The arrest of fugitive mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger leaves yet another spot open on the top 10 Most Wanted list. Another spot disappeared early this year; Osama bin Laden’s death left a spot that hasn’t yet been filled.
After 61 years the list still seems to work. The list was started in 1950 by a reporter who asked the FBI for the names behind their toughest cases; 460 out of 494 fugitives have been found with the public’s help since it was started.
Catrin Einhorn, reporter for The New York Times wrote a piece on the list; also joining us is Athan Theoharis, professor emeritus of history at Marquette University specializing in the history of the FBI and author of the book "Abuse of Power: How Cold War Surveillance and Secrecy Policy Shaped the Response to 9/11."