Today, VICE TV announced the launch of Shelter in Place with Shane Smith, a new half-hour weekly interview show hosted by Smith, founder of VICE Media Group. The series in its premiere week will feature two back-to-back episodes on Thursday, April 9th at 10:00pm ET/PT followed immediately by the second episode at 10:30pm and will offer audiences a deeper understanding of the current global crisis through insights from leading names across the worlds of science, journalism, entertainment, food and economics.
A clip for the upcoming show can be viewed here:
As COVID-19 challenges our global status quo in ways we never imagined, Smith will tackle the biggest questions of the moment with experts across the globe each week. Produced through remote video interviews from his home in Santa Monica, this week’s special premiere episodes feature an extensive interview with whistleblower Edward Snowden, who delves
into the world of surveillance, privacy and our future civil liberties as international governments and autocratic regimes enact bold, new policies to curb the virus.
“When any of us look at where this is heading, we need to think about where we’ve been. And sadly, these kind of emergency powers that are born out of crises, have a perfect history of abuse” – Edward Snowden
The second episode will feature Governor of California, Gavin Newsom who speaks to Smith about how his state has braced for the pandemic, where the federal government has stumbled, and what is coming next. Dr. Anne Rimoin, a world-leading epidemiologist, is also featured and will speak to how the virus has spread and what we can do about it.
“I’m at home, you’re at home and our news cycle is changing by the minute,” said Smith, Founder, VICE Media Group. “So, I decided to dial up some of the world’s foremost thinkers to offer us some much needed perspective and get to some truth on what we should be doing in this time like none other.”
Shelter in Place with Shane Smith joins the latest set of programming from VICE TV produced in response to COVID-19. VICE Quarantine Hour is a limited variety series airing weekdays at 8am ET/PT. VICE TV’s Emmy® Award-winning nightly newscast is airing dedicated COVID-19 episodes with VICE News Tonight:Remote.
Produced by VICE TV, Shane Smith, Alex Chitty, Maral Usefi are the Executive Producers for Shelter in Place. Jonah Kaplan is Supervising Producer. Jake Burghart, Alex Chitty, Alon Soran, and Lee Doyle are Producers. Morgan Hertzan is Executive Vice President and General Manager, VICE Television. Jesse Angelo is President of Global News and Entertainment, VICE Media Group. Shelter in Place will be available on VICE TV via all major satellite and cable providers; VICETV.com; and the VICE TV app via iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, and Chromecast. The first two episodes will be available for free on VICE & MUNCHIES YouTube pages.