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    John Oliver's Satirical HBO News Show Gets a Title and a Premiere Date

    HBO has just announced "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" as the title for their new half-hour comedy series featuring Emmy award-winning writer John Oliver. The show, which will have Oliver satirizing current events, will premiere on April 27 at 11pm.

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    Matthew McConaughey, Lena Dunham, Mike Judge, Damon Lindelof and More Discuss Their Upcoming HBO Series

    Highlights from HBO's marathon session at the TCA winter 2014 press tour for "True Detective," "Silicon Valley," "The Normal Heart," "Looking," "The Leftovers," "Girls" and John Oliver's new show.

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    John Oliver Plays 'Where in the World is Edward Snowden?' (Video)

    During the reassuringly funny Jon Oliver era at The Daily Show, the substitute host has begun every night by telling us why Jon Stewart isn't around. Last night Oliver explained Stewart "is currently in Moscow, or Ecuador, or on a flight somewhere or has escaped from the National Zoo -- we don'...

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    John Oliver Will Bravely Test How 'The Daily Show' Works Without Jon Stewart Starting on June 10

    Yes, once upon a time -- in the '90s -- "The Daily Show" was hosted by Craig Kilborn, but for the past decade plus, the incisive, hilarious fake news show has been defined by and identified with Jon Stewart.

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    Jon Stewart Will Be Taking the Summer Off From 'The Daily Show' to Make His Directorial Debut

    Jon Stewart will be taking the summer off from "The Daily Show," according to Deadline, with John Oliver filling in for eight of the 12 weeks he'll be out. Why? Well, because Stewart's off to make his feature directorial debut.

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    'The Daily Show' Visits Sorkin's 'Newsroom' (Video)

    Jon Stewart and the cast of The Daily Show are fond of saying they’re pretend journalists, even though they often do a better job of delivering actual news stories than the circus that is CNN. In this segment about the loss of investigative journalism -- too expensive, too ratings-challe...

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    Jon Stewart on The Big Bird Wars

    Who would have thought that the possible firing of Big Bird would become a topic of national debate? (Yes, it sometimes takes threatening a puppet to create a political uproar.) After Mitt Romney’s threat to cut funding for PBS, Jon Stewart took a closer look at how Sesame Street is &ldq...

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