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Inside: Secret America

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Undercover reporting covers edgy topics like sex, guns.

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Inside: Secret America offers an interesting look at a variety of industries that have become part of a covert subculture as a result of laws and cultural factors that impact the way people think about their activities. It also shows some of the many ways investigative journalists go about researching their stories, and the process by which they go undercover to find information that wouldn't be available to them any other way.

The topics are interesting, and the voyeuristic nature of the work adds to the series' overall entertainment value. But some of the episodes address issues that have already been featured on shows like Frontline and 60 Minutes, and explored at-length by TV journalists like Lisa Ling. The result is a docuseries that explores things that aren't that secret, and that is as much about the reporters as it is about the subjects they are reporting on.

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