March 18th, 2011
09:50 PM ET

Man Found Alive in Rubble: Join the Live Chat

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Breaking News out of Japan. NHK is reporting a young man has been found alive in the rubble, 8 days after the earthquake and tsunami hit. We'll have that and the latest developments out of Libya.

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  1. Kaytee

    I agree Nancy. It doesn't matter what the president does, there will be those who find fault (no matter who the pres is).

    March 18, 2011 at 10:36 pm |
  2. Cindy. Wisconsin

    Wow, amazing video of the guy driving through the tsunami!! Thank God he made it out alive and to tell the story. Does the guy who was found alive after 8 days have hypothemia?

    March 18, 2011 at 10:36 pm |
  3. Jean

    I am thinking that in a fire, dropping water from a helicopter works well because fire is generally wide spread. But in this case it appears as if more water misses the mark than makes it. If it were possible, perhaps dropping blocks of ice straight down using a remote control device to release when in position may get more water in the targets or using a climbing conveyor belt with people loading blocks on it (in a plastic enclosed tent)from trucks loads of ice. I am sure it would melt once it is inside the reactors.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:36 pm |
  4. Chi

    Pray for Japan 🙁 How will they treat the radiation out in the surrounding?

    March 18, 2011 at 10:36 pm |
  5. Nicole Netherlands

    I heard someone speculate that the reactor pool of No 4 has a leak because of all those blasts..
    Those spend rods are a real problem, they have to be kept under water, for weeks to come..

    March 18, 2011 at 10:36 pm |
  6. Marisa

    How can they say that the disaster level of the nuke plants is the same as Three Mile Island?

    March 18, 2011 at 10:35 pm |
  7. Chris from Indiana

    Will AC stay somewhere in Japan if Tokyo is evacuated, or will he get out. Please leave if the winds start blowing that material toward you.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:35 pm |
  8. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    We are at level 5 out of 7 and still out of control. This situation is looking gim

    March 18, 2011 at 10:34 pm |
  9. Nikki

    Gadhafi is going to have to be physically removed from office. Hopefully, the people that can do this, will get to him soon, to spare more violence.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:33 pm |
  10. Nancy in Oregon

    Good evening, people. Gretchen, I think it must be pretty much human nature to blame those we already dislike for things that we probably wouldn't blame others for, if we liked them. And in turn, we tend to defend those we already like.
    I suspect that those who dislike Obama already are more apt to be those who are critical of him in this particular situation. I would expect that, if I were you, no matter who was President at the time.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:33 pm |
  11. Karen

    Do people think Hillary has just been having tea or something? That Joe Biden was taking his latest trip for the fun of it? This really didn't come out of nowhere.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:32 pm |
  12. Merl,Ohio

    Radiation cannot be seen, felt or smelled. But it is cumulative in the human body. A normal x-ray takes hours to days to be depleted in the body. So how much are the workers accumulating, whether they rotate or not?

    March 18, 2011 at 10:32 pm |
  13. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    It broke my heart for students, parents, families and teachers lost love ones hit by Tsunami....... It is very hard to find somebody........ Oh my gosh!!!!!! Look out driver!! Too late for driver! OUCH!

    March 18, 2011 at 10:32 pm |
  14. Vincent Blas

    We have to be realistic and also ask at this point...some reports point to the fact that areas have yet to be searched (and thath there's a a growing stench) in Japan...uh...what about the public health situation and clean up? What is Japan doing about the sheer numbers of dead? WHat about disease?

    March 18, 2011 at 10:32 pm |
  15. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    WoW! Freaky video of the tsunami from the dash!

    March 18, 2011 at 10:31 pm |
  16. kerrie

    i have a question, is there any seaz life on the ground in Japan? I mean in the Tsunami is there sea life in it?

    March 18, 2011 at 10:31 pm |
  17. Chris from Indiana

    It looks like they plan to let #4 catch fire and burn in an attempt to rid the material so they can entomb that unit later. Why else would they not attempt to put SOME water in it. They have dozens of Firetrucks up there now. But, Unit 3 still has a live reactor inside. If they were to try to entomb a live partially melted reactor, the rest of the material would just continue to heat up until it went critical and melted through containment, all the way into the aquifer. The water would flash to radioactive steam and shoot several geysers like Ol' Faithful in the air. So they really can't sit back on Unit 3.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:31 pm |
  18. Kim, Texas

    Good Evening everyone, WOW there so much going on in this world today.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:31 pm |
  19. Nina

    There has been genocide all along the African continent. 1 million people faced genocide in Darfur and western Sudan. Libya is just on of numerous countries whose “elite power” massacres thousands of their own people.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:30 pm |
  20. Karen

    BTW, the big difference between Ghadaffi and all the others...he's freaking nuts.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:30 pm |
  21. David E. Nation Sr

    Do you really think getting rid of Gahdafi will solve anything?,,I don't think so...there will just be someone else that will step in and take his place.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:30 pm |
  22. Krasi, Houston

    @Janice "It's up to the citizens of Libya to get rid of Gadhafi."

    So true! It's their freedom and their lives at stake. They care for this more and they should be the ones involved in the process. Other nations fixing it for them will only teach them to be dependent. The people of Libya fight only for their freedom. Other nations become involved for many other self-serving interests. This is why interventions never really work.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:30 pm |
  23. Robert

    Amazing,after8 days-as for a lack of water sorce-how difficult for a crane to swing two modified water towers(plasma cut tops off get the ice there as this is staging crab boat bar.sea closer if pos. melt one hopper swivel melt another load ice w choppers

    March 18, 2011 at 10:29 pm |
  24. Paula, Colorado

    It's great to hear of the one man's rescue in Japan.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:29 pm |
  25. Nikki

    I admire Anderson and Sanjay for going to Japan to cover this story. The radiation there can't be safe, and it's going to get worse once the winds turn after Saturday.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:28 pm |
  26. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    @Krasi, That's just it. This is hard, not like running a campaign. Obama's lack of executive and foreign affairs experience has left us with an indecisive, crippled Presidency. Very sad.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:28 pm |
  27. Janis

    Amazing. The gift of life in such destruction. The young man is an inspiration. There are more out there. It's cold, they can survive longer in the cold can't they?

