Former U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers hosting CNN spy series

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My Sunday-night television viewing is looking up.

For so long, I’ve loved, loved, loved “The Good Wife.” In addition to great stories, great dialogue, and amazing wardrobes, the series was steeped in the rough-and-tumble world of Chicago’s Democratic politics. Since the long-running Sunday-night series ended, I’ve been surfing for a replacement without success.

It seems my former congressman could be riding to my rescue. Former U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers is debuting a new Sunday-night CNN Original Series called “Declassified: Untold Stories of American Spies” at 10 p.m. Sunday, June 19.

Rogers, a Republican, represented Michigan’s 8th District, which includes Livingston County. The Howell High School grad, former FBI agent, former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, and host of the nationally syndicated “Something to Think About with Mike Rogers” on Westwood One — is one of the executive producers of the new eight-espisode series.

Each of the episodes, according to CNN, will feature a newly declassified mission “told first-hand by the agents who lived it, providing viewers with unprecedented access to the riveting and secret world of espionage.” The episodes cover missions ranging from “Cold War era Moscow to modern-day Iran, from the streets of 1980s Cuba to today’s bustling Beijing.”

This project seems a perfect fit for Rogers. In addition to being extremely telegenic, Rogers knows his stuff. He is an expert on cybersecurity, counterterrorism and national security policy. He’s a CNN national security commentator, as well as a regular print commentator in major media outlets like The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and the Associated Press.

I look forward to the series debut, and I’m crossing my fingers that Rogers can fill my Good Wife gap.

Check out the series trailer:



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Journalist Maria Stuart lives in Howell. She worked at The Livingston County Press/Livingston County Daily Press & Argus as a reporter, editor and managing editor from 1990-2009. She is often spotted holding court at Uptown Coffeehouse. You can check out her website by clicking here.