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December 11th, 2009
09:48 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 12/11/09

Tonight on 360°, the bombshell announcement from Tiger Woods. He's taking a break from golf and admitting infidelity.   Plus, new video from inside a drug tunnel along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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  1. Lori

    That is an amazing bathroom.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:39 pm |
  2. lee

    Tiger bought into the image of family as portrayed by professional golf. What other sport has the blond wife dragging the kids out to kiss the husband after he wins a tournament? Clearly, he wanted to fit in with this image on the course, but his numerous affairs appear to be a form of rebellion. Golf needs to stop having wives and children coming onto the course as a linkage with "winners".

    December 11, 2009 at 10:39 pm |
  3. Emily

    Al Gore won't debate anyone anymore about global warming. (at least not the scientist.).

    Perhaps he will debate Palin.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:39 pm |
  4. Kay

    Why does Tiger Woods' personal life matter? The man makes tens of millions of dollars endorsing products, and guess who pays? WE the consumers! We pay a premium for every product he endorses.

    I'd rather give my money to the poor sweatshop workers who make the Nike products than give millions to an arrogant, deceitful man who doesn't need it.

    Woods did not have to get married at age 27 if he was not ready to commit himself to a wife and family. No one would have faulted him for enjoying his young bachelorhood. Instead, he cynically employed a false image as a devoted family man to collect millions in endorsement deals. I will never feel the same level of respect for him again.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:39 pm |
  5. Dawn

    The only thing any police officer/accident investigator had to do was see the picture of the damage to Tiger's vehicle and know the damage was not consistent with Tiger's injuries, so yes it can be concluded that his injuries were obtained in some other way. (Domestic violence)

    Tiger's admission of guilt followed by his request for privacy really has done nothing but fuel the fire and cause media more interest.

    Regardless, Tiger will be back and his career and financial status will be fine. Why do I believe this? As I posted on another blog site...here's why....two words:

    MIchael Vick

    Tigers fault pale in comparison and yet we know how Vick's story ended dont we.

    So before we feel too badly for him just know he'll be back making millions via his endorsements and golfing career before we can say, "What was that strippers name?"

    December 11, 2009 at 10:39 pm |
  6. Laurie Domsch

    God help American hear Tiger say his family is first in addressing their crisis. Period. Golf and life will go on just fine and when he returns will be great celebration. And if he has his family intact, a bigger celebration for this great accomplishment!

    December 11, 2009 at 10:38 pm |
  7. David, Indiana

    Thank you Anderson for the pt about the only thing we in this country like better than tearing people apart is building them back up again.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:38 pm |
  8. Karen, MN

    Tiger is such a hot button because everyone wonders what they would do. Trust your values and everything will make sense.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:37 pm |
  9. pat-wva

    hmmm?? it's winter>? probably a pretty good time to take a break from playing golf. Kinda hard to putt in snowdrifts anyway!

    December 11, 2009 at 10:36 pm |
  10. Lady Beth

    Sad that Tiger would do this. So sad for his family.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:36 pm |
  11. lisal .canada

    Gore debating Palin on global warming? that would be absurdly interesting

    December 11, 2009 at 10:36 pm |
  12. Lori

    I would love to see Sarah Palin and Al Gore debate on Global Warming. That would be very interesting.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:36 pm |
  13. Emily

    Al Qaeda planner possibly killed. good news.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:35 pm |
  14. Alice

    I know the news would be boring, but could we be more human of course which is what America strives to do, and be more building to the perpetrators by helping them realize their mistakes, offer support, and build them to help prevnet a repeat of their mistakes. Use more friendly comments if we have to let our kids learn from the news. promote healthy ways of correcting as opposed to abrasively/aggressively correcting serious mistakes.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  15. diane

    hi Anderson, thank u for not getting on the Bash Tiger Band Wagon,the Media outlets that have sure must be hard up for rateings,and money. good lord u would think he was a Child Molester enough is enough allready. their is not a person alive without a sin or 2. i know i won't be watching any golf until one of the Best Athletes in the World and the Best Golfer in the World comes back. and thank u Anderson for Keeping Them Honest !!!! your # 1 Canadian Fan.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  16. Dana

