Monday, April 6, 2009

Sue Thomas F.B.Eye

Animal Planet will begin reruns of a TV series about a deaf woman working for the FBI starting tonight. Sue Thomas F.B.Eye ran from 2002-06 and starred Deanne Bray. It was on Animal Planet because the character has a hearing dog named Levi.

What many viewers don’t know is that the series is based on a real person. The real Sue Thomas is a deaf fingerprint technician whose lipreading ability won her a job on the FBI's elite surveillance team.

Her story is told in the book Sue Thomas: Breaking the Sound Barrier.