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This Week
June 28, 2002

This week on NOW: The government says mammograms are a safe and effective test for breast cancerů but what if your doctor can't spot the tumor? A year-long investigation by THE NEW YORK TIMES, published this week, found that many of the 20,000 doctors who read mammograms lack the necessary skills for the job. NOW presents this report, prepared by Times correspondent Lowell Bergman, reporter Michael Moss and producer David Rummel. Radiological Health Physicist Tricia Edgerton says, "This is life and death, for many women."

Then, we look at a new media campaign aimed at convincing evangelical Christians across America to support Israel's policies. Bill Moyers interviews the two men who have founded Stand for Israel: Yechiel Eckstein, a fourth generation Rabbi and President of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews; and long-time Republican activist Ralph Reed, former head of the Christian Coalition and current chairman of the Georgia Republican party.

Washington, DC is now disappearing into a swamp of secrecy - the bill for the creation of the proposed Department of Homeland Security calls for the Department alone to decide what information the public has a right to know. Andů the Department will be exempted from the Freedom of Information Act. It's a pattern with a long history, as producer Sherry Jones presents in a rebroadcast of a NOW segment.

In Depth


What questions do you need to ask your doctor?

Mammogram machine
Find out about women's healthcare in your neighborhood. Use our resource map.

What's the history of the Freedom of Information Act? and an update on Secret Government

West Bank settler
NOW checks back in with Jewish settlers in the West Bank town of Shiloh.


Stained glass

Discuss the separation of church and state on the message boards.

Picture of the Week

View from above
Emmet Gowin's views of the changing earth. Add your caption.

And view a special photo essay of Gowin's work.

Learn more about the issues discussed on NOW.

Read the complete transcript.


Radiologist Roulette
Produced by: David Rummel
Correspondent: Lowell Bergman
New York Times Reporter: Michael Moss
Edited by: Pascal Akesson

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