Vice on HBO Special Report Fighting ISIS
Air Date Jan 29, 2016 with Correspondent Ben Anderson
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VICE presents this authoritative look at how the Islamic State was made, and what its future holds as the world's Superpowers struggle to find a common strategy in the global war on terror. Journalist Ben Anderson embeds with Iraqi fighters battling ISIS, visits Russian military forces in Syria and meets captured ISIS fighters in Kurdistan. Interviews include former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker, Iraqi official Ali Khedery and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
VICE is a dynamic news show now in its third season. A partnership between HBO and the new media company that bears the show's name, Air VICE won last year's Emmy® award for Outstanding Informational Series or Special.
Always unorthodox and at times irreverent, VICE takes viewers around the globe as its correspondents cover stories often overlooked by traditional media outlets. Reporting on today's most pressing issues, VICE uses an immersive documentary style to bring a unique perspective to the events shaping the future.
Hosted by VICE Media founder Shane Smith, the series is executive produced by Bill Maher, Shane Smith, Eddy Moretti, VICE's chief creative officer, and BJ Levin, with CNN's Fareed Zakaria serving as consultant.
In the 2015 season, VICE investigates a broad range of topics, including climate change, the state of American policing, the movement of families fleeing gang violence in Central America, and new drug trafficking routes from South America to Africa.
This season also sees the addition of new award-winning correspondents to the show's roster. Along with Shane Smith, the 2015 lineup includes VICE Media co-founder Suroosh Alvi; conflict-zone journalist, documentary filmmaker and author Ben Anderson; Emmy®-nominated producer and correspondent Gianna Toboni; filmmaker and producer Vikram Gandhi; correspondent Isobel Yeung; and longtime VICE correspondent Thomas Morton.
Vice on HBO Synopsis