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From the Archive: George Crile and Charlie Wilson

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From the Archive: George Crile and Charlie Wilson

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From the Archive: George Crile and Charlie Wilson

From the Archive: George Crile and Charlie Wilson

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The late George Crile, a producer for CBS' 60 Minutes, wrote the book that inspired the new film Charlie Wilson's War.

It's the story of an East Texas congressman who, with help from a CIA operative, steered money and arms to Afghan mujahedeen fighting against the Soviet invasion.

Later in this segment: A chat with Charlie Wilson, who's since retired and gone to work as a lobbyist.

(These interviews first aired on May 13, 2003.)