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, the media company founded by Al Gore after the 2000 election, has picked up the kinds of in depth long form journalism being rapidly dropped by major networks, but has been tantalizingly unavailable for those without cable; until now. They have been putting their Vanguard episodes up on their website and on YouTube.
, A Day With the Tribe (10:59)
Laura Ling visits a native tribe in Brazil's Amazon forest, also chases some dudes holding a vagina
, The Meth Trail (12:25)
Exploring the role of crystal meth in the gay community
, Diving Too Deep (19:31)
As lobster stocks in Nicaragua become increasingly depleted, local divers are forced to take more risks
, Death Train (11:18)
Central Americans have a lot further to go to get to America, many take a notorious train.
, Rebels in the Pipeline (26:09)
Exploring the causes behind the increasing levels of oil-related violence in the Niger River Delta
, From Russia With Hate (19:35)
An investigation into Russia's anti-immigrant and neo-nazi groups
, Elixir of the Toxic Frog (25:13)
In search for the Kambo frog, one of many organisms that could hold secrets for modern medicine
, Prison Power Play (43:29)
Laura Ling reports on the complex power plays taking place at Corcoran, one of the country's most notorious prisons
, Saving Madagascar (24:26)
Adam Yamaguchi investigates the unique environmental situation in Madagascar.
, Blood Roses and Deadly Diamonds (26:16)
Vanguard heads to Colombia and Sierra Leone to explore the unromantic stories behind two symbols of love.
, Scarf Wars (24:43)
A view of Turkey with its current identity crisis, mixing democracy and Islam
, Lost in Democracy (18:04)
An exploration of Bhutan's struggle to preserve its culture in the modern world
, City on Steroids (28:21)
A view of China's new megacities through an exploration of Chongqing, population 12 million and counting
, End of the Road (25:24)
An investigation into why the Pan-American Highway, which runs from Alaska to Argentina, stops for 60 miles; at the Darién Gap
, Lagos la Vida Loca (14:46)
An exploration of the world's fastest growing megacity
, Destination Anywhere (24:58)
An view of the Philippines number 1 export, people
, World's Sugar Daddy (12:50)
An exploration of Brazil's bio-fuels program, the Saudi Arabia of ethanol
, Pollution to Protest (24:13)
An investigation into the destination of much of the West's e-waste, southern China.
, World Without Water (28:23)
A look at three places--Florida, China, and Nevada, as the 21st Century begins with the Age of Drought
, America's Secret War With Iran (24:57)
Vanguard asks if America is already at war with Iran, previously
, The Great American Detour (48:33)
Vanguard zigzags from Los Angeles to New York by bus, stopping to talk to young Americans about national issues affecting them in the lead up to the election.
, Modern Day Pirates (25:32)
Kaj Larsen goes on a search for modern day pirates in the straits of Malacca, talking to trackers and sailors before visiting the pirate dens themselves.
, I Heart Global Warming (22:57)
An exploration of Greenlanders surprising reactions to global warming
, Maxed Out (23:42)
An investigation into the troubles of young Americans trying to get by in the new economy
, Chinatown, Africa (24:29)
An investigation into China's rapidly growing presence in Africa
, Getting Out of Prison (49:32)
Vanguard follows several young inmates out of prison and into the often losing battle to keep from going back in.
, Japan: Robot Nation (25:05)
Outlining Japan's unique solution to its unique demographic problems
, Fully Automatic America (50:55)
An exploration of the vastly different gun cultures in Knob Creek, Kentucky and Camden, New Jersey.
, The Most Controversial Jail in the World (24:18)
An investigation into Maximum Security Detainee Camp #5 in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
, Battle of Saipan (25:12)
A view of Saipan's dramatic rise and crash in the global economy
, Narco War Next Door (51:37)
A groundbreaking investigation into the massive amount of violence in Juarez, Mexico caused by drug cartels
, Beach of Death (23:54)
Christof Putzel and Kaj Larsen travel to Somalia to investigate the worlds most failed state
, Lost Vegas (24:28)
During the boom years, no place in America boomed more than Las Vegas. But when the economy collapsed, Vegas fell hard.
, Outsourcing Unemployment (25:08)
An investigation into the effect America's recession has had on China
, Thank You, Recession (23:56)
In light of the current recession, vanguard explores how Argentinians handled their recent one.
, The Oxycontin Express (47:09)
An investigation into prescription drug abuse in America, winner of 2009 Peabody Award.
, Cuba: Waiting for a Revolution (22:16)
Adrian Baschuk travels to the last remaining Communist state in the western hemisphere to investigate whether or not there exists any possibility of regime change.
, Forest of Ecstasy (22:05)
An investigation into the source of the raw ingredient for much of the world's supply of illegal ecstasy, rural Cambodia.
, Notes from a War on Terror (22:33)
Mariana van Zeller travels to Sri Lanka to see how the Tamil Tigers, one of the world's most lethal and influential terrorist organizations, were finally defeated.
, Porn 2.0 (22:14)
Christof Putzel takes a behind the scenes look at the adult entertainment industry, examining its history and impact on the ever-changing face of new media.
, Prison Contraband (45:31)
Janet Choi goes inside a California state prison to investigate contraband smuggled inside the cells, and how cellphones are the new security threat.
, Remote Control War (20:44)
Vanguard looks at the rapid rise of remote controlled weapons and their future
, Cocaine Mafia (20:58)
Christof Putzel investigates how Europe's growing appetite for cocaine is funding the growth of West African crime syndicates and fueling a turf war with the Camorra.
In a special episode
Vanguard interviews its former VP and correspondent Laura Ling who was arrested by North Korean authorities and used as a pawn global politics.
, Missionaries of Hate (44:47)
Vanguard travels to Uganda to look at the roots of the recent crisis surrounding a potential new law. previously previouslier previouslierer previousliest
, The World's Toilet Crisis (44:25)
Adam Yamaguchi travels to India, Singapore and Indonesia to understand why people don't use toilets and what's being done to end the practice of open defecation.
Female Genital Cutting
A look at the practice of Female Genital Mutilation in Sierra Leone
And you thought you were going to get work done this weekend