Uncensored with Michael Ware
Papua New Guinea is an island nation clawing its way into the modern world, but dragging its ancient prehistoric traditions with it. Like the belief in magic, curses, and witches. Up in the rough and savage Highlands, women thought to be witches are hunted and killed.
Chasing Iranian Spies+
Condemned by Iran. Once considered terrorists. Backed by U.S. politicians. Led by a woman. This is the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq: an Iranian dissident group that Michael met during the war. Are they terrorists or freedom fighters? And where are they now?
Africa's Last King+
King Mswati III is the last remaining absolute monarch of Africa, ruling over the entire Kingdom of Swaziland and its people. The western media portrays Swaziland as a struggling nation, its population suffering beneath the rule of a self-absorbed playboy king. But is there truth behind these headlines? We journey deep into the monarchy to find out what it's like to be one of the world's last true kings.
Fashion Week Wars+
Our rugged war correspondent journeys deep into the heart of New York City during Fashion Week, as it pulses with pageantry, runway shows, models, chic elite, and celebrities, to search for any meaning in fashion.
Riding For Mother Russia+
In embattled rebel-held eastern Ukraine, Michael embeds himself with The Night Wolves: a Kremlin-backed biker gang who have a direct line to Putin and a penchant for pyrotechnics. Michael learns about The Night Wolves' mission on the frontline and seeks their leader "The Surgeon" in Moscow.
Cuban Rum And Revolution+
In recent months we've all seen the images breathlessly broadcast of a "new" Cuba. Of an island peppered with bright red 1950s Chevys parked along picturesque cobblestone streets. Of the bluest of blue beaches, adorned with bikini beauties. Of a tropical locale, but a stone's throw from the US, that's suddenly the new "Destination Zero" for the rich and curious tourist. All of this amidst a joyous geopolitical and diplomatic air of rapture as Barack Obama's America historically embraces Castro's Cuba. But is this the real Cuba?
We all know the southern stereotypes of the good old boys and the finishing school girls. But do these stand up? Michael dives past the age-old traditions of the American South hoping to find the heartbeat of the region. From football to faith, family to food, all might not be just what they seem.
Michael embeds with seasoned paparazzi, following them as they the hunt, shoot, and sell celebrity photos - always looking for the prefect shot. Along the way Michael uncovers an intricate and secretive ecosystem that exists behind the glossy pages of the tabloids.