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Six months ago, Congress passed the Aviation and Transportation Security Act, a sweeping effort to tighten security in America's air-traffic system. The legislation created the Transportation Security Administration which, by year's end, hopes to have federal screeners in place at all US airports, as well as equipment to screen all luggage for explosives. But as the new agency seeks $ 4.4 billion in supplemental funding, some in Congress are already balking at the cost of "high security." Is it all working? Can the new agency meet the deadlines for even tougher measures? We hear from a victim of airline terrorism, airline security consultants, the former president of El Al Airlines, and a former staff director for the White House Commission on Aviation Safety and Security. Guest hosted by David Dow, retired CBS News Correspondent.
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