    It is not about his wife. It is about him! "What was he suppose to do with all those women throwing themselves at him" is that tired old argument used to deflecting responsiblity away from someone who has made some bad personal choices.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  17. irene brewer

    it's a strong possibility that tiger 's absence from view may be due to the fact that his injuries are very serious. it was reported that he had to be intubated in the hospital emergency room. in other words, a tube was placed down his throat to assist his breathing. to me, this implies severe injury. there seems to be an effort by the media to move away from the fact that domestic violence may have been the cause. if this is the case she deserves the same treatment that was bestowed on chris brown. no matter how many women tiger has slept with, a golf club to the head is not the right answer!!!

    December 11, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  18. Caroline, Los Angeles

    What Jamie said may be true for some men but there is treatment for that. Men don't have to succumb to it!

    Amazing how so many see Tiger as a victim in all of this-as if his conquests drugged him and forced themselves on him. Sheesh.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  19. sean p murphy

    I think he is a idiot for not paying off all his girlfriend. What is wrong with this guy ?

    December 11, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  20. Isabel Siaba (Brazil)

    The approval represents a victory for the administration of President Obama and of the Democrats in Congress.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  21. Casey Jones - Burlington, VT

    I'm disturbed in that I have just spent 30 minutes learning about something so utterly irrelevant to my daily life. I am truly surprised 360 covred the Tiger story for half of the broadcast.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  22. Brent

    Question for Anderson: How does "the Tiger Woods story" get this kind of intense coverage? A speech by Obama yesterday that was the most comprehensive look at his world view was only given a few minutes with a couple of political analysts. Insane!!!

    December 11, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  23. Nancy in Oregon

    Lots of issues to come out of the Tiger story, I think....as many people here have suggested. I think the issues should be aired, personally....not focused on Tiger himself but illuminated by his self-induced situation.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  24. June

    Believe Tiger has done the right thing in repairing the damage to his
    family and to himself, stepping back from Golf.

    God speed Tiger

    December 11, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  25. Michael

    This is all about money. Tiger does not want to part with millions of his dollars. That is his control. His apology is for public relations only and to keep his sponsors. He does not need to hit another golf ball ever. He will be divorced within 6 months.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  26. sean p murphy

    We have every right to not buy any of his products that he endorces, hit him and the companies in the pocketbook.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:33 pm |
  27. Emily

    @David,

    "What if tiger just divorced his wife and told everyone he should have never gotten married?"

    You don't think that if he got a divorce (not good for the 'imagine'), that all these women would still not have surfaced?

    ....also, the two of them have children. It's not just a couple of weeks after he got married and decided that he should not have gotten married. Reporters would have went searching as to 'why'. Don't you think?

    December 11, 2009 at 10:33 pm |
  28. João Pedro, Portugal

    I can't understand how (media) commentators keep saying that Tiger Woods has to repair his marriage, his relationship with his children... Do you ever spare a thought to what all this weird, astonishing, public circus, discussion is doing to his wife and kids? It's a wonder no one has demanded that he be flogged publicly.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:33 pm |
  29. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Emily,
    I agree with you, They would have avoid from media or news like that, Poor his kids, I know why no one to hear from Tiger Woods. They don't fight each other during voilence.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:33 pm |
  30. sean p murphy

    The PGA loved John Daly until his drinking binges overshadowed his golf. Golf is a game of tradition, and the dark secret of drinking and womanizing.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:32 pm |
  31. Casey Jones - Burlington, VT

    @Patricia Tutiven...really, when you think about it, the difference between Tiger and other pro golfers (past and present) is that media scrutiny and public interest is much different now than ever before. This is NOT new by any stretch of the imagination. I fear if we knew every sordid detail of every public persona, there would be nobody left to like, don't you think?

