Last night's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on HBO was wonderful from top to finish. Alas, the show only posts a video of their main story (which actually isn't all that much of an "alas," since it's great that they do so...), but not to worry, we'll deal with that in a bit. And as for that "alas" part, here is the show's fascinating, balanced and often hilarious look at jobs and automation.
Robert J. Elisberg is a two-time recipient of the Lucille Ball Award for comedy screenwriting. He's written for film, TV, the stage, and two best-selling novels, is a regular columnist for the Writers Guild of America and was for the Huffington Post. Among his other writing, he has a long-time column on technology (which he sometimes understands), and co-wrote a book on world travel. As a lyricist, he is a member of ASCAP, and has contributed to numerous publications.
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