America Undercover

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America Undercover
Genre Documentary
Written by Mark C. Baldwin
Directed by Jon Alpert
Fenton Bailey
Presented by Oliver Stone
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 9
Production
Executive producer(s) Sheila Nevins
Producer(s) Brent Owens
Production company(s) America Undercover
Broadcast
Original channel HBO
Original run 1983 (1983) – present

America Undercover is a series of documentaries that airs on the cable television network HBO.[1] Within the series are several sub-series, such as "Autopsy", "Real Sex" and "Taxicab Confessions". The series began in 1984[2] and, after a brief time being broadcast weekly in 2001,[3] is now broadcast once per month.[4] In 2006, episodes began being rebroadcast on A&E Network.[5]

Over the years, episodes have covered numerous subjects such as abortion,[6] organized crime,[7] and pedophilia. The show won several awards for the 1998 production of Strippers: The Naked Stages.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rutenberg, Jim (2001-03-21). "Seamy or Serious, It's Now Center Stage". The New York Times. Retrieved 2007-11-13. 
  2. ^ Finn, Robin (2001-04-15). "Want Pathos, Pain and Courage? Get Real". The New York Times. p. A1. Retrieved 2007-11-13. 
  3. ^ Dempsey, John (2000-12-18). "HBO set to strip `Undercover'". Variety. Retrieved 2007-11-13. 
  4. ^ "New 'America Undercover' Weekly Documentary Series Scheduled for 11 Consecutive Sundays on HBO Beginning March 11" (Press release). Time Warner. 2001-01-19. Retrieved 2007-11-13. 
  5. ^ Schneider, Michael (2006-02-01). "A&E goes 'Undercover'". Variety. Retrieved 2007-11-13. 
  6. ^ Grahnke, Lon (1992-05-05). "`Abortion' examines the agony of choice". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 2007-11-13. 
  7. ^ Marin, Rick (1993-03-08). "America Undercover Mob Stories". Variety. Retrieved 2007-11-13. 

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