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This Week: Top Secret
This Week
March 17, 2006

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

"The Sunshine Gang" was made possible in part by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

In Depth

Sunshine Week

Freedom of Information Past and Present

What's Secret? FOIA Classification Rules

Interview with the Albrights

Supreme Court

Reporter's Notebook: Personal Perspective from Maria Hinojosa

Domestic Spying Update

State Freedom of Information Act Map

Freedom of Information Resources


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Secret Society
Producer: Peter Meryash
Editor: Judith Starr Wolff

A Need to Know
Producer: Dan Logan
Senior Correspondent: Maria Hinojosa
Editor: Larry Goldfine

An Ill Wind
Producers: Jason Maloney/Peter Meryash
Senior Correspondent: Maria Hinojosa
Editor: Jeremy Cohen

Something Fishy
Producer: Peter Meryash
Senior Correspondent: Maria Hinojosa
Editor: Judith Starr Wolff

Under Fire
Producer: Jason Maloney
Senior Correspondent: Maria Hinojosa
Editor: Kathi Black

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