The Undoing Of A Hoover Era Politician Host Bob Edwards talks with Tracy Campbell, author of Short of Glory , about the downfall of politician Edward Pritchard. Pritchard was a promising young leader in the 1940''s, until he aroused the suspicion of FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. In 1948, Pritchard sealed his fate by stuffing ballot boxes in his home state of Kentucky. He went on to work effectively in local politics, fighting for civil rights, environmental issues, and improvements in education. (7.24) Short of Glory: The Fall and Redemption of Edward F. Pritchard , University Press of Kentucky.