New TSA Security Video at Las Vegas’ McCarran Airport

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New Security Videos Feature Las Vegas Entertainers to Make Traveling More Enjoyable and Efficient.

It was a real thrill to be selected, along with Murray and Chloe, as one of the Las Vegas entertainers to be featured on the new TSA Security Videos. Flying all around the world performing over the last ten years, I had seen the old security videos which featured Vegas entertainers like Wayne Newton, Lance Burton, and Rita Rudder. Over the past 10 years, some of the TSA practices have been adjusted, so new videos needed to be created. The TSA video we shot was entitled, “Except for travelers selected for TSA Pre-Check, Remove All Shoes, Jackets, Coats and Other Outerwear and place them on the belt for screening.” I just hope our video runs for the next 10 years!

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), McCarran International Airport and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) released eight new pre-checkpoint security videos. The videos can be seen by all travelers who visit McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas and feature some well-known entertainers in Las Vegas, including Carrot Top, Blue Man Group, Terry Fator, Louie Anderson, Murray, Lefty and more.

“Our goal is to ensure we provide an unparalleled experience to each and every person that visits Las Vegas,” said Cathy Tull, senior vice president of marketing for the LVCVA. “These videos not only provide that experience but also deliver necessary information to guests in a fun and unique way.”

In October 2004, Las Vegas became the first destination to create tailored, fun and informative pre-checkpoint videos. The videos were created through the Traveler Information Pre-Screening Series program (TIPS). Since the creation of the original videos more than 10 years ago, many TSA practices have adjusted. This sparked the creation of eight new messages that include more recent changes to TSA procedures.

TSA Security Video featuring Murray Sawchuck, Chloe Crawford and Douglas 'Lefty' Leferovich

“McCarran International Airport is pleased to have new TIPS videos that capture passengers’ attention and get important messages across,” said Michael Bennett, the airport’s Assistant Director of Aviation over Security. “By engaging people in that ‘Only in Vegas’ way, these videos make our checkpoints a little less cumbersome and keep things running smoothly.”

The new security videos will assist McCarran International Airport in maintaining excellent customer service and increase the efficiency of the security checkpoint process. The videos address changes to TSA procedures for liquids, gels and aerosols; metals and electronics; carry-ons; strollers; weapons; TSA Pre-Check and more.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center. With more than 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and 10.6 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA’s mission centers on attracting ever increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area.


Douglas has worked on many shows up and down the Las Vegas strip. He has worn many different hats, from being a creative director, lighting designer, set designer, and production / technical director having worked with Wayne Newton, Frank Marino, Human Nature, and Recycled Percussion to name a few.