At the Height of the Holiday Season: Is It Safe to Fly?

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Airline security is leading today's news, including this program. Yesterday, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was quoted as saying the air-travel security system "worked" to prevent a tragedy on Christmas Day. Today, she said her comment was taken "out of context," and that a lot went wrong. But the biggest problem for most Americans is still the economy. We hear about the growing numbers, including children, who can't get enough to eat.

Banner image: Cpl. Frederick of the Wayne County Airport Police and his bomb-sniffing dog Spencer patrol at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport December 26, 2009 in Romulus, Michigan. Photo: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

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Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Sonya Geis, Karen Radziner