In "48 Hours" Presents: "The Spymasters - CIA in the Crosshairs," all 12 living directors of the agency talk openly about tough calls they've had to make, the controversies they've faced and what it takes to be a master spy. The directors, and top operatives, were photographed by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer David Hume Kennerly, who is one of the executive producers of the documentary.
George H.W. Bush served as Director of Central Intelligence for the Ford Administration from 1976-1977. He then went on to become the 41st President of the United States.
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Served as Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) during the Carter Administration from 1977-1981. Turner, a Rhodes Scholar, was commander of NATO's southern flank when he was tapped by Naval Academy classmate Jimmy Carter to become the director of the CIA.
Served as Director of Central Intelligence during the Reagan and George H.W. Bush Administrations from 1987-1991. He was also director of the FBI and a federal judge. Webster helmed the CIA as it transitioned from the Cold War era to post-Cold War as the Soviet Union underwent changes and ultimately collapsed in 1991.
Served as Director of Central Intelligence during the Clinton Administration from 1993-1995. Woolsey was Under Secretary of the Navy 1977-79 and in the 80s was a delegate to the U.S. - Soviet Strategic Arms Reduction Talks.
Served from 2006-2009 as the third CIA director in the George W. Bush Administrations. During his tenure, he removed all suspected terrorists from "black sites" -- CIA-controlled facilities that were used to house and interrogate.
General Petraeus served the Obama Administration for just one year from 2011-2012. He resigned abruptly from his position as director of the CIA because of an extramarital affair. Petraeus attended West Point, then Princeton University earning a doctorate in International Relations. He returned to military service in 1987, rising the ranks to full general in 2007.
He was Commander General of the Multi-National Forces in Iraq from February 2007-2008. Petraeus served as Commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan and Commander of the International Security Force in Afghanistan from 2010-2011.
Appointed in 2013, Brennan is the current director of the CIA. Before that, he was deputy director under George Tenet.
Brennan was at the CIA for 25 years and then left to become Chairman of Intelligence and National Security Alliance and the CEO of Analysis Corporation. He returned to government in 2009 as Homeland Security Advisor and was there until he became Director at the CIA.
As CIA director, Brennan has helped to steer America's drone campaign.
Morell served as an acting director twice: first, in 2012, under the Obama Administration during the time following the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus, and a second time for four months in 2013,prior to the appointment of current director John Brennan.
Morell started at the CIA in 1980. He was President George W. Bush's daily briefer on Sept. 11, 2001. Following his 30 years of service, Morell joined Beacon Global Strategies and has also serves as a CBS News consultant.
Bennett is a senior counterterrorism analyst for the CIA. She started her career in 1998, and worked as part of a team of analysts who for years tracked Osama bin Laden. Bennett authored a book: "National Security Mom."
Black was director of the Counterterrorism Center from 1999-2002. He worked at the CIA from 1974-2002. Black then went to work for the Department of State as the Ambassador and Coordinator for Counterterrorism until 2005. He worked for Blackwater Worldwide and most recently for Blackbird Raytheon Technologies Inc.
Served as director of the Counterterrorism Center 2002-2004.Rodriguez worked for the CIA from 1976-2008. He ran the "enhanced interrogation program" which employed as one of its techniques: waterboarding. Rodriguez takes responsibility for erasing videos of the waterboarding interrogations, he says, to protect his agents. In 2012, he wrote the book "Hard Measures: How Aggressive CIA Actions After 9/11 Saved American Lives."
David Hume Kennerly won the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for his photos of the Vietnam War and then served as President Gerald R. Ford's personal photographer. He was named, "One of the 100 Most Important People in Photography" by American Photo Magazine. Kennerly is an exectitive producer of "The Spymasters - CIA in the Crosshairs."