"The Burglary:" The Inside Story Of FBI Surveillance

"The Burglary:" The Inside Story Of FBI Surveillance

A new book reveals the long-secret identities of the 1971 burglars who disclosed FBI documents that proved the agency was spying on black and anti-war activists.

In 1971, eight people stole and disclosed FBI records that proved the agency was spying on black and anti-war activists under the now-infamous COINTELPRO banner. Four decades later, a new book reveals the burglars' identities, answering questions about how they pulled off the historic heist, and fueling renewed debates over whistle-blowers and government surveillance of its own citizens.

Guests

Betty Medsger

Author, "The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret F.B.I" (Knopf, 2014)

Sarah Davidon

Faculty member, University of Colorado School of Medicine; Daughter of William Davidon, one of the Media, Penn., burglars

Paul Coates

Founder, Black Classic Press

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