Scoop: VICE on HBO - Friday, September 22, 2017
On the episode titled "Divide and Conquer" debuting FRIDAY, SEPT. 22 (7:30-8:00 p.m. ET/PT), the maps that group voters together for statehouse and congressional races are the building blocks of representative democracy. Today, however, those maps are manipulated more than ever in favor of one political party, thanks to gerrymandering that is still technically legal. That could change this fall as the question of its constitutionality heads to the Supreme Court. Correspondent Gianna Toboni traveled to North Carolina to see the effects of gerrymandering on American democracy.
"Crackdown in Honduras": Originating on the streets of Los Angeles in the 1980s, gangs like MS-13 and Barrio 18 were introduced to Central America in a wave of deportations that began 20 years ago. Back in their home countries, these gang members found a power vacuum and grew in strength, as nations without an effective judicial system, such as Honduras, struggled to contain their activities. But recently, violent crime has started to decrease. VICE visits the Honduran prison system and watches as the government tries to bring peace to the country.
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.