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Network Will Produce Six New Episodes of the Critically Acclaimed Investigative Series
LOS ANGELES, April 25, 2012—“Vanguard,” Current TV’s critically acclaimed investigative series, will be honored today by the Overseas Press Club with an award for “Sex, Lies and Cigarettes.” Vanguard correspondent Christof Putzel will accept the prestigious Carl Spielvogel Award for best business reporting overseas.
The award will be presented tonight by NBC News anchor Lester Holt and Alison Smale, executive editor of the International Herald Tribune, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York.
“Sex, Lies and Cigarettes” chronicles the deadly and successful expansion of the tobacco industry into Indonesia and observes how a small, underfunded group of concerned advocates battles both the industry and a government drunk on profits and denial.
Current TV also plans to broadcast six new one-hour Vanguard episodes. The series of specials, which will air over the remainder of the year and into 2013, will focus on social issues of urgent concern to voters in the 2012 election and other topics that resonate with Current TV viewers and the “Vanguard” team.
“Vanguard” premiered in 2008 and has become one of the most celebrated news programs in the United States. The long-form investigative documentary series has won multiple prestigious awards for journalism, including the Peabody Award, the DuPont-Columbia Award and two Livingston Awards, and has been nominated for five Emmys. Its programming has provided in-depth perspectives on immigration, the drug trade, the environment and other issues of major concern. The entire “Vanguard” team is committed to traveling to locations around the world to get the story right. “Vanguard” correspondents include Adam Yamaguchi and Christof Putzel. For more information about “Sex, Lies and Cigarettes,” go to current.com/vanguard.
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Featuring “The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur,” “The War Room with Jennifer Granholm,” “Viewpoint,” “Full Court Press with Bill Press” and “Talking Liberally with Stephanie Miller,” Current is dedicated to providing insightful news and analysis of important issues and to digging deep into real stories to uncover how they affect real people.
“Vanguard,” the network’s Peabody Award–winning documentary series, shines a light where other networks won’t dare and boldly explores provocative subjects — opening minds, sparking conversations and forming deep connections with its viewers.
Current was founded in 2005 by Al Gore and Joel Hyatt. The multi-award-winning television and online network features the very best in news, analysis and political commentary. To get Current TV at home or to find us on your cable system, log on to www.current.com. Fans can also follow Current on Facebook and on Twitter at @Current for regular updates.