VIDEO: John Oliver Goes Off on Donald Sterling on HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” Premiere

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On Sunday, former Daily Show correspondent John Oliver officially kicked off his new HBO news show, Last Week Tonight. The premiere episode airs at 11 pm ET/PT, and features the first TV interview with Gen. Keith Alexander (Ret.) since he stepped down as director of the NSA.

Below is a preview clip of the inaugural episode, in which Oliver takes aim at Cliven Bundy, and LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling and his racist rant.

“It turned out to be a rough week for unrepentant racists and recording devices,” Oliver says.

Watch:

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