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Lawrence O'Donnell

Lawrence Francis O'Donnell Jr. (born November 7, 1951) is an American television pundit, actor, and host of The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, an MSNBC opinion and news program on Monday through Friday evenings.
Recent episodes featuring Lawrence O'Donnell
State Dept. aide testifies he heard Trump call with Sondland the day after 7/25 Trump-Zelenskiy call
The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell
Tonight on The Last Word: David Holmes testifies he heard Trump ask Gordon Sondland if Ukraine was “going to do the investigation,” referring to Ukraine investigating Trump’s political rival. Also, Glenn Kirschner, Mieke Eoyang, and Fmr. Amb. Wendy Sherman return to discuss the impact of David Holmes’ testimony on the impeachment investigation. Plus, Laurence Tribe reacts to Trump live-tweeting his own impeachment hearing and attacking Marie Yovanovitch during her testimony. And Trump’s longest-serving adviser Roger Stone is found guilty of lying to Congress, obstruction, and witness tampering. Rep. Eric Swalwell and Jill Wine-Banks also join Lawrence O’Donnell. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Pelosi accuses Trump of “obstructing” firsthand witnesses from testifying in impeachment inquiry
The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell
Joy Reid fills in for Lawrence O’Donnell tonight on The Last Word: Republicans complain there aren’t firsthand witnesses in the impeachment hearing but it is President Trump who is blocking the testimony his defenders are asking for. Public testimony continues tomorrow with former Ukraine ambassador Marie Yovanovitch’s appearance as well as a closed-door deposition from the aide who overheard the phone call in the Kyiv restaurant between Donald Trump and Gordon Sondland. The Trump Organization is refusing to provide senators with information concerning Trump’s business interests in Turkey. Plus, emails show that Stephen Miller shared links to white supremacist websites before joining the White House, and breaking news regarding new investigations into Rudy Giuliani. Rep. David Cicilline, Joyce Vance, Neera Tanden, Rep. Denny Heck, Larry Pfeiffer, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, and Maria Teresa Kumar join.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
First day of impeachment hearings ties Trump more directly to Ukraine pressure campaign
The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell
Tonight on The Last Word: Trump's top envoy to Ukraine, William Taylor, reveals new details about a phone call that happened a day after the president spoke with Ukrainian President Zelenskiy, which led to the impeachment inquiry. Also, Rep. Peter Welch and Neal Katyal return to discuss possible perjury jeopardy for Gordon Sondland. Plus, John Brennan explains the national security risks in the actions at the heart of the impeachment inquiry. And Howell Raines and Eugene Robinson talk to Lawrence about covering their third impeachment investigation of a president. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, Fmr. Amb. Wendy Sherman, and Jill Wine-Banks also join Lawrence O’Donnell. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
House Dems hone in on bribery as possible impeachment charge
The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell
Tonight on The Last Word: House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff claims there is a case for impeaching Trump for bribery. Also, Stephanie Ruhle joins Ari to discuss John Bolton revealing damaging information about Trump ahead of the first public impeachment hearings. Plus, Andrew Prokop and Glenn Kirschner talk about Rick Gates’s testimony, which contrasts with the written answers Trump submitted to Robert Mueller about WikiLeaks. And Malcolm Nance returns to talk to Ari about how Russia played a role in Trump’s thinking on Ukraine. Rep. Jim Himes and Rep. Gerry Connolly also join Ari Melber. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Pentagon Official: Ukrainians knew about Ukraine aid freeze before public reports
The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell
Tonight on The Last Word: According to the recently released transcript of Laura Cooper’s deposition testimony to impeachment investigators, Ukrainian officials apparently knew that Trump was withholding military aid to them before the hold was made public in news reports. Also, Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney plans to file his own lawsuit challenging a congressional subpoena for testimony in the impeachment inquiry. Plus, Republicans submitted their witness list for the public impeachment hearings, and it shows they’re not very serious about actually investigating the accusations against the president. And Esther Duflo joins Lawrence to discuss the economic problems fueling American voters’ fears. Rep. John Sarbanes, Evelyn Farkas, John Heilemann, and Chris Lu also join Lawrence O’Donnell. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Nov 7th, 1951
New York, NY, USA
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2 weeks, 1 day