There isn’t much news in the nightly news programs. Wildfires in the west. Floods and (in season) hurricanes in the east. Night after night after night. Some commercials for old people, the day’s hot YouTube video, and you’re done. Thirty minutes of your life you will never get back. And they are all pretty much the same: cable, network, PBS (yawn).
On September 26th, VICE News Tonight debuts on HBO. “Journalism without the makeup” according to the promo. VICE News will air five nights a week at 6:30 p.m. (Central), an hour later than most other newscasts. According to the article below this is in recognition that folks are working longer/later. And who watches anything live these days?
HBO is far and away my favorite channel(?) and I have high hopes for VICE News. We’ll see. BTW, that is a great tagline: No anchors, no ads, no censors