Saturday, July 14, 2007

Weiner, Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA, on Book TV this weekend

"Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA" by Tim Weiner is featured on After Words, this weekend on C-Span2 Book TV. Tim Weiner is interviewed by David Ignatius.

Saturday, July 14, at 9:00 PM (times Eastern, US)
Sunday, July 15, at 6:00 PM
Sunday, July 15, at 9:00 PM

About the Program
Tim Weiner chronicles the history of the Central Intelligence Agency in his book “Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA.” Mr. Weiner’s research included the use of over 50,000 documents and interviews with ten directors of central intelligence. He analyses the inherent difficulties in maintaining classified information in an open democracy and argues that the CIA has consistently struggled in the field of espionage. Tim Weiner discusses his book with Washington Post columnist, David Ignatius.

About the Author

Tim Weiner
Tim Weiner is a journalist for the New York Times and has reported on the CIA for twenty years. Mr. Weiner received a Pulitzer Prize for his reportage of secret spending by the Pentagon in 1998 while working for the Philadelphia Inquirer. He is the author of "Blank Check: The Pentagon's Black Budget" and co-author of Betrayal: The Story of Aldrich Ames, an American Spy."

David Ignatius
David Ignatius is a columnist for The Washington Post. Mr. Ignatius has been with The Washington Post since 1986 and has served as the foreign editor, editor of the Outlook section, and assistant managing editor of business news. Prior to joining the paper he was a reporter for The Wall Street Journal. Mr. Ignatius is the author of six novels, including his latest book "Body of Lies."

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