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HBO's VICE takes the incredible stories you've read on VICE.com over the years and turns them into visual masterpieces unlike anything else. Reporters travel around the world covering stories you won't hear anywhere else in countries you don't get to visit on television or elsewhere. Shane Smith guides us through the shady, the corrupt and the otherwise dark corners of the planet that others may be too afraid to confront. Produced by Bill Maher and Fareed Zakaria the show has some serious chops and never fails to deliver. Become an informed citizen by giving this series a try.

VICE Special Report: “Fighting ISIS”

VICE Special Report: “Fighting ISIS”

          Overview: The invasion of Iraq was supposed to turn the country into a democracy that posed no threat to the United States, or to the rest of the world. Thirteen years later, Iraq has collapsed into warring states. A third of the country is controlled by ISIS, which has also taken huge amounts of territory in Syria. This exclusive HBO special, which debuted SUNDAY, JANUARY 31 follows journalist Ben Anderson as he embeds with Iraqi fighters battling the Islamic State. He gains access to the three front lines in Iraq, where Sunni, Shiite and Kurdish forces are fighting for their lives. Anderson also visits...

VICE on HBO Season 4 Debuting in February

VICE on HBO Season 4 Debuting in February

We would be remiss if we didn’t tell you that Shane Smith & friends at VICE Media or making a big impact on us all in 2016. In fact, the outfit is getting its own network this year when the History Channel station known as H2 becomes the VICEland network. Whoa! But, of course, VICE & HBO have a deal going that we have posted about often. It was speculated by HBOWatch not long ago that VICE would make its presence early in 2016. This writer was hoping for the daily newscast that is forthcoming on the premium channel, but am happy to see that VICE Season 4 is up next. It has upped its ante and is offering a full eighteen installments...

VICE Special Report: “Countdown to Zero”

VICE Special Report: “Countdown to Zero”

Overview: Twenty years ago, HIV/AIDS was a death sentence. Now, through advances in medication, it has become a largely manageable chronic disease – and there may finally be a cure on the horizon. VICE investigates recent breakthroughs in medical science to see how close we are to life without AIDS. Vice.com states – On Tuesday December 1, World AIDS Day, HBO premiered VICE’s new hour-long special report, Countdown to Zero, about the breakthroughs in treatment and prevention of HIV and AIDS. In it, VICE co-founders Shane Smith and Suroosh Alvi talk to the patients, policymakers, activists, clinicians, and researchers...

VICE NEWS on HBO Announces Showrunner

VICE NEWS on HBO Announces Showrunner

Josh Tyranigel, recently from Bloomberg Television, has just become the showrunner for VICE Media’s upcoming daily news show for HBO. His technical title is – executive vice president content & news. and it will be his responsibility to get the high profile big stories that HBO would hope to see and package the show just right for the HBO audience. Tyrangiel (pictured) is quoted as saying – “I have a lot of confidence in getting significant actors on the global stage. I love business, politics, science, even entertainment news. What I really like are complicated stories, versus hitting people over the head with a...

VICE Special Report: “Fixing The System”

VICE Special Report: “Fixing The System”

Overview: VICE SPECIAL REPORT: FIXING THE SYSTEM, an in-depth look at America’s broken criminal justice system, debuted SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER. 27. The special gives viewers an in-depth look at the pervasive impacts of America’s approach to crime and imprisonment, chronicling the many interlocking pieces of the sprawling system, from prisoners and their families to the judiciary and community reformers. Hosted by VICE founder and correspondent Shane Smith, the documentary features President Obama’s historic tour in July of Federal Correctional Institution, El Reno in Oklahoma, where he met with inmates and prison officials. As part of the...

HBO Drops Promo For VICE SPECIAL REPORT: FIXING THE SYSTEM

HBO Drops Promo For VICE SPECIAL REPORT: FIXING THE SYSTEM

Back in July there was a lot of buzz about President Obama having a sit-down with administrators and inmates in the El Reno federal prison. We learned, of course, that it was filmed as part of an upcoming VICE Special Report. That documentary program now entitled VICE SPECIAL REPORT: FIXING THE SYSTEM will air on 09.27. To promote that show a 50-second promotional clip has surfaced. Here it is. Also there is an accompanying press release: VICE SPECIAL REPORT: FIXING THE SYSTEM, A LOOK AT AMERICA’S BROKEN CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, DEBUTS SEPT. 27 ON HBO ——– Special Features President Obama’s Historic Visit To El...

Another VICE Special Report Slated For Fall 2015 with President Obama

Another VICE Special Report Slated For Fall 2015 with President Obama

HBOWatch has already made clear that HBO and VICE have entered an agreement to expand VICE content on the network. Now, that Season Three of the series has ended an announcement has come forth regarding what to expect next. A part of the terms included special reports on a particular topic. One such report has already aired entitled “Killing Cancer.” Here are details straight from a press release: President Obama to Make First-ever Presidential Visit to a Federal Prison for Upcoming VICE Special On America’s Broken Criminal Justice System    VICE special will air this fall on HBO, offering an in-depth look into the dire impact...

VICE Season 3 Finale: “Cold War 2.0”

VICE Season 3 Finale: “Cold War 2.0”

  Overview: For 45 years, America was locked in the Cold War with the Soviet Union, and fear of global nuclear annihilation was constant. The end of the Cold War in 1991 was supposed to usher in a new era of peace and cooperation, but it didn’t last. Tensions between the U.S. and Russia have been simmering for years. And now, the conflict in Ukraine has pushed the relationship to the brink of full-blown crisis. VICE Founder Shane Smith met Kremlin officials and American leaders to figure out what’s really driving the new standoff between the powers, while correspondent Simon Ostrovsky reported from the front lines of the...

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