The People Vs J Edgar Hoover

This compelling J Edgar Hoover podcast series from the BBC tells the story of the man who built and ran the FBI.

Emily Maitlis explores the life and legacy of J Edgar Hoover, who ran the FBI for almost five decades and turned it into a premier crime-fighting and counterintelligence force. He became arguably America’s most powerful man but still his shadow looms over the US with fears of a ‘deep state’ – unaccountable government officials working against the public.

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Research: Louise Byrne
Editor: Hugh Levinson
Production Coordinator: Janet Staples
Sound: Tom Brignell
Producer: Neal Razzell for BBC Radio 4