Japan's Ambassador to the United States, Ichiro Fujisaki, was a guest on "Piers Morgan Tonight" this evening, and gave an update on his country. "Six million households are out of electricity," he told Piers Morgan. "That's more than 10% of Japan's households."
One of the most pressing issues during the live hour was the safety of Japan's nuclear power plants. "There is information that radioactive material is increasing, and we are trying to identify the source, cause and effect of that," said Fujisaki.
"Piers Morgan Tonight" is live this evening covering today's massive earthquake in Japan, and the subsequent tsunamis around the world. One exclusive live guest will be talk show host Nate Berkus, who lost his partner in the 2004 tsunami. We'll also talk to Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist and host of PBS' "NOVA scienceNOW," about why this is happening. Japanese Ambassador to the U.S. Ichiro Fujisaki will discuss the political impact. ABC's Sam Champion and CNN's Rob Marciano join us on the weather beat. From the New York Times, Matthew Wald discusses the potential nuclear impact.
With Piers Morgan in LA, he'll talk to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa about domestic preparedness. We'll also talk to eyewitnesses to the tragedy. Above, see video of the moment the quake hit.
On last night's "Piers Morgan Tonight", Piers Morgan interviewed Kid Rock about music and politics, Detroit and Iraq, iTunes and "Idol" and much more. The wide-ranging interview spent time on Rock's trips overseas and if he was a Republican? While he said he leaned right in some areas, "We don't want a bunch of bible-thumpers...and we don't want a bunch of pot-smoking hippies" in office. As for the Iraq War, Kid Rock detailed a very multi-faceted opinion, before concluding: "War is never a good thing, but I do think it's necessary."
Another clip from last night – the surprising thing he and Justin Bieber share: FULL POST
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For March 11, 2011 – massive earthquake hits Japan – tsunamis arrive and more expected. What will economic impact be? All the details below: FULL POST