Anderson left the Japan area early due to the radiation levels and continuing aftershocks and other issues. Best wishes go out to all victims of this horrible tragedy:
CNN’s Anderson Cooper Ends Live Japan Report Early: Explains Why Via Twitter
CNN’s Anderson Cooper, who is well-known for his on the ground crisis reports from around the world, was planning a live two hour program from Japan this evening. However, the 360 anchor, who keeps his Twitter followers updated before, during and after his broadcasts, tweeted this alarming message around 11:00 p.m. EST:
“Due to safety concerns we are leaving this area an therefore not live for the second hour.”
Cooper was referring to the radiation levels at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, which have increased to levels that can impact human health, according to reports. CNN ultimately re-aired the first hour of Cooper’s show during the second hour.
Earlier today, Cooper kept his Twitter followers updated on the horrifying situation in Japan with Tweets like this one: “Spent day talking with survivors. Many are waiting for word on loved ones. So much sadness.”
He also shared this remarkable photo of a truck carrying cars, which was wrapped around a poll in Sendai, Japan.