City Under Siege

City Under Siege

Streaming Video - 2005
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A prolonged series of terrorist attacks could seriously endanger America's stability. In this Fred Friendly Seminar, moderator and Harvard Law School professor Charles Ogletree compels a team of experts to wrestle with a frightening scenario-a wave of bombings in a large port city and the credible rumor of a nuclear "dirty bomb" arriving in the harbor on the Fourth of July. With 5,000 shipping containers landing daily, those tasked with protecting the city face agonizing logistical and ethical questions: Is an effective search for the bomb possible? Should the threat be made public, or would that only cause panic and undermine the investigation? And perhaps the most troubling issue of all-with thousands of lives in the balance, how can information be elicited from suspects? Is torture a last resort? The clock is ticking. Additional resources are located online at www.pbs.org/inthebalance/terrorism.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2005], c2005.
Branch Call Number: E-VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (57 min.) : sd., col., digital file.

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