Scoop: VICE on HBO - Friday, August 25, 2017

Scoop: VICE on HBO - Friday, August 25, 2017

Scoop: VICE on HBO - Friday, August 25, 2017

On the episode "Dawn of a Dictator" debuting FRIDAY, AUG. 25 (7:30-8:00 p.m. ET/PT): In early 2017 Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced moves that would turn the world's most oil-rich nation from a democracy into a dictatorship. This sparked a crisis, igniting longstanding anger over inequality, misrule, hunger and crime. VICE founder Suroosh Alvi and correspondent Ben Anderson traveled to Venezuela as Maduro seized the country's political institutions with an alleged "sham election" and violently suppressed growing opposition to his rule.

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VICE is executive produced by Bill Maher, Shane Smith, Eddy Moretti and Josh Tyrangiel; co-executive producers, Tim Clancy and Jonah Kaplan; consulting producer, Fareed Zakaria.