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ID:

531

Date:

2009-08-10

Headline:

Bernstein and the F.B.I.

Reporter's name:

Alex Ross

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

The New Yorker

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

Documents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) showed that the federal government kept an eye on New York Philharmonic conductor Leonard Bernstein, accusing him of being a Communist in the 1950s and fearing that he was scheming to embarrass Richard Nixon with a work commissioned by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

Notes:

Alex Ross of the New Yorker used FOIA to obtain records from the National Archives and Records Administration, in addition to his access to FBI files.

Keywords:

Leonard Bernstein, Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, J. Edgar Hoover, Communist, Richard Nixon, New York Philharmonic, National Archives and Records Administration, NARA

URL:

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2009/08/bernstein-and-the-fbi.html


Agencies:

FBI

States:

DC

Categories:

FBI


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