HBO is partnering with "VICE" on an innovative news magazine show to be hosted by "VICE" founder Shane Smith, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. The weekly series will be executive produced by Bill Maher, Shane Smith and Eddy Moretti, VICE's chief creative officer, with CNN's Fareed Zakaria serving as consultant. Titled VICE, the HBO series will showcase a mix of stories from around the globe. Among the segments in production for possible inclusion in the show are: Taliban child suicide bombers; North Korean slave labor camps; New York's underground voodoo heroin clinics; Somalian pirates; and Satanic dentists in the Pacific Northwest. (Source: HBO)
This week, we look at Alabama's anti-immigration laws, which are some of the toughest in the country. These strict laws have forced tens of thousands of immigrants to flee—and may also be doing real damage to the state's economy. In our second segment, VICE's Vikram Gandhi travels to Haiti to investigate the lingering effects of the massive earthquake that hit the country in 2010. After over $10 billion in global relief fund donations, why are so many Haitians still living in abysmal conditions? Gandhi sets off through Port-au-Prince to follow the trail of money and find out.