Air Date: Friday, October 06, 2017
Time Slot: 7:30 PM-8:00 PM EST on HBO
Episode Title: (#82/528) "'Post-Truth' News / Microbiome"
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Show #82 (season 5, edition 28)

Debut: FRIDAY, OCT. 6 (7:30-8:00 p.m. ET/PT)

" 'Post-Truth' News": The U.S. is more divided across party lines than ever before in recent history, and nowhere is this division more visible than in the media. With President Trump waging a war on mainstream news outlets and the rise of hyperpartisan sites spreading misinformation, trust in the traditional press has fallen to a record low of 32%. Correspondent Isobel Yeung looks at what's driving the media's battle over facts and the polarization of the American public in the Trump era.

"Microbiome": Powerful antibiotics and widespread sanitation practices have expanded lifespans across the industrialized world, but at a cost. Microbiome, or the trillions of microbes collectively working in the body to help regulate the immune system and food digestion, has lost much of its health-promoting bacteria thanks to modern lifestyles and sanitation practices. Scientists across the world are now looking to the planet's few remaining pre-industrialized societies to see what industrialized guts have lost, and in doing so, could fundamentally change the way they think about germs. Correspondent Thomas Morton heads to the Central African Republic to see the emerging field of microbiome science.

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Returns Friday, April 6
4/5/13 - ???
returning this spring (yet to premiere)
fridays from 11:00 PM-11:30 PM EST
6 (35 episodes)
(from HBO's press release, March 2018) The Emmy(R)-winning weekly news magazine series VICE returns for its sixth season FRIDAY, APRIL 6 (11:00-11:45 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. This season will include 35 episodes, five more than last year. Amid the maelstrom of the 24-hour news cycle, VICE remains a destination for compelling documentary journalism. As Trump's America continues to dominate headlines, VICE will continue its commitment to covering under-covered global stories with exclusive reports from Iraq, Russia, the Central African Republic and China. Season six will also focus on the domestic issues dividing the nation, providing in-depth, trusted reporting on the major debates surrounding gun laws, immigration, economics, education, civil rights and America's place in the world.
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· Jonah Kaplan as EP
· Josh Tyrangiel as EP
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