It's a beautiful morning in Charlottesville but our attention and the world's attention is rightly focusing on the unfolding situation in Japan and along the west coast of the U.S.
I want to tell you a bit about what you'll see today on CBS19. At 11:15, President Obama is expected to speak about the crisis, the U.S. response to Japan and the impact on Hawaii and our coastline. We'll carry CBS coverage of that live.
At noon, Bo Sykes will have the latest information from CBS reporters in Japan, Hawaii and California. Our own Ruth Showalter is out meeting with Japanese-American residents of Charlottesville that are concerned about family and property in their homeland. You'll see Ruth's report at noon.
We're also through Facebook seeking information about anyone at UVa or PVCC or in the military that has ties to the earthquake zone.
Also on our story plan today: Jessica Jaglois is following up on the story she broke yesterday about what appears to be a fraternity hazing incident at UVa that sent a student to the hospital and Frankie Jupiter is meeting with an American soldier just back from Afghanistan.
If you have suggestions for our coverage of the situation in Japan, please let us know. I covered the Northridge quake for NBC in California and it was unnerving. For the next few nights, we were stationed at a tent city set up for residents too nervous to be indoors as the aftershocks continued. So this event, as devastating as it has already been, is far from over.
The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.
As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to email@example.com.
powered by Disqus