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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.

If You’ve Missed VICE Season Four (episodes 10 – 18) You’ve Missed…

If You’ve Missed VICE Season Four (episodes 10 – 18) You’ve Missed…

This is the continuation of our recap of Season Four of VICE on HBO. There is no word at this time whether or not there will be a Season Five or not, but with a daily helping of VICE NEWS soon to appear on the channel the series format may not be needed. We will see. Now to the back nine installments that once again take us around the world to discover the political and cultural issues that rock the planet on its axis.   Installment # 10 – “Trump in Dubai” Correspondent: Ben Anderson The United Arab Emirates, and Dubai in particular, are often described as paradise in the Middle East. But the 5 million migrant workers who live...

If You’ve Missed VICE Season Four (episodes 1 – 9) You’ve Missed…

If You’ve Missed VICE Season Four (episodes 1 – 9) You’ve Missed…

On Friday, July 01 HBO concluded an eighteen installment long Season Four of VICE. Since we did not do a week-by-week review of the season we thought we’d just give you a quick rundown of the reports filed and the correspondents on the job. If any of the episodes are of interest than you can seek them out via HBONow/Go in their entirety. HBOWatch did review the Season Four premiere that aired back on 02.05. Correspondent Kaj Larsen gave us an update on deadly African extremists in “Boko Haram.” Correspondent Isobel Yeung told us of controversial genetic manipulation now available in “Unnatural Selection.”   Installment # 2...

VICE Season 4 Premiere – “Boko Haram/Unnatural Selection”

VICE Season 4 Premiere – “Boko Haram/Unnatural Selection”

Overview: The VICE original series returns to HBO with an eighteen episode run with new reports from all around the world. A new graphic overlay is used making for a sleeker presentation and some new correspondents have been brought onboard. Shane Smith once again announces each segment from its new west coast offices in Venice, California. Season Four features returning and new correspondents. Joining Shane Smith again are VICE Media co-founder Suroosh Alvi; conflict-zone journalist, documentary filmmaker and author Ben Anderson; Emmy-nominated producer and correspondent Gianna Toboni; filmmaker and producer Vikram Gandhi; and veteran VICE...

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...

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