With all the responsibility they're already entrusted with, do full-body scanners make sense for commercial pilots?
The head of the pilot union at US Airways and the Allied Pilots Association president at American Airlines recommend that their pilots not go through the much-talked-about full body scanners, now in airports across the country.
They blame repeated doses of radiation.
Patrick Smith, commercial pilot and columnist of Salon’s AskthePilot.com, has refused body scans in the past and talks to Kiran Chetry on American Morning today. He says he agrees with the pilot groups refusing the scans, but not with their health-related reasoning.
Watch the interview to see why he thinks the body scanners are a plain waste of time for pilots.
A pledge to end childhood hunger comes from Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges this morning.
The actor, who won the Oscar for Best Actor this year for his performance in Crazy Heart, launches the “No Kid Hungry" campaign today to end childhood hunger in America by 2015. Seventeen million children—nearly one in four—struggle with hunger in the United States.
American Morning’s Kiran Chetry talks to Bridges and Bill Shore, founder and director of Share Our Strength, the D.C.-based anti-hunger, anti-poverty non-profit partnering with the “No Kid Hungry” project.
Watch to find out how Bridges plans to achieve his goal by filling gaps in existing programs.
And, visit http://nokidhungry.org for more information.