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This Week
February 28, 2003


This week on NOW:

Bill Moyers interviews legendary columnist and longtime civil rights advocate Nat Hentoff about civil liberties and the war on terror. Among the many books that Hentoff has written are FREE SPEECH FOR ME - BUT NOT FOR THEE, SPEAKING FREELY, LIVING THE BILL OF RIGHTS and THE NAT HENTOFF READER. Hentoff's next book, THE WAR ON THE BILL OF RIGHTS - AND THE RISING RESISTANCE, examines the growth of organized resistance as more citizens realize their rights are endangered.

American newspapers, TV and radio stations answer to fewer and fewer corporate bosses. And now the last barriers to further consolidation may crumble, because there's a move afoot for a major rewrite of the rules that directly affect what you read, see and hear in the media. It's all taking place at the FCC, the Federal Communications Commission and the giant media companies have left the public largely in the dark about whatís happening.

Bill Moyers interviews Ambassador John Wilson the last senior diplomat to meet with Saddam Hussein about how he views the Administrationís war plans in Iraq. Wilson was the Deputy Chief of Mission to the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad from 1988-1991 and the acting ambassador in Iraq during Desert Shield, the lead up to the Gulf War.

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Journalist Nat Hentoff on the Bill of Rights today

Civil Liberties and National Security in American History

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Joseph C. Wilson on Talking to Hussein


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The Massing of the Media: The FCC and Consolidation


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