Amanpour and Company

The Complex Life of J. Edgar Hoover

Clip: 01/04/2023 | 18m 3s

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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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