They have G-Men, X-files and SWAT teams, but the FBI is so much more that a group of initials. This Saturday, the Greater Astoria Historical Society will present a program on the Federal Bureau of Investigation that will explore this intelligence agency whose storied past includes decades pursing mobsters, testy relationships with presidents and a broadened mission after the 9/11 attacks. Attendees will watch rare footage of the FBI in action, explore the agency’s history from the early days of J. Edgar Hoover to the unique challenges of the high-tech era, and listen to agents share their personal experiences. Then, those present will be invited to participate in a roundtable discussion on the latest controversies surrounding the FBI’s domestic surveillance.
Details: History Roundtable: The FBI, Greater Astoria Historical Society, Quinn Building, 35-20 Broadway, 4th Floor, Astoria, December 21st, 1 pm, donations accepted.
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