|Written by||Mark C. Baldwin|
|Directed by|| Jon Alpert |
|Presented by||Oliver Stone|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Executive producer||Sheila Nevins|
|Production company||America Undercover|
|Original release||1983 –|
America Undercover is a series of documentaries that air on the cable television network HBO.Within the series are several sub-series, such as Autopsy , Real Sex , and Taxicab Confessions .
The series began in 1984and, after a brief time being broadcast weekly in 2001, was later broadcast once per month. In 2006, episodes began being rebroadcast on A&E Network.
Over the years, episodes have covered numerous subjects such as abortion,organized crime, and pedophilia. The show won several awards for the 1998 production of Strippers: The Naked Stages.
Harry Dean Stanton was an American actor, musician, and singer. In a career that spanned more than six decades, Stanton played supporting roles in films such as Cool Hand Luke (1967), Kelly's Heroes (1970), Dillinger (1973), The Godfather Part II (1974), Alien (1979), Escape from New York (1981), Christine (1983), Repo Man (1984), One Magic Christmas (1985), Pretty in Pink (1986), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), Wild at Heart (1990), The Straight Story (1999), The Green Mile (1999), Alpha Dog (2006) and Inland Empire (2006). He had rare lead roles in Wim Wenders' Paris, Texas (1984) and in Lucky (2017), his last film.
Murder, She Wrote is an American crime drama television series starring Angela Lansbury as mystery writer and amateur detective Jessica Fletcher. The series aired for 12 seasons with 264 episodes from 1984 to 1996 on the CBS network. It was followed by four TV films. Among the most successful and longest-running television shows in history, it averaged more than 30 million viewers per week in its prime, and was a staple of the CBS Sunday night lineup for a decade. In syndication, the series is still highly successful throughout the world.
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