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Title:
The FBI
Author:
Haysbert, Dennis.
Publication Information:
[Burbank, Calif.] : Warner Home Video, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (50 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Enter the inner sanctum of today's FBI, with unprecedented access granted to National Geographic. Witness the Bureau's top-secret Strategic Initiative Operations Center at work. Explore the history of the FBI, from the days of J. Edgar Hoover till now.
General Note:
Time on container: 60 min.

Bonus material not rated or closed-captioned.

Special features: Nat. Geo. Channel's inside base camp with Tom Foreman: Spies!; bonus program: School for feds; interactive photo timeline.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
Not rated.
ISBN:
9780792293347
UPC:
727994750390
Format :
DVD

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For this National Geographic TV special, FBI director Robert Mueller gave the filmmakers unprecedented access to the inner working of the law-enforcement bureau. Though the focus is of course on the anti-terrorism war of the early 21st century, this laudatory campaign is placed in context with the FBI's checkered history. No mere "spin job," the documentary is unsparing in its criticism of some of the bureau's unsavory covert activities under the aegis of long-time director J. Edgar Hoover, and also underlines the eccentricities of later director Louie Freeh (among them the man's near-phobic hostility toward computer technology). As part of Mueller's efforts to reestablish national confidence in the Bureau, the film gives ample time to the efficiency of the FBI's latter-day modus operandi , including behind-the-scenes sequences involving a White House security briefing, a large-scale Congressional Hearing, and the painstaking measures taken to select new FBI agents. Narrated by actor Dennis Haysbert, The FBI was first aired on PBS. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi