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Former Spy Valerie Plame Tries Her Hand at the Spy Novel

In 2003, CIA operative Valerie Plame’s cover was blown by members of the Bush Administration after her husband critiqued the intelligence used to go to war in Iraq. Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff, Lewis “Scooter” Libby, was later convicted of lying about his role in the leak. In 2007 Plame wrote a best-selling […]

In 2003, CIA operative Valerie Plame’s cover was blown by members of the Bush Administration after her husband critiqued the intelligence used to go to war in Iraq. Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff, Lewis “Scooter” Libby, was later convicted of lying about his role in the leak.

In 2007 Plame wrote a best-selling memoir called Fair Game, which was later turned into a film starring Naomi Watts and Sean Penn. To write that memoir, she had the CIA looking over her shoulder regarding what information she could include. Plame was in Houston last week promoting a completely different kind of book – but one that still got her some CIA scrutiny, as Houston Matters’ Michael Hagerty explains.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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