PBS TO CARRY A NEW DOCUMENTARY CALLED SPYING ON THE HOMEFRONT05/15/07 Robert Lorei
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President Bush describes his domestic anti-terrorist measures as narrow and targeted, but a new PBS FRONTLINE investigation has found that the National Security Agency (NSA) has engaged in wiretapping and monitoring the internet communications of millions of Americans. The FBI conducted a data sweep on 250,000 Las Vegas vacationers; The FBI and and more than 50 other agencies are mining commercial data banks to an unprecedented degree and have even been assigning suspicion ratings to anyone who travels across a U.S. border.
We're joined now by Hedrick Smith, the former New York Times reporter who now works at FRONTLINE. His reporting is featured in tonight's documentary SPYING ON THE HOMEFRONT. Hedrick Smith welcome to WMNF.