Vice News Tonight

This nightly news program is a collaboration between HBO and Vice News, the online journalism outlet. The program offers capsulized bites of the day's news stories, and HBO has committed to airing it for at least three years from its inception in October 2016. Most critics have described the program as an uncomfortable combination of traditional nightly newscasts and a youthful attempt to be different.

Weekdays 7:30 PM et/pt on HBO
3 Seasons, 277 Episodes
October 10, 2016
News
8.6/10
Cast: Matt Checkowski
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Vice News Tonight Full Episode Guide

  • Nearly 200 demonstrators currently face felony riot charges and up to 60 years in prison for protesting Trump’s inauguration. Ahead of the one-year anniversary of the protests, VICE News reports on the trials, the defendants and the First Amendment concerns brought up by this case. Watch every weeknight at 7:30 ET.

  • ICE?s recent sweep of nearly 100 7-Eleven stores across the country marked a step forward in the Trump administration?s effort to deter businesses from hiring undocumented workers. Despite that, only 21 people were arrested, representing a large commitmen

  • The Mexico-United States border has the fourth highest rate of migrant fatalities in the world. Last year, 376 people died crossing to America, and more than a third of them in Arizona's Sonoran Desert. Twice a month, a group of volunteers who call themselves the armadillos, travel to the desert to search for missing migrants. Watch every weeknight at 7:30 ET.

  • In his eight years as governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie has become a singular figure in modern Republican politics. As Christie delivers his final State of the State address before Democratic Governor-elect Phil Murphy takes over, VICE News revisits the sites of some of his most memorable moments in office. Watch every weeknight at 7:30 ET.

  • Sabo is a Los Angeles-based right-wing political street artist. His latest campaign, which attracted global attention, is a series of posters featuring Meryl Streep and Harvey Weinstein, with the words "She Knew" over Streep's eyes. VICE News follows Sabo as he creates his art and posts it around L.A. ahead of Sunday's Golden Globes. Watch every weeknight at 7:30 ET.

  • The first news program of its kind to air on HBO, 'VICE News Tonight' provides an indispensable source of up-to-date news. Distinguishing itself from the format of traditional daily TV newscasts, the show has no anchor, and instead utilizes correspondent-

  • Since 2011, Syrian hospitals have been attacked hundreds of times. According to a 2017 study, the repeated targeting of facilities and medical workers has made Syria the most dangerous place on earth for healthcare providers. VICE News reports on the impact of war for doctors and the communities they serve.

  • In Wayne County, Michigan, annual online foreclosure auctions are massive—this year's saw more than 6,000 Detroit properties up for sale. But there’s evidence that many of these foreclosures are on improperly assessed homes. VICE News investigates how the county might be benefiting from the sale of occupied homes. Watch every weeknight at 7:30 ET.

  • For formerly incarcerated women struggling with drug addiction, re-entering society can be a vulnerable time to relapse. VICE News takes an intimate look at a faith-based sober living home in Claremore, Oklahoma, through the eyes of Amber and Drew, two mothers who are trying to reunite with their children and rebuild their lives. Watch every weeknight at 7:30 ET.

  • The nuclear production complex called the Hanford Site was a crucial part of the Manhattan Project, the U.S. government’s secret program that produced the atomic bomb. Plutonium developed at Hanford was used in the bomb dropped on Nagasaki in 1945. Now, the U.S. isn’t just preserving this piece of history—it’s showing it off. Watch every weeknight at 7:30 ET.

  • Immigrants from India hold by far the largest number of H-1Bs--temporary visas for skilled workers. For many, that temporary status has become a way of life. No matter how long they’ve lived in the United States, most have no hope of getting a green card anytime soon, if ever. Watch every weeknight at 7:30 ET.

  • Today the Syrian regime agreed to a ceasefire in Eastern Ghouta, ending a four-year government siege. VICE News reports on the starvation, disease and chaos it has caused. Watch every weeknight at 7:30 ET.

  • President Trump has appointed 36-year-old Brett Talley to a federal judgeship in Alabama. Talley, who has never tried a case, has been rated by the American Bar Association as “unqualified” for the position. As Talley awaits Senate confirmation, VICE News examines who he is and why he was appointed. Watch every weeknight at 7:30 ET.

  • Former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic was sentenced to life in prison for genocide and crimes against humanity by the U.N. war crimes tribunal. Mladic, known as the "Butcher of Bosnia," led forces during the 1992-1995 conflict that killed more than 100,000. VICE News Tonight visited Mladic's village as the verdict was read. Watch tonight at 7:30 ET.

  • Hundreds of people gathered for the first ever International Flat Earth Conference. Sold out for months, the conference allowed attendees who previously only interacted online to swap conspiracy theories in person and meet heroes of the movement. VICE News Tonight went to North Carolina to check it out. Watch tonight and tomorrow at 7:30 ET.

  • The first news program of its kind to air on HBO, 'VICE News Tonight' provides an indispensable source of up-to-date news. Distinguishing itself from the format of traditional daily TV newscasts, the show has no anchor, and instead utilizes correspondent-reported field pieces, newsmaker interviews and profiles, animation and graphics, and 'from-the-desk' reports.

  • Although home healthcare is one of the fastest growing professions in the United States, the workers are some of the lowest paid and least protected in the country. VICE News travels to Georgia, where domestic workers weren’t guaranteed a minimum wage until 2015. Watch every weeknight at 7:30 ET.

