The nightly TV news landscape will feature one more telecast starting tonight, Monday, Oct. 10, with the new youth-focused “Vice News Tonight” set to premiere on HBO. The program, which has been in the works for months, had its premiere pushed back a couple of weeks to put the finishing touches on some of the technology, TV writer David Bauder writes in an AP story. The show had been scheduled to premiere Sept. 26.
“ABC, CBS, NBC and PBS have aired nightly newscasts for decades, and their audiences skew old,” Bauder notes. “Vice promises to try new approaches: The show doesn’t have a regular news anchor, and will work under the assumption that viewers have seen the day’s headlines and are looking for something different.”
The people behind “Vice News Tonight” have indicated that the show’s focus will include politics, climate, technology, economics, civil rights, national security and culture, Bauder notes.
He adds: “Among the stories planned this week are a look at the second presidential debate through the eyes of conservative commentator Glenn Beck, and an interview with former House Speaker John Boehner conducted by Vice founder Shane Smith.”