Terrorism Check-In

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Although officials have been adament that there is no initial indication that terrorism was involved in today's plane crash, a nation already on edge still anxiously awaits a conclusion that mechanical failure is to blame. A plane crash is always big news, but with the ongoing conerns over the terrorist threat, this crash has incited even more fear and concern than usual. Two months after the largest attack in U.S. history, how is the nation reacting to the continuous threat of terrorist attacks? This hour, we check in on the ongoing impact of September's attacks. How has the nation evolved, both psychologically and with regards to security measures — and what changes still need to be made?


Juliette Kayyem, Executive Director of the Domestic Preparedness Program at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University;
James Fallows, National correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly and author of "Free Flight: From Airline Hell to a New Age of Travel"

This program aired on November 12, 2001.


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