Burton Hersh on Robert F. Kennedy and J. Edgar Hoover11/22/11 Robert Lorei
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Coming up today weâ€™ll talk about the life of former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover who spent about 40 years in that job.
He headed the nationâ€™s foremost law enforcement agency during some of the nationâ€™s most tumultuous times- the Great Depression, World War II, The McCarthy anti-communist era, The Civil Rights Movement, the Kennedy assassination and the Vietnam War. Thereâ€™s a new film in the theaters about Hoover starring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Clint Eastwood.
Our guest is St. Petersburg resident and author Burton Hersh who has written BOBBY AND J EDGAR - a book that looks at the interaction between the Kennedyâ€™s and the then-head of the FBI. Today is also the 48th anniversary of JFKâ€™s assassination.