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[04/20/17 - 01:22 PM]
History Sets Premiere Date for Limited Documentary Series "America's War on Drugs"
The eight-hour, four consecutive night limited documentary series premieres Sunday, June 18 and concludes on Wednesday, June 21.

[03/16/17 - 09:01 AM]
History(R) Boosts Commitment to Premium Documentary Programming Greenlighting 100+ Original Hours to Premiere in 2017
The increased investment in documentary programming is a complement to the network's ongoing non-fiction and scripted series strategy.







AMERICA'S WAR ON DRUGS (HISTORY)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
6/18/17 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (4 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its first season on 6/21/17; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION:
(from History's press release, April 2017) The war on drugs has cost America $1 trillion in a bizarre history that spans five decades. With prisons overflowing and heroin use reaching epidemic levels, HISTORY's "America's War on Drugs" uncovers the origins of the drug war and its unexpected effects on American culture, institutions and politics. The eight-hour, four consecutive night limited documentary series premieres Sunday, June 18 at 9PM ET/PT and concludes on Wednesday, June 21 at 9PM ET/PT on HISTORY. "America's War of Drugs" is an immersive trip through the last five decades, uncovering how the CIA, obsessed with keeping America safe in the fight against communism, allied itself with the mafia and foreign drug traffickers. In exchange for support against foreign enemies, the groups were allowed to grow their drug trade in the United States. The series explores the unintended consequences of when gangsters, war lords, spies, outlaw entrepreneurs, street gangs and politicians vie for power and control of the global black market for narcotics - all told through the firsthand accounts of former CIA and DEA officers, major drug traffickers, gang members, noted experts and insiders.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Anthony Lappé as EP
· Elli Hakami as EP
· Julian P. Hobbs as EP
· Michael Stiller as EP (History)
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Talos Films