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'Narcos: Mexico' revisits a tragic chapter in the drug wars




Diego Luna plays drug kingpin Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo in the Netflix series,
Diego Luna plays drug kingpin Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo in the Netflix series,"Narcos: Mexico."
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On today's episode:

When the drug wars hit home for the U.S.

(Starts at 7:42)

Among the most notorious drug dealers, Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo isn’t a name that stands out. But after watching the first episode of "Narcos: Mexico," the fourth installment of the popular Netflix series, it’s clear why he’s the series’ new antihero. In the 1980s, Félix Gallardo transformed the Guadalajara cartel from a regional marijuana industry into a cocaine trafficking empire. As if written for TV, Félix Gallardo’s story culminated in the kidnapping, torture and murder of Kiki Camarena, the heroic DEA agent assigned to the Guadalajara office. The Frame’s John Horn speaks with show runner Eric Newman about casting and researching the show.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBLcYJ7C4F0

YouTube changing its content strategy?

(Starts at :45)

Natalie Jarvey of The Hollywood Reporter tells John that three years after YouTube launched a subscription streaming service aimed at making it a destination for premium programming, the online video giant is expected to scale back its scripted output beginning in 2020.

Woody Guthrie's music still resonates for this duo

(Starts at 18:55)

Two music veterans have made their first album together. “Downey to Lubbock” is a collaboration by Southern California native Dave Alvin and Texas troubadour Jimmie Dale Gilmore. They spoke with The Frame producer Jonathan Shifflett about the new album and the modern relevance of folk icon Woody Guthrie.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9N3IbU4Dq4