Lawrence O'Donnell talks with Michael Griffin, a teacher fired after planning to marry his partner. That partner, Vincent Giannetto, also joins them.
President Obama calls on Republicans to extend unemployment benefits, set to expire a few days after Christmas for more than a million Americans; Rand Paul claims those benefits do a 'disservice.' Lawrence O'Donnell discusses with Robert Reich and Richard Wolffe.
Comedian Stephen Colbert has picked up on a lot of similarities between Pope Francis and Batman's alter-ego, Bruce Wayne. Lawrence O'Donnell has the details.
Lawrence O'Donnell talks to Chris Bishop, who knew Nelson Mandela personally, and Harvard Law professor Charles Ogletree about the historical significance of Mandela's presidency.
A few years ago, Lawrence O'Donnell teamed up with UNICEF to create the K.I.N.D. fund, Kids in Need of Desks. Last June, O'Donnell went back to Malawi to deliver the newest batch of desks to an excited classroom. Learn more at LastWordDesks.msnbc.com .
Former South African President Nelson Mandela spent his life fighting against apartheid and led that fight from a prison cell. Lawrence O Donnell, Eugene Robinson, Joy Reid and Dorian Warren discuss Mandela s incredible life.
Three teens arrested while waiting for their bus, along with the basketball coach that came to their aid, tell their story to Lawrence O'Donnell.
After his decisive win in South Africa's 1994 presidential election, NBC News's Brian Williams was the first western journalist to speak with the new president-elect. Lawrence O'Donnell takes a look at that historic interview.
Lawrence O'Donnell shares details on Kids in Need of Desks, and how viewers can donate to help school children in Malawi.
Lawrence O'Donnell talks with Joy Reid, Eugene Robinson and Dorian Warren on the legacy of Nelson Mandela and his influence.
On the Very Last Word, Krystal Ball s six-month-old boy Lowell gives his opinion on the recent improvements to Obamacare.
Hundreds of thousands of kids in Africa are sitting at desks for the first time in their lives thanks to generous donations from the K.I.N.D. fund. Lawrence O Donnell has details.
Nelson Mandela outlines his principles in a famous speech before his sentencing. Lawrence O'Donnell, Michael Eric Dyson, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, and Chris Bishop discuss Mandela's road to freedom.
There are 20 shopping days left to buy health insurance on the federal exchange for coverage that will begin on January. Michael Smerconish became a satisfied customer. He tells his story to Lawrence O'Donnell. DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Jonathan Gruber join.
President Obama gave a major policy address on the economy today, calling for an increased minimum wage and saying the income gap is a threat to the American dream. Lawrence O'Donnell talks with Eugene Robinson and Ezra Klein.