Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Israel-Hamas War

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With its thoughtful episode about the conflict in Israel and Palestine, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver offered an important corrective to the media landscape awash in misinformation and decontextualized vitriol just weeks after October 7. In 32 minutes, Oliver presents a thorough, empathetic accounting of the political and social histories that inform our present moment, while emphasizing the fundamental importance of all civilian life. Though ostensibly a “comedy” show, Last Week offered one of the best encapsulations of the conflict in all of media. For this episode’s diligent chronicling of an incredibly complex political conflict and its incisive commentary on human rights, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver wins a Peabody Award.


Executive Producers: John Oliver, Tim Carvell, Liz Stanton, Jeremy Tchaban, Catherine Owens, Whit Conway, Kaye Foley, Laura L. Griffin, Christopher McDaniel, Kate Mullaney, Matt Passet, Megan Peck Shub, Wynn Van Dusen, Marian Wang, Charles Wilson. Director: Paul Pennolino. Writers: Johnathan Appel, Ali Barthwell, Tim Carvell, Liz Hynes, Ryan Ken, Mark Kramer, Sofia Manfredi, Daniel O’Brien, John Oliver, Owen Parsons, Taylor Kay Phillips, Charlie Redd, Joanna Rothkopf, Chrissy Shackelford, Seena Vali. Editors: Anthony Miale, ACE, Ryan Barger. Talent or Reporter/Correspondent: John Oliver.