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I REMEMBER: The FBI -- 100 Years

December 3, 2008

Milwaukee, WI - I REMEMBER host Jim Peck interviews Richard K. Ruminski, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Milwaukee Field Office on Monday, December 8, at 6:30 p.m.

The story of the FBI dates back to 1908, when a small group of agents conducted investigations for the Department of Justice. Since 1935, the agency has been called the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Special agents joined in the hunt for Bonnie and Clyde and investigated Al Capone and other gangsters. The FBI deals with major white-collar cases, combats organized crime, and tracks down cyberspace predators. Following 9/11, protecting the country from terrorist attacks became the top priority. Today, there are more than 31,000 employees, including almost 13,000 special agents at work in the FBI.

Ruminski began his career in 1986 in the Washington D.C. Division of the FBI. Since then, he has worked in the Chicago Division of the FBI and FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Today, he leads a diverse team of professionals assigned to fighting domestic and international terrorism as well as combating traditional criminal matters in Wisconsin.

The host for I REMEMBER is talk show veteran Jim Peck, currently a senior advancement officer at Marquette University.

I REMEMBER is simulcast on MPTV-10.1 HD (Time-Warner Cable 510) and MPTV 10 (Time-Warner Cable 10). For additional information, contact MPTV Viewer Services at 414-297-7520.
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