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November 22nd, 2010
09:58 PM ET

Airport Insecurity: Join the Live Chat

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You say you want 'em to keep their hands off you at the airport? Well, we've got news for you about the alternative. Those new scanners. We'll tell you about new research on how much they can apparently miss and it could be enough to take down an airliner. Plus, tonight's other headlines.

Scroll down to join the live chat during the program. It's your chance to share your thoughts on tonight's headlines. Keep in mind, you have a better chance of having your comment get past our moderators if you follow our rules.

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soundoff (107 Responses)
  1. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Good night Sanjay, Susan & everyone!!!!
    See you tomorrow night!!!
    (snowing in Seattle area!!! Windy so blew away!)

    November 22, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  2. Lori

    Do not friend old dates.

    November 22, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  3. Emily

    I wonder if Rev. Miller is speaking from experience?

    November 22, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  4. Lori

    What a great series of books that was.

    November 22, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  5. Emily

    @Starr,
    The entire interview should be very good. They all look and sound wonderful given what they went through. Very inspiring.

    November 22, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  6. Janis

    They all look great. I'm so happy they are being treated well in the USA. They are wonderful ambassadors for the great nation of Chile. I'm glad they came to see us.

    November 22, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  7. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Sanjay,
    I agree...... That's amazing!!!!!!!

    November 22, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  8. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    What an excellent interview with the miners from Peru!
    Anderson & CNN are doing a great job of bringing their story to us.

    November 22, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  9. Sue R. Canton MI.

    So glad to see that all the miners are safe. I'm sure that Anderson has heard some amazing stories from them.

    November 22, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  10. Lori

    Faith and unity are the foundation of this group. I wonder if they will stay in close contact. Those are very intense circumstances.

    November 22, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  11. Emily

    It's great that the miners knew that people would be looking for them, right from the start.

    November 22, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
  12. Emily

    It's great to see and hear from these miners!

    November 22, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  13. Sue R. Canton MI.

    It will be interesting to hear what kind of information the authorities can get out of someone like "La Barbie". would'nt he be on a hit list for the rest of his life? In or out of prison or under the witness protection,,someone will always be hunting him down.

    November 22, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  14. Emily

    @Robert Stroney,

    "I have watched this cholera outbreak...What is the world waiting for?"

    Perhaps there needs to be 'someone' that is in control of everything and also a long term plan for Haiti and the people. Who's going to be in control of getting all the money and medicine, etc. out to all of the people, etc.?

    November 22, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  15. Rich

    So this La Barbie has people beheaded, both criminals and public officials,causes untold numbers of Americans to suffer and/or die from drugs, and now cuts a deal with the DEA and turns himself in and will get a minimal sentence or go into witness protections...unbelievable.

    November 22, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  16. Debbie

    Seriously folks...we Americans really sound like a bunch of cry babies.

    We've been repeatedly shocked and rightfully concerned by what terrorists have been able to get away with bringing on board airplanes.

    We demand that our government to to its job of protecting us from any further terrorist attacks...but it seems the majority of people don't want to be the ones "inconvenienced" in order to get that protection.

    Everyone standing in line at the airport these next few days getting frustrated needs to take a moment to reflect...There would be nothing more inconvenient than loosing your life or the life of one of your loved ones because they are aboard a plane that falls victim to terrorism.

    The TSA is not our enemy. They are trying to keep us safe. And unless you look like Angelina Jolie or Brad Pitt I would guarantee you the TSA workers are not enjoying the pat down process any more than you are. Take time to say thank-you to these workers instead of giving them a hard time.

    November 22, 2010 at 10:43 pm |
  17. Emily

    @Lori,
    Sounds like much of it happened because he was an informant.(maybe)

    November 22, 2010 at 10:41 pm |
  18. Rich

    Bachman is foolish. I guess we get what we deserve with the current system of money and looks. The way she back pedals, the Texans should sign her, everyone knows we could use some good cornerbacks.

