America Undercover

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America Undercover
Written byMark C. Baldwin
Directed byJon Alpert
Fenton Bailey
Presented byOliver Stone
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Sheila Nevins
Producer(s)Brent Owens
Production company(s)America Undercover
Original networkHBO
Original release1983 (1983) –
2006 (2006)

America Undercover is a series of documentaries that air 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] was later 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.



  1. ^ Rutenberg, Jim (2001-03-21). "Seamy or Serious, It's Now Center Stage". The New York Times. Retrieved 2007-11-13. Cite has empty unknown parameter: |coauthors= (help)
  2. ^ Finn, Robin (2001-04-15). "Want Pathos, Pain and Courage? Get Real". The New York Times. p. A1. Retrieved 2007-11-13. Cite has empty unknown parameter: |coauthors= (help)
  3. ^ Dempsey, John (2000-12-18). "HBO set to strip `Undercover'". Variety. Retrieved 2007-11-13. Cite has empty unknown parameter: |coauthors= (help)[dead link]
  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. Cite has empty unknown parameter: |coauthors= (help)
  7. ^ Marin, Rick (1993-03-08). "America Undercover Mob Stories". Variety. Retrieved 2007-11-13.
  8. ^ Silverman, Jeff; Silverman, Jeff (1993-10-12). "I Am a Promise: The Children of Stanton Elementary School". Variety. Retrieved 2019-02-09.

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