Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta announced sweeping plans to overhaul airline security yesterday. He discussed the possibility of passwords for pilots, a new minimum salary for airline security workers and a "zero tolerance" policy for lapses in airport security. but passengers and Congressman are still concerned. This past weekend, a passenger in Chicago made it through security with several knives and a stun gun. At a Senate subcommittee hearing yesterday, airline executives were chastized for not doing enough to protect passengers. Despite assurances and promises that the skies will be safe, is enough being done? Can air travel ever be fully safe?
Stephen Power, Wall Street Journal reporter;
Arnold Barnett, Professor of management at the Sloan School of Management at MIT and a leading expert on air safety
This program aired on November 8, 2001.