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January 19th, 2010
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 01/19/10

A woman found buried alive in Haiti, one week after the quake hit. Plus, we're tracking the aid. What's taking so long to get supplies to those who need it? And, we're awaiting the results in the U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts. Will the GOP win Ted Kennedy's senate seat? We'll bring you the vote totals.

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  1. charlie

    So sad to hear those people celebrate that 41% holds the power in what is supposed to be a democracy.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:33 pm |
  2. Audrey

    Anderson and Dr. Gupta are doing a great job. How could more of us help take care of or adopt some of the children from Haiti. I agree that they need to be taken out of the country until things have been cleaned / cleared up. We watch your program every day and I am amazed that it has taken so long to get doctors on site to help these people. Where is all the aid money going?? Doctors who are willing to volunteer should be outfitted with supplies and immediately sent in with guards to protect them from potential danger.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:33 pm |
  3. Roselaine Joseph

    Today is a great day fill with blessing. Sooo happy about the people that were pulled from the rubble. Very happy news 🙂 Great job guys!!!! hope they find more people tomorrow 🙂

    January 19, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  4. Gayle McCauley Malden,Mass.

    Scott Browns wife is Boston Channel 5 news reporter Gail Huff.I wonder if she will stay here.....and see what happens in November.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  5. Caroline, Los Angeles

    Honestly, I do not know what the people of MA think Scott Brown is going to do for them.

    Voters here in CA elected Arnold Schwarzenegger as governor under a similar steam of anger over various things, and he's been little more than misery for us.

    Be careful what you wish for Massachusetts.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  6. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    @Emily

    Yes, indeed!

    January 19, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  7. anthony

    Wow it's a miracle she has been able to survive this long. Kudos Anderson for all the great reporting from Haiti.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  8. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    BTW, HSUS is trying to get help into Haiti for the animal victims of the earthquake. From what I understand they are coming in from the Dominican Republic.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:31 pm |
  9. Angela - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

    So let me get this straight... they're saving people for what? It's like they get them out and that's it! NO doctors, no nothing! This is ridiculous, seriously.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:30 pm |
  10. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    That is good discussion with Wolf Blizter and panels, I also agree with David Gergen's comment, including others.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:30 pm |
  11. Ilya- Connecticut

    That is truely remarkable to see a 70-year old woman emerge from the rubble! Someone was watching over her for sure 🙂

    January 19, 2010 at 10:30 pm |
  12. Emily

    @Jo Ann, I think that you are right about David Gergen. He is as sharp as these dogs are that have found these survivors here in Haiti! Good to see that someone is keeping them honest!

    January 19, 2010 at 10:30 pm |
  13. Caroline, Los Angeles

    Hello AC360 people and bloggers,

    I'm sad about MA but let's see how things go.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:30 pm |
  14. Gayle McCauley Malden,Mass.

    I'm glad to know that the rescued elderly woman has received proper medical care...Bless her strength!

    January 19, 2010 at 10:29 pm |
  15. Fay-CA

    It's incredible that this woman has survived so long. The search and rescue teams are doing an amazing job of finding the people who are trapped.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:29 pm |
  16. Oliver B

    This is not about whether democrats in trouble keep there jobs. Being a senator is about representing the people not a job. The agenda needs to fixed and put in play. To do anything else was a waste of the previous election.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:29 pm |
  17. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    7 days is about the limit for someone without water.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:29 pm |
  18. cherie spells

    Is there a report that a Air Force Col. is missing in Hati??? What is the latest?

    January 19, 2010 at 10:29 pm |
  19. Anna

    if the dems won't admit this is a referendum on the policies of late, they are going to be clobbered in next elections...it will be even worse if they push something through that the people don't want with bribes and backdoor deals

    January 19, 2010 at 10:29 pm |
  20. Lori

    The elderly woman's story is amazing. Cheers to the strength of women!

    January 19, 2010 at 10:28 pm |
  21. Pam

    I just heard that the reason the Coast Guard came to pick up the 70 year old lady from the church, was because they saw the need on CNN. If CNN hadn't been there when they pulled the how would the military have known? Why can't they have a military person with means of communication with each search team?

    January 19, 2010 at 10:28 pm |
  22. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    Why are they water to that woman who probably has internal injuries? They could be killing her! They should give an IV.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:28 pm |
  23. Isabel - Brazil •

    Poor old lady! She endured all these days... How she is strong!!

    January 19, 2010 at 10:28 pm |
  24. starr formerly known as vincent

    @Megan Dressler-WA

    You are right, she is lucky. However, i have come to believe that Haitians are "a strong people". Not only in their hearts, but physically and spiritually too.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:28 pm |
  25. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Yes Emily!
    I agree with you..... All people (Search and Rescue) are our heroes!!!!! They are so hard workers tonight! 🙂

    January 19, 2010 at 10:27 pm |
  26. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    It's the faith that you will live the will to live!

    January 19, 2010 at 10:27 pm |
  27. Lynn

    Kudos to the President for calling to congratulate Scott Brown on his Senate win.

