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A Closer Look (Under Pressure) #882275

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 10, 2008
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) The safety warning from air traffic controllers about the four regional hubs in southern California, Chicago, Atlanta and New York City noted.

(Reagan National Airport, Washington: Lisa Stark) The high stakes job of air traffic control featured; details given about the problems of retirement and manpower shortages leading to close calls; statistics on trained controllers on the job cited. [National Air Traffic Controllers Assn. president Pat FORREY†- says there could be an accident or mistake.] [FAA CEO Hank KRAKOWSKI†- defends the flight system.] ["Secrets from the Tower" author Bob RICHARDS†, MIT aeronautics professor John HANSMAN†- express concern about the air traffic system.]

Reporter(s):
Gibson, Charles;
Stark, Lisa
Duration:
00:02:30

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