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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Chasing the Drug Traffickers: Vanguard Sneak Peek

In this exclusive clip from the upcoming three-part Vanguard special, "War On the Border," correspondent Christof Putzel visits a Tucson morgue and sees firsthand the danger migrants face to cross from Mexico into the U.S.

In the first part of "War On the Border," Putzel travels to the U.S./Mexico border to investigate one of the most contentious issues in America today: immigration. Meeting with "coyotes," the hired smugglers who offer to take illegals across the border for a fee, Putzel learns the methods immigrants use to evade border patrol and the dangers they face on the journey.

Arrest and deportation are inherent risks, but the lack of water and scorching temperatures of the desert crossing are far more deadly. Those who do make it safely across the border face tightening immigration laws and an increasingly hostile public. Putzel ultimately crosses the border with a migrant and coyote.

"War On the Border" premieres on Current TV on Monday, November 15 at 9/8c.

"Vanguard," airing weekly on Current TV Mondays at 9/8c, is a no-limits documentary series whose award-winning correspondents put themselves in extraordinary situations to immerse viewers in global issues that have a large social significance.

Unlike sound-bite driven reporting, the show's correspondents, Adam Yamaguchi, Kaj Larsen, Christof Putzel and Mariana van Zeller, serve as trusted guides who take viewers on in-depth real life adventures in pursuit of some of the world's most important stories.

For more, go to Vanguard.


  1. Thank you for posting this link for Vanguard. (I am not affiliated with the TV show.) I do think your readers need seek out videos and documentaries that have special interest to them on the border wars.

    Here is a link to watch the full video "Narco War Next Door" by Laura Ling. Some websites have removed it. It was done in 2009 and is very insightful.

  2. Thank you guys, Buggs and @10AM.
    This Vanguard production is great journalistic work. A must see. Current TV is so way ahead from cable news. You'll watch this production: high quality. Loved the part on Sinaloa, remembers me of Naples.


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