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Founder of the Federal Witness Protection Program Gerald Shur and journalist Pete Earley on this edition of Fresh Air. They've collaborated on the new book, WITSEC: Inside the Federal Witness Protection Program. Shur started the program in the 1960s after realizing that many witnesses would not testify because they were afraid of being killed as a result. WITSEC assigns a new identity and relocates witnesses and their dependents. Witnesses have included everyone from mobsters to drug traffickers to terrorists in the first World Trade Center bombing. Shur headed the program for 34 years. The program is part of the Justice Department's Organized Crime and Racketeering Section. Shur is now retired. (Broadcast date: February 18, 2002)

GENRE
Arts & Entertainment
NARRATOR
TG
Terry Gross
LENGTH
00:46
hr min
RELEASED
2002
February 18
PUBLISHER
WHYY-FM
PRESENTED BY
Audible.com
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
21.7
MB