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    For daily political news in the US, nothing beats the public outlets for balanced political reporting. On TV, that’s the Public Broadcasting System (PBS), and on the radio, it’s National Public Radio (NPR). The BBC is a good source of US news, too, as is CNN — with CNN International “miles ahead of domestic CNN as a purveyorLieferant(in)purveyor of political reporting,” says one Washington insider. Of the big networks, CBS is perhaps the best in terms of news, and offers terrific news shows such as Face the Nation, 60 Minutes, and CBS News Sunday Morning. A current hit is Morning Joe on MSNBC, co-hostedco-moderiertco-hosted by former Republican Congressman Joe Scarborough. A classic from NBC is Meet the Press.

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    The New York Times recently called late-night TV a “cultural space conquered by the to loomdrohend aufragenlooming presence of President Trump.” Here’s a look at a selection of American comedy shows that cover politics really, really well (both on television, and on their YouTube channels).

    The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

    The Late Show with Stephen Colbert is ideal for anyone who likes to see the 45th president roasted. The opening monologue will make you laugh out loud. In 2015, Colbert took over from David Letterman, who created the comedy and talk show and was its host for 22 years. Weeknights on CBS at 11:35 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).  


    Late Night with Seth Meyers

    The best part of Late Night with Seth Meyers is “A Closer Look.” In the segment, Meyers takes on a big news story and to lay bareaufdecken, enthüllenlays bare the ridiculousness of US politics. wickedly (ifml.)hier: unglaublichWickedly funny, Meyers was head writer for Saturday Night Live for nearly 15 years, and starred in one of its segments. Weeknights on NBC 12:35 a.m. EST.


    The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

    The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, hosted by the South African comedian who took over from the very popular Jon Stewart, is on weeknights at 11 p.m. EST on Comedy Central. Noah brings a fresh perspective to US topics. The video below contains some strong languageKraftausdrückestrong language.


    Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

    Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is a Sunday, 11 p.m. EST show on HBO featuring a British comedian who to excelsich auszeichnen, brillierenexcels at news analysis. The graphics he uses are a celebrated part of his show; his work has been praised by The New York Times and Time magazine as valuable current-affairs journalism. The video below contains some strong language.


    Saturday Night Live

    Saturday Night Live (SNL for short) is an American classic. Starting in the mid-1970s, the famous NBC show starred top talents John Belushi, Steve Martin, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray, and many more. Recent claims to fame: Melissa McCarthy’s spoofParodie, nett gemeinte Veräppelungspoof of former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, and Alec Baldwin’s outrageouslyunverschämt, ungeheuerlichoutrageously funny impression of President Donald Trump. On at 11:30 p.m. EST.


    Other top shows

    The Late Late Show with James Corden on CBS, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee on TBS, Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO and The President Show with Trump impersonatorImitator(in), Darsteller(in)impersonator Anthony Atamanuik on Comedy Central.


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