    Can someone from Minnesota please explain how the good people of that state could possibly elect someone with limited apparent intellect.

    November 22, 2010 at 10:41 pm |
  19. Lori

    Well, maybe he can help us win the war on drugs.

    November 22, 2010 at 10:41 pm |
  20. Tasha

    I agree with Sue! Human LIFE should not be questioned. If it occured in your hometown a disease would be locked down and solved in less than 2hrs no discussion. A soul is bigger then a buck.

    November 22, 2010 at 10:39 pm |
  21. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Gary Tuchman with another well reported story.

    LaBarbie, from what has been reported is a brutal man without a concience.
    I truly hope he gets what he deserves for his brutality!

    November 22, 2010 at 10:39 pm |
  22. Emily

    It's so hard to take this seriously when this guy is called "La Barbie". He sure is smug.

    November 22, 2010 at 10:39 pm |
  23. Robert Stroney

    I have watched this cholera outbreak grow from 200 to what it is today; this is unacceptable. This is preventable. What is the world waiting for? What is Haiti waiting for?

    November 22, 2010 at 10:38 pm |
  24. Janis

    I'm glad he's been caught and out of circulation.

    November 22, 2010 at 10:37 pm |
  25. Emily

    People thought that he looked like a Ken Doll?
    Is it just me?

    November 22, 2010 at 10:37 pm |
  26. Lori

    How does someone like that gain so much power?

    November 22, 2010 at 10:36 pm |
  27. Paul

    for the people who don t want their junk touched, let them drive. Make the rest of us as safe as possible. How much longer are you going to report on this one story?

    November 22, 2010 at 10:36 pm |
  28. Daniel

    I can't help but wonder if the United Nations had more power and ability to respond swiftly and decisively to disasters, some of these type of situations could be avoided. It takes too long to get aid in, and even when boots are on the ground, written requests have to be submitted to Logistics Personnel to obtain necessary supplies.

    November 22, 2010 at 10:35 pm |
  29. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    That is so sad and disaster people and kids got sick from Cholera in Haiti....

    Congrats on beat 360!!!!!! I love this, so funny!!!!! 😉

    I love "The Shot" Saturday Night Live made me laugh who are TSA scans everybody! 🙂

    November 22, 2010 at 10:34 pm |
  30. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    SNL always delivers on the issues of the day! LOL

    November 22, 2010 at 10:33 pm |
  31. Robert Stroney

    Evening Folks! 🙂

    November 22, 2010 at 10:33 pm |
  32. Emily

    @Megan,
    "I can't wait see Anderson Cooper interview miners!"
    That should be a great interview!

    November 22, 2010 at 10:33 pm |
  33. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    Hati seems to prove their inability to govern themselves on a daily basis. The UN should just take over as regents for a generation or two.

    November 22, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  34. Emily

    Great that he was captured.

    November 22, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  35. Jeremy P

    I think the backlash about increased security is incredibly naive and I'm sick of the way that only the noisy minority is getting their viewpoint on the air. Is no one out there remembering the hell they went through on United 93? Speaking for myself, I would rather sacrifice my privacy to a TSA agent; even if it meant only a slight reduction in the risk my flight was the next one to be victimized. No one can be spared the scrutiny. If you count out kids you're creating a way for children to be made vehicles for terrorism. The same goes for any special class of passenger. I say: strip me down, in public if necessary, as long as there's the slightest chance that it will reduce the risk both to myself and all the passengers. If you don't like it-you don't need to travel by air.

    November 22, 2010 at 10:31 pm |
  36. Lori

    That is really funny.

    November 22, 2010 at 10:31 pm |
  37. Janis

    I would like to see a special on the Haiti health crisis if Sanjay could find the time. There's so much we all need to know about where all our charity dollars are going or why they are not getting anywhere. Thanks for all the reports, Sanjay.

    November 22, 2010 at 10:31 pm |
  38. Rich

    Hey folks, freedom isn't free!! It's gone.

