Season 4, Episode 7 G-Men: The Rise of J. Edgar Hoover

First Aired: November 18, 1991

Surveying the early career of controversial FBI director J. Edgar Hoover(1895-1972), who served 48 years under eight Presidents. Included: Hoover's influence in guiding the Justice Department's “Palmer Raids” against alleged subversives. Host: David McCullough.

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  • Premiered: October 4, 1988
  • Rating: TV-PG
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  • Premise: This much-honored PBS documentary series explores American history, one topic or person at a time. Its Peabody Award winners include profiles of FDR and Malcolm X, and such diverse topics as Nixon's 1972 trip to China, the controversy surrounding `Citizen… (more)

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