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HBO, VICE Team Up for News Magazine Show

Weekly 'VICE' series to be hosted by magazine founder Shane Smith
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HBO is joining forces with VICE magazine for a newsmagazine
show to be hosted by VICE founder Shane Smith, the network said Thursday.

Smith, Real Time's Bill Maher and VICE chief creative officer
will executive-produce the weekly series, called VICE, with CNN's Fareed Zakaria serving as a consultant.

The HBO series will include a mix of stories from around the
world; segments in production include Taliban child suicide bombers, North
Korean slave labor camps, New York's underground voodoo heroin clinics, Somalian
pirates and Satanic dentists in the Pacific Northwest.

CNN started a partnership with VICE in January 2010 to host
several documentaries produced by the magazine's VBS.tv online news network. Both
HBO and CNN are owned by Time Warner.

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