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Vanguard is a television documentary series broadcast on the Current TV television network that reports on such issues as the environment, drugs and the effects of globalization and conflict. The focus of most Vanguard episodes is to explore and immerse viewers in global issues that have a large social significance. Unlike sound-bite driven reporting, the show's correspondents conduct interviews with affected peoples and the regions involved usually being led by a guide and translator who facilitates access. Since Vanguard's subject matter often involves exposés about organized crime, drug trafficking and armed revolts, the correspondents can face significant danger because of their reporting due to unstable political or security situations. Vanguard is notable for its presentation of criminals as unscrupulous. Police activity is presented in a sympathetic manner.

Tyler's Ultimate

Fried chicken... Burgers... Spaghetti and meatballs.... If you're only going to have one recipe for these crowd-pleasing classics, it might as well be the ultimate–Tyler's Ultimate. Between cooking in critically-acclaimed restaurants, writing cookbooks and traveling the globe to feed his own insatiable appetite, Tyler Florence has experienced every conceivable approach to all of your favorite foods. Now, he's drawing from the best of the best to present a visual cookbook of America's most beloved dishes.

Storage: Flog the Lot!

Channel 5 captures all the excitement and drama of the auction rooms as it pits professional dealers bidding against each other for a series of mystery items, then follows the winning bidders as they try to turn a profit by selling them on.

Snoop & Son: A Dad's Dream

Following music icon Snoop Dogg's son, Cordell Broadus, a sought-after high-school football recruit, as he plays his senior season and is courted by top colleges. Snoop Dogg's youth football league is also highlighted.

Armageddon Outfitters

If the floodwaters rise, if the virus spreads, if the bombs go off - these men are ready.

Ivory Wars

In 1989, Discovery Channel helped expose a devastating situation in Africa with the world premiere of Ivory Wars. Along with widespread reporting from the international media, this landmark television documentary helped shed light on the severity of the elephant poaching situation in Africa. The response was powerful and immediate. That same year, the international ivory trade was banned by CITES (the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species). Ivory prices plummeted as demand lessened, and elephant populations were given a chance to recover. But in recent years, the picture has changed. Despite a 23-year international ban on trade in ivory, Africa's elephants are once again under siege. These intelligent and vulnerable creatures are being killed in increasingly large numbers for their ivory tusks, with much of it going to the Far East - especially China - where demand is very high.

Urban Jungle (2014)

They're the subject of countless newscasts. The horror stories from our headlines. Wild animals stalking our streets like never before. But their stories haven't fully been told - until now. In Urban Jungle, big cat tracker Boone Smith takes viewers on a harrowing journey to the places we once counted as our own, but have gone to the wild. He ventures deep into the heart of some of the most crowded cities on the planet, to uncover a hidden world where predators and prey collide - outside our windows, above our skyscrapers, under our feet. All over the planet, a new wilderness is rising. And it's just outside your door.

Eat to Live Forever with Giles Coren

Food critic Giles Coren takes up three extreme regimens in an effort to push the limits of life expectancy and meets people from around the world whose pursuit of longevity is an obsession that dominates every aspect of their lives. He undertakes the calorie restriction diet, before going on one that consists only of foods hunted, fished or gathered by mankind's Paleolithic ancestors and ends with another made up almost entirely of fruit. Throughout the process, Giles's health is monitored by his doctor, who assesses the impact these dietary habits are having on his body.

How Safe Are Our Planes?

This documentary examines whether air travel is still the safest form of transport, after an Airbus 320 crashed in the Alps with the loss of 150 lives.

Gibraltar Britain In The Sun

Gibraltar: Britain in the Sun is a documentary series broadcast on Channel 5. The series follows the lives of some of the people living in the British Overseas Territory.