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December 30th, 2009
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 12/30/09

Tonight on 360°, new details on the missed signs linked to the man suspected of trying to blow up a U.S. jetliner in Detroit on Christmas Day. Plus, the top political stories of 2009 and comedian Kathy Griffin weighs in on the other big stories of the past year.

Want to know what else we're covering? Read EVENING BUZZ

Scroll down to join the live chat during the program. It's your chance to share your thoughts on tonight's headlines. Keep in mind, you have a better chance of having your comment get past our moderators if you follow our rules.

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  1. Isabel Siaba (Brazil)

    Happy New Year !!!!!!

    December 30, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  2. Emily

    Have a great night Erica, 360 Team, Megan, Isabel, Martina, & Bloggers!

    Happy New Year! 2010 in 1 more day!

    December 30, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  3. jane - Vt

    The Shot – some good things from 2009.

    Congratulations Erica. Good night everyone.

    December 30, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  4. Vicki

    Why does CNN keep putting Kathy Griffin on the air? She is more than unplugged...

    December 30, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  5. starr formerly known as vincent

    Thank you & Good night Erica, Anderson, All of Team 360, see ya next year!

    Good night felow bloggers, also see you next year!

    Thank for the extended time with Kathy Griffin.

    December 30, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  6. A. Smith, Oregon

    Ha Ha, that's a great shot of the kitten! Thanks AC360 Staffers for including that!

    Goodnight Erica, Kathy, Anderson, AC360 Staff, CNN reporting team, great job as always! And to my fellow Bloggers!

    December 30, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  7. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Why would you want to save a marriage when your husband puts a knife to your throat and threatens you?

    the dancing baby with the Beyonce video is my favorite Youtube video along with the little boy who had the dentist visit. Susan Boyle rules too!

    Have a great and happy New Year everyone and I hope 2010 is better for everyone!

    December 30, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  8. Emily

    This is SO FUNNY 🙂

    Who does not think that they didn't know that Susan Boyle could sing like that?! Sure, it was a real surprise to the show!
    btw,
    never heard her sing anything else!

    Love that baby dancing!

    December 30, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  9. Gayle McCauley Malden,Mass.

    Goodnight everyone.Bring in the new year safely! Peace to all of you and yours!

    December 30, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  10. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Good night Anderson, Erica, Ed Henry, David Gergen, Martina Ilstad, Emily and my friends Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!!
    See you tomorrow night!
    Have a great night and sleep tight everyone!!!! 😀
    And Happy New Year 2010 including full blue moon!!!!! See you tomorrow night on Facebook!!!!!!!! Happy New Year Anderson, Erica, Randi, and CNN in the world!!!
    Day of the shot with kitten take a peek -boo!!! So cute best in year!!!! LOL!

    December 30, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  11. Caroline, Los Angeles

    I think the baby dancing to Single Ladies was my fave.

    December 30, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  12. Jennifer - AZ

    I love that kitty! Tried to get my cat to do that. She was confused.

    December 30, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  13. Isabel Siaba (Brazil)

    Good evening everyone – Erica, David, friends and bloggers!
    Great show tonight.

    Happy New Year !!!!!!

    December 30, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  14. Sydney

    Yay Kathy Griffin!

    December 30, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  15. Isabel Siaba (Brazil)

    @Erica

    You've been great these days! No doubt, you are the best replacement for Anderson because you are with us every day and knows what we like!

    Happy New Year !!!!!!

    December 30, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  16. Emily

    Sheen said "We had a Bad night"!

    There's an understatement!

    good bye to Jon & Kate after 2009! never seen your show, and not interested either...

    December 30, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  17. starr formerly known as vincent

    @Emily – your right about Erica! She is a class act – a great host and funny too. Thank you for reminding me to

    Thank you Erica for always being with us every night as a side kick reporter to Anderson or as a Host, you are one of the best!

    December 30, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  18. Nancy in Oregon

    Love you Kathy! (I secretly cuss too!)

    December 30, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  19. jane - Vt

    I love Erica Hill. Watched you all the time on Headline News before you came to AC360. You and Randi Kaye have done a great job this week. Happy New Year everyone.

    December 30, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  20. Isabel Siaba (Brazil)

    Transformers is great, but where's AVATAR?

    December 30, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  21. Caroline, Los Angeles

    Kathy is doing a great job.

    December 30, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  22. Vicki

    GREAT point Mark!!! 9/11.was under Chaney's watch. MMM an ah moment.

    December 30, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  23. Emily

    R.I.P. Michelle Lang of the Calgary Herald. @>–

    that is awful whenever ANYONE loses their life in combat, etc.

    Thoughts are with all the victims!

    December 30, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  24. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Erica!!!!
    Congrats for you..... I am glad you told us you are pregnant...... Wow! What a surprise!

    December 30, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  25. Jennifer - AZ

    Anderson deserves a vacation, and Erica is great, but looking forward to having Anderson back!

    Happy New Year, bloggers, crew, Erica, and Anderson (and the moderator – thanks!). All the best and safest in 2010.

    December 30, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
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