    I think Americans have become like a frog in a pot of water that is placed on the stove and the burner is turned on. That frog will sit in the water until it boils to death, Americans will sit there silently as our freedom is taken away.

    The bottom line is no politician wants to be the one in charge when something bad happens and the opposition can say, "See, they lowered the level of inspections and those terrorists that hate America killed Americans on your watch! I told you (choose one) Republicans/Democrats are soft on terror."

    November 22, 2010 at 10:30 pm |
  39. Jason

    These new scanners can only detect items outside of the body. It's only a matter of time until terrorists find reliable ways to hide explosives or components inside their bodies. At the current rate of anti-terror "innovation", we'll all find ourselves getting a full-blown CT scan before boarding a plane. Next it'll be trains and cruise ships, then every public venue. It's time to find smarter solutions that truly protect the traveling public.

    November 22, 2010 at 10:29 pm |
  40. Sue R. Canton MI.

    It's disturbing to hear that the Cholera outbreak in Haiti isn't under control yet.It's sad to see the suffering that so many of the Haitian people are dealing with each day because of the politics involved in getting the supplies to the people so that they can live.

    November 22, 2010 at 10:29 pm |
  41. Kenya

    So where's a state of emergency for Haiti??

    November 22, 2010 at 10:29 pm |
  42. Carrie

    Hello Sanjay, You are doing a great job filling in for Anderson!!

    November 22, 2010 at 10:28 pm |
  43. Kapila

    To the Eric's commment alluding not to touch the dispicable false statements Michelle Bachmann is making, saying that she moved on but CNN has not moved on..well Eric it not the way you endorse such comments and then stir the odd in your favor on a election day, it is pathetic that we in America elect this kind of phony representatives who have no idea what they are talking, that is the kind of quality of the character of our representatives, and quite right we should be ashamed of these kind of dispicable people caliming to represent America and claiming to hold American values which by their conduct is nothing GOOD!! How can people of this calibre be any good to represent any of us ??? Eric's conservatives molly coddling is very obvious!!!

    November 22, 2010 at 10:28 pm |
  44. Name*Cindy Canada

    Do they do the pat down on children also?

    November 22, 2010 at 10:28 pm |
  45. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    @Janis – re: Ms. Palin
    You are absolutely correct. She would not be the Phenomoma(sp?) without the Press, Lame or not!

    The death toll in Haiti is inexcusable!!

    November 22, 2010 at 10:28 pm |
  46. Daniel

    I think it is necessary to keep in mind the objectivity of the TSA agents performing the pat-downs. I doubt they enjoy executing these checks anymore than we enjoy receiving them. Let's find common ground and realize that this is a necessary precaution. The sooner we do that, the sooner we may focus on issues of greater importance.

    November 22, 2010 at 10:27 pm |
  47. Nalini

    Good evening Sanjay and everyone,
    Gosh, Sarah Palin has a Communications degree? Who would have thought? More unfounded utterances from another female politician..M. Bacchman. What's up with them? I'm really scared if Palin runs for President.

    November 22, 2010 at 10:26 pm |
  48. Charlie

    Saying that TSA should catch all the threats is like saying Law Enforcement should stop all crime. TSA is part of the solution to stopping treats. The public is another solution by supporting and abiding by TSA policies and procedures. The news media is ready to jump on the complaints of the minority and give out information on how to elude the scanners in order to create a story. Eighty one percent of Americans say they believe that the new procedures are needed to stop threats. Feed on that news media and praise TSA, instead of the crying of a few passengers looking for attention.

    November 22, 2010 at 10:26 pm |
  49. Gregory Miles

    Sarah Palin has no business calling herself a journalist. If you recall her interview with Katie Couric, she couldn't even pull up the newspapers or magazines she was regularly reading. Pathetic.

    November 22, 2010 at 10:26 pm |
  50. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Wow!!!! What heroes for miners!!!!! I can't wait see Anderson Cooper interview miners! 🙂

    November 22, 2010 at 10:25 pm |
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