  • By the end of this century, an estimated 13 million Americans will be forced to move because of rising sea levels, flooding and erosion. The federal government has no contingency plans for climate migration. VICE News travels to Newtok, Alaska to talk to people who are the forefront of climate change. Watch every weeknight at 7:30 ET.

  • Several women have now stepped forward to accuse Roy Moore, the Republican nominee for a Senate seat in Alabama, of sexual misconduct when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s. VICE News sits down with a group of Alabama residents to talk about Moore’s controversial candidacy and what it means for their state. Watch every weeknight at 7:30 ET.

  • With the release of their Iron Stache ad for WI Democrat Randy Bryce, Matt McLaughlin and Bill Hyers have received attention for changing the way political ads are made. VICE News documents their unique process as they produce an ad for PA Lt. Governor candidate John Fetterman. Watch every weeknight at 7:30 ET.

  • In Marawi, the Philippine Government has declared an end to the five months of heavy clashing between ISIS fighters and the local Special Forces. VICE News travels to the Philippines to examine the aftermath. Watch every weeknight at 7:30 ET.

  • A 1980 Baptist church shooting in Daingerfield, Texas bears similarities to Sunday's shooting in Sutherland Springs. VICE News visits Daingerfield to talk about how a massacre impacts a community, how churchgoers continue to cope decades later, and what it means for the future. Watch every weeknight at 7:30 ET.

  • In a matter of days, Iraq's central government took back disputed territory and oil from the Kurds in the northern region. Kurdistan continues to reel from its losses, and the resignation of its president, following a historic independence referendum which left their dream of autonomy in tatters. VICE News reports from the north of Iraq.

  • Despite being the main opposition of Putin's United Russia, the country's aging Communist party is no longer the force it once was, making it increasingly difficult to attract new members. VICE News traveled to the World Festival of Youth and Students in Sochi to see how party leader Gennady Zyuganov is trying to win over young comrades. A046}

  • When the Boy Scouts of America announced it would soon allow girls to join as Cub Scouts, concerns were raised about the plan potentially posing an existential threat to the Girl Scouts. VICE News investigated whether that is the case. Watch every weeknight at 7:30 ET.

  • The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is suing the state of Mississippi for inequitable education, but they are taking an unusual approach: The organization is using the Readmission Act of 1870 to challenge a system they argue has denied black citizens equal access to a good education. Watch every weeknight at 7:30 ET.

  • After eight people were killed in a terrorist attack in New York City this week, President Trump proposed a solution: Dismantling the diversity visa program. VICE News examines whether doing so would actually help. Plus, a look at the farmers competing to produce the country’s most genetically elite cows. Watch every weeknight at 7:30 ET.

  • Investigation into Russia's interference with the 2016 U.S. election continued today when a Senate Judiciary subcommittee heard testimony from Facebook, Twitter and Google. VICE News investigates Facebook's history of profiting off user data, moving fast and breaking things--maybe this time, to much greater costs. Watch every weeknight at 7:30 ET.

  • Wolfenstein 2, the latest installment in the series of World War II video games, is set in an alternate universe where the Nazis won and have colonized America. VICE News goes to Maryland to talk to Public Relations head Pete Hines about what it's like to have created a game that holds much more political relevance than intended. Watch every weeknight at 7:30 ET.

  • Just yesterday, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Jane Doe, an undocumented teenager being held in federal custody, could get an abortion. This morning, Doe underwent the procedure, which comes after a month of escalating legal battles with the Trump administration. Watch every weeknight at 7:30 ET.

  • Two years ago, the Aliso Canyon gas facility in Los Angeles was at the center of the worst gas blowout in U.S. history when a ruptured well released toxic chemicals. The site has since reopened, but while officials and experts disagree on whether there is a link between the blowout and long-term health issues, residents have their own thoughts. Watch every weeknight at 7:30 ET.

  • Ed Gillespie is the quintessential establishment Republican--former RNC chair, an advisor to both Bush and Romney, major GOP fundraiser, and now a candidate for Governor of Virginia. But in Trump's world, he has begun to court the anti-establishment base in order to to stay competitive. Watch every weeknight at 7:30 ET.

  • On Tuesday, thousands of French public workers staged their first nationwide strike under President Emmanuel Macron to express their anger with his labor reforms. VICE News looks at how Macron's battle with France's totemic unions could define his presidency. Watch every weeknight at 7:30 ET.

  • A deadly outbreak of Hepatitis A has forced California to declare a state of emergency, but the spread of infection has hit San Diego particularly hard. The disease is transferred by fecal matter, so people who lack access to proper sanitation are the most at risk. The city now faces an even larger issue: homelessness. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.

  • Massive fires continue to sweep through California, some of the deadliest the state has seen. VICE News spent 24 hours with a crew of firefighters working to calm the fires. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.

  • One of the country's leading gun-control groups, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, is suing the makers and sellers of bump stocks--the device used by Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock. Josh Hersh meets with firearms expert and ex-ATF official, Rick Vasquez, to discuss bump stocks and the history behind them. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.

  • This week, the House plans to vote on a legislation that would provide billions of dollars in disaster relief to help states and territories recovering from recent storms. VICE News visits Barbuda to find out what it's like to be on an island that is now uninhabitable. Watch Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET.

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