Darkest Hour stands apart from more routine historical dramas.
Pandemic flu expert and television historian Dr. Rob Corddry.
Rob Corddry on "The Daily Show," explains how Monday's "in-depth investigative report on ABC" called "Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America" served to inform American citizens of the life-or-death options available to them, should an avian influenza pandemic strike our shores...
Rob Corddry: For Americans who missed the film, they wouldn't know that one option is to blow your head off in front of your tiny, tiny baby....
Jon Stewart: But, Rob, the Movies of the Week are not really the best way to keep people informed.
Rob Corddry: Jon, TV movies open people's eyes and shape public policy. Remember how "The Day After" changed America's mind from being pro- to anti- nuclear war? Or how "The Burning Bed" brought attention to just how flammable beds can be? Or how "Roots" ended slavery?
Stop watching movies made by assholes. It'll be OK.
A review of Netflix's new Marvel series, "The Punisher."