America Undercover

America Undercover

2001 - 2012, Other
A series of documentaries dealing with various social issues.

Episode Guide

  • America Undercover - Cathouse 2: Back in the Saddle (Season 1 Episode 52)
    Season 1 Episode 52:

    Cathouse 2: Back in the Saddle

  • America Undercover - Thug Life in DC (Season 1 Episode 51)
    Season 1 Episode 51:

    Thug Life in DC

    A profile of a generation of young urban males.

  • America Undercover - Naked World (Season 1 Episode 50)
    Season 1 Episode 50:

    Naked World

    More than six thousand people were willing to be naked in the name of art.

  • America Undercover - Autopsy 9: Dead Awakening (Season 1 Episode 49)
    Season 1 Episode 49:

    Autopsy 9: Dead Awakening

  • America Undercover - Iceman and the Psychiatrist (Season 1 Episode 48)
    Season 1 Episode 48:

    Iceman and the Psychiatrist

    Uncovering the reasons why people kill.

  • America Undercover - Cathouse (Season 1 Episode 47)
    Season 1 Episode 47:


  • America Undercover - Black Tar Heroin (Season 1 Episode 45)
    Season 1 Episode 45:

    Black Tar Heroin

    Five San Francisco addicts struggle to overcome the lure of black tar heroin.

  • America Undercover - Murder 9 to 5 (Season 1 Episode 44)
    Season 1 Episode 44:

    Murder 9 to 5

    The disturbing increase of violent crimes committed in the workplace.

  • America Undercover - The Best Hotel on Skid Row (Season 1 Episode 42)
    Season 1 Episode 42:

    The Best Hotel on Skid Row

    Charles Bukowski tells about the down-and-out denizens of the Madison Hotel in Los Angeles.

  • America Undercover - Crack U.S.A. (Season 1 Episode 41)
    Season 1 Episode 41:

    Crack U.S.A.

    In a middle-class community in Palm Beach County, Fla., seven out of 10 crimes are drug-related.

  • America Undercover - Life of Crime (Season 1 Episode 40)
    Season 1 Episode 40:

    Life of Crime

    Hidden cameras record a year in the lives of three criminals.

  • America Undercover - Warning: Medicine May Be Hazardous to Your Health (Season 1 Episode 39)
    Season 1 Episode 39:

    Warning: Medicine May Be Hazardous to Your Health

    Report explores accounts of danger in common medical situations.

  • America Undercover - The Nightmare of Cocaine (Season 1 Episode 38)
    Season 1 Episode 38:

    The Nightmare of Cocaine

    People of many backgrounds, including a former high-school beauty queen, a psychiatrist, a basketball player, a fashion executive and a store clerk explain their personal stories of drug abuse.

  • America Undercover - Missing Persons -- Four True Stories (Season 1 Episode 37)
    Season 1 Episode 37:

    Missing Persons -- Four True Stories

    An investigation of cases involving a graduate student who disappeared during a New Year's Eve party, a missing housewife, a Baptist minister who vanished on two separate occasions and a driverless abandoned vehicle.

  • America Undercover - Getting Even (Season 1 Episode 36)
    Season 1 Episode 36:

    Getting Even

    Victims of violent crimes fight back through the courts, legislation and counseling or support groups.

  • America Undercover - Five American Guns (Season 1 Episode 35)
    Season 1 Episode 35:

    Five American Guns

    The paths of several weapons are traced, revealing the shocking actions of those who come into contact with them.

  • America Undercover - Being Homosexual (Season 1 Episode 34)
    Season 1 Episode 34:

    Being Homosexual

    A visit to a gay bar and a gathering of gay senior citizens highlight a study of homosexuality in America.

  • America Undercover - Guns: A Day in the Death of America (Season 1 Episode 33)
    Season 1 Episode 33:

    Guns: A Day in the Death of America

    A review of July 16, 1989, focuses on 61 deaths by gunfire.

  • America Undercover - Child of Rage: A Story of Abuse (Season 1 Episode 32)
    Season 1 Episode 32:

    Child of Rage: A Story of Abuse

    An abused child adopted by loving parents turns on her brother.

  • America Undercover - Murder: No Apparent Motive (Season 1 Episode 31)
    Season 1 Episode 31:

    Murder: No Apparent Motive

    The rising number of serial murders, killings that occur over a period of time, is examined through three actual cases and a murderer's on-camera confession.

  • America Undercover - Battered (Season 1 Episode 30)
    Season 1 Episode 30:


    Lee Grant explores the cycle of domestic brutality and frustration of battered women.

  • America Undercover - Into Madness (Season 1 Episode 29)
    Season 1 Episode 29:

    Into Madness

    Three families cope with schizophrenia, an illness that strikes without warning.

  • America Undercover - Transplant (Season 1 Episode 28)
    Season 1 Episode 28:


    A woman's death provides four people with life-saving organs.

  • America Undercover - Why Did Johnny Kill? (Season 1 Episode 27)
    Season 1 Episode 27:

    Why Did Johnny Kill?

    Three teenage killers discuss their crimes and why they committed them.

  • America Undercover - Confessions of an Undercover Cop (Season 1 Episode 26)
    Season 1 Episode 26:

    Confessions of an Undercover Cop

    An ex-cop infiltrates organized crime.

  • America Undercover - Execution -- Fourteen Days in May (Season 1 Episode 25)
    Season 1 Episode 25:

    Execution -- Fourteen Days in May

    Documentary follows a man's last days on death row in Mississippi.

