Thomas Morton investigates the doomsday industry, which is currently thriving thanks to TV shows, movies, hyperpartisan politics and the news media, even the nation's wealthiest citizens are jumping on board to prepare for unknown calamities. Gianna Toboni heads to Mumbai to find out about the cultural bias towards fair skin, which has given rise to a skin-lightening industry worth nearly $500 million.
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.