Starting this Sunday at 9 p.m. Eastern, for the first time on a mainstream cable network, the History Channel is telling the story of America’s longest and most expensive war in a four-part docu-series entitled “America’s War on Drugs.” The epic project examines the US government’s involvement in the drug trade and the real origins of five decades of failed laws. It reveals the devastating, selective impact on communities of color. With the Trump administration calling for a return to some of the War on Drugs’ worst policies, it couldn’t be more timely.
Former DEA and CIA officials speak directly to camera, along with major drug traffickers and an incredible cast of experts that includes fearless Mexican drug war journalists, iconoclastic academics, and a former pot smuggler.
“America’s War on Drugs” premieres SUNDAY JUNE 18, 9pm EST on HISTORY, with a new episode released the following three nights.