Back when I actually paid money every month for television, I had a free one month preview of Current TV. I was blown away by Vanguard, a series of field documentaries that tackle social issues. When I checked Current.com to watch them after I cancelled my TV, I was saddened not to see them. But Current became a partner with YouTube, so they are up. The majority of Vanguard documentaries are unbiased, or at least present multiple sides. I mean, you can see the footage yourself and hear the interviews with real, unpaid citizens yourself. Feel free to research the topic afterwards to learn more.
Here are some awesome random Vanguard Current TV documentaries for you to sample:
Japan: Robot Nation- Learn how Japan will collapse in under 100 years due to men and women no longer having children. Women have won independence in Japan and focus on their careers. When you throw the other factors into the mix: Japan is a racist society that doesn’t allow immigrants to have civil rights, masturbation is an open hobby, and the elderly live long, Japan will need robots to join the workforce. They already lead the way in robotic production.
America’s Secret War With Iran- Is the United States giving arms and money to rebels via proxies? Join intrepid reporter Mariana van Zeller on location to find out in this very dangerous investigation.
From Russia With Hate- Russian Neo-Nazis attack immigrants and post them online. Some Russians are fearful of population decline and the influx of immigrants who are said to work for cheap wages. Take a glimpse inside this underground culture of violence and pure racism.
Scarf Wars- This documentary on Turkey will shatter your Western preconceived notions of Islam. In Turkey, religion and government are separated. Granted, a husband can still kill a cheating wife, but wearing a scarf is banned from government buildings and private companies hate them. Women have upward mobility in Turkey. It’s a totally different society from its neighbor Iran.
Lost Vegas- Watch Ground Zero proof how the Great Recession has hit Vegas. The bubble has burst. See the police evict citizens.
Narco War Next Door- Inside scoop on Mexico’s drug wars. Watch this and maybe you’ll understand why Mexicans head for the border. You’d probably do the same thing.
Chinatown, Africa- Video proof of China’s neo-colonialism of Africa, or is it just a mutually beneficial product of capitalism? lol..Watch the interviews yourself.
There are tons more that are just as good or better than these. The only time Current TV makes the headlines is when Al Gore or Keith Olbermann say something stupid. What isn’t mentioned is how great Vanguard is. Check out Vanguard’s YouTube Channel.