Current TV has been working on a three-part special for this fall that will show a behind-the-scenes look at an actual midnight border crossing and an operation to bring down Mexican drug trafficking organizations that are flooding the hungry U.S. market with drugs.
This documentary special Vanguard on Current TV three-part series that launches on Monday, November 15 at 9:00 PM, ET with the second and third parts airing on consecutive Monday nights in prime time.
Watch the preview video for Current TV Documentary, Vanguard about drug trafficking in Mexico
This Vanguard documentary about drug trafficking in Mexico is brought to you by Current Tv, in a team led by Adam Yamaguchi and Christof Putzel.
Who is Adam Yamaguchi?
Adam Yamaguchi is the executive producer and a correspondent for Current TV’s no-limits documentary series, “Vanguard.” This season he’ll report from India and Indonesia about the world’s toilet crisis.
While with Current TV, Yamaguchi has reported on some of the most important issues affecting the world today, with investigations that have taken him around the world. Yamaguchi’s reports include the rise of robotics in Japan, the decline of a manufacturing empire in Saipan, the incredible rise of modern China and Pakistan’s ongoing attempts to deal with terrorists in the nation’s lawless border regions. Yamaguchi has reported extensively on the environment, from atop Alaska’s glaciers, to Bangladesh, China, Madagascar and in Greenland.
Prior to his work with “Vanguard,” Yamaguchi worked at Fox Sports, CNN and TV Asahi Japan, where he covered major national and international news including the 2000 Presidential election, the September 11th attacks and the war in Iraq. Yamaguchi began his journalism career at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he served as the editor-in-chief of “The Daily Bruin.” nights in prime time.
Who is Christof Putzel?
Christof Putzel is a correspondent for Current TV’s no-limits documentary series, “Vanguard.” This season he returns his focus to Somalia as he searches to understand an “American Jihadi.”
A third generation news reporter, Christof has been nominated for three Emmys and won an Alfred I. duPont Award, a Livingston Award, a National Headliner Award, and two Webby Awards. He has worked in over a dozen countries to produce multiple documentaries for Current’s Vanguard journalism team. In addition to Current, his work has appeared on ABC’s Nightline, Good Morning America, CBC, and the Sundance Channel.
Christof began his production career while still an undergraduate at Connecticut College, where he produced and directed his first documentary, Left Behind, about AIDS orphans in Kenya. After screening at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival, Left Behind went on to win a Student Academy Award, a Student Emmy, a Silver Chris Award, the International Documentary Association’s David Wolper Award and the HBO Films Award.
Christof grew up in Washington, DC and lived in Moscow during the collapse of the Soviet Union. His journalism roots go back more than two generations. His father, Michael Putzel, covered the Vietnam War and the White House for AP, before joining The Boston Globe as Washington bureau chief. His mother, Ann Blackman, was a correspondent for Time Magazine and reporter for AP before becoming a successful author. His grandfather, Samuel G. Blackman, was top editor of The Associated Press.
Christof currently lives in Los Angeles.
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