The CIA Agent Behind Argo
Today on the Morning Media Menu, we spoke with former CIA agent Antonio Mendez about his book, Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History.
Mendez explained how he assembled a team of agents to rescue stranded diplomats in Iran at the height of a hostage situation that erupted in 1979. Using elaborate disguises, Hollywood contacts and a movie script, they rescued the captives--inspiring the new movie, Argo.
Press play below to listen. Click here to receive Mediabistro's Daily Newsfeed via email. The show was hosted by GalleyCat editor Jason Boog. Music by Kevin MacLeod.