From the time it was founded as an unnamed “investigative force” in 1908, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s cases, programs, policies, procedures, and people have been of great interest to the public, the United States Congress, Presidents, other government agencies, courts, business and industry, and to the news and entertainment industries. Additionally, the FBI has been of interest around the world. The first staff of 34 employees grew to many thousands today and the organization has become a well-known part of everyday culture in the United States and in much of the rest of the world.
An untold number of websites present news, opinion, and information about the FBI, especially the Bureau’s own primary home page that was founded in 1995: www.fbi.gov. But there was no one site on the Internet to present a balanced, knowledgeable, informative, and entertaining cross section of the FBI as it is portrayed in the manner in which many people see it and are influenced: through books, motion pictures, television shows, documentaries, exhibits, social media, and even old-time radio programs and the theatre.
A concept emerged.
After one year of research, design, and development, a new website was launched online on July 26, 2020 (the 112th birthday of the FBI). It has been named “FBIOGRAPHY: The Past and Present Story of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in American Popular Culture.” The name is a combination of “FBI” and “BIOGRAPHY.”
The website contains aggregated (linked) and original content such as articles and features. To keep it accessible to all, the website is offered free of charge.
FBIOGRAPHY is being viewed daily in most of the continental United States from Maine to California as well as in Alaska and Hawaii. It also is being viewed in countries around the world ranging from Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Georgia, Italy, France, Spain, South Africa, India, Pakistan, Japan, Iran, Kenya, Malaysia, to Indonesia.
FBIOGRAPHY is continuously managed and its content is updated and expanded regularly. As such, it will never be finished.
There also are email links for visitors to submit letters or comments about the FBI in popular culture. FBIOGRAPHY also may be seen on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Wikipedia.
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