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Friday Nite Videos | December 25, 2020

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The True Story Behind Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. Merry Christmas Baby | Keb' Mo'. The Dissident | Are You Ready for the Truth? "Twas The Coup Before Christmas". AlphaFold: The Making of a Scientific Breakthrough.

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"Twas The Coup Before Christmas"

The little Late Show Elves have crafted another holiday cartoon classic, tailor-made for the steaming pile of joy that was 2020!

Friday Nite Videos | November 20, 2020

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Trump & Election Results | John Oliver. 'We Didn’t Start the Fire’ | The Trump Presidency in 3 Minutes. Jordan Klepper Takes on the Million MAGA March. Visible Beethoven. Feed the Birds (Trump Pence and MAGA) | Roy Zimmerman.

Beethoven 250 tribute

In honor of Beethoven's 250th anniversary, the complex and beautiful cymatic geometry embedded in Beethoven's gorgeous melody are revealed. The imagery is the actual geometry of music imprinted onto pure water and is not computer generated.

Friday Nite Videos | July 24, 2020

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Full Response to Rep. Ted Yoho. Line Rider - Beethoven's 5th Symphony. How to Person Woman Man Camera TV. The Making of a Deepfake. From Trash To Treasure.

Line Rider - Beethoven's 5th Symphony

On Beethoven's 250th anniversary, the intrepid Line Rider cruises the musical themes of Fate, announced by perhaps the most famous four notes in music.

Friday Nite Videos | July 5, 2019

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Warehouses | John Oliver. Line Rider | Hall of the Mountain King. Robert Reich: Should We Abolish Billionaires? What Antlers Can Teach Us About Cancer and Regrowing Limbs. We Tried Skating On Confederate Monuments for July 4th.

Line Rider | Mountain King

Some exuberant music and whimsical animation for the holiday weekend: "In the Hall of the Mountain King" by Edvard Grieg. This was the very first line rider track, drawn entirely by hand. Enjoy!

Friday Nite Videos | March 22, 2019

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"Secret Agent Manafort." President of Planned Parenthood Calls Out Lies About Abortion and Health Care. Whatever You Do DON'T Follow @DevinCow. #MeToon. Means TV: For All of Us.

#MeToon

Sam Bee introduces #MeToon. In your favorite cartoons the good guys always win, but this time the good gals won. Produced and animated by an all-female team led by Kaitlin Fontana with Julie Levitsky. Edited by Daphne Gómez-Mena.

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