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Midmorning: A spy's death and friendship

Posted at 7:38 AM on December 8, 2006 by Bill Wareham

At 9 a.m., Midmorning examines the history of Russian intelligence and spy culture following the death of Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko. Kerri Miller's cast of guests includes: David Satter, a former Moscow correspondent for Financial Times, a fellow at the Hoover Institute and the Hudson Institute and author of Darkness at Dawn the Rise of the Russian Criminal State; Mark Katz, a professor of government and politics at George Mason University and analyst with The Jamestown Foundation; Peter Earnest, a former CIA operations officer who is now the executive director of the International Spy Museum; and Linda McCarthy, a spy with the CIA for 24 years who is the founding curator of the CIA museum.

At 10 a.m., Midmorning examines the many different types of friendship with the author of a new book that looks at how the meaning of the word "friend" has changed. Kerri's guest Joseph Epstein is the author of Friendship: An Expose. His previous books include Snobbery: The American Version.