City Under Siege
From the 2-part series In the Balance: Terrorism (2005)

A prolonged series of terrorist attacks could seriously endanger American stability. In this program, moderator and Harvard Law School professor Charles Ogletree pushes a team of experts to wrestle with a frightening scenario -- a wave of bombings in a large city and the credible rumor of a nuclear "dirty bomb" arriving in the harbor of a port city on the fourth of July. With 5,000 shipping containers landing daily, those responsible for protecting the city face agonizing logistical and ethical questions. Is an effective search for the bomb possible? Should the threat be made public? Perhaps the most troubling of all -- with thousands of lives in the balance, how can information be elicited from a suspect? The clock is ticking.
Panelists include Richard Clarke, former senior White House advisor; Jamie Gorelick, former U.S. Deputy Attorney General; Frank Keating, former Governor (OK); Dana Priest, National Security reporter, Washington Post ; Warren Rudman, former U.S. Senator (R-NH); Nadine Strossen, President, ACLU .

Funders: U.S.Department of Health and Human Services; The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; the Association of Schools of Public Health through the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health; U.S. Department of Homeland Security; BearingPoint Inc; Carnegie Corporation of New York and The Century Foundation