Uncensored with Michael Ware

Fashion Week Wars

Episode 4 - Season 1


Imagine if Hunter S. Thompson had a camera instead of a pen. No trite narration. No preconceived ideas. Instead, a journey of discovery. Watch as journalism becomes literature on television in a breakthrough series starring the indomitable Michael Ware - the larrikin former TIME Magazine and CNN war correspondent - as he takes you behind the mask of our world’s enigmas. Ware has covered everything from Charlie Sheen to Operation Iraqi Freedom and now comes to Nat Geo to tell story like it’s never been told before. This is full immersion television that drops the barrier between storyteller and viewer. True journeys are felt. They are lived. They are never contrived. From the moment Ware and his crew touch down, to the moment they finally find their truth, the viewers are with them. The scenes, the people, will take paths all their own. Unscripted. Alive in its rawness.


Season 1
  • Witch Hunt


    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?

  • Southern Charm


    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.

  • Paparazzi


    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.