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No Miss TV: CNN 'Inside Man' with Morgan Spurlock, Marijuana fight tonight (VIDEO)

By April Neale Jun 23, 2013, 22:13 GMT

No Miss TV: CNN 'Inside Man' with Morgan Spurlock,  Marijuana fight tonight (VIDEO)

US documentary maker Morgan Spurlock tacles legal pot and political wars in California tonight EPA/DANIEL DEME

No Miss TV spotlight: Tonight the premiere of "Inside Man" with Morgan Spurlock takes a balanced approach to the "should they stay or should they go" political wars over legal Marijuana dispensaries of California.

The existing conundrum in California is over existing pot shops in compliance with voter approved laws, while Big Pharma-backed politicians are hell bent on closing them down amidst contradictory state and federal laws.

The episode is a great watch and informative, with Spurlock constantly denied access to US Attorney for NorCal, Melinda Haag for commentary on the subject. We hear first-hand from people with severe afflictions from mental illness, war and disease how medically prescribed cannabis is their best, most effective cure for pain and sleep aid.  The shop highlighted in the premiere episode is Harborside Health Center of Oakland, CA., operating within the laws of the state, under threat of closure for perceived illegal or abusive activity by some state and federal politicans.

The CNN Original series Inside Man, hosted and produced by Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, premieres Sunday, June 23 at 10:00 p.m. ET. 

From CNN

The one-hour weekly series will provide an intimate look into diverse sectors of American life and offer a deep-dive into pressing issues facing the U.S. that include migrant farm workers, the elder care industry, union workers, gun owners, education, bankruptcy and the drought. The premiere episode of Inside Man features Spurlock as a worker in a medial marijuana dispensary in California.

“Morgan, known for his inquisitiveness, humor and intimate portraits, is one of America’s most distinctive voices in documentary filmmaking. By telling the story from the inside, he and his Warrior Poets team bring enlightened perspectives and added depth to the stories that impact American lives,” said Jeff Zucker, President, CNN Worldwide.

Produced by Warrior Poets, Spurlock’s production company with Jeremy Chilnick, Inside Man marks the filmmaker’s return to TV as host and producer, and has him embedded into each week’s story. In addition to airing at 10p.m. ET on Sundays, the program will re-air overnight on Sundays at 1a.m. ET and at 4a.m. ET.

The debut episode of Inside Man will be made available in its entirety on CNN.com.  Following the show’s 10 p.m. air time, cable subscribers can access each episode through their provider’s on-demand service. Viewers will be invited to follow, engage and interact with Inside Man and each other using hash tag #InsideManCNN and handle @InsideManCNN on Twitter and at Facebook.com/InsideManCNN.  In addition, the show blog CNN.com/InsideMan, will provide users with program information, behind-the-scenes photos and videos, and other special content.

An acclaimed documentary filmmaker, Spurlock came to international prominence in 2004 with his Oscar® nominated film Super Size Me. He made his first foray into television as executive producer of the FX series 30 Days (2005-2008). Most recently, he has served as director of the 3-D concert film for the mega-hit band One Direction, executive producer of the documentary series A Day in the Life on Hulu, and the films, Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope, The Dotted Line on ESPN and Mansome on Yahoo.

Warrior Poets, the New York based production company founded in 2004 by Morgan Spurlock and Jeremy Chilnick, has produced multiple award winning films and television programs. Films include The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, Freakonomics, Where in the World is Osama bin Laden?, Comic-Con: Episode IV – A Fan’s Hope, and Mansome. Television projects include the award winning FX series 30 Days, ESPN’s The Dotted Line, the Emmy and Writer’s Guild nominated The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special in 3D on Ice!, Hulu’s A Day in the Life, Failure Club and Mansome on Yahoo!, & Morgan Spurlock’s New Britannia for Sky Atlantic HD.

 



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