The Madeleine Brand Show for December 7, 2011

Electronic devices on airplanes: Do they really harm?

Passengers using a tablet on plane

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File photo of passengers using a tablet on an airplane.

Steve Proffitt will join the show to talk about a petition to the Obama administration which would allow electronic devices like iPads and Blackberries to be used in "airplane mode" during airplane takeoff and landing. A New York Times blog arguing that electronic devices pose no harm on planes spurred the petition. And yesterday, actor Alec Baldwin seemed to characterize the frustration of the masses as he live tweeted being kicked off an American Airlines flight for playing "Words with Friends" on his phone.


Steve Proffitt, KPCC reporter

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