America Undercover
Written byMark C. Baldwin
Directed by
Presented byOliver Stone
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Executive producerSheila Nevins
ProducerBrent Owens
Production companyAmerica Undercover
Original release
Release1983 (1983) –
2006 (2006)

America Undercover is a series of documentaries that aired on the cable television network HBO from 1983 through 2006.[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.
  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.[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.
  7. ^ Marin, Rick (1993-03-08). "America Undercover Mob Stories". Variety. Retrieved 2007-11-13.
  8. ^ Silverman, Jeff (1993-10-12). "I Am a Promise: The Children of Stanton Elementary School". Variety. Retrieved 2019-02-09.
  9. ^ Gorman, James (January 27, 2004). "TELEVISION REVIEW; Life-and-Death Decisions About Four-Legged Prisoners". The New York Times. Archived from the original on May 28, 2015.