Winner of the 2014 Emmy® for Outstanding Informational Series or Special, HBO's VICE returns for its fourth season, with 18 new editions hosted by Shane Smith: co-founder of the taboo-breaking multimedia company VICE.
Editions of VICE generally focus on two 15-minute stories, though "special editions" may encompass a single theme and run longer. As fans of the first three seasons can attest, some of the most compelling, important news stories go unreported by mainstream media outlets -- but not by VICE and its intrepid team of correspondents, who deliver hard-hitting stories from around the world, from the U.S. and Mexico to Jordan, Afghanistan and beyond.
In the 2016 season, VICE investigates a broad range of topics, including a potential cure for blindness, doctor-assisted suicide, industrial meat operations, the ongoing battle for LGBT rights, the global response to the ISIS Paris attacks, and the Syrian refugee crisis.
VICE is executive produced by Bill Maher, Shane Smith, BJ Levin and Eddy Moretti (VICE's chief creative officer), with CNN's Fareed Zakaria serving as consulting producer. In addition to Smith, 2016 correspondents include longtime VICE correspondent Thomas Morton; VICE Media co-founder Suroosh Alvi; filmmaker and producer Vikram Gandhi; conflict-zone journalist, documentary filmmaker and author Ben Anderson; Emmy®-nominated producer and correspondent Gianna Toboni; and correspondent Isobel Yeung.
Vice airs on Friday nights at 11:00 PM ET/PT immediately following ‘Real Time with Bill Maher.'