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in that forecast as we move through tomorrow. a couple degrees warmer. then those rain chances ahead. let's show you that outlook and as you move through tomorrow afternoon, mostly sunny skies. 72 in napa. 71 livermore, 70 in palo alto and right up into san francisco we are at 60. my seven-day forecast, look at this. rain chances return on sunday and monday. at any time .10 to .5 inches. 20 inches behind the rainfall season. anything is better than nothing. so don't wash your car just yet, all right? we need some of the april showers. thank you, jeff. thanks for joining us here at 11:00. have a great day tomorrow. >> bye. >> jimmy: as you certainly know by now, today, derek chauvin was found guilty of the murder of george floyd.
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the courts did their job, and justice was served and while this is a step in the right direction, there's still a lot of work to be done too often, justice isn't served, and the need for police reform remains we all must continue to call out injustice until things change for the better. in the meantime, we're gonna put on a show and try to entertain you for an hour. thank you for watching [ cheers and applause ♪ >> steve: from studio 6b in rockefeller center in the heart of new york city, it's "the tonight show starring jimmy fallon." tonight, join jimmy and his guests - jane fonda robin thede, joy reid musical guest alanis morissette, and featuring the legendary roots crew >> questlove: 1445 >> steve: and now, here he is, jimmy fallon [ cheers and applause ♪
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♪ [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: oh, my goodness. look at that thank you, very, very much, everybody. please thank you. have a seat. welcome, everybody welcome, welcome, welcome to "the tonight show. thank you for watching [ cheers and applause thank you for being here well, guys, it seems like johnson & johnson just can't catch a break. listen to this, back in march there was a contamination issue at one of their vaccine plants and the fda is halting production while it investigates wait, they're halting production now [ light laughter ] you know your company is in trouble when millions of doses are contaminated and it's not nearly the worst part of your week [ laughter ] don't worry, instead of fixing the contamination problem they're just going to rebrand their vaccine as "johnson & johnson xtreme." [ laughter ] right now the company is in so much trouble, johnson is
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currently not talking to johnson. [ laughter ] it's that bad. well guys, some big tech news. today was apple's "spring loaded" event. the company's first major product announcement of the year it was a great event nothing is more fun than seeing all the new apple products that will be at the bottom of a a random drawer in a year. [ light laughter ] yeah, the big announcements were a new purple iphone and a a new ipad pro that can store up to 60,000 photos. if you need more space than that, either you're a photographer or your kid got ahold of your ipad for ten minutes. [ laughter ] yep, they unveiled the purple iphone or as people celebrating 4/20 put it, "purple? [ laughter ] that's right today is 4/20. i -- [ cheers and applause sir, you clapped a little too fast and too loud. i read that 40% of people who smoke think 4/20 should be a a national holiday while the rest skipped work today because they thought it
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was a national holiday right now there is so much smoke in new york city, every apartment looks like it elected a new pope [ laughter ] even senate majority leader chuck schumer acknowledged the day's significance from the senate floor watch this >> today is what you might call a very unofficial american holiday, 4/20. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: this clip feels exactly like the moment everyone's parents joined facebook do you know what i'm talking about? i better senators take a hit every now and then i mean, how else do you explain the clip of that senator removing glasses that weren't there? >> i'd like to begin with -- [ laughter ] -- everyone really just, worker visas. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: and then he put them back on again after he made his point. >> steve: oh, they're brilliant. >> jimmy: can we just see it again, alex? >> i'd like to begin with -- [ laughter ]
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>> jimmy: some entertainment news i saw that vin diesel is going to star in a live action movie based on the old toy, rock 'em sock 'em robots. say what you want but it's nice to finally see a human taking over a robot's job [ light laughter ] and finally, a diner in new jersey had a pretty interesting problem. watch this >> a canadian goose is wreaking havoc in new jersey. the bird has been attacking customers entering this diner while it's protecting its family at one point, the male goose knocked down a man and pecked his face, leaving him with bruises. >> jimmy: first of all, couldn't the cameraman warn the people before they almost had their eyes pecked out? [ laughter ] yeah a crazed goose attacking people outside a diner. the goose was like, attacking? i'm trying to keep these idiots from eating indoors. everybody! come on. [ cheers and applause ♪
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♪ [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: what a show we have for you tonight. she is the host of "fire drill fridays," jane fonda is here [ cheers and applause plus, from the hbo series "a black lady sketch show," the very funny robin thede is here [ cheers and applause from msnbc's "the reidout," joy reid is here [ cheers and applause and we've got music from alanis morissette! [ cheers and applause it's a great show. we'll be right back with jane fonda, everybody. come on back [ cheers and applause ♪
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[ cheers and applause ♪ >> jimmy: my first guest is a two-time oscar winner and renowned activist. her virtual climate movement "fire drill fridays" streams live every friday.
