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
Release
Original network HBO
Original release 1983 (1983) – present

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.

History[edit]

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.

Episodes[edit]

  • Hooker (1983) - Directed by Robert Niemack
  • When Women Kill (1983) - Directed by Lee Grant
  • The Nightmare of Cocaine (1984) - Directed by Fleming B. Fuller
  • Toxic Time Bomb: The Fight Against Deadly Pollution (1984) - Directed by August Cinquegrana
  • Acts of Violence (1985) - Directed by Imre Horvath
  • UFO's: What's Going On? (1985) - Directed by Robert Guenette
  • The Gift of Life (1986) - Directed by Bill Couturié
  • Kids in Crisis (1986) - Directed by Robert Niemack
  • Kids in Sports: The Price of Glory (1986) - Directed by Dennis Lofgren
  • Surveillance: No Place to Hide (1986) - Directed by Joseph Angier
  • Drunk & Deadly: A Day on America's Highways (1987) - Directed by Robert Niemack
  • Murder or Mercy: Five American Families (1988) - Directed by Terry Dunn Meurer
  • Execution: Fourteen Days in May (1988) - Directed by Paul Hamann
  • Confessions of an Undercover Cop (1988) - Directed by Chris Jeans
  • Warning: Medicine May Be Hazardous to Your Health (1988) - Directed by Veronica L. Young
  • Why Did Johnny Kill? (1988) - Directed by Robert Niemack
  • Transplant (1988) - Directed by Vincent Stafford
  • Into Madness (1989) - Directed by Susan Raymond
  • Battered (1989) - Directed by Lee Grant
  • Crack USA: County Under Siege (1989) - Directed by Vince DiPersio and Bill Guttentag
  • One Year in a Life of Crime (1989) - Directed by Jon Alpert
  • Convicts on the Street: One Year on Parole (1990) - Directed by Robert Niemack
  • Rape: Cries from the Heartland (1991) - Directed by Maryann DeLeo
  • Attempted Murder: Confrontation (1991) - Directed by Tom Spain
  • Death on the Job (1991) - Directed by Vince DiPersio and Bill Guttentag
  • The Iceman Tapes: Conversations with a Killer (1992) - Directed by Arthur Ginsberg and Tom Spain
  • Suicide Notes (1992) - Directed by Robert Niemack
  • Asylum (1992) - Directed by Joan Churchill
  • Abortion: Desperate Choices (1992) - Directed by Deborah Dickson, Susan Froemke, and Albert Maysles
  • My Mother's Murder (1992) - Directed by Charles C. Stuart
  • Never Say Die: The Search for Eternal Youth (1992) - Directed by Antony Thomas
  • Women on Trial (1992) - Directed by Lee Grant

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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