    March 18, 2011 at 10:28 pm |
  28. Cindy. Wisconsin

    The whole Middle East is going to be a blood bath, especially if we don't take Gadhafi out. He will try to play chess with the United Nations and then when we turn our back for one second. He will use his Trump card and blow up the whole country. We need to keep the pressure on him and his army.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:28 pm |
  29. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    Libya and Japan. Two top stories with horror. The bad news is I fear they are both going to get much worse than they already are.
    full moon rising~

    March 18, 2011 at 10:27 pm |
  30. Janis

    It's up to the citizens of Libya to get rid of Gadhafi. In a perfect world, a sane Gadhafi would listen to the needs of his people – if a vast majority say they want him to go during peaceful protest, he would go and live as another Libyan citizen (not realistic here just pondering), an elder statesman in a democracy with requests for interviews, books, speeches. Live his life in peace. Unfortunatly, his past doesn't fit this scenario. He and his family are now international criminals.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:26 pm |
  31. Merl,Ohio

    Have heard about a school in Japan where the tsunami went through that all the students were saved at the school, but tragically all of the parents of these children were lost in the tsunami. Heartbreaking.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:26 pm |
  32. Nina

    This is Not a change, Pres Obama was just waiting for the UN to do something! Finally the UN is doing something. They always waited for the US. We need to allow the UN from now on, to take the lead. I am tired of the US being the world police!!!

    March 18, 2011 at 10:26 pm |
  33. Gretchen

    Why is it that President Obama gets so much criticism on how he's handling Libya?Why is the question not ,why did the people of libya plan their rebellion better?Also I hear the comparison about how former President Clinton handled kosova.remember clinton did not already have two wars on his hands.I just wish that the problem of libya was not blamed on our President this is the people of libya and who will take over when Gaddafi is gone?

    March 18, 2011 at 10:24 pm |
  34. Jo Ann, Ohio

    Professor Ajami is absolutely right! France and Britain have taken the lead in this. Obama is just coming along for the ride.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:24 pm |
  35. Krasi, Houston

    @Mike, formerly from Syracuse, do you think it is an easy decision to make? Why should the US always be the leader? Obama has been forced to take action he doesn't want to take. Unfortunately.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:24 pm |
  36. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    Krasi, if we wait for the UN to act, we will be waiting a long time.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:24 pm |
  37. Chi

    I hope Gadhafi watch CNN and listen to professor.It is never right to kill.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:24 pm |
  38. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    I agree with the professor's comment. It is only because President Obama's reputation will be trashed if Benghazi falls that will cause him to do anything.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:23 pm |
  39. Dave from CT

    Has anyone heard any more on the story of the 9 year old Japanese boy who was reunited with his cousin but is continuing to search for his parents & grandmother? They were all separated while driving to escape the tsunami.
    I read an article about this boy today & reading details about an individual case such as this makes the trajedy even more heartbreaking.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:22 pm |
  40. Denny Alfonso, New York

    I am glad young man has been found alive in the rubble, 8 days after the earthquake and tsunami hit. That's good news deliver by AC360.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:22 pm |
  41. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Evening Everyone! Greetings!

    March 18, 2011 at 10:21 pm |
  42. Jo Ann, Ohio

    @Nicole Netherlands, "he just does not want the U.S. dragged into an other war,"

    Hi Nicole. Sorry, but I disagree. I think Obama doesn't know what to do. He has repeatedly failed to answer that 2am call. Everyone was in agreement, France, Britain, the Arab countries, Obama was the only one holding out.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:20 pm |
  43. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    Krasi, Obama's indecisiveness is obvious.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:20 pm |
  44. Krasi, Houston

    Not to mention that according to international human rights documents, no nation is encouraged to intervene without the approval of the Security Council. That's what happened in Kosovo and many did not like the intervention.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:20 pm |
  45. Vince

    @Nina, This is what makes this situation so worrisome. Gadhafi will do whatever it takes to keep his throne, even if it means the death of his on people. I agreed that the UN support was a best approach in the case.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:19 pm |
  46. Kaytee

    Nina, I agree completely. Thank goodness we have a thoughtful president in the White House. I think he deserves much respect for the way he has handled the Lybia situation. We do not need to be in another war. Let someone else take the lead.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:19 pm |
  47. Dave from CT

    Is there any news on the 9 year old Japanese boy who was separated from his parents & grandmother in the tsuami? I read he & his cousin are continuing to search for them.
    When you hear about individual cases like this it makes the heartbreak even more relevant.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:19 pm |
  48. Janis

    @Nina – re: respect for Obama. I feel the same way. This was a tough problem to overcome. Not done yet, but he's set the stage for a new way – Look to the UN to save the world not the US. We have alot of domestic things to take care of.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:18 pm |
  49. Catherine

    Hi I would like the coverage of Japan that is a very serious situation. Covering Libya only gives them more attention. Japan is important it was before now it seems like its not important news.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:18 pm |
  50. Krasi, Houston

    Sometimes it's refreshing to have a President who does not foolishly, without thorough examination of the issue, jump into an intervention in another nation's business. I bet all people giving suggestions to what Obama should've done, would have had a totally different view on the situation in his position. Much easier to judge from the sidelines.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:18 pm |
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