History faculty invited on the History Channel as Hoover expert

Douglas Charles, assistant professor of history at Penn State Greater Allegheny, has been in the news recently with the release of the new movie about J.Edgar Hoover (J. Edgar, 2011). Charles specializes in the history of the FBI, about which he has written two books and several articles.

Charles was recently interviewed on the NPR program "On Point with Tom Ashbrook." The interview is available as a podcast, along with more details about Hoover, at the program website.

Charles also reviewed the movie from a historical perspective for the Boston Globe (November 24, 2011; boston.com).

The publicity over the new movie has also led to Professor Charles being invited to appear on the History Channel. He is to be interviewed in December about Hoover and the FBI for possible inclusion in an episode about government secrets.

More information about Charles and his research is on his personal Web page.

Contacts: 
Last Updated December 19, 2011