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This absorbing account of Mark Felt's FBI career, from the end of the great American crime wave through World War II, the culture wars of the 1960s, and his conviction for his role in penetrating the Weather Underground, provides a rich historical and personal context to the "Deep Throat" chapter of his life. It also provides Felt's personal recollections of the Watergate scandal, which he wrote in 1982 and kept secret, in which he explains how he came to feel that the FBI needed a "Lone Ranger" to protect it from White House corruption.
In 1974, Mark Felt was given the code name "Deep Throat" and shared intelligence on the Watergate break-in with a young reporter from the Washington Post named Bob Woodward. Thus began the greatest political scandal in the twentieth century, which would besmirch an entire administration and bring down a presidency.
A patriotic man, Felt only revealed his role in our national history as he neared the end of hislife. Based on his personal recollections, Mark Felt chronicles his FBI career, from the end of thegreat American crime wave and World War II to the culture wars of the 1960s and his penetrationof the Weather Underground; provides rich historical and personal context for his role in theWatergate scandal; and depicts how he came to feel that the FBI needed a "Lone Ranger" toprotect it from White House corruption.
Running time 12 hrs 22 min