Series
Secret Intelligence
Episode Number
No. 102
Episode
Intervention
Producing Organization
KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.)
Contributing Organization
WGBH (Boston, Massachusetts)
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-15-70msck27
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Description
Series Description
"When the United States entered World War I in 1917, the U.S. Chief of Staff, General Peyton March, discovered that his entire intelligence department consisted of two officers and two clerks. "Seventy years later, the United States has created a vast intelligence empire, both foreign and domestic, supported by billions of dollars and layer upon layer of government. It is a secret empire that serves as America's eyes and ears, its shield, and sometimes its sword. But in its evolution, the U.S. intelligence community now has the potential of threatening the very principles it was created to defend. "SECRET INTELLIGENCE, a four part documentary series, explores the constant tension between secrecy and democracy for the United States. This series, for the first time, provides American television viewers with a detailed and in-depth understanding of the reasons why the United States established the FBI, CIA, and National Security Agency. In doing so, viewers chart these agencies' successes as well as their failures, from Pearl Harbor through the Iran-Contra affair. It attempts to tell these stories in a fair and balanced way, as recognized by Newsday: 'The series makes clear the dangers of inadequate as well as overzealous use of intelligence tools.' "This is an epic and global story told in large by actual participants: a woman arrested in the infamous Palmer Raids directed by a young J. Edgar Hoover; an intelligence officer trying desperately to gather electronic signals from the Japanese fleet at Pearl Harbor; a former CIA officer explaining how he orchestrated a coup that brought the Shah of Iran back to power; a Senate investigator providing insight about the Iran-Contra hearings. "SECRET INTELLIGENCE, the Los Angeles Times wrote, 'undoubtedly will shock and perhaps anger lay viewers unaccustomed to encountering such a broad, blunt and expertly presented survey on the uneasy coexistence of secrecy and openness in America.'"--1989 Peabody Awards entry form.
Broadcast Date
1989
Created Date
1989
Asset type
Episode
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
00:58:51.370
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Credits
Producing Organization: KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.)
AAPB Contributor Holdings
WGBH
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Format: 1 inch videotape
Generation: Master
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
Identifier: cpb-aacip-884dac27c73 (Filename)
Format: U-matic
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Citations
Chicago: “Secret Intelligence; No. 102; Intervention,” 1989, WGBH, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed June 26, 2022, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-15-70msck27.
MLA: “Secret Intelligence; No. 102; Intervention.” 1989. WGBH, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. June 26, 2022. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-15-70msck27>.
APA: Secret Intelligence; No. 102; Intervention. Boston, MA: WGBH, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-15-70msck27