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Betty Medsger (THE BURGLARY) on the FBI’s Blunder in Camden, NJ

Betty Medsger
Betty Medsger

Betty Medsger talks about a colossal blunder committed by the FBI during its investigation of the burglary — its prosecution of what turned out to be a totally unrelated incident in Camden, NJ that left the FBI with some serious egg on its face.

It was the arrest and prosecution of a large group of antiwar activists who planned a break-in at a draft board office. The FBI was sure the break-in was linked to the burglary of the Media, PA FBI office. But it wasn’t. Find out what happens by listening to this excerpt.

Listen to this Web-only excerpt about the Camden 28 from our longer interview with Betty Medsger about her book, The Burglary.


About Francesca Rheannon

Francesca Rheannon is an award-winning independent radio producer. In addition to hosting Writer's Voice, she's a freelance reporter for National Public Radio and its affiliates. Recipient of the prestigious Nancy Dickerson Whitehead Award for reporting on substance abuse issues for her news series, VOICES OF HIV, produced for 88.5 WFCR public radio in western Massachusetts. She is also finishing a book on Provence (PROVINCE OF THE HEART) and working on a memoir of her father, THE ARGONAUTS.