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here is the one and only jane fonda [ cheers and applause ♪ jane fonda oh, my goodness! thank you so much for being here >> thank you for having me >> jimmy: please whenever we're so lucky to have you i -- you've -- i just said you've dedicated your life to activism i just want to see what went through your head when you heard the verdict just now >> i was so relieved, so grateful to the jury so grateful to those policemen who testified against one of their own, testified against chauvin. that's so important. but -- right now the anvil of justice is hot and we have to seize it, and make sure that we use it to bend the arc of history in the direction that martin luther king said -- in the direction of justice but the most important thing
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as -- for me, as a white person, we white people have to realize this isn't a zero sum game you know they get something, we lose something -- no. when black people can access health care, and housing, and decent education, and living wages and so forth, it doesn't take away from us. from white people. you know it's -- what we don't realize is that all of us lose we all suffer because of racism never was this more obvious than during the pandemic you know, when -- so many -- most of the front line workers were people of color and they were denied the personal protective equipment. they were not able to stay at home if they got sick, because they couldn't afford to. we're all in this life together, and we have to overcome racism. >> jimmy: yeah i agree. [ applause ]
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you've been in so many protests, and after seeing the protests for black lives matter, what was different about this, and what stuck out >> i think for a lot of reasons, most of them having to do with the incident itself, you know it's very hard to stay in one place for nine minutes that guy was committed to killing george floyd and we all saw it. and so the outpourings that happened all over the country, all over the world, and they lasted, were more diverse than ever before. i mean there were communities here in california that are all white that were marching with black lives matter signs i think that during the pandemic, a lot of us realized -- many, many of us realized for the first time how so many people, especially people of color, are barely hanging on and our hearts began to open
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we began to feel empathy we need more of that they were very unusual, those protests and i think that they brought us to where we are now and now we have to keep going on behalf of daunte wright, and tony mcdade, and breonna taylor >> jimmy: i read an interesting quote today. someone said that this case has made activists out of average citizens do you agree with that >> i hope that's true. i hope that's true people certainly did turn out, across race, across age, across ability, people in wheelchairs, men and women across gender. it was really, really important, and i hope that it will continue. >> jimmy: yeah >> 'cause we have a long way to go >> jimmy: yeah do you remember the exact moment when you decided you wanted to become an activist >> yeah. it was 1968, and i was living in paris because i was married to a frenchman and american gis who had fought in vietnam started to teach me about the war. and they gave me a book to read by jonathan schell called "the
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village of ben suc." i read it in one sitting, and by the time i was through i was a different person >> jimmy: is this true, that -- i read that in around 1970, before you won your first oscar, that you were -- almost decided to just stop acting, and just devote your life completely to activism >> yeah. i -- you know, i had become a -- kind of an organizer, an activist, and my celebrity separated me from the people that i was working with, and - i just -- i didn't want to do it anymore and this guy, he became the mayor of detroit at one point, ken cockrell he's a black lawyer in detroit, who was my mentor and my friend, and he said, "fonda, listen to me the movement has plenty of organizers we don't have movie stars. you not only have to stay with your profession, but you have to be more intentional about how you do it. and that's when i started to prod >> jimmy: there you go
