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The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore asks if NCAA players should get paid

The night before the NCAA kicked off its annual March Madness tournament, The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore set its sights on the contentious issue of whether or not college athletes should get paid. Assembling a panel that crosses the lines of music, comedy, sports reporting, and politics, Wilmore’s guests offer unique perspectives on how college players should be compensated for their efforts. This allows for former Congressman Barney Frank to state his belief that schools should do away with the pretense of higher education and just hire athletes instead, while CNN anchor Rachel Nichols is quick to state the importance of education for those athletes that never make it to the pros. It’s a lively discussion, one that’s certain to remain a talking point as March Madness kicks into gear.


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