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    Dear John Oliver: Like It Or Not, You Are a Journalist

    The "Last Week Tonight" host denies he's a journalist out of modesty, but he's also pandering to the misconception that journalism and entertainment are mutually exclusive.

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    Watch: John Oliver Hosts 'Rosewater' Episode of 'The Daily Show'

    Jon Stewart declares, "Whole show, 'Rosewater'" and whips out a teapot -- then, John Oliver takes over.

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    Daily Reads: Your Art Should Be Spoiled, How 'Last Week Tonight' Became More Than a 'Daily Show' Imitator

    Plus: a forgotten 80s action hero, and why "The Newsroom" fell short.

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    'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver' Changes the Game With a Dog Supreme Court and Real Tears

    Hello there, every other talk show on the planet. This is a reminder that "Last Week Tonight" is owning your asses.

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    TV Watch: How John Oliver Beat Stewart, Colbert, and Broadcast News at Their Own Games

    John Oliver's not satisfied with challenging former Comedy Central colleagues Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert for satirical primacy. He's going after broadcast news, too. And he's winning.

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    Daily Reads: Aubrey Plaza's Sexual Revolution, How John Oliver Beat Apathy and More

    Plus: "The Congress" and the end of actors, and how "Let's Be Cops" shows marketing trump timing.

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    John Oliver's Search for New Voices in Late Night

    "Last Week Tonight" illustrates the importance of gender-blind hiring.

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    Why 'Last Week Tonight With John Oliver' is The Next Generation of Late Night

    And what is the charming former "Daily Show" host doing that makes his new show so compelling?

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    Watch: John Oliver and Julia Louis-Dreyfus Talk Dads, Jon Stewart and HBO Comedy with Charlie Rose

    In the last two weeks, Charlie Rose interviewed both John Oliver and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Speaking with Oliver, the topics touched upon included net neutrality, his new HBO show "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver," "being under John's [Stewart] protective wing," and "worrying about everything."

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    Stephen Colbert Rips Amazon Over Hachette Dispute, Sells More Books (VIDEO)

    America's late-night comedy hosts are now, it would seem, the country's new defenders against corporate overreach.

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