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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Sexual Harassment, Interview with Anita Hill  Season 5, Ep 18

This episode aired on July 29:
  • More Stupid Watergate, "Something with the potential gravity of Watergate, if the entire White House was on bath salts and Nixon was a raccoon with his head stuck in a jar of peanut butter." Revealed is that Cohen secretly taped interactions between him and Trump, and some of one of the tapes was leaked, relating them planning to keep a story about Trump's affair with Playboy Bunny Karen McDougal secret. Also, Cohen claims Trump knew in advance of the meeting with Russian representatives in Trump Tower. And, Mueller is looking into whether Trump's tweets constitute obstruction of justice.
  • Facebook loses $119 billion dollars of value, 19% of its total valuation, overnight. That's more than the value of the entire global cheese market: Facebook's stock dropped by the concept of cheese. It's because of piracy issues, which they've apologized for via an ubiquitous ad. LWT provides one of their trademark more honest versions.
  • Main story: Workplace sexual harassment. In the wake of a number of prominent male executives being brought down, it's looking like something may finally be done about it... except that the current situation shares a lot of things in common with the 90s, at which time everything was supposed to change, and then, didn't. The issue became national news with the testimony of Anita Hill before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
  • The last act was a great interview with Anita Hill herself.
Both the main story and the interview are on the show's official Youtube channel. (29m) [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Aug 13, 2018 - 1 comment

Movie: Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

The life and career of the hailed Hollywood movie star and underappreciated genius inventor, Hedy Lamarr. From her childhood in Vienna, brief cinematic career in Czechoslovakia, to her life and times in the United States, the film features extended audio interview recordings with Hedy, and recent interviews with her children and a grandchild, as well as some of Hedy's friends and colleagues. [Trailer] [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Jul 12, 2018 - 4 comments

My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman: It’s a Whole New Ball Game Now  Season 1, Ep 1

David Letterman interviews Barack Obama. [more inside]
posted by sylvanshine on Jan 14, 2018 - 11 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: The Dalai Lama  Season 4, Ep 4

Over the last seven day period....
  • The good will President Trump earned addressing Congress in a manner unlike a madman is burnt away by continuing revelations that his pick for Attorney General perjured himself in his confirmation hearing by claiming never to have met with the Russians.
  • Trump also claims Obama tapped his phone, an allegation apparently gotten from the Breitbart website, then asks Congress to investigate whether it is true, reversing the usual order of investigations.
  • And Now: Does Anyone Know If CNN's Brooke Baldwin Would Consider Herself A Nerd?
  • Main Story: The Dalai Lama (YouTube 19m), and China's attempts to surpress his influence over Tibet. The bit concludes with an interview between Oliver and the Dalai Lama himself.
[more inside]
posted by JHarris on Mar 8, 2017 - 4 comments

Person of Interest: Reassortment   Season 5, Ep 8

Reese and Finch become trapped in a hospital that becomes ground zero for a deadly viral outbreak. Also, Samaritan's newest recruit has second thoughts and Shaw continues to struggle with reality. [more inside]
posted by raysmj on May 25, 2016 - 11 comments

Podcast: This Is Actually Happening: What if you couldn't control your thoughts?

A young woman talks about her thoughts being stuck "like a record player, stuck in a loop all day, every day," and how she resists the urges towards which they drive her. As is usual, discussing the events dives into her rather traumatic personal life.
posted by Going To Maine on May 23, 2015 - 2 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Government Surveillance, Interview with Edward Snowden  Season 2, Ep 8

This week: An extra-long episode of Last Week Tonight. Iranian nuclear talks, with John Kerry, the Beau Rivage Hotel and the Inglorius Fonkers. Real democracy makes inroads in Nigeria. President Obama goes to Utah, but hasn't been to South Dakota, so LTW produced a tourism video featuring "hobo George R.R. Martin." Main story: Government surveillance (YouTube 33m), plus interview with Edward Snowden. (Oliver: "HO-LEY SHIT. HE ACTUALLY CAME. EDWARD FUCKING SNOWDEN!") MeFi [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Apr 6, 2015 - 16 comments

The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst: What the Hell Did I Do?  Season 1, Ep 6

Present day: Nearly a decade has passed since the filmmakers began investigating Robert Durst and his alleged crimes. They have spoken to more than 100 participants in Robert’s story, including family, friends, police, lawyers, jurors and journalists in an attempt to get at the truth.
posted by We had a deal, Kyle on Mar 17, 2015 - 21 comments

The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst: Family Values  Season 1, Ep 5

Present Day: In the 33 years since Kathie Durst disappeared, no progress has been made in finding out what happened to her, or finding her body. Without answers, her family and friends continue to hunt for the truth.
posted by We had a deal, Kyle on Mar 16, 2015 - 9 comments

The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst: The State of Texas vs. Robert Durst  Season 1, Ep 4

2003. With Robert Durst on trial in Galveston, TX for the 2001 murder of Morris Black, many of those involved in earlier investigations – including Westchester DA Jeanine Pirro and Kathie Durst friends Gilberta Najamy and Eleanore Schwank – are convinced that a conviction is all but assured. [more inside]
posted by We had a deal, Kyle on Mar 16, 2015 - 4 comments

The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst: The Gangster's Daughter  Season 1, Ep 3

2000: Susan Berman was the daughter of a famous Las Vegas mobster, Davey “The Jew” Berman, who was a partner with “Bugsy” Siegel in the Flamingo Hotel. Robert Durst’s closest friend since they attended UCLA together, she had a mobster’s mentality and matching code of ethics; people said she would do anything for a friend. [more inside]
posted by We had a deal, Kyle on Mar 15, 2015 - 5 comments

The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst: Poor Little Rich Boy  Season 1, Ep 2

2013: Durst’s interview with Jarecki begins with his childhood, when he witnessed his mother’s suicide. [more inside]
posted by We had a deal, Kyle on Mar 15, 2015 - 4 comments

The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst: Chapter 1: A Body in the Bay  Season 1, Ep 1

2001: A dismembered corpse is found floating in trash bags near Galveston TX. Police trace the body back to a grisly crime scene in Galveston, and arrest one Robert Durst for the killing of his neighbor, Morris Black. Durst, detectives soon learn, is the scion of one of New York’s wealthiest families. Soon, he makes bail and goes on the run... [more inside]
posted by raysmj on Mar 8, 2015 - 9 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: US Influence on Homosexual Persecution in Uganda  Season 1, Ep 9

This week: Luis Suarez bites another player in the World Cup for the third time. Snakes and bees drive the terrorist organization Boko Haram out of the Nigerian forest. Obama requests $500M in aid for moderate Syrian rebels. US Supreme Court decides Hobby Lobby case. Politicians misuse the word "literally." Ugandan persecution of homosexuals intensified due to influence by American evangelical groups. Interview with Ugandan transgender activist Pepe Julian Onziema. Part 2 (web exclusive).
posted by JHarris on Jun 30, 2014 - 15 comments

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