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'The Americans:' What Happens When There's a Real Spy in Charge of a Spy Show

2/01/2013 7:14 AM Eastern

Slate interviews the creators of The Americans, former CIA agent Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields, about their cold way spy drama. Says Weisberg, "A lot of what you see of spies in TV and movies has to do with blowing things up. In the real world, there’s a lot more recruiting and handling and running agents—which is all about relationships and human drama, which lends itself very well to a television show."

Read the full interview here.

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