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America's Book of Secrets: FBI vs. MLK (S4EP4 History Tues 8 Jun 2021)

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FBI vs. MLK: In 1962, Martin Luther King Jr. criticized Hoover's FBI for refusing to prosecute white supremacists who had burned down black churches in Albany, Georgia. Hoover took King's criticisms in the press as a personal insult. It was an offense that Hoover would never forget and led to him calling King "the most notorious liar in the country." J. Edgar Hoover was not a man to let things go. He ordered "his bureau" to investigate King and soon discovered that the civil rights activist was associated with something he–at the height of the Cold War–considered far more dangerous to the security of the nation than peaceful protests: Communism.

Airdate: Tues 8 Jun 2021 at 22:00 on History

Season 4 Episode 4

America's Book of Secrets on goes deeper, farther and wider than ever in its unceasing effort to bring viewers the truth behind today's most shocking headlines. From the facts behind the NSA spying scandals ("Big Brother") and the Boston Bombings ("American Terrorists") to America's secret prisons, Scientology, the Gold conspiracy and America's doomsday plans, this thought-provoking informational series features in-depth interviews with top journalists, law enforcement officials and even whistleblowers. It gets past the spin and straight to the heart of what everyone needs to know, whether the government wants you to or not.