Put your TV to good use

Posted on Friday, March 17th, 2006 at 4:58 pm by JTE

If you’ve got one, check out PBS tonight:

NOW with David Brancaccio
“The Sunshine Gang” Tonight at [check your local listings]

A blanket of secrecy has fallen over the American government. In the name of the war on terror, an alarming amount of public information is being kept secret, and some fear the government’s grip on information citizens have the right to know is growing tighter. In “The Sunshine Gang,” a special one-hour broadcast, NOW shines a spotlight on what has happened to open government in America through the stories of whistleblowers—insiders who in many cases have risked it all for their democracy by telling the truth. The special is timed to begin during the second annual “Sunshine Week,” when newspapers, magazines, broadcasters, and Web sites around the nation foster a dialogue about the importance of open government to the public and to our democracy.

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