Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Season 3

Season 3

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Season 3

First Air Date: February 14, 2016

First Aired on    :   2016
Episodes    :   30 episodes



Episodes

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3x30 President-Elect Trump (November 13, 2016)


The presidential race has been a hell of a ride. ‘Last Week Tonight’ closes out the election and Season 3 with a bang.


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3x29 Multilevel Marketing (November 06, 2016)


Multilevel marketing companies claim to be legitimate businesses, but some seems awfully pyramid shaped, and that's a problem.


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3x28 School Segregation (October 30, 2016)


Public schools are increasingly divided by race and class. John Oliver discusses the troubling trend towards school resegregation.


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3x27 Opioids (October 23, 2016)


John Oliver discusses the extent and root of the nation’s epidemic of opioid addiction.


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3x26 Third Parties (October 16, 2016)


Third party candidates want to be serious contenders, so John Oliver considers them seriously as potential presidents.


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3x25 Guantánamo (October 09, 2016)


John Oliver examines the legal and moral issues surrounding the military prison at Guantánamo Bay.


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3x24 Police Accountability (October 02, 2016)


John Oliver discusses the systems in place to investigate and hold police officers accountable for misconduct.


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3x23 Scandals (September 25, 2016)


Taking a walk down memory lane, 'Last Week Tonight' assesses Donald Trump's vs. Hillary Clinton's scandals.


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3x22 Charter Schools (August 21, 2016)


Charter schools are privately run, publicly funded, and irregularly regulated. John Oliver explores why they aren’t at all like pizzerias.


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3x21 Auto Lending (August 14, 2016)


Auto lenders can steer vulnerable people into crushing debt. Keegan-Michael Key and Bob Balaban help John Oliver show exactly how.


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3x20 Journalism (August 07, 2016)


John Oliver has some bad news about the state of the industry that gives us our news.


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3x19 Democratic National Convention (July 31, 2016)


Main segment: Democratic National Convention. Segments: Voter ID Laws, 2016 Turkish Purges


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3x18 Republican National Convention (July 24, 2016)


Main segment: Republican National Convention. Segments: Hillary Clinton's VP Pick; Boris Johnson as Britain's Foreign Secretary; Roger Ailes Resignation; Unauthorised use of music by politicians


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3x17 Doping (June 26, 2016)


Main segment: 2016 Summer Olympics and doping in sports. Segments: Aftermath of the United Kingdom EU membership referendum.


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3x16 Brexit (June 19, 2016)


John Oliver on “Brexiting” from the EU: There might be an innate British desire to diss Europe, but Last Week Tonight lays out exactly why it’s a mistake to leave the EU.


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3x15 Retirement Plans (June 12, 2016)


John Oliver Covers Ins and Outs of Retirement Plans: Saving for retirement means navigating a potential minefield of high fees and bad advice - Last Week Tonight is here to help.


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3x14 Debt Buyers (June 05, 2016)


John Oliver Takes On Debt Buyers: Companies that purchase debt on the cheap will aggressively collect on it. 'Last Week Tonight’ took a hands-on approach to addressing this issue.


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3x13 Primaries and Caucuses (May 22, 2016)


Last Week Tonight Tackles U.S. Primaries and Caucuses: The United States selection process for presidential nominees is convoluted — to say the least. Nevertheless, John Oliver reminds Americans that the "middle of the game" is the worst possible time to change the rules.


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3x12 911 (May 15, 2016)


John Oliver on 911 Reliability: Things you never want to hear: there are no guarantees when you call 911. Emergency call centers are in desperate need of funding and new technology, so “no guarantees” is the unfortunate reality.


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3x11 Scientific Studies (May 08, 2016)


John Oliver on Sticking to the Facts: Media outlets often report new findings from scientific studies, but how many are true?


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3x10 Puerto Rico (April 24, 2016)


Puerto Rico is suffering a massive debt crisis. Lin-Manuel Miranda joins John Oliver to call for relief.


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3x09 Lead (April 17, 2016)


Lead poisoning is a national problem. If only lawmakers were as concerned as the puppets on Sesame Street.


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3x08 Credit Reports (April 10, 2016)


Credit reports play a surprisingly large role in our lives, but even more surprising is how often they contain critical mistakes. John Oliver helps credit agencies see why this is a problem.


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3x07 Congressional Fundraising (April 03, 2016)


Lawmakers have to raise money to keep their jobs, but a surprising amount of their job now consists of raising money. John Oliver sits down with Congressman Steve Israel to discuss the costs of political spending.


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3x06 Border Wall (March 20, 2016)


Donald Drumpf wants to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Is his plan feasible?


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3x05 Encryption (March 13, 2016)


Strong encryption poses problems for law enforcement, is weakening it worth the risks it presents? It’s…complicated.


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3x04 Special Districts (March 06, 2016)


Special districts spend more public money than all city governments combined. That's odd considering most of us don't know they exist.


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3x03 Donald Trump (February 28, 2016)


Our main story was about Donald Trump. We can't believe we're saying that either.


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3x02 Abortion Laws (February 21, 2016)


Abortion is theoretically legal, but some states make it practically inaccessible. And how is Hollywood whitewashing still a thing?


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3x01 Voting (February 14, 2016)


John talks about Scalia's love of the Letter of the Law, Chipotle's avian mascot, and how Voter ID laws should be applied to those who write them.




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