International Affairs

"The Director" and "Blowback"

David Ignatius; Valerie Plame

About the Program

Washington Post columnist David Ignatius and former CIA agent Valerie Plame talk about the real-life stories that informed their new novels.  David Ignatius is the author of "The Director," about a CIA mole hunt to find a hacker who has broke into the agency's computer systems.  Valerie Plame is the author of "Blowback," about a CIA agent who is tasked with tracking down an international arms dealer who is helping Iran with its nuclear weapons program.  The co-authors are in discussion with Steve Clemons, Washington editor at large for The Atlantic and senior fellow at the New America Foundation.   

About the Authors

David Ignatius

David Ignatius is a columnist for the Washington Post and has covered the CIA for over 25 years.  He is the author of "Body of Lies," "Bloodmoney," and other books.  For more, visit: davidignatius.com.    


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Valerie Plame

Valerie Plame is a former covert CIA operations officer who worked on weapons of mass destruction issues.  She is the author of "Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House."  For more, visit: valerieplamewilson.com.    

 


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"The Director" and "Blowback"

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Past Airings

  • Sunday, August 3rd at 6am (ET)
  • Saturday, July 19th at 9:15am (ET)
  • Sunday, July 6th at 10pm (ET)
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