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America at a Crossroads: Security versus Liberty: The Other War

Following 9/11, the U.S. government adopted some controversial new policies to help prevent terrorism here at home, including eavesdropping on Americans’ phone calls, secret demands for records under the Patriot Act, and the use of FBI sting operations. The Bush Administration contends these tactics have helped save American lives, but critics say they have taken a toll on our liberties. "Security versus Liberty: The Other War" explores this urgent national debate by talking with both critics and advocates of the new policies, and telling the compelling real-life stories of people whose lives have been directly affected.

Production Company: WHUT and ABC News Productions
Executive Producers: Jennifer Lawson, Lisa Zeff
Producer: Edward Gray
Airdate: April 20, 2007 at 9 p.m. (check local listings)

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The National Security Agency building, with U.S. National Intelligence Director John D. Negroponte.

Credit: © Brooks Kraft/Corbis

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A woman protests the trial of Mohammed Mushareff Hossein, an Albany, New York pizzeria owner, who was convicted in October 2006 of money laundering in an FBI sting operation and faces up to 25 years in prison.

Credit: Edward Gray

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Mossammat Hossain, the wife of Mohammed Mushareff Hossain, an Albany, New York pizza shop owner who was convicted in October 2006 of money laundering in an FBI sting operation and faces up to 25 years in prison.

Credit: Edward Gray