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that's what i'm talking about right there. [ cheers and applause absolutely >> thank you >> jimmy: and here we are. we're talking about "fire drill fridays. it's streaming every friday. can you explain to the audience what this is, and how you came upon this? >> well, i was motivated in the fall of 2019 by the student climate protesters globally. the biggest protests in history. and i knew i wasn't doing enough and i'm famous i have a platform. i've got a hit series, "grace and frankie. sure helps being an activist when you have -- [ cheers and applause and so i decided to move to washington, d.c. it became a project of greenpeace and our goal was to reach the 25 million americans who are alarmed about the climate crisis, but haven't done anything about it because nobody's asked them. you know and there are apparently 13,000,000 of them who would
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engage in civil disobedience, and risk getting arrested, but nobody asked them. so our target was the great unasked. and i figured, you know, i turned 82 at the time, and i thought, "well they'll see this old lady who, you know, she's getting arrested and going to jail." maybe they'll think, "well, i'm really concerned about this. maybe i'll do that too." and people started coming from all over the country mostly women mostly older women >> jimmy: wow. [ cheers and applause >> washington, oregon, everywhere from all over. and, so when the pandemic hit, we took it online and, you know, in 2020 we had nine million some views across all platforms. people have really stuck with it it's wonderful >> jimmy: and how did you come up with the name "fire drill fridays" >> about five days before the very first one in october of 2019, we still had no name and we'd been thinking and thinking and trying to come up with one and a documentary was being made, and the sound man -- we were packing up to leave because we just couldn't think
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of a name -- and he took his earphones off and he said, "well why not call it 'fire drill fridays'?" and that was the name. it was the sound man on the documentary crew >> jimmy: see, and it works and it sticks in your head and you remember it. "fire drill fridays. >> greta thunberg said, "we have to act like our house is on fire," like it's a real crisis, because it is. so we're the fire drill. we're going to put out the fire >> jimmy: for someone just dipping their toe in the pool, or in the water, what would be the first thing you'd say? well this is how you can get involved to help climate change >> the big focus right now is, um - us american taxpayers give money to the fossil fuel industry you know, that's kind of like dating a guy who beats you up, but you keep going out with him and giving him what he wants you know i mean, just think about this. almost 3 million people have died from covid over the last 15 months.
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over the same time frame, three times as many people, 8.7 million people have died because of fossil fuel related air pollution. and we give $20 billion a year to these guys? they are bad guys. so one of the first things we have to do is stop they're called subsidies stop giving subsidies to the fossil fuel industry so you can go to, and it will lead you to where you can find out how to do it. how to take action call your elected officials, and president biden, and demand that not a penny more should go to these bad guys that are killing us and destroying our future >> jimmy: jane fonda, i thank you so much for not stopping - [ cheers and applause -- and for doing this for over 50 years you're amazing more with jane fonda after the break, everyone. stick around come on back [ cheers and applause ♪
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♪ [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: welcome back we're here with jane fonda and, wow - [ cheers and applause we're about to play a fun game called "best, worst, first." here we go [ cheers and applause ♪ ♪ bes wors first ♪ >> jimmy: now here's how this works. i will hit this button here which activates a random topic generator. okay it will land on a random prompt like "best pickup line you ever used" or "worst lie you ever told." whatever it lands on, you have to say the first thing that comes to your mind you are ready for this >> i hope so [ laughter ] >> jimmy: all right, here we
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go first up best [ beeping >> my first kiss my first kiss. i was -- i was in summer stock in hyannis port, maine and i had a crush on the stage manager whose name was james franciscus the audience is too young to know who that was. he became the star of "mr. novak" on tv. he was so handsome and he walked me out to the end of a pier and he kissed me >> jimmy: wow. >> and - >> jimmy: end of a pier. >> the stars began to whirl. and the pier began to shake, and my knees gave way and i slid down to a pile at his feet >> jimmy: wow. >> i never had a kiss like that ever since >> jimmy: holy moly, i've never heard a story like that. oh, my god i feel like i had my first kiss [ cheers and applause >> it's like hemingway you know >> jimmy: yeah
