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    Senator Sam Ervin and Watergate

    Panelists talked about Senator Sam Ervin’s (D-NC) time as chair of the Senate Watergate Committee. Panelists included Senator Ervin’s former aide, Rufus Edmisten, and his grandson, Judge Sam Ervin IV. They…

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    Leak: Why Mark Felt Became Deep Throat

    Max Holland, author of Leak: Why Mark Felt Became Deep Throat, talked about the Watergate scandal, the role of "Deep Throat"and the media, and the motivations for Mark Felt’s anonymous…

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    Retrieval of U.S. Spy Satellite

    David Waltrop of the CIA’s Historical Division talked about the retrieval of a U.S. spy satellite from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. In 1972, the CIA and U.S. Navy gathered the remains…

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    FBI Historian John Fox on J. Edgar Hoover

    FBI historian John Fox spoke about the career of J. Edgar Hoover who served as FBI Director for 48 years, from 1924 until 1972. He talked about Hoover’s role in developing the FBI, and how…

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    After Fidel

    The Fourth Raleigh International Spy Conference dealt with the topic, “Castro and Cuba: The Inside Story.” Brian Latell, a Castro expert, talked about his book, “After Fidel: The Inside Story of Castro’s…

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    Castro and Cuba: Then and Now

    The Fourth Raleigh International Spy Conference covered the topic of “Castro and Cuba: The Inside Story.” One panel of experts discussed “Castro and Cuba: Then and Now.” Topics included Castro’s childhood,…