This Date in THE FBI History: William Windom, Dean Jagger, and Tom Skerritt star in “The Assassin,” airing Oct. 9, 1966. THE FBI DOSSIER is now available through Black Pawn Press

    Original Air Date:
    Oct. 9, 1966
    Synopsis. The Bureau learns that Anton Christopher, an American expatriate who is also a notorious Communist operative, has been hired to assassinate Bishop John Atwood, a missionary and envoy who is attempting to broker peace talks between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. Erskine must prevent the killing, but faces two challenges: (1) Because Christopher has never been photographed or printed, he literally could be anyone, and (2) Atwood refuses to believe that he is in danger and insists on delivering an important speech at Soldiers Field in Chicago.LEARN MORE about this episode in THE FBI DOSSIER, everything you wanted to know—and more— about the long-running ABC-TV series produced by Quinn Martin and starring Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. THE FBI DOSSIER is available through Black Pawn Press,, and wherever books are sold online.
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