Review: ‘Vice News Tonight,’ on HBO, Is New but No Game Changer


Curt Stidham, a former corrections officer, and the correspondent Antonia Hylton in a segment of the new HBO show “Vice News Tonight.”

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The “Tonight” in “Vice News Tonight” — Vice Media’s new weeknight newscast on HBO, which began on Monday — is a promise that the show kind of, sort of, doesn’t really keep.

Vice, still targeting young audiences after 20 years in the content game, had announced that its “modern approach” to a nightly news show would mean no anchors, no desks, cool graphics and long-form pieces.

More obvious in Monday’s 7:30 p.m. premiere was another difference between “Vice News Tonight” and the traditional network newscasts. They’re live to some extent, while the Vice show is recorded, though Monday night’s…

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