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Samantha Bee Wants to Bring Attention Back to Puerto Rico in Hour-Long Special

Samantha Bee photographed at the 2016 Winter Television Critics Association press tour at the Langham Hotel on Jan. 7, 2016 in Pasadena, Calif.
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Samantha Bee photographed at the 2016 Winter Television Critics Association press tour at the Langham Hotel on Jan. 7, 2016 in Pasadena, Calif. 

Samantha Bee is ready to tackle more issues in the United States, this time in the form of outrage over hundreds of thousands of Puerto Rico residents who still don’t have power in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

The story has been largely forgotten since the natural disaster hit the island back in September, killing around 1,000 people and leaving 10,000 others homeless. Bee and her Full Frontal team, however, still care and will tackle the issue in her one-hour special, The Great American Puerto Rico. They went down to Puerto Rico a month ago, exploring the areas affected by the hurricane, working to help restore power and talk to local volunteers. The program will also dive into companies who were expected to help in restoration, shouting out FEMA in particular for not even showing up.

The Full Frontal team is even actively raising money for the island by partnering with the Hispanic Federation to sell t-shirts with “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” written on them in Spanish, decorated with outlines of the Puerto Rican map.

The special airs Wednesday at 10 p.m. EST on TBS. Watch the teaser clip below.

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