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Brian Epstein


Video: Crossing the line at the border

In partnership with the Nation Institute, Need to Know investigates whether U.S. border agents have been using excessive force in an effort to curb illegal immigration. Watch a preview.


Crossing the Line at the Border

A series of reports on the use of force by U.S. border guards by Need to Know, the Nation Institute and the Investigative News Network has sparked an official investigation by the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security [PDF]. This action on the part of the OIG is the latest […]


Video: Egypt, today

Egyptian-American Mona Iskander returns to Egypt where she was born and reports about how ordinary people including members of her own family are doing a year after Hosni Mubarak was swept from power.


Video: Faith in the system: Divisions among evangelicals in Iowa

Need to Know correspondent Rick Karr examines how conservative evangelical voters in Iowa have been unable to coalesce around one candidate as the presidential caucuses loom ahead.


Video: Mayor under siege

Mayors across the United States are under tight pressure to rein in spending and keep services running at the same time. Need to Know chronicles three days spent with Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett.


Video: It’s not easy being green: Creating a green economy in Michigan

Can green companies in the U.S. succeed against global competition? Need to Know visits one Michigan town that is trying to reinvent itself as a green community.


Video: An island divided: Haitian immigrants deported from the Dominican Republic

More than a year after the earthquake in Haiti, the Dominican Republic is deporting Haitian refugees en masse, prompting allegations of racism and wrongful treatment by human rights activists.


Video: Drawing the lines: Parties fight for redistricting power

Need to Know investigates the fight to redraw Congressional district lines, and interview two of the biggest figures in that battle: Republican Ed Gillespie and Democrat Harold Ickes.


Before the fact: Homegrown terrorism in the post-9/11 world

Need to Know explores the profiles of the men convicted of plotting to kill American soldiers at Fort Dix, and examines the U.S. strategy for stopping and finding homegrown terrorists.