Declassified (TV series)

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Also known asDeclassified: Untold Stories Of American Spies
Created byAaron Saidman
Directed byDomini Hofmann
StarringMike Rogers
Opening themeThe Hit House
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes16 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)Domini Hofmann, Greg Lipstone
Producer(s)Pete Ritchie, Cristina Bishai, Dana Boratenski, Shannon McCarty, Brian Nagahashi
CinematographyAnne Etheridge, Matthew R. Blute
Camera setupSingle Camera
Running time40–44 minutes
Production company(s)All3 Media America
Original networkCNN
Picture format16:9 HDTV
Audio formatStereo
First shown inThe United States
Original releaseJune 19, 2016 (2016-06-19) –
present (present)
External links
2016 logo

Declassified: Untold Stories of American Spies is a documentary series that details important cases, missions and operations of the American intelligence community, told firsthand by the men and women who worked them.[1]

Producers collaborate with prominent intelligence, military and government agencies such as CIA, FBI, NSA, DIA, DOD, Homeland Security, The State Department, et al., to tell their stories in a non-political, objective way that spotlights the perspective of people that do the work.

The series debuted on CNN on June 19, 2016.[2] Season 2 premiered on July 22, 2017.[3][4][5] Season 3 is currently in production.


Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
18June 19, 2016 (2016-06-19)September 4, 2016 (2016-09-04)
28July 22, 2017 (2017-07-22)September 23, 2017 (2017-09-23)

Season 1 (2016)[edit]

No. in
TitleSubjectOriginal air date
11"Trigon: The KGB Chess Game[6]"Aleksandr Dmitrievich OgorodnikJune 19, 2016 (2016-06-19)
22"The Hunt for Saddam"Saddam HusseinJune 26, 2016 (2016-06-26)
33"Zarqawi: The father of ISIS"Abu Musab al-ZarqawiJuly 3, 2016 (2016-07-03)
44"Ana Montes, Queen of Cuba"Ana MontesJuly 10, 2016 (2016-07-10)
55"Cross International: The Billion Dollar Black Market"Amir Hossein Ardebili[7]August 14, 2016 (2016-08-14)
66"Angry Talon"Dayna Curry and Heather MercerAugust 21, 2016 (2016-08-21)
77"Red Storm Rising: Naval Secrets Exposed"Chi MakAugust 28, 2016 (2016-08-28)
88"Hexagon: Secret Satellite"KH-9 HexagonSeptember 4, 2016 (2016-09-04)

Season 2 (2017)[edit]

No. in
TitleSubjectOriginal air date
91"Operation Ghost Stories: The Spies Next Door"Illegals ProgramJuly 22, 2017 (2017-07-22)
102"The Peacock: Merchant of War"Monzer al-KassarJuly 29, 2017 (2017-07-29)
113"Hijacked: Terror in the Sky"EgyptAir Flight 648August 5, 2017 (2017-08-05)
124"Heroin's Godfather: Haji Bagcho"Haji BagchoSeptember 23, 2017 (2017-09-23)
135"Fidel's Personal Spies: The Myers"Kendall MyersAugust 26, 2017 (2017-08-26)
146"Crack 99: Defense Secrets for Sale[8]"Xiang Li[9]September 2, 2017 (2017-09-02)
157"American Terrorists: The Order"The OrderAugust 19, 2017 (2017-08-19)
168"The Nicholsons: A Spy and His Son"Harold James NicholsonSeptember 23, 2017 (2017-09-23)


  1. ^ "Declassified - CNN". CNN.
  2. ^ "CNN's 'Declassified' opens the file on real-life spying".
  3. ^ Desk, TV News. "VIDEO: First Look - CNN Original Series DECLASSIFIED: UNTOLD STORIES OF AMERICAN SPIES Returns". Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  4. ^ "Season 2 of CNN's original series, 'Declassified: Untold Stories of American Spies,' premieres July 22". Retrieved 2017-07-22.
  5. ^ "TV Guy: Saturday's crime time expands". Retrieved 2017-07-22.
  6. ^ Peterson, Martha (2012), The Widow Spy. Wilmington, North Carolina: Red Canary Press
  7. ^ "HSI Deputy Assistant Director featured in CNN documentary".
  8. ^ David Locke Hall, CRACK99: The Takedown of a $100 Million Chinese Software Pirate, W. W. Norton, 2015.
  9. ^ CNN, Thom Patterson,. "The inside story of catching a cyberpirate".