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>> and "the sun also rises." the earth shook. >> jimmy: oh, my god [ laughter ] oh my god. we get it. we get it. we get it. god. [ laughter ] i want to make sure my wife is not watching tonight okay, here we go next round, it's time for worst. here we go let's see. worst what - [ beeping worst, worst, worst -- worst, hold on worst uninvited guest? worst uninvited guest? >> okay, i got one i got one. this is the worst uninvited guest into my bedroom. [ audience ohs ] [ light laughter ] must grandson was about three months old i was in a very small cabin in new mexico on a ranch that i had, and his crib was in the corner and i was in bed and i heard this weird noise like the rattling of a door. and i got up and i went into the living room, and i turned around and my golden retriever came running out whelping and yelling. i'm like what's this and i go running in. whoo there's a bear right in the middle of my small bedroom, heading right for my grandson's crib!
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>> jimmy: no >> but i knew what to do >> jimmy: you kissed him [ laughter ] >> i opened my bathrobe and i went - [ screams [ laughter ] [ applause ] and this is what happened. the bear urinated on my antique rug. [ laughter ] and then turned around and sat down i roared again, and it went out to the door and it sat down on the -- there is a hole on the screen door that it came through. and i pushed it out and slammed the glass door >> jimmy: that's right that's exactly what you do [ applause ] it got you on the -- oh my gosh, that must have been scary. all right, last round. it's time for first -- [ beeping it is going to be the first -- wait - first zoom >> the first in person rally that we did, when "fire drill fridays" had to move to virtual because of the pandemic.
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>> jimmy: yeah >> and we were really worried because we didn't know whether people would continue to, you know, to join us and so we were really worried. and so we had our first rally and it -- it crashed the internet turned out so many people joined that we broke the internet and the zoom completely crashed >> jimmy: wow! [ cheers and applause that's a great story this is fantastic! jane fonda, you are unbelievable jane fonda [ cheers and applause everybody, check out "fire drill fridays" every friday live at 2:00 p.m stick around, we'll be right back with robin thede. [ cheers and applause ♪ we believe in coffee that opens more eyes to black business. a wave of confidence. a lighter load on the planet.
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[ cheers and applause >> jimmy: my next guest created, writes, and stars in the emmy-nominated series "a black lady sketch show." season two premiers friday on hbo and hbo max. everyone, please welcome robin thede. ♪ [ cheers and applause yeah, come on. welcome back >> thank you so much thank you so much. i know today is a wild day in many ways. so, hey, to all my friends >> jimmy: yeah >> all the roots over there. questlove hit some weird drum rip when you were intro-ing me appreciate that. [ laughter ] ♪ there it is. >> jimmy: yeah, robin, i want to get into all things sketch, and talk to you about your show but first, i'd love to know your thoughts, and how are you processing all this? >> i am yet to process everything, i think. you know, i'm -- today is not
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a day that i'm ready to yet say i'm hopeful. it's a day that we're getting a sliver of justice with the derek chauvin guilty on all three counts case -- verdict but nothing will ever make it right for george floyd's family but, you know, it was so interesting to hear you and jane talking about all of this and her years and years of activism and service, and she's right. we have a long way to go right? but i truly hope this can be a a corner that helps this country turn you know and that we start to dig in and really do the hard work. >> jimmy: yeah >> i really do >> jimmy: thank you. [ cheers and applause i want to talk to you about this because last time you came on, we talked about it, "black lady sketch show," and it went on to get three emmy nominations! [ cheers and applause that's major and -- >> what were they thinking what were they thinking? >> jimmy: no, come on, you're fantastic.
