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FRONTLINE; Spy Hunter, The

05/14/1991


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Series
FRONTLINE
Program
Spy Hunter, The
Program Number

919

Series Description

Premiered January 1983 Since January 1983, FRONTLINE has served as American public television's - PBS - flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature over 23 years is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience. Series release date: 1/1983

Program Description

Profiles the mysterious, tortured life of James Jesus Angleton, ex-chief of counterintelligence for the CIA in the 1950's and 1960's. A master spy, Angleton spent the later years of his tenure searching for a supposed Soviet "mole" inside the CIA ranks. After a long and obsessive spy hunt, many colleagues were accused, many careers were destroyed, and the agency itself was damaged. Reporter Tom Mangold spent three years investigating the story, interviewing over 300 CIA employees.

Duration

00:58:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Public Affairs
News
Citation
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Spy Hunter, The,” 05/14/1991, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 4, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_09679FA979AF4400B51BF199D8D2A4ED.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Spy Hunter, The.” 05/14/1991. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 4, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_09679FA979AF4400B51BF199D8D2A4ED>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Spy Hunter, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_09679FA979AF4400B51BF199D8D2A4ED
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