired: 07/14/2014
  • 06:19
  • Rating: NR
John Oliver’s new comedy show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, has probed, poked fun and raised serious questions about a variety of news topics, from India’s elections to Supreme Court decisions. Oliver sits down with Jeffrey Brown to discuss being a comedian and not a newscaster, plus how he chooses his material and becoming more American.
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