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“We found a guy online who’s trying to sell an AK-47. Now I’m in a position I never thought I’d be in: heading to a fast food parking lot to make a cash deal for an assault rifle.” – Mariana van Zeller
UNLICENSED GUNS, SYNTHETIC DRUGS AND SEX SLAVERY ARE THRIVING INDUSTRIES “INSIDE: SECRET AMERICA”
Investigative Journalists Mariana van Zeller and Darren Foster Infiltrate the Nation’s Most Controversial Subcultures in New Undercover Series
New Series Premieres Wednesday, July 10, at 10:00 PM ET/PT
(WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 6, 2013) Nick will sell you an assault rifle in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant in Arizona. In a Southern town, Steve has what law enforcement believes to be synthetic marijuana for purchase at his smoke shop. For around $100 in cash, “Karen” in North Carolina will sell you sex how ever you like it. All three are seemingly everyday Americans, but their lives and livelihoods fuel national headlines and regularly stir impassioned political debate.
National Geographic Channel teams with investigative journalists Mariana van Zeller (@MarianaVZ) and Darren Foster (@darren_foster) to take viewers Inside: Secret America, a new series that infiltrates the nation’s most controversial subcultures, premiering Wednesday, July 10, at 10:00 PM ET/PT. (For more information, visit www.ngcpr.com and follow us on Twitter @ngc_pr.)
Using advanced surveillance techniques and hidden camera technology, van Zeller and Foster go undercover, assuming different identities and diving deeper into these often dangerous worlds. They hit the streets with experts in the field – members of local law enforcement, criminals willing to cooperate and victims with firsthand experience – to gather intelligence, plot out their covert strategy and assess the obstacles that lie ahead of them.