This documentary tells the extraordinary story of former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, of her relentless fight to recover following an assassination attempt in 2011, and her current work as one of the most effective activists in the battle against gun violence. [more inside]
Eight years ago, when Scott was addicted to heroin, he crossed a line he thought he would never cross. And he's been trying to uncross it since. Fourth installment in the new series - a story for fathers and sons... Credits: hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein; episode produced by Stevie Lane, along with Kalila Holt and BA Parker; editing by Jorge Just; special thanks to Emily Condon, Alex Blumberg, Nathan Foster, Jacob Eppler, and Jackie Cohen; mixed by Bobby Lord; music by Christine Fellows, John K Samson, Blue Dot Sessions, Michael Hearst, Michael Charles Smith, Podington Bear, Shadowlands, Stratus, Haley Shaw, and Bobby Lord; theme song by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records, ad music by Haley Shaw. [more inside]
The Twilight Zone: The Blue Scorpion Season 1, Ep 9
When anthropology professor Jeffrey Strock's father kills himself with a legendary pistol, Jeff finds himself swept up in the legend... with lethal results. [more inside]
Filmmaker Michael Moore explores the roots of America's predilection for gun violence. [more inside]
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee: March 14, 2018 Season 3, Ep 3
- The Parkland shooting.
- Scandals around the world: South Africa, Australia, Israel
- And Now: For Valentine's Day, Local News Presents Some Heart-Shaped Shit
- Main Story: Trump Vs. The World, on Trump's terrible foreign policy, which has eroded US soft power around the world.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: The NRA and Brexit Season 3, Ep 16
- The aftermath of Orlando shootings, from Trump's predictably awful remarks to the Democratic Party's filibuster, and the choke-hold the NRA holds over Congress and regulatory agencies, despite relatively low membership and campaign contributions. YouTube (11m)
- And Now: "60 Minutes" Anchors Are Still Prompting People to Deliver the Exact Soundbite They Need
- Main story: Brexit, that is to say, the motion to remove Great Britain from the European Union. Last Week Tonight debunks some of the reasons given for exiting. At the end, LWT provides their own (foul-mouthed, half-hearted) lyrics supporting staying in the EU, sung to the tune of Beethoven's "Ode To Joy." YouTube (16m)
This week.... Afghanistan reports Taliban leader Mullah Muhammad Omar has died; it's been revealed that he actually died in 2013 and the Taliban has been lying about it ever since, and has even been releasing statements in his name. Three teenage girls in Chechnya bilked ISIL fighters, who thought they were securing themselves brides, out of thousands of dollars. A member of British Parliament, Lord Sewel resigns as deputy speaker of the House of Lords in the wake of a scandal after a video surfaced purportedly showing him taking cocaine with prostitutes. John Oliver supplies some context on the House of Lords. And Now: Ten Actual Titles of Current Members of the British House of Lords, Paired With Photos of Pets Who Look Like They Would Have That Name. Main story: On statehood for Washington D.C. (YouTube, 17m) John Oliver presents a rewrite of the song that names the fifty states alphabetically to cover the plight of Washington D.C., and sings it with 19 kids. [more inside]