What is it really like for those who live and work along the U.S.-Mexico border? ‘Border Live,’ an all-new six-part multiplatform series, will broadcast live beginning Wednesday, December 5, airing 9-11 PM ET/PT on Discovery. Each week, Discovery will go live from its New York-based studio with award-winning news journalist Bill Weir, who will track the action and stories as they unfold live from the U.S.-Mexico border. Veteran investigative journalist Lilia Luciano will also be immersed in the field and tackle stories by interviewing a tapestry of people who live and work along the border.
The network and production company Lucky 8 have secured filming with the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, the Transportation Security Administration and Customs and Border Protection. Crews will be embedded out in the field with officers and special agents at key border sites from Nogales, Ariz., in the west to the Rio Grande Valley and points east. Discovery will also be on-the-ground with law enforcement offices in Texas including the City of San Juan Police Department and Cameron County Sheriff’s Office as well as in Arizona with the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office. The series will also have a team of experts to provide context and insight including Lenny DePaul, a retired Chief Inspector with the U.S. Marshal Service, and Dr. Victor M. Manjarrez, Jr., a retired Chief Patrol Agent who served in both Tucson and El Paso Sectors.