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The FBI at 100

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FBI director J. Edgar Hoover speaking to the Senate Crime Investigating Committee, March 26,1951. (AP Photo)
J. Edgar Hoover

They chased down Bonnie and Clyde, gunned down John Dillinger, and battled Al Capone. They stalked Martin Luther King, bugged war protesters, and missed 9/11.

This summer, the FBI and its agents across the country celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

It's a century jammed with criminals, characters and controversial moments that riveted public attention, from the Unabomber and the FBI's own J. Edgar Hoover, to Waco and the wiretapping debate right now.

This hour On Point: the FBI at 100, where it's been, and where it's headed.Guests:

Cartha D. Deloach, Former Deputy Director of the FBI and author of the book "Hoover's FBI: The Inside Story by Hoover's Trusted Lieutenant"

Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones, Professor Emeritus of American history at the University of Edinburgh and author of "The FBI: A History"

Eric Lichtblau, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The New York Times and author of "Bush's War: The Remaking of American Justice."

This program aired on July 17, 2008.


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