The Americans PRB

Emma Best filed this request with the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States of America.
Tracking #

F-2016-00857

Est. Completion Dec. 17, 2016
Status
Awaiting Appeal

Communications

From: Michael Best

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Records relating to the Publication Review Board regarding the television series The Americans, which was created by former CIA officer Joe Weisberg and premiered in the United States on January 30, 2013, on the cable network FX.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Michael Best

From: Michael Best

It has been well over 20 business days since I filed the following FOIA request. As you are aware, the statute requires a response from your Agency within 20 business. For your convenience, a copy of the FOIA request may be found below. I look forward to receiving your legally required reply.

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Records relating to the Publication Review Board regarding the television series The Americans, which was created by former CIA officer Joe Weisberg and premiered in the United States on January 30, 2013, on the cable network FX.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Michael Best

From: Central Intelligence Agency

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Central Intelligence Agency

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Central Intelligence Agency

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Central Intelligence Agency

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Emma Best

I am appealing the integrity of the search, the integrity of the withholdings and the decision to provide non-responsive documents merely to pad the Agency's FOIA stats. A review article is NOT responsive to the request as filed. Some of the withholdings are improper, and would not, as the Agency implies, reveal protected sources or methods. The Agency's blatant failure to segregate releasable material is improper on the face of it. Everything about this release is improper.

From: Central Intelligence Agency

A letter stating that the request appeal has been received and is being processed.

From: Central Intelligence Agency

A letter stating that the request appeal has been received and is being processed.

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