Former U.S. National Intelligence Director John Negroponte walks past a video screen at the National Security Agency at Fort Meade.

Spying on the Home Front

May 15, 2007 / 56m

Season 2007: Episode 12

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Is the Bush administration’s domestic war on terrorism jeopardizing our civil liberties? Reporter Hedrick Smith presents new material on how the National Security Agency’s domestic surveillance program works and examines clashing viewpoints on whether the president has violated the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and infringed on constitutional protections. Probing such projects as Total Information Awareness, and its little known successors, Smith discloses that even former government intelligence officials now worry that the combination of new security threats, advances in communications technologies, and radical interpretations of presidential authority may be threatening the privacy of Americans. [Explore more stories on the original website for Spying on the Home Front.]