'Fast Food of Arabia' - As Americans become increasingly health-conscious and junk food sales plateau in the States, fast-food companies are spreading to new global markets, expanding their revenue - and the waistlines of their customers. Gianna Toboni travels to Kuwait, now one of the most obese countries on the planet, to witness the health effects on a country deep in the throes of an unlikely obsession with U.S. fast food.
'Nollywood' - Nigeria's film business is booming. Nollywood has quickly grown into a $3 billion industry and is now the second biggest Ollywood, by films put out, on the planet behind only Bollywood. Hollywood is third. Thomas Morton explores the explosive productivity of Nigerian cinema, from DIY horror movies to big budget blockbusters, by becoming a Nollywood actor himself.
HBO is partnering with "VICE" on an innovative news magazine show to be hosted by "VICE" founder Shane Smith, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming.
The HBO series will showcase a mix of stories from around the globe. Among the segments in production for possible inclusion in the show are: 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.