  • America Undercover - Do the Guilty Go Free? (Season 1 Episode 24)
    Season 1 Episode 24:

    Do the Guilty Go Free?

    In three cases the Exclusionary Rule frees people accused of murder.

  • America Undercover - Growing Up Stoned (Season 1 Episode 23)
    Season 1 Episode 23:

    Growing Up Stoned

    The stories of three teenagers, each entrapped in some stage of drug dependency, focus on chemical abuse by American young people.

  • America Undercover - Murder or Mercy: Five American Families (Season 1 Episode 22)
    Season 1 Episode 22:

    Murder or Mercy: Five American Families

    Some families of terminally ill patients consider euthanasia.

  • America Undercover - Vigilante: Right or Wrong (Season 1 Episode 21)
    Season 1 Episode 21:

    Vigilante: Right or Wrong

    The controversy surrounding the subject is seen through the stories of five modern vigilantes.

  • America Undercover - Drunk & Deadly: A Day on America's Highways (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:

    Drunk & Deadly: A Day on America's Highways

    Re-creations show five fatal drunken-driving accidents that occurred May 17, 1986.

  • America Undercover - Surveillance: No Place to Hide (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:

    Surveillance: No Place to Hide

    Case studies and interviews show how police and private citizens use electronic surveillance.

  • America Undercover - Kids in Sports: The Price of Glory (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:

    Kids in Sports: The Price of Glory

    Interviews with children, parents and coaches show a dark side of youth athletics.

  • America Undercover - And the Pursuit of Happiness (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    And the Pursuit of Happiness

    Filmmaker Louis Malle profiles Asians, Central Americans, West Indians, Africans, Mexicans and others who have come to the United States for a better life.

  • America Undercover - Rapists: Can They Be Stopped? (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    Rapists: Can They Be Stopped?

    Examines the problem through case studies of five rapists under treatment.

  • America Undercover - Cops, Behind the Badge (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    Cops, Behind the Badge

    Profiles of patrol officers in Houston and New York reveal the off-duty hazards of police work.

  • America Undercover - Kids in Crisis (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    Kids in Crisis

    Interviews with children, parents and psychiatrists shed light on teenage suicide.

  • America Undercover - The Gift of Life (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    The Gift of Life

    Focuses on social, medical and emotional problems faced by two families of chronically ill children.

  • America Undercover - Verdict: The Wrong Man (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    Verdict: The Wrong Man

    Dramatizations reveal the cases of four people convicted of crimes they did not commit.

  • America Undercover - Down and Out in America (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    Down and Out in America

    The Oscar-winning documentary focuses on the poor, the hungry and the homeless as well as middle-class victims of the economy.

  • America Undercover - The Search for Mengele (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    The Search for Mengele

    Psychologists, family members and Auschwitz death camp survivors shed light on the mysterious fate of Nazi war doctor Josef Mengele.

  • America Undercover - UFOs -- What's Going On? (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    UFOs -- What's Going On?

    People who think they had close encounters try to explain their experiences.

  • America Undercover - Sex and the American Teenager (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Sex and the American Teenager

    An examination of teenage contraceptive use, pregnancy, abortion, love, courtship and marriage.

  • America Undercover - Acts of Violence (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Acts of Violence

    Examines a 1984 mass slaying at a California fast-food restaurant and a man who killed more than 300 people.

  • America Undercover - What Sex Am I? (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    What Sex Am I?

    Transsexuals and transvestites discuss their lifestyles. Narrated by Lee Grant.

  • America Undercover - Sexual Abuse of Children -- Beyond the Secret (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Sexual Abuse of Children -- Beyond the Secret

    Dr. Roland Summit presents four real stories of children who've been victims of sexual abuse by adults.

  • America Undercover - Disposable Heroes -- The Other Side of Football (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Disposable Heroes -- The Other Side of Football

    Interviews with former players, their wives, mothers and girlfriends reveal their lives after their sports careers have ended.

  • America Undercover - Soldiers in Hiding (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Soldiers in Hiding

    The stories of six angry and sometimes dangerous Vietnam veterans who feel they must hide from the society they fought to protect.

  • America Undercover - Toxic Time Bomb (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Toxic Time Bomb

    The personal story of three women fighting pollution in their communities highlights an examination of the 80,000 chemical waste sites in America.

  • America Undercover - Hooker (Season 1 Episode 1)
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    Interviews and films examine three different types of prostitutes: high-class call girls, madams who run "modeling parlors" and streetwalkers working for pimps.

  • America Undercover - Paradise Lost 2 Revelations (Episode 83)
    Episode 83:

    Paradise Lost 2 Revelations

    Revisiting the controversial case of three Arkansas teenagers convicted in 1994 of murdering three 8-year-old boys.

  • America Undercover - Hookers at the Point (Episode 59)
    Episode 59:

    Hookers at the Point

    En Hunts Point en el condado del Bronx, mujeres rondan las calles con la promesa de dinero rápido en la prostitución pero solo encuentran largas horas, duras lecciones y esperanzas perdidas.

  • America Undercover - Paraíso Perdido 2: Revelaciones (Episode 54)
    Episode 54:

    Paraíso Perdido 2: Revelaciones

    Una segunda mirada del controvertido caso de tres adolescentes condenados en 1994 de matar a tres niños de ocho años.