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Jimmy Fallon during "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" at Rockefeller Center on February 17, 2014 in New York City.  (Theo Wargo/Getty Images for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon)
Jimmy Fallon during "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" at Rockefeller Center on February 17, 2014 in New York City. (Theo Wargo/Getty Images for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon)
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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have been targets of late night television laughs for years, but now they're also the likely nominees of their parties. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans speaks with Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson about the role late night comedy plays in elections.

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This segment aired on May 5, 2016.

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