The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell

By Lawrence O'Donnell, MSNBC

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Drawing upon his experience as a former chief of staff on the Senate Finance Committee and as an Emmy-winning executive producer and writer of ‘The West Wing,’ Lawrence O’Donnell examines the compelling and impactful political stories of the day. Join him every weeknight.

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3 ex-officers at Floyd murder scene to be tried in August
00:43:32

Tonight on the Last Word: Attorney General Merrick Garland opens an investigation into Minneapolis Police Department practices. Also, the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation begins looking into the fatal police shooting of a 16-year-old girl in Columbus. Plus, the Biden administration reaches the goal of 200 million COVID vaccine shots in arms. President Biden meets with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. And a daughter of farmworkers defies odds and receives a full scholarship to Harvard. Eddie Glaude, Melissa Murray, Cedric Alexander, Dr. Ashish Jha, Rep. Raul Ruiz and Elizabeth Esteban join Lawrence O’Donnell.

Apr 22, 2021
Dereck Chauvin found guilty of murdering George Floyd
00:45:05

Tonight on the Last Word: Dereck Chauvin is convicted of all counts of murder and manslaughter in George Floyd’s death. Minnesota Governor Tim Walz talks to Lawrence about the work that still needs to be done. Joy Reid joins Lawrence with her reflections on today’s historic verdict. And Congresswoman Joyce Beatty, the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, talks to Lawrence about how to live up to George Floyd’s legacy. Lawrence gives a special last word dedicated to the heroism of Darnella Frazier, the teenager who recorded George Floyd’s death. Kirk Burkhalter, Marq Claxton, Eugene Robinson and Jelani Cobb also join Lawrence O’Donnell. 

Apr 21, 2021
Prosecutor: ‘No excuse’ for Chauvin’s deadly force
00:40:20

Tonight on the Last Word: The Derek Chauvin jury concludes the first day of deliberations. Also, Judge LaJune Lange talks to Lawrence about the Chauvin trial and what to expect in jury deliberations. Plus, former Vice President Walter Mondale has died at age 93. President Biden holds a bipartisan meeting with lawmakers on the infrastructure plan. And Attorney General Merrick Garland vows to combat domestic extremism. Kirk Burkhalter, Marq Claxton, Elizabeth Drew, Sen. John Hickenlooper and Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel also join Lawrence O’Donnell.

Apr 20, 2021
400+ arrested in sweeping Jan. 6th investigation
00:43:09

Tonight on the Last Word: Republicans step up voter suppression efforts after the “big lie” about the 2020 election and the Capitol riot. Also, Florida House Republicans are pushing a bill to ban trans athletes from participating in girls’ or women’s sports. Plus, a poll shows 80% of Black adults have little to no confidence in the police. And a nurse practitioner rushes to give COVID vaccines that would otherwise expire to those who are homebound. Glenn Kirschner, Yamiche Alcindor, Errin Haines, Florida State Rep. Michele Rayner-Goolsby, Lt. Cheryl Orange and Tarik Khan join Jonathan Capehart.

Apr 17, 2021
Day 14: Defense rests without Derek Chauvin’s testimony
00:44:14

Tonight on the Last Word: The Derek Chauvin jury will hear closing arguments Monday. Also, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff talks to Lawrence about President Biden’s new sanctions on Russia for interference in U.S. elections. Plus, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy defends inaction on Rep. Matt Gaetz. New polling shows the majority of Americans support Biden’s infrastructure plan. And West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin wields power as the Democrats’ 50th vote. Kirk Burkhalter, David Henderson, John Heilemann, Zerlina Maxwell, Virginia Heffernan and Nancy Heffernan also join Lawrence O’Donnell.

Apr 16, 2021