Book Discussion on The Burglary

Betty Medsger talked about her book, The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret FBI, in which she tells the story of the… read more

Betty Medsger talked about her book, The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret FBI, in which she tells the story of the March 1971 break-in at FBI offices in Media, Pennsylvania, by eight activists from the group Citizens Commission to Investigate the FBI. The documents they stole revealed the existence of J. Edgar Hoover’s secret Counter Intelligence Program (COINTELPRO) that targeted people and groups the FBI considered to be subversive, including, but not limited to, members of the Black Panther Party and the American Indian Movement. During this event hosted by the Philadelphia Free Library, Betty Medsger spoke with three of the eight activists who participated in the burglary. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Book Discussion on The Burglary

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Program ID:
317778-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
First Aired:
Feb 15, 2014
Last Aired:
Mar 9, 2014

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  • Feb 15, 2014 | 6:59pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 16, 2014 | 3:02pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 23, 2014 | 2:46am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 09, 2014 | 8:17am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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