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Max Holland on the Motivations of "Deep Throat"

Mark Felt

Mark Felt

Kansas City, Missouri
Monday, September 17, 2012

Author & journalist Max Holland discusses his book, "Leak: Why Mark Felt Became Deep Throat." Mark Felt was the FBI assistant director who in 1972 leaked Watergate investigation information to several reporters, including Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. Holland argues that contrary to popular notions, Felt selfishly used journalists to discredit FBI director L. Patrick Gray in the hope that he would be appointed to the top spot; and that Nixon’s resignation was an unintended consequence. The Kansas City Public Library hosted this event.

Updated: Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 10:52am (ET)

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