PBS NewsHour

Obama Vows More Transparency in Surveillance Programs

Clip: 08/09/2013 | 6m 2s

In a formal White House news conference, President Barack Obama defended government surveillance programs, stating they will continue but with added oversight. He outlined a series of four reforms in an effort to provide more transparency and better safeguards. Judy Woodruff offers excerpts from the president's remarks.

Aired: 08/09/13

Rating: NR

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