The Spy Hunter


Episode Info

Playing on the paranoid theories of ex-chief of counterintelligence for the CIA James Angleton, this Frontline production searches for the infamous "mole" within the "wilderness of mirrors" of the intelligence community. Brought to video by PBS, correspondent Tom Mangold uncovers the tortured and sometimes twisted realm of the spy hunter. Born into the world of espionage, this documentary details the extraordinary climb to power by Angleton and the historical events that chronicle his ascent. Such incidents including the Roswell UFO crash of 1947, the death of Marilyn Monroe, and the secret atomic program known as the Manhattan project are discussed.