John Oliver Lands High-Profile Guest for Debut of His HBO Show THR
John Oliver has a high-profile guest lined up for the premiere of his new show on HBO. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Oliver will interview former National Security Agency Director Gen. Keith Alexander (Ret.) on the first installment of “Last Week Tonight."
The show will debut Sunday at 11 p.m. It will mark the first interview Alexander has done since retiring as the director of the NSA and head of U.S. Cyber Command, the story notes.
“Gen. Alexander announced his intended departure from the NSA in October 2013 [along with his deputy John C. Inglis], following four months of spying revelations sparked by former contractor Edward Snowden. On March 28, he officially ended his 39-year army career,” the story reports.
“Last Week Tonight” will be taped Sunday evenings and air a few hours later. Each episode will combine Oliver’s commentary on topical issues, an interview and pre-taped pieces.