CBS Information is increasing its podcast profile, giving the inexperienced mild to a brand new sequence exploring the story of Robert Hanssen, the FBI agent who infamously leaked delicate info to Russia for greater than twenty years.
The still-untitled eight episode sequence from CBS and Paramount Audio will debut within the fall, and is led by CBS Information chief Washington correspondent Main Garrett, who additionally hosts the weekly podcast The Takeout.
“How does the nation deal with its most delicate secrets and techniques? It’s a query we’ve wrestled with for many years however is particularly related as we speak,” Garrett says. “The whole lot about Robert Hanssen fascinates me – how he escaped detection for 22 years, the depth of his betrayals, how he was caught and, most elusive of all, why he did it. Chasing these solutions has taken two years and I can’t wait to share this extraordinary story with our listeners.”
The story, which begins on the peak of the Chilly Warfare and covers Hanssen’s whole time as a double agent, additionally explores the affect his sharing of secrets and techniques had on the nation. Hanssen died in jail earlier this 12 months.
The sequence consists of interviews with greater than 40 folks, together with Hanssen’s household, mates, and associates.
CBS Information and Paramount Audio have produced a handful of podcasts constructing off of the reporting from CBS programming like Face the Nation and CBS Sunday Morning. The reveals embrace Mobituaries with Mo Rocca, My Lifetime of Crime with Erin Moriarty, The Takeout, and Unsung Science with David Pogue.