    December 11, 2009 at 10:32 pm |
  32. Caroline, Los Angeles

    I loved the tunnel story last night. So sophisticated. The drug cartels must have a GDP growth to rival that of several legitimate nations.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:32 pm |
  33. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    OK, Tiger is scum. He'll go away for awhile. Apologize publicly and in 6 months be back. Michael Vick was worse and he's back. Can we move on now?

    December 11, 2009 at 10:31 pm |
  34. pat-wva

    Good lord the man didn't die he cheated on his wife...who cares if he is or isn't going to play golf? It's not like the world has ended~ you all are acting like the man got hit by an asteroid or something! He got hit all right! But it's the own mans fault...instead of coming forward and 'fessin up' here we are....if he TRULY wanted to 'man up' he'd stand up and face a camera! And not a cheesy interview either...just a face 2 face w/ all the media, since they helped him rise to the status he is at today. The man plays golf~~good grief~~~he didn't cure cancer!

    December 11, 2009 at 10:31 pm |
  35. Lori

    Anderson, was the California-side of the tunnel disclosed?

    December 11, 2009 at 10:31 pm |
  36. Isabel Siaba (Brazil)

    @ Anderson
    Please, enough of Tiger Woods! 🙂

    December 11, 2009 at 10:31 pm |
  37. Sherri, Somerset MA

    Yes! I think the 30 min Tiger Woods segment is over.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:31 pm |
  38. Cindy

    I love Tiger Woods as a golfer and will really miss him on the golf course.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:31 pm |
  39. Casey Jones - Burlington, VT

    This truly makes me wonder what Tiger's father was like? Hmmm. Is there a trail?

    December 11, 2009 at 10:30 pm |
  40. niwat, chicago

    @ Melanie, 10.10 fascinating observation. I think Tiger's father early departure impart the lack or moral and spiritual support. On and off the golf course, he had always been with his dad.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:29 pm |
  41. jo

    i can tell you as a man if he wasnt happy at home before he certainly never will be happy now that he has encountered some more experienced women

    December 11, 2009 at 10:29 pm |
  42. Cynthia, NC

    Tiger’s every move will be scrutinized for the next several months, especially if he doesn’t speak up and give a big interview.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:29 pm |
  43. David

    Hi Abderson, We love your show- but how much more do we have to listen to Tiger Woods-

    December 11, 2009 at 10:29 pm |
  44. Dale

    Maybe Tiger could take lessons in morality from people like Jack Nickalus, Arnold Palmer, and Gary Player. This was a time when sports idols were respected because they earned their respect. We need to quit making excuses for people's short comings and put the blame where it belongs on them.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:29 pm |
  45. john O (CANADA)

    THANK YOU ,THANK YOU ,THANKS YOU.
    Finally to real talk form Steven A Smith and Roland S Martin.
    The women should be blamed too,he is only human. The women go out and ruin these family and then what?
    America enjoys tearing their Heros apart,instead of helping them to rebuild.
    Let him REBUILD.Its posible.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:28 pm |
  46. Don Clark

    We need Tiger worse than Tiger needs us. The mans got a billion dollars – can live the rest of his life and never swing another club or take another sponsor dollar. Can we say the same about going the rest of our (golf) life without Tiger? Come back Tiger – I already miss you.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:28 pm |
  47. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    What good is an interview, no matter who he has it with? He is going to say the same thing that every cheater says.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:28 pm |
  48. Catherine

    I don't think Tiger has ruined the game of golf........although I do agree he has taken it down a notch. The game of golf gives the image of a classy and upscale sport. The first rule in golf is etiquette, and Tiger has followed that one to a "tee".....forgive the pun. Bowing out gracefully from golf indefinitely is far better than being watched by millions for all the wrong reasons.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:28 pm |
  49. Alice

    This affair is private, the publicness as you call it was not built by him, but by the mass who placed him on a pedestal.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:28 pm |
  50. J.G.

    Tiger Woods is not perfect but the way he has gone about this situation shows he is shallow and immature. He should have never gotten married.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:28 pm |
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