Coming Friday: "Security Theater"
Local television news may have a soft reputation when it comes to hard-hitting investigative journalism. However, some television newsrooms are chasing leads and cultivating inside sources as they undertake investigations that often have national importance. On this edition of Exposé, the investigative teams at KNXV in Phoenix, KUSA in Denver, and KHOU in Houston go undercover, go on stakeouts, and go the extra mile to unearth government documents and plumb knowledgeable sources revealing shocking lapses in the nation's airport security.
>>Watch some of the original television reports that "Security Theater" is based on:
Lisa Fletcher reports on lax overnight security at the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, where TSA agents turn off the metal detectors and X-ray machines and close the checkpoints between midnight and 4:30 AM.
Jeremy Rogalski finds that some smaller general aviation airports in Houston, TX have no government security requirements, only suggestions. Private and corporate jets and planes are readily accessible and available to anyone who makes it past the lax security.
Deborah Sherman learns from inside sources that screeners at Denver International Airport have failed to detect explosives in TSA tests.