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The Los Angeles Times called it "the break-in to end all break-ins." The 1971 break-in in Media, Pennsylvania was unconventional in almost every way: The burglars were mild-mannered, generally law-biding citizens; their chosen loot wasn't cash or jewelry; it was the hidden secrets of J. Edgar Hoover's FBI. Though little known at the time, the activist heist changed the Bureau and helped set the stage for Daniel Ellsberg's release of the Pentagon Papers. Betty Medsger, the journalist who tracked down the men behind the break-in, now tells the full story of an illegal act from which we may have all benefited.