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Friday Nite Videos | November 20, 2020

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Trump & Election Results | John Oliver. 'We Didn’t Start the Fire’ | The Trump Presidency in 3 Minutes. Jordan Klepper Takes on the Million MAGA March. Visible Beethoven. Feed the Birds (Trump Pence and MAGA) | Roy Zimmerman.

Trump & Election Results | John Oliver

A week after Joe Biden’s win in the US presidential election, John Oliver discusses Donald Trump’s various attempts to overturn the results, why his claims don’t hold water, and the consequences of indulging him.

Friday Nite Videos | October 2, 2020

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The Supreme Court. The Good Lord Bird | Miniseries Trailer. What the Proud Boys Stand for, in the Founder's Words. What It's Like to Be Evicted in the Middle of a Pandemic. How to Drugs.

The Supreme Court

In the wake of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, John Oliver discusses the future of the Supreme Court, why the government doesn’t always represent the political leanings of the electorate, and how those issues will impact the next generation of Americans.

Friday Nite Videos | September 4, 2020

RNC 2020 and Kenosha. 'Black Panther' Star Chadwick Boseman Sings 'Grandma's Hands'. Soledad O'Brien Helps Translate Tucker Carlson's Kenosha Rant. The Problem With Banning TikTok. David Graeber ('We Are the 99%) in His Own Words.

RNC 2020 and Kenosha

The Republican National Convention, shootings in Kenosha and a strike in professional sports -- three stories that are really one story, about race in America

Friday Nite Videos | Aug 7, 2020

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U.S. History: John Oliver. Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Rockin' in the Free World. Parodies in the Time of Coronavirus. Cori Bush Wins Missouri Congressional Democratic Primary. Vote Him Away #2 (The Liar Tweets Tonight).

U.S. History: Why the Battle Continues and Why It Matters

John Oliver takes a look at how the history of race in America is taught in schools, how we can make those teachings more accurate, and why it’s in everyone's best interest to understand the most realistic version of the past.

Friday Nite Videos | June 12, 2020

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Police | John Oliver. Leonard Cohen | Anthem (w/lyrics). Power to Heal: Medicare and the Civil Rights Revolution | Movie. Invade Us, Canada | The Daily Show. Confederate Monuments Are Coming Down.

Police | John Oliver

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.

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