- 'God and Government: The Battle Over Faith-Based Initiatives' and Pakistan's Role in the War on TerrorSeptember 26, 2003 | NOWSupporters say faith-based charities step in to take care of people when government social service agencies can't, but critics contend some are vehicles to push religion on vulnerable clients.
- October 10, 2003 | NOWThe possible hidden agendas of some faith-based charities, a discussion of corporate reform with the founder of Vanguard Group, and writer John Ridley on the intersection of politics and entertainment.
- October 17, 2003 | NOWThe Houston superintendent was tapped to be Secretary of Education — but was his model so "successful" thanks to high cheating drop-out rates? And should insurance companies treat chemical addit
- October 24, 2003 | NOWA battle between union workers and corporate efforts to cut pay and benefits, politicians who tout their religions but don't help those in need, and the plight of women in Afghanistan.
- Judgement Call: The Nomination of Janice Rogers Brown; The Economist's Bill Emmott; Faith and the LawOctober 31, 2003 | NOWThe bitter battle over President Bush's nominee for the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, a conversation with the man at the helm of The Economist, and the political effects of piety in government.
- November 7, 2003 | NOWThe largely unnoticed battles of wounded veterans, the relationship between Big Media conglomerates and government, and myths about productivity, professional mobility and the middle class.
- November 14, 2003 | NOWA discussion of big corporations' cozy ties to the White House and war profiteering, the Patriot Act and escalating erosion of liberties, and decades of US environmental policy.
- November 21, 2003 | NOWA three-part investigation into the roots of growing US economic inequality, and the often-forgotten human toll of government policies that favor corporations over individuals.
- November 21, 2003How the politics of the privileged is jeopardizing America’s economic future.
- November 28, 2003 | NOW
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- Inside the Pentagon with Chuck Spinney and Photographer Lori Grinker on the USNS Comfort Floating HospitalDecember 5, 2003 | NOWWhat happens when the US spends more on defense than education, transportation, the environment, and agriculture combined? Meanwhile, photographs show the human cost of war.
- December 12, 2003 | NOWAn investigation into how diminished government transparency leaves the public — and democracy — at risk, and conversations with Pulitzer winner Dorothy Rabinowitz and NY Attorney General Eliot Spitzer.
- 'Bargain Shopping: The Hidden Costs of Wal-Mart's Low Prices,' International Justice, and the Plight of the StatesDecember 19, 2003 | NOWHow Wal-Mart uses taxpayers money to keep prices low and profits high, Samantha Power on trying and punishing former tyrannical leaders, and former Maine Governor and political Independent Angus King.
- December 26, 2003 | NOWNOW tells the story of an extraordinary place of worship with a spiritual leader whose candid observations of public policy and religious doctrine stand in marked contrast to fundamentalist Christianity.
- January 2, 2004 | NOWPopular Science magazine's "Futurist in Residence" calls for our now-focused society to form a national vision of the future, and writer Susan Neiman asks how we recognize the face of evil.