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Sometimes the stories behind the CIA are just as interesting or, perhaps, more interesting, than the headlines the agency generates.

In the CBS series, "The Agency," creators take artistic liberties to tell the stories of some of the people who have put their lives on the line in the name of U.S. national security.

Emmy award-winning actor Beau Bridges visits The Early Show to discuss the television drama in which he plays CIA Director Tom Cage, and he tells audiences what to expect on "The Agency's" latest episode.

In "The Agency," Sen. Gage is a former war hero and a presidential hopeful who is appointed director of the CIA. Leading his agency, Gage helps the government combat terrorism, nuclear threats, biological warfare and any other assaults.

In the coming episode of the "The Agency," Cage and his team must find out who is responsible for killing members of the Saudi royal family in order to clear suspicion of the CIA.

"The Agency" airs Saturdays, at 10PM ET/PT, on CBS.

Some Facts About Beau Bridges

  • Beau Bridges was born in Hollywood, Dec. 9, 1941
  • Beau Bridges is the eldest son of actor Lloyd Bridges; brother of actor Jeff Bridges
  • Bridges won Emmy Awards for his roles in "The Second Civil War," "Without Warning: The James Brady Story" and "The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom"
  • The actor also received Emmy nominations for his performances in the cable films "Hidden in America," "Kissinger & Nixon," "The Sand Kings" and for his role in "P.T. Barnum."
  • Bridges feature film credits include "Norma Rae," "The Other Side of the Mountain," "The Fabulous Baker Boys," "The Hotel New Hampshire," "Married to It" and "Rocket Man"