Eric Hunley and Mark Groubert present America’s Untold Stories where we explore cultural figures and history that is often under-appreciated or overlooked. This episode is the CIA in Hollywood. Operation Mockingbird, the Cold War CIA program to infiltrate the American media is supposedly long gone. But is it really? Between 2006 and 2011, the CIA’s Office of Public Affairs (OPA) was involved in at least 22 of the U.S. entertainment industry’s projects. Some of the productions included the films Argo and Zero Dark Thirty and television shows like Top Chef and Covert Affairs.
Media Culture Wars: Engineering Consent and Obedience to Authority (Amazon book/DVD list)8:36 pm on June 11, 2021 Email Charles Burris