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David Wise Scores an Interview with the Only C. I. A. Agent to Defect to the KGB.

Journalist David Wise. His new book, The Spy Who Got Away, is the story of Edward Lee Howard, the CIA agent who divulged secrets to the Russians and then eluded an FBI dragnet to flee to the Soviet Union. The book is based on six days of interviews with Howard in Budapest and reveals a CIA coverup of suspicions about Howard's character and the agency's refusal to share the information with the FBI's counterintelligence division. Wise, a former Washington bureau chief for the New York Herald Tribune, has written extensively on espionage. His books include The Invisible Government, The Politics of Lying and The U-2 Affair.

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Other segments from the episode on June 7, 1988

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, June 7, 1988: Interview with David Wise; Commentary on The Flamin' Groovies; Interview with Joan Jett; Review of Hunter Thompson's essay collection "Generation Swine...".

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