HBO Documentary Films
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HBO creates documentaries that are usually situated around a specific case. There are a total of 39 that have been made. It is common for these documentaries to be under the name “American Undercover.” These documentaries started back in 1979 and were produced until 2009. One of the most talked about specials was entitled “1985's Soldiers in Hiding.” This particular documentary focused on the homeless veterans that were in the famous Vietnam War. This production won an Academy Award, the first of its kind for cable television. The first documentary ever made for the HBO network was “Time Was.” This special earned the honorary “Peabody Award.” A controversial documentary aired in 1987 when the AID epidemic became rampant. The show, “AIDS: Everything You and Your Family Need to Know…But Were Afraid to Ask,” caused quite a stir.