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Friday, Oct 12

The Real Story Behind Argo

argo.jpgAs Ben Affleck's Argo opens today, we have an interview with the real person behind the new movie.

In this encore 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. He also shared advice for journalists writing about the CIA.

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.


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