Current TV and Fox to Air Interviews with Discovery Channel’s “Weed Wars” Stars Tonight

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Steve DeAngelo, Harborside Health Center’s executive director, and Andrew DeAngelo, Harborside’s general manager, will respond to tough questions on popular shows Vanguard and The O’Reilly Factor.

Steve DeAngelo

Steve DeAngelo

In anticipation of a huge audience response to the premiere of Discovery Channel's "Weed Wars" on Thursday, December 1, both Current TV and Fox News’ highest rated show, The O’Reilly Factor, will air interviews tonight with the stars of the reality series: Steve DeAngelo, Executive Director of Harborside Health Center, and Andrew DeAngelo, Harborside’s General Manager.

"The War on Weed" will air on Current TV’s no-limits documentary series Vanguard at 6 pm (PST). Current TV takes a look at the battle being fought between entrepreneurs and federal agents in California's state-legalized medical cannabis industry.

The O'Reilly Factor interview will air on Fox News at 8 pm (PST). Bill O'Reilly is known for hosting a rigidly enforced "No Spin Zone" in a straightforward and provocative manner. He invites guests with opposing viewpoints to comment on current day news and issues.

Discovery Channel’s “Weed Wars” focuses on Oakland’s Harborside Health Center—the nation’s largest medicil cannabis dispensary, serving over 94,000 patients—and the leadership behind Harborside—activist, founder and Executive Director Steve DeAngelo. DeAngelo’s lifelong mission has been to bring the truth about the cannabis plant to the American public.

The series takes viewers on an up-close-and-personal exploration of the hot-button issue of medical cannabis, following the DeAngelo family and Harborside’s staff as they fearlessly wrestle with the complex issues they face every day. The series accurately captures the real life drama and high stakes of the business as federal agencies make increasingly harsher threats and IRS audits attempt to shut down the Oakland cannabis dispensary.

In addition to focusing on Steve DeAngelo, his family and the staff, “Weed Wars” follows the journey of the plant itself from seed germination to harvesting. Audiences will meet the growers and “patient farmers” whose job it is to provide the “medicine” that will be eventually purchased and used by thousands of clients, many of whom feel their lives have been forever changed by the plant.

About Harborside Health Center:
Founded by national cannabis leader Steve DeAngelo in 2005, Harborside Health Center is the nation’s largest not-for-profit model medical cannabis dispensary. The Oakland medical cannabis collective offers its 94,000 registered patients free holistic health services, lab-tested medicine and education.

“Out of the shadows and in to the light” epitomizes DeAngelo’s mission to enlighten the public on the many medicinal and therapeutic benefits of the plant. DeAngelo is recognized as a national leader and strategist of the cannabis reform movement. He speaks and writes widely on the subject. DeAngelo will be featured in “Weed Wars” on The Discovery Channel this fall.

For more information on Harborside Health Center, call (510) 533-0146 or visit harborsidehealthcenter.com.

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