John Oliver should be less Jon Stewart and more Diane Sawyer

April 28, 2014 3:49 AM

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John Oliver should be less Jon Stewart and more Diane Sawyer

Here's one way for Oliver to set himself apart from "The Daily Show": Bring long-form TV journalism to fake news

Since HBO began running promotional material for “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” the big gag has been that the show, by the very nature of its once-a-week scheduling, is ill-equipped to cover breaking news. But I’m less worried that “Last Week Tonight” will fail to cover a wide array of bitsy ...

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