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VICE [UPDATED]
Air Date: Friday, March 28, 2014
Time Slot: 11:00 PM-11:30 PM EST on HBO
Episode Title: (#13/203) "Show #13"
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Show #13

Debut: FRIDAY, MARCH 28 (11:00-11:30 p.m.)

Other HBO playdates: March 28 (12:30 a.m.), 29 (3:45 a.m.) and 30 (10:30 p.m., 12:45 a.m.), and April 1 (11:30 p.m.) and 3 (midnight)

HBO2 playdates: March 29 (8:00 p.m.) and April 2 (1:30 a.m.)

Cities like Detroit and Cleveland are at the forefront of a new phenomenon: scrapping. People left behind are literally ripping apart old schools, houses, hospitals and factories for raw materials to hawk to local scrap yards for cash. Scrap metal is one of the U.S.' biggest exports, with billions of dollars' worth traveling to China every year, where it's invested in their infrastructure. The price for a pound of copper, for example, is about five times more than it was in 2002. Correspondent David Choe looks at the life cycle of scrap metal, from the people who risk their lives to find it, to the yards that buy it, all the way to the Chinese traders who take it back home to build their economy.

After a long and costly war in Afghanistan, American foreign policy has taken a drastically different approach to dealing with suspected Taliban insurgents. In place of the old "boots on the ground" strategy, President Obama has increasingly relied on remote-controlled drone warfare, in which operators thousands of miles away eliminate targets with the click of a button; their only interaction with the battlefield is through a screen. Drones are touted as a surgical weapon that keeps soldiers out of harm's way. But for innocent victims described as "collateral damage," drone strikes are hardly precise. Correspondent Suroosh Alvi investigates the effects of drone strikes in Pakistan, where extremism and militancy are only growing in the wake of Obama's drone campaign.

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VICE (HBO)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
4/5/13 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (spring 2015)
TIME SLOT:
fridays from 11:00 PM-11:30 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
3 (14 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through 2018 (35 episodes a year) on 3/26/15
DESCRIPTION:
(from HBO's press release, March 2015) Home Box Office and VICE announced today a major news partnership that will significantly expand VICE's Emmy(R)-winning news programming to HBO subscribers over the next four years. In its most expansive programming deal ever, HBO will dramatically increase the network's current events coverage, bringing VICE's brand of high-impact journalism and breaking news content to subscribers in a wide-range of formats, including: The VICE daily newscast: The launch of a daily VICE newscast, consisting of five half-hour shows per week, 48 weeks a year. The weekly series on HBO: A four-year extension (with an increase from 14 to 35 episodes a year) of the Emmy(R)-winning documentary show. VICE specials: A four-year commitment for an increased number of VICE-produced specials, totaling 32 through 2018. Additionally, a VICE-branded channel on the HBO NOW streaming service will provide instant access to VICE content for all HBO subscribers.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Shane Smith as Host
CREW INFORMATION:
· B.J. Levin as EP
· Bill Maher as EP
· Eddy Moretti as EP
· Fareed Zakaria as CP
· Shane Smith as EP
GENRE(S):
· newsmagazine
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Vice Media