- Making News: TSA to Issue Threat Level for Every Passenger
The Transportation Security Administration has plans for every airline passenger to be given a score for security risk. You-ll be red, yellow or green before you even get to the airport, and that will determine whether you-ll be allowed to get on the plane. Mary Lou Pickel, transportation writer for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, says the new system will draw from passenger travel habits, credit card history and government watch lists.
- Reporter's Notebook: Black Filmmakers and Their Legacy
A major segment of the audience for movies is African American, and the highest grossing film ever made by Miramax was produced by an African American. That doesn-t mean that black filmmakers have it easy in Hollywood. George Alexander, author of Why We Make Movies: Black Filmmakers Talk about the Magic of Cinema, talks about the creative process, movie making and changing opportunities in the industry.
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