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John Oliver / Neil Simon

All this week we're replaying selected interviews with 2018 Emmy nominees. John Oliver, host of HBO's 'Last Week Tonight,' spoke with Terry Gross in in March about covering the news "no one in their right mind wants to hear about," like the Italian parliamentary elections, NRA TV, and tax-exempt religious organizations. 'Last Week Tonight' is nominated for four Emmys, including Outstanding Variety Talk Series.

Also, we listen back to a 1996 interview with playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon who died Sunday.

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