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Journalist and author  Annie Jacobsen has a gift for unearthing secret, long-buried information. In her book “Area 51,” she told the true story of a secret government location in Nevada. In “Operation Paperclip,” she traced the astonishing history of Nazi scientists, recruited after World War II to come to America to work on secret  U.S. government projects.

Her new book, “The Pentagon’s Brain: An Uncensored History of DARPA, America’s Top-Secret Military Research Agency,” tells the story of  the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the shadowy U.S. government agency which has come up with technology and science ranging  from Agent Orange to the Internet.

Jacobsen tells how she researched and wrote the story Tuesday night Nov. 3 on Well Read, the books and authors interview program on state public affairs network TVW. It premieres at 7 and 10 p.m. Tuesday (in Seattle, Comcast channel 23) and repeats throughout the week. Or you can see it at 9 a.m. Friday on UWTV.  For more information on Annie Jacobsen and Well Read, go to