The Threat Within: Homegrown Terrorism


In the wake of the January 6 insurrection, probably the most serious threat to our constitutional government since the Civil War, leaders of the FBI and law enforcement authorities have repeatedly warned that the threat of domestic-grown terrorism is metastasizing. Are they overreacting to a momentary spasm of the body politic or does the danger to our democracy run deeper than previously acknowledged? The panel of experts address the question and discuss what the country can do to reinforce our democracy’s foundations.

Panelists include:

  • Director John Brennan, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency
  • Frank Figliuzzi, former FBI assistant director for counterintelligence; NBC News national security contributor
  • Rep. Elissa Slotkin, former acting assistant secretary of defense for International Security Affairs; U.S. congresswoman, (D) Michigan

Where to Watch

“The Threat Within: Homegrown Terrorism” will premiere on Sunday, September 12, 2021 at 6 p.m. on CPTV, CPTV Spirit, and the CPTV Livestream. It will also be available for on-demand viewing on this page, as well as at video.cptv.org; on YouTube; and on the free Connecticut Public mobile app. (Visit Google Play or the Apple App Store to download the app.)

The program will encore on CPTV and the CPTV Livestream on Tuesday, September 14 at 11 p.m. and Saturday, September 18 at 11 a.m.


Common Ground with Jane Whitney is distributed nationally by American Public Television (APT).


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