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Today, EU leaders are meeting to talk about the crisis of migrants dying during dangerous boat rides from Africa to Europe over the Mediterranean Sea. What can countries do to curb the problem, especially as warm weather is expected to bring more dangerous boat rides? Then, in our regular television roundup, Louie and Daredevil. In other television news, we take a look at the long-running Spanish language variety show Sabado Gigante, which, after more than 50 years, will go off the air in September. Next, Madeleine interviews an author who's written a fascinating and exhaustive history of the homegrown violent revolutionary groups of the 1970s. And finally, how did "420" become associated with marijuana?

Photo: Armed Forces of Malta personnel in protective clothing carry the body of a dead immigrant off Italian coastguard ship Bruno Gregoretti as surviving migrants watch in Senglea, in Valletta's Grand Harbour, April 20, 2015. (Darrin Zamm/Reuters)

Producers:
Jolie Myers
Matt Holzman
Anna Scott
Christian Bordal

Dying at Europe's Doorstep 9 MIN, 21 SEC

Sobering news out of Europe over the weekend: at least 700 people died after a boat carrying migrants from Africa capsized in the Mediterranean over the weekend. The UN is calling this disaster the worst massacre ever seen in the Mediterranean. And as the weather gets warmer, these dangerous boat trips are expected to continue, creating many more casualties. EU leaders are meeting today to figure out how to handle this crisis.

Guests:
Brad Wieners, Bloomberg Businessweek (@bradwieners)

TV Roundup: 'Louie' and 'Daredevil' 7 MIN, 35 SEC

In our regular television segment this week, it's all about the niche outlets. The fifth season of Louie debuted on the cable channel FX, and Daredevil is a Netflix original series based on a Marvel comic.

We get the scoop on both from our regular TV contributors.

Guests:
Michael Schneider, Indiewire / Variety (@Franklinavenue)
Andy Greenwald, Grantland (@andygreenwald)

'Sabado Gigante' Signs Off 9 MIN

Now we turn to a program that's popular across all ages and backgrounds. The Univision show Sabado Gigante is a three-hour, Spanish-language, Saturday night variety show that's often goofy and campy. It airs in 40 countries and has tens of millions of viewers every week, including two million here in the US. But come September, those viewers will have to find something else to watch on Saturday nights. After more than half a century, Sabado Gigante is going off the air.

Guests:
Gustavo Arellano, Host, 'Orange County Line' (@GustavoArellano)

A History of America's Radical Underground 14 MIN, 8 SEC

It's hard to imagine today, but during the 1970's, the United States was in a kind of chaotic, violent anarchy. Bombs went off every day in the early 70's, planted by revolutionaries. Police were targeted, banks were robbed, and a wealthy heiress was kidnapped and turned into an armed warrior. Responsible for all this violence were a handful of groups, like the Weather Underground, The Symbionese Liberation Army, and the Black Liberation Army, among others. We speak to an author whose new book is a fascinating, exhaustive history of these groups.

Guests:
Bryan Burrough, journalist and author (@bryanburrough)

Days of Rage

Bryan Burrough

How 4/20 Became 420 6 MIN, 47 SEC

Today is April 20. For some people, that's just the day after April 19. For others, it's the unofficial marijuana holiday. The story about how "420" became associated with pot has been clouded by an aromatic haze over the years. But one thing's for sure, it's not just an underground term anymore. The medical marijuana bill that was signed into law back in 2003 started in the California Senate as SB 420. We learn the history of how 4/20 became 420.

Guests:
Ryan Grim, Huffington Post (@ryangrim)

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