This week on NOW:
More than 100 nuclear power reactors - many from the 1960s and 1970s and all aging - are operating in plants across the United States. Eleven of these plants were closed down for inspection about a year ago when it was discovered they were "highly susceptible to cracking." A 12th nuclear power station, Davis-Besse in Oak Harbor, OH, was vulnerable to the same problem, but was not immediately shut down. Davis-Besse turned out to be in the worst shape of them all and it had the most extensive corrosion of a nuclear reactor that the U.S. has ever seen. Allegations about government regulators emerged and numerous investigations are underway. NOW investigates a CLOSE CALL.
Bill Moyers interviews renowned author Doris Lessing on how the horrors of war have affected her life and writing.
NOW travels to South Carolina to profile GULLAH CULTURE, a heritage so rich, no price tag can measure its value.
Are drugs the hidden weapon in modern war? A Bill Moyers commentary.