Watergate and Secrecy in Government

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The answer to one of the most intriguing secrets of our time was revealed this week when former FBI Assistant Director Mark Felt revealed himself as the "Deep Throat" of Watergate. The clandestine meetings between anonymous source and Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward threw a spotlight on the secrecy of the Nixon Administration. What about the Bush Administration? Does it collude with intelligence agencies to serve its agenda or is it highly disciplined about not allowing leaks? Some argue that in an era of war, secrecy is a mandatory element of national security. Guest host Diana Nyad speaks with political theorists, advocates of open public discourse and experts on national security about secrecy at the highest levels of government.
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A 2002 inductee into the International Swimming Hall of Fame, guest host Diana Nyad is a business sports columnist for Marketplace. She's served as senior sports correspondent for Fox News, hosted her own show on CNBC, and is the author of Other Shores, Basic Training and The Keyshawn Johnson Story.

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