PBS NewsHour

Japan Tsunami Disaster a Wake-Up Call to U.S. West Coast

Clip: 03/31/2011 | 8m 32s

Spencer Michels reports on new attention to disaster preparations in the U.S. after an earthquake and tsunami devastated much of northeastern Japan, an area thought well-guarded against those threats.

Aired: 03/31/11

Rating: NR

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