Lilly Singh and the changing face of late night
Mar 15, 2019

Lilly Singh and the changing face of late night

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NBC has turned to Canadian YouTube sensation Lilly Singh to replace Carson Daly. We look at what that means. Plus: Solar is roaring back amid barriers from the Trump administration, and consumer confidence is up 

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Solar energy heats up despite tariffs

Mar 14, 2019
In 2018, the Trump administration imposed tariffs of 30 percent on imported solar panels and set quotas to limit solar imports. This caused a slump in the solar energy industry. But two new reports show that last year wasn’t as bad as the industry feared, and predicts a boom in new solar installations this year. […]
A solar farm under construction in Punta Gorda, Florida, on April 22, 2016.
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Economy slows, consumer confidence grows. What?

Mar 15, 2019
The early March sentiment survey from the University of Michigan shows Americans’ good feelings about the state of economy are up more than 4 percent and expectations for the future increased more than 5 percent. At the same time, there’s a growing pile of economic data pointing to a slowing economy. How does one square this? […]

Is the startup world OK with motherhood yet?

Mar 15, 2019
Journalist Eliza Boyd says the “needle is moving” when it comes to pregnancy and venture capital.
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Rebalancing the S&P 500 means a whole lot of trades

Mar 15, 2019
Friday was one of the four times a year when the S&P 500 rebalances itself. This means that some stocks leave this index and some come in. This also means that all the indixes and exchange-traded funds that track the S&P 500 (and there’s many) have to also rebalance themselves to reflect the changes. S&P […]
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NBC taps into YouTuber Lilly Singh's audience

Mar 15, 2019
The replacement for Carson Daly's time slot brings a woman of color to late-night TV.
Lilly Singh speaks on stage during the 2018 WE Day Toronto Show in September.
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Music from the episode

The Nights Avicii
Juice Lizzo
Shoop Salt-N-Pepa
Lord of the Fries Polyrhythmics
Turnmills Maribou State
Suga Suga Baby Bash, Frankie J

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Daisy Palacios Senior Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer