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Debut: FRIDAY, APRIL 5 (11:00-11:30 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates: April 5 (12:30 a.m.), 9 (midnight) and 11 (midnight)
HBO2 playdates: April 6 (8:00 p.m.) and 10 (1:05 a.m.)
"Assassination Nation": In the Philippines, election season is more like hunting season. Rivals simply rub out their opponents instead of defeating them at the polls. In the 2010 election year alone, more than 100 people were killed due to political violence. VICE follows the cycle of violence in this gun-crazy island nation all the way from an underground factory where illicit weapons are made to the villages full of young men who can't wait to get their hands on them.
"Killer Kids of the Taliban": In Afghanistan, senior members of the Taliban are now manipulating children and teenagers into carrying out their suicide bombings. They brainwash illiterate kids not well-versed in their own religion, and even fool them into believing they will survive the blast. VICE meets with young kids who were captured before they blew themselves and others up, as well as some of the victims of these tragic bombings.
ADDITIONAL NOTES: renewed through the 2013-14 season (the show's second of 12 episodes) on 6/13/13
DESCRIPTION: (from HBO's press release, July 2013) VICE: HBO partners with VICE, a premier new media company, on this innovative news magazine show, hosted by VICE founder Shane Smith, covering the kinds of stories often overlooked by mainstream media outlets. The weekly series is executive produced by Bill Maher, Shane Smith and Eddy Moretti, VICE's chief creative officer, with CNN's Fareed Zakaria serving as consultant. The second season begins in 2014.