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Television Spots Honor 40th Anniversary of G-Women

The FBI today unveiled two public service announcements (PSAs)—featuring actresses Gillian Anderson and Marsha Thomason—commemorating the service and contributions of female special agents over the past four decades.

Television Spots Honor 40th Anniversary of G-Women

The FBI today unveiled two public service announcements (PSAs) commemorating the service and contributions of female special agents over the past four decades.

The spots, which feature actresses Gillian Anderson (X-Files) and Marsha Thomason (White Collar), were first shown in San Diego at the annual convention of Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI during events honoring women agents.


The two PSAs, each 30 seconds long, are posted here in both mp4 format and in broadcast quality resolution for use by local television affiliates around the country. Radio/audio PSAs are also posted.


Both PSAs were produced pro bono. The original music accompanying Gillian Anderson’s message was provided courtesy of composer Tony DiMito.

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Celebrating Women Special Agents
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About This Series

On July 17, 1972, the first two women of the modern era entered the FBI Training Academy at Quantico, Virginia. Fourteen weeks later they emerged as special agents. Over the next 40 years, women agents reshaped the Bureau, achieving leadership posts across the U.S. and around the world. This series looks at their roles, their challenges, and the rewards of a demanding career as a G-woman.

- Part 1: A New Chapter is Opened
- Part 2: Two Women Blaze a Trail
- Part 3: Early Pioneers Tell Their Stories
- Part 4: Pop Culture’s Take on Women Special Agents

- Part 5: A Diversity of Backgrounds and Experiences
- Part 6: Working Undercover

- Part 7: Two Made the Ultimate Sacrifice 

In Their Own Words
 Agents past and present talk about what brought them to the Bureau, their challenges, and their place among four decades of pioneers.
 Collage of women agents (b&w)
“You don’t want people to say she’s a good female agent. You want people to say she’s a good agent.. That’s what you strive for.” 
— Mary Rook, Special Agent in Charge, Anchorage FBI

 As Seen on TV 
Marsha Thomason of “White Collar” and Gillian Anderson of “The X-Files” thank the Bureau’s women agents for their service.
 Marsha Thomason and Gillian Anderson
 
 A Father-Daughter Perspective
A woman who followed her father’s footsteps and became an agent.
Father and Daughter (Play Video)

 

 

 

On July 17, 1972, the first two women of the modern era entered the FBI Training Academy at Quantico, Virginia.
This is the second story in our series marking the 40-year anniversary of women special agents.