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The stories are hypothetical but the dilemmas are real. No speechwriters. No rehearsals. Powerful people put their values to the test and reveal what they might do when everything hangs In the Balance.

George Clooney stars as Fred Friendly in a film that he also directed, Good Night, And Good Luck. View Clooney's comments about In the Balance.

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BioAttack & City Under Siege

This two-part In the Balance series explores some very hard choices facing leaders trying to prevent, prepare for, or respond to a terrorist attack: To what degree should our daily lives be altered in response to particular threats? When should information be shared with the public and when should it not? How far should the government go to get information about an imminent threat from an American citizen? How should critical resources such as personnel or medicine be distributed after an attack?

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