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Leak: Why Mark Felt Became Deep Throat

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Intelligence officers and investigative journalists both depend on clandestine sources to divulge secrets.But why do people betray a trust?Peter interviews veteran journalist Max Holland about his new book, Leak, which probes the mind and motivations of one of the most famous clandestine sources in American history: Deep Throat. Hear why Mark Felt, the Deputy Director of the FBI, betrayed President Nixon by leaking to the Washington Post and Time about Watergate.Were Felt's motives patriotic or self-serving…or both?
 

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