Wednesday, November 09, 2011

J. Edgar: Hero or Villain?

by Janet Donovan

"During his lifetime, J. Edgar Hoover would rise to be the most powerful man in America. As head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for nearly 50 years, he would stop at nothing to protect his country. Through eight presidents and three wars, Hoover waged battle against threats both real and perceived, often bending the rules to keep his countrymen safe. His methods were at once ruthless and heroic, with the admiration of the world his most coveted, if ever elusive, prize."  Warner Bros. production notes.

Take a look inside the J. EDGAR premiere at The Newseum with director Clint Eastwood, screenwriter Dustin Lance Black and Senator Patrick Leahy.  With special thanks to my colleagues: Karin Tanabe, Politico - to my left, Nikki Schwab, The Examiner - to my right and John Arundel, Washington Life who had my back.

On the Red Carpet:

Watch the trailer here: