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2004 Tsunami Survivor Petra Nemcova Recalls the 'Unconditional Love' Displayed During The Disaster (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Mar 16th 2011 6:50AM
Petra Nemcova on 'Piers Morgan Tonight'Model and upcoming 'Dancing With the Stars' contestant Petra Nemcova was seriously injured during the 2004 Tsunami in Thailand, a disaster in which her fiancé was killed.

Nemcova is still haunted by what happened seven years ago. But, as she told 'Piers Morgan Tonight' (Weeknights, 9PM ET on CNN), she was also able to take from the tragedy some positive observations about the goodness of human beings -- which she believes will apply to the the unfolding tragedy in Japan.

"One thing that I've seen, personally, amongst a disaster is there was so much unconditional love around people being ready to sacrifice their own lives for others, for strangers, and the whole world coming together and giving so much love," she told Morgan. "That's something amazing and very positive."

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Yoko Ono: Japan Will Recover in a 'Big, Big Beautiful' Way (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Mar 15th 2011 3:45AM
Yoko Ono was on 'Piers Morgan Tonight' (weekdays, 9PM ET on CNN), where she discussed the on-going tragedy in her native country of Japan. Ono was obviously shaken up by the loss of life and damage created by the earthquake and tsunami. But thinking back to how Japan recovered from the devastation of World War II -- which Ono lived through -- made the 78-year-old optimistic about Japan's future.

"It's very similar, and we did recover in an incredible way," Ono said of the aftermath of the war. "And I'm sure that we will too this time. I think it's a kind of challenge -- it's a very big challenge, nobody wants this kind of big challenge. Well, with a big challenge, I'm sure that some big, big beautiful results will happen."

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What You Missed Last Night: Jon Stewart on Rick Sanchez

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 2nd 2010 2:37PM
Yesterday we showed you Rick Sanchez's, um, "excitable" coverage of the Chile earthquake on Saturday. Last night, Jon Stewart talked about it too. The clip below ends perfectly, by showing footage of another classic Rick Sanchez "report," the time he got tasered by police.

For the record, Sanchez talked about the way he acted on his show yesterday. His apology/explanation was just as clueless as his reporting on Saturday.

[Watch 'The Daily Show' and other shows at SlashControl.]

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CNN's Rick Sanchez Freaks Out During Earthquake Coverage

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 1st 2010 1:31PM
Is there a worse news anchor than Rick Sanchez on TV right now? I can't think of one. He's over the top, arrogant, pushy, massively exploitative, and just unwatchable. I truly can't even listen to his voice. The tone, the cadence, the delivery... It makes me vomit a little bit in my mouth when he's on. I certainly don't want to have a "national conversation" with him. Thank God Shep Smith is on at the same time.

Here's Sanchez during the Chile earthquake coverage a few days ago. Savor the moment when he actually yells at the expert he has brought on. I think Jacqui Jerras just wants to get off camera somehow and hide in her office.

[via Gawker]

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Killer Wave coming to ION in August -- VIDEO

by Richard Keller, posted Jul 28th 2007 1:29PM

Tom Skerritt portrays a Mr. Burns-like CEO in the miniseries KILLER WAVEYou know, we haven't had a decent made-for-television disaster movie or miniseries since ABC aired the scarefest Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America last year. Wait, something's wrong with that sentence. Oh yeah, take out the word decent and everything looks better. Anywhosit, thanks to the ION network (you probably remember them as PAX) we now have a new disaster miniseries to whittle away our summer viewing time.

It's called Killer Wave and it's about, you guessed it, a killer tsunami. This time around, though, it isn't a natural occurrence and it doesn't wash away various island nations. In this movie the deadly waves are man-made and they wreak havoc up and down the Eastern Untied States seaboard.

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Tsunami survivors uncomfortable with mini-series

by Anna Johns, posted Jun 5th 2006 10:14AM
hbo logoSurvivors of the 2004 tsunami that killed more than 216,000 people in 12 countries are uncomfortable with the mini-series being filmed about the disaster by HBO and BBC. Filming began last month in Phuket and Khao Lak, two places among the hardest hit in Thailand. People are particularly unhappy with the casting calls for actors to play corpses. Reportedly, some of the fliers had pictures of a tsunami and, on the bottom, said 'Victims Needed'. Understandably, living victims find it completely insensitive. HBO and BBC insist the mini-series is meant to be educational and to bring to light some serious issues that have arisen since the December 2004 disaster. The film includes actors Tim Roth, Sophie Okonedo, and Toni Collette. It will air on HBO and BBC2 later this year.

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Surface: Season Finale

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 6th 2006 9:10PM

SurfaceI like a show that doesn't BS around with dull scenes in its season finale. Right off the bat we're given the scenario: Miles and his family are packing up to escape town before the tsunami hits, Caitlin's Vespa is stolen when she arrives too late to find Miles, and she's knocked out when the crook pushes her, and Laura steals a rental car from the airport and blows by a road block to find Rich, who has been locked in a room at the mysterious lab. (And what is Jackson's name and pic doing on the lab's computers? Section Chief?!?)

Here we go!

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