This week on NOW:
How far can and will the government go to keep its secrets? On this week’s show, meet some ordinary people showing extraordinary courage in fighting government stealth and secrecy. They include two mothers who lost their sons in the Iraq War, a Massachusetts mayor with safety concerns about a local energy plant, and a retired Virginia couple who uncovered something very fishy in their hometown. Also, hear from a Republican Congresswoman who charges the White House is resisting Congressional efforts to keep warrantless eavesdropping in check.
Secrecy and the Katrina Investigation
A Video Exclusive
When Congress decided to investigate the government's preparation for and response to Hurricane Katrina, the White House stonewalled. What does it say about the state of our democracy when secrecy is used to hide potential flaws in federal response to natural disasters? Senior Correspondent Maria Hinojosa and Producer Peter Meryash bring you this special report
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