HBO PREMIERES THIRD SEASON OF “VICE”
Always unorthodox and at times irreverent, VICE returns to HBO with a slate of 14 editions in its third season, featuring some of the most compelling, important news stories that often go unreported by mainstream media outlets. The dynamic news show, winner of the 2014 Emmy® for Outstanding Informational Series or Special, premieres on Friday, March 6 at 12:00 am AST* in the Caribbean, simultaneously with the United States, following the premiere of “Real Time with Bill Maher.”
Hosted by Shane Smith – journalist, entrepreneur, and co-founder of the taboo-breaking multimedia company of the same name – VICE takes viewers around the globe as its correspondents cover stories often overlooked by traditional media outlets. Reporting on today’s most pressing issues, the series uses an immersive documentary style to bring a unique perspective to the events shaping the future.
The 2015 season covers a broad range of topics such as climate change, the state of American policing, the movement of families fleeing gang violence in Central America, and new drug trafficking routes from South America to Africa.
This season also sees the addition of new award-winning correspondents to the show’s roster. Along with Shane Smith, the 2015 lineup includes 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; correspondent Isobel Yeung; and longtime VICE correspondent Thomas Morton.
Founded by Shane Smith and Suroosh Alvi in 1994, the company now operates in 35 countries worldwide and attracts tens of millions of viewers and readers to its network of online channels dedicated to music, fashion, travel, news and technology. Its international digital content platforms and magazine are Gen Y’s most popular and entertaining source for news, part of a global media powerhouse that also includes a television production studio, a record label, an in-house creative services agency and a book-publishing division.
Hosted by Smith, VICE is executive produced by Bill Maher, Shane Smith, Eddy Moretti and BJ Levin, with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria serving as consultant and Jonah Kaplan as co-executive producer.
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