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>> jimmy: robin, it's not just your cast that is made up of black women, but your staff and your crew are all black women. can you explain why that's important to you >> i love it so much you know, in our writers' room which is all black women, our cast is all black women, our directors, our editors, we get to really have this amazing experience of not having to explain ourselves before we do our jokes. of not having to, you know -- you know, you don't have to say, "okay, there's this singer named patti labelle. "yeah, yeah, we know who that is." so we get to just make these sort of free, magical, joy-filled sketches. and season two, which comes out on friday -- [ cheers and applause we're so excited it's full of all this black lady joy and i think that's what we really need right now. >> jimmy: has this past year -- obviously must have affected the writing on this show >> for me, you know, we started season two, two weeks after -- just after i saw you last. two weeks after that, we
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started writing season two and then we were ready no shoot in march, and five days before we were going to shoot, march of 2020, we got shut down, as the whole industry did so for me it was like, "okay, well this is a time to reset a time to relax. i'm very busy, and then all of the sudden i had nothing to do so - i really became more of myself, and i wanted to feature that on this year's show and on this season so i would love to show you some pictures of kind of how i incorporated that in the show. >> jimmy: yeah, explain -- >> i, first, started out - yeah do you have one of those oh, okay yeah >> jimmy: this is selena >> that's my actual hairline this is a wig. but, you know, during quarantine i was like, "let me just embrace my natural hairline." so i did that. >> jimmy: so that's your actual hairline starts - >> yeah, starts around here. >> jimmy: yeah, okay, wow. amazing. how about this character >> oh, yeah, this is chris this is me when i don't shave. and, you know, all of quarantine i did not shave my facial hair. >> jimmy: can you grow a beard
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>> yeah, yeah, yeah, it's very easy it connects, too, mine goes all the way around i was really, really excited just to embrace my natural self and then, you know, here's the thing. this say little sensitive, but i actually -- i actually don't -- i don't want to offend people with the size of my actual boobs this is all taped down but normally i have a gigantic bosom. yeah, there it is. this is my natural - >> jimmy: this is your natural -- this is you being you. so this season you're definitely being more you in all of these three characters. i saw, by the way, the trailer for your show. it was on hbo after something i was watching and honestly, this is -- if you get three emmy nominations for last season, get ready because this looks great, pal. congratulations on this. it's really, really funny. [ cheers and applause >> i'm so excited about it it really is good.
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in all seriousness -- and it's so good to see you by the way, i'm so devastated i'm not there with you guys. >> jimmy: i know >> it's -- i miss you. >> jimmy: i know, i appreciate you coming on. >> yes, of course. but the season is -- if season one was here, season two is, i mean, is wild. it's wild. we really do want you to feel joyous and to be able to take those 30 minutes, and really just turn off all the noise of the outside world and just laugh and feel that joy. >> jimmy: yeah i know there's billboards all over on buses and everything here in new york and you must be psyched for that to see all the work you put into it. and you go, "yes!" >> i love it so, yes. on buses in new york, we're getting pictures from billboards all over the country. then i saw one very disrespectful billboard where a tree was really hating on the show and it just said "a lady sketch show." which was very rude. >> jimmy: yeah so the tree blocked -- [ laughter ] >> yeah. >> jimmy: so, yeah, that is disrespectful. that tree should be removed.
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and planted somewhere else in front of a different billboard. >> yeah. exactly. [ laughter ] go cover up somebody else's show do you know how hard we worked >> jimmy: yeah, come on, exactly. this is robin thede here pal, i want to show everyone a a clip from the show here is robin thede in the new season of "a black lady sketch show." take a look. >> is everything okay, baby? >> yes >> oh, my god, you married omarion? you knew he was my top choice. wait a minute. omarion. two kids mansion. don't tell me you're a video vixen? god dammit >> yeah. >> all my good choices you stole my life. you were supposed to be with me, omarion! >> damn. >> you didn't think that you would be able to touch me, did you? i know all about your little match game, selena duplass from sixth grade. and i'm thrilled to be in this paid off house with this perfectly symmetrical woman and our rhodes scholar children. [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: robin thede,
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everybody. season two of "a black lady sketch show" premiers friday on hbo and hbo max. we'll be right back with joy reid stick around, everyone come on back ♪
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♪ >> jimmy: joining us right now is the host of "the reidout" on msnbc which airs week days at 7:00 p.m please welcome joy reid.
