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On Friday's "Piers Morgan Tonight," a survivor of the 2004 tsunami joined Piers Morgan for a personal discussion. Nate Berkus, host of "The Nate Berkus Show," lost his partner in the tragedy as well. "It's unbelievably disorienting," said Berkus. "You just don't even know when you're in the thick of it what could possibly be happening. My heart goes out to everybody...There are psychological ramifications and emotional ramifications that are going to last for years."
The first phone call Berkus made upon surviving was to CNN, and Piers replayed the audio of that phone call at the beginning of the interview. Here was Berkus' reaction:
"It actually was very hard to hear my voice," he said. "I could hear in my voice the same sort of feelings I had this morning when I woke up and started watching the coverage."
Berkus also described exactly what it feels like to be in a tsunami: "It's as if you've been dropped into the spin cycle of a washing machine."
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