Current Affairs

Security vs. Liberty: The Whistleblower

I wrote, produced and directed this one-hour film for the 2007 PBS series America At A Crossroads which looks at the debate over counterterrorism and civil liberties. This clip tells the story of Mark Klein, a former AT&T employee who accused the communications giant of secretly allowing the National Security Agency to tap into the Internet traffic of all Americans. DVDs are available at www.shoppbs.org

Someone’s Watching: Mr. Nelson, would you please step aside?

Someone’s Watching is a two-hour documentary I wrote and produced for the Discovery Times Channel during the years I worked at New York Times TV. It examines the controversies over government eavesdropping in the wake of 9/11. This clip looks at the conflict over a plan to collect more data about airline passengers. It features four very different David Nelsons who all found themselves getting flagged by the TSA.

Thomas L. Friedman Reporting: Searching for the Roots of 9/11

The Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist explores the “three rivers of rage” that fuel the anger of so many young Muslims toward America. Filmed in Egypt, Qatar, Bahrain and Belgium. Aired 2003 on the Discovery Channel. 1 hour. Produced by Edward Gray. DVDs are available at www.amazon.com