- Newsmaker: Planned Airline Passenger Screening and Privacy Concerns
Today's Washington Post reports that Federal aviation authorities and technology companies are about to test a new air travel security system, one that would raise passenger profiling to a new and astonishing level. Robert O'Harrow wrote the story.
- Reporter's Notebook: The Debut of Pricey Super Bowl Commercials
Football isn't the only reason the NFL championship is always the most watched television event of the year. This year's match between the St. Louis Rams and New England Patriots will also feature non-athletic attractions like Briteny Spears, the Coen brothers and anti-drug messages from the White House. Michael Jeary is President of Della Femina, Rothschild, Jeary and Partners.
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