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[ cheers and applause ♪ >> jimmy: joy! thank you so much. thank you so much for joining us i always love it when you come on the show. today we learned the verdict of the trial of derek chauvin was found guilty on all three charges. can you explain, like, walk us through the charges and what they mean? >> absolutely. first of all, thank you, jimmy it's always great to be on with you. so basically, derek chauvin faced second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter charges and those sentences potentially go all the way from about -- almost 50 years for second-degree murder which is intentionally -- intentional, intentional murder down to manslaughter which is basically sort of enhanced negligence, just behaving negligently in a way that caused death he got them all. he was found guilty on all three. and i can tell you, jimmy, the time that it became pretty clear to me that he was likely to be convicted is when we heard there was a verdict and the jury had only been out for 11 hours
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and that's about the time that the mohammed noor jury, which was another police officer, a black police officer in minneapolis, was convicted of second-degree murder they were about out for about 11 hours so a very quick return of a verdict. kind of indicated that it was going to be guilty >> jimmy: yeah i mean, i don't know what was like for you in the studio but for me, i'm just shaking the whole day. and i go, well i've seen -- i've seen the craziest stuff happen. for a second, and you go - and were you at all going, i wouldn't be surprised if - >> i have to tell you, jimmy, i'm very, very cynical about charges against police right? you can go all the way back to amadou diallo, who was shot in his own vestibule. and this was, i think, in 1999 an african immigrant shot dead by the police. no charges you can go to patrick dorismont killed in new york around that same periond where rudolph giuliani, when he was mayor, released his juvenile record to justify him being
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killed by an undercover police officer. go all the way through walter scott, the case where you saw a man running in south carolina from a police officer and he shoots him dead, shoots him in the back that jury hung and it was on tape as well you can just go through it michael brown. you can go through tamir rice, who was a 12-year-old child playing with a toy gun police officer jumps out shoots him immediately no charges so i tend to go with the statistics, that show, what, about 2% of officers are ever convicted of killing someone, let alone killing somebody black. so, i tend it to think when a police officer is charged, i steel myself for them to not be charged. and then if they're charged, i steel myself emotionally for them to be acquitted cause that's normally what happens. so the fact that this was such a lopsided case, watching it every day, the quality of the prosecution versus the sort of phoned in strange quality of the defense, even that doesn't guarantee a conviction when it's police. >> jimmy: right. >> but the fact that i think you had ten police officers, including the police chief, testify against this officer,
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which i've never seen, the fact you had so much unanimity of police experts testifying against this police officer, it did feel like the momentum was going in the prosecution's direction. but i didn't dare assume that that was going to be the outcome. >> jimmy: right. it's hard to imagine what the family of george floyd is going through right now, obviously but there's got to be some feeling that there's been justice. >> absolutely. this is so rare. i mean, again, jimmy, think about how rare it is for a a police officer to be convicted of killing a black man, woman, child in america for this family, they have achieved something almost revolutionary. they have not only been able to get justice for themselves which isn't going to ease their pain they don't have their brother, their family member, their
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loved one. he's gone. but they've achieved justice that is going to radiate potentially throughout our system because the defense that was put on for derek chauvin was the same defense that was put on in the rodney king case he had super human strength. he was on drugs, therefore, he was going to get up, really rise from the dead cause he was dead for about three minutes of derek chauvin having his knee and his full body weight on him he was going to rise from the dead and still be a threat the black man is always a threat the black body is a threat they tried -- he tried everything he was on drugs. he was, you know, the real culprit in his own death and that didn't work and so, i think what's happened is that we've established a line that was drawn by police a line that was drawn in the criminal justice system. you just can't kill a man in front of witnesses, including a 9-year-old, on video camera and walk away from it. i think it's important that we draw that line because law enforcement is losing the consent of the governed they're losing credibility with
