Secrets of the FBI (Ronald Kessler)

Secrets of the FBI (Ronald Kessler)

Project description

Title: Secrets of the FBI
Author: Ronald Kessler
About the Program: Investigative reporter Ronald Kessler presents an internal history of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Mr. Kessler reports on the FBI’s training center and laboratory and recalls several of the Bureau’s biggest cases. Ronald Kessler discusses his book and takes national phone calls on C-SPAN’s daily morning program, Washington Journal.
About the Author: Ronald Kessler, a former Washington Post investigative reporter, is chief Washington correspondent for He is the author of several books, including Inside the CIA, The Terrorist Watch, and In the President’s Secret Service..

Viewing/Listening Instructions:
Please click on the link below to access the video/audio presentation.

If the link should not work, go to and type in Ronald Kessler in the search blank at the top left of the BookTV homepage.

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

•Video Lecture : Secrets of the FBI (Kessler)
•Minimum of 1 library resource for initial post
This activity follows the Activation Principle where the student will recall, describe relevant knowledge and prior knowledge by reviewing the speaker’s presentation and viewing it with a critical eye. The student will then elaborate on the knowledge through the discussion to reflect and consolidate the learning experience.

Initial Post Instructions
After viewing the presentation, discuss the answers to these three questions:

1. What was the speaker’s main point and did they appear credible.

2. What are 2 things did you agree with the speaker and 2 things you disagreed with and why?

3. Why would someone in Criminal Justice need to know this?