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Fresh Air, Valerie Plame Wilson, October 23, 2007

Written by: Terry Gross
Narrated by: Terry Gross
Length: 50 mins

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Hear former undercover CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson on this edition of Fresh Air.

Valerie Plame Wilson's new memoir is Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House. She was outed as an undercover agent by columnist Robert Novak in 2003. This was shortly after her husband, former ambassador Joseph Wilson, had written an op-ed piece contradicting President Bush's contention that Saddam Hussein had tried to procure yellowcake uranium from Niger. Scooter Libby, Vice President Cheney's chief of staff, was indicted and given a 30-month sentence for perjury and obstruction of justice. His sentence was commuted by President Bush. Plame and her husband still have a case in civil court in an attempt to unravel who started the leak. [Broadcast Date: October 23, 2007]

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