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the american people. particularly in communities of color. this needed to go this way, in a way, just for our spark society to be able to take a a step forward >> jimmy: i thought it was interesting, too, after the verdict was announced seeing different locations and people's reaction. it wasn't so much -- it wasn't celebration or people jumping. it was just people going -- and taking a beat. that was like, wow that's powerful. >> yeah. there is nothing to celebrate when someone goes to prison, right? this man's life is over, derek chauvin. he made a decision and he had nine minutes and 29 seconds to change his mind and make a a different choice the decision he made is the end of his career. it's the end maybe of his freedom for the rest of his life we don't know what kind of a a sentence he's going get. he has tainted law enforcement he has embarrassed and shamed his department that's what the testimony was. that this was an embarrassment of what law enforcement is supposed to be law enforcement people that i know were embarrassed by what he did he shamed himself and he lost
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his freedom. there is nothing to celebrate. but i do think that for the family it's a relief right? i mean, there were people who were interviewed by shaq brewster who's our reporter on the ground who said i can breathe now. people can stop holding their breath and i think just for a moment we can acknowledge that that is -- it is a relief it isn't anything to be joyful about. >> jimmy: joy, thank you so much for coming on to speak to us i always appreciate it joy reid, everyone [ cheers and applause for her continuing news coverage, check out "the reidout" on msnbc. more "tonight show" when we come back. thank you, joy ♪ [ cheers and applause
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[ cheers and applause ♪ >> jimmy: our next guest is out with a new song in partnership with the music industry mental health organization backline performing "i miss the band," here's alanis morissette [ cheers and applause ♪ ♪ inside joke well understoo the nudge nudg wink wink ♪ ♪ and finishing eac other's harmonie the late night drive through italian roads ♪ ♪ trains pulling out an we're holding on a secre
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where did you go we are a league ♪ ♪ to be reckoned with as we run al around this planet and i miss the band ♪ ♪ one plus one equals 5 and i am imploding without yo and there's not a ♪ ♪ day that goes b where i don't hear our music in my head where i don't miss ♪ ♪ travelling in your compan we're on a plane we're in japan
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in baggage claim i ask ♪ ♪ what city w just landed in and the paper slip under the hotel door ♪ ♪ i'm shaking all hands the hum of the roa keeps me happy where did you go ♪ ♪ i thought we' meet at the temple as we go all aroun this world ♪ ♪ and i miss the band one plus one equals 50 and i am imploding without you ♪ ♪ and there's not a day that goes by where i don't hear our music in my head ♪
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♪ where i don't miss th adventure in your compan hugs full of sweat and the late night call in tears ♪ ♪ lights that are blindin then onto the next country this ritual huddle as we storm the stage ♪ ♪ the sense on the street of this beautiful world ♪ ♪ ♪ i miss my famil my ears are ringin the sun streams in on my unmade bed in portugal ♪
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♪ and i miss the band one plus one equals 50 and i am imploding without you ♪ ♪ and there's not a day that goes by where i don't hear our music in my head ♪ ♪ where i don't mis the pleasure o your company ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: join us tomorrow night, elisabeth moss and james cameron will be here [ cheers and applause and we'll have music from carlos vives and ricky martin! [ cheers and applause my thanks to jane fonda, robin thede, joy reid, alanis morissette, and the roots, right there from philadelphia, pennsylvania
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happy birthday, kamal. thank you for watching stay tuned for "late night with seth meyers. goodnight, everybody [ cheers and applause ♪ ♪


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