Amanpour and Company

The Complex Life of J. Edgar Hoover

Clip: 01/04/2023 | 18m 3s | Video has closed captioning.

J. Edgar Hoover held the FBI in an iron grip during nearly 50 years as its director. Once popular, Hoover left behind a troubling legacy. Yale historian Beverly Gage examines his dominance over the agency in a major new biography. She speaks with Michel Martin about the man, his career, and his lasting influence.

Aired: 01/04/23

Rating: NR

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PBS and WNET, in collaboration with CNN, launched Amanpour and Company in September 2018. The series features wide-ranging, in-depth conversations with global thought leaders and cultural influencers on issues impacting the world each day, from politics, business, technology and arts, to science and sports.

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