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VICE
Air Date: Friday, April 04, 2014
Time Slot: 11:00 PM-11:30 PM EST on HBO
Episode Title: (#14/204) "Show #14"
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Show #14

Debut: FRIDAY, APRIL 4 (11:00-11:30 p.m. ET/PT)

Other HBO playdates: April 4 (12:30 a.m.), 5 (4:25 a.m.), 8 (midnight) and 10 (12:30 a.m.)

HBO2 playdate: April 9 (2:00 a.m.)

The ongoing civil war in Syria has been covered extensively in the media, with the Free Syrian Army, Bashar al-Assad's forces and the myriad of jihadi groups dominating the headlines. Meanwhile, one ethnic group, the Kurds, goes largely unmentioned as it tries to carve out its own state in the four countries where its people live: Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria. While they've had some success gaining autonomy in Iraq, Kurds in the Western-most tip of Syria are using the chaos of the civil war to gain their own little statelet. Thomas Morton goes to the frontline of the battle for a Kurdish state to follow the story of this forgotten group.

Believed to cure a spectrum of ailments from colds to cancers, rhino horn has been coveted in Eastern medicine for centuries. While demand curtailed in the wake of international efforts to curb the wildlife trade, there's been a severe resurgence of rhino poaching recently, with killings increasing 5,000% over the past seven years. Pound-for-pound, rhino horn now goes for more on the black market than gold or cocaine. Vikram Gandhi traces the trade from Southern Africa to Vietnam to understand this illicit phenomenon.

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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