The Free Press and National Security in War Time

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After embarrassing revelations in the media in recent months about warrantless wiretaps and secret CIA prisons, the Bush Administration is warning journalists they could be tried as spies for the stories they write, and trying to ferret out government employees who are leaking classified information. Media watchers call the campaign against leaks the broadest and most overt in a generation. Should journalists or their sources be tried as spies? Is the government over-reacting? What are the implications for the information that Americans have access to about their government's activities during wartime? Guest host Sara Terry looks weighs the balance between a free press and national security. (An extended version of this program aired earlier today on To the Point.)
Guest host Sara Terry is an award-winning writer and photographer, Her latest photo-documentary project is Aftermath: Bosnia's Long Road to Peace.



Warren Olney


Frances Anderton