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J. Edgar Hoover and the F.B.I.:
The Scandals and the Secrets
Myrna Goldberger
Recipient of the LLS 1999 Excellence in Teaching Award

EVENT DESCRIPTION: J. Edgar Hoover can be described as "wielding more power longer than any other man in American history."  For almost fifty years, Hoover's influence went unchecked as he used his files to "manipulate Presidents to maintain his Directorship."  A man who demanded loyalty, he was willing to resort to hidden microphones, wiretapping, stalking and surveillance to ensure his supremacy and eliminate his adversaries. How was Hoover connected to the Mob?  Were the investigations of the deaths of JFK, Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy without flaw?  What was some of the scandalous information contained in his massive files?  What was the relationship between the Secret Service and the FBI?  How did Hoover demonstrate his reliance on his own words, "There's something addictive about a secret?"  In this one-woman presentation, Myrna Goldberger, using costumes and visuals, will detail the life of J. Edgar Hoover, his association with Clyde Tolson, his obsession with erotic literature, his personal hatreds and his use and misuse of the organization he "fathered" - The Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Myrna's objective is to provide "Edutainment."

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Myrna Goldberger has been a presenter for the Lifelong Learning Society (LLS) for 21-plus years. Educated at the University of Maryland, Loyola College and Johns Hopkins University, Myrna has had more than 50 years of experience in educational programming, including Elderhostel and scholar-in-residence weekends. She currently presents lectures to community and religious groups, as well as to special-interest groups in Florida and other states. Moreover, she performs in self-written, one-act plays focusing on famous American women and men. Her students, who call themselves “Myrna’s Groupies,” describe her as “charismatic, knowledgeable and dynamic." Myrna calls what she does  "Edutainment," and she has been the recipient of several LLS awards.

WPL353
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Date: Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Location: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
Fees: Member advance registration - $20 per event
$50 for any combination of three events
$100 for any combination of seven events
Door price member/non-member - $25

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