    Another dramatic day in Haiti ~ great reporting Anderson, Sanjay, Ivan, Soledad and the rest of the CNN crew. Everyone on the news teams are the best. No other coverage has come close.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:26 pm |
  28. Emily

    @Gloria,

    These dogs are just brilliant!

    January 19, 2010 at 10:26 pm |
  29. ronald

    You found some victims under the rubble in 7 days, you may as look for more on day 8
    Otherwise, come day 8 and someone gets helped by others, it will make all those in charge look like fools.
    If a 73 year old lady can survive 7 days, maybe some one else can do the same for day 8

    January 19, 2010 at 10:26 pm |
  30. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    @Emily, I think David Gergen is the only one willing to admit that this is a very bad sign for the Democrats.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:25 pm |
  31. Emily

    @ Mike, formerly from Syracuse,

    "Wow, huge event in MA. Today America told Obama "STOP!" "

    this is about right!
    ...even those in his own party were saying this and he didn't seem to hear them either!
    he has no choice now.

    I don't think that are going to be able to do anything in a couple of days that they have not been able to do in months, will they?

    January 19, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  32. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    francine,
    Doctors from Cuba are already arrived there in Haiti right now.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  33. Laura Thieme

    Impressive, amazing 70-year old woman miracle; in the National Cathedral? Sign of God's strength & presence in otherwise terrible times. Appreciate both you and Dr. Gupta, and CNN, for being there and increasing exposure.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  34. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good job rescue crews and rescue dogs!

    January 19, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  35. Gayle McCauley Malden,Mass.

    I wasn't thrilled with Coakley at all.Her public persona was lukewarm at best,but I did believe in what she wanted for all of us.Mudslinging is NOT the way to win a campaign, Martha.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  36. Emily

    This is a great debate here Wolf has with this panel!
    Go David Gergen!

    January 19, 2010 at 10:22 pm |
  37. David, Indiana

    Good evening Anderson, Isabel, everyone. Good evening to Wolf Blitzer and the panel and John King, Dana Bash, Jessica Yellin.

    I feel a bit out of it on the Mass. Senate election, but am learning about the campaign right now. Sounds like Scott Brown out campaigned Marth Coakley.

    Maybe so on the need to internalize the result of this election, though I've been feeling like how health care reform would work is beginning to be comprehended.

    Anderson, is the road from airport in Santiago? DR the alternate route of choice when flights can't get into Port au Prince airport?

    January 19, 2010 at 10:22 pm |
  38. starr formerly known as vincent

    I wish with ALL my heart, that Congress would stop worrrying about their "elections" and start truly caring about the American people!

    Great to hear about the woman in her 70's being rescued today! I still pray (against the odds) that many more are foudn alive!

    January 19, 2010 at 10:22 pm |
  39. Annie Kate

    The GOP hasn't put together a united message and platform yet but are winning anyway – the Democrats in DC have angered the voters enough that the GOP may not need a cohesive message to win in the November elections this year. Next year seems like it will be an interesting year politically.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:22 pm |
  40. JUDY

    Hello Anderson Cooper:

    I want to personally thank you for covering the situation in Hati. Mr. Cooper you are such a loving and caring person, I recently found out that your mom is Gloria Vanderbilt I love her Jeans (smile), you are from a rich family yet you are so humble people in American should take a page from your book. I enjoy watching you on TV, because you are a genuine person.

    God Bless you and you should get a humanitarian award for all the good you have done.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:21 pm |
  41. Elsie

    I am an independent voter yet, I voted for Obama. As a graduate student in a Healthcare profession, I was not completely sold on the Healthcare idea. I could understand why Mass. citizens would want to use their votes to voice their concerns.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:21 pm |
  42. James Marcello

    Has there been an update on the Lynn University students that were staying at Hotel Montana?

    January 19, 2010 at 10:21 pm |
  43. Emily

    @Megan,
    This is the first that I'm hearing about this. It's great news! 🙂
    In her 70s...she sounds like a fighter...Truly amazing indeed! 🙂

    January 19, 2010 at 10:21 pm |
  44. Alexandra

    What are major companies in Haiti doing to help their employees' family members recover the bodies? Have they made contact with them? Are they providing any materials to help with the recovery efforts?

    January 19, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  45. Heather - Spokane, WA

    I am so frustrated about the help in Haiti. The help is there....why isnt it getting to everyone and why is it being turned away? Who is running the dog and pony show there?

    January 19, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  46. Steven S

    Hey Anderson! Great reporting from you and your team. Thank You! Looking forward to news tonight about the 'Doctors Without Borders' story you spoke of last night. I applaud your 'rant' last night, it's an important story.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  47. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    I do not understand why Doctors Without Borders are having so much trouble getting into Haiti when the politicians are all getting in without any trouble.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  48. Emily

    It sounds like Scott Brown won just like B. Obama won!
    ...by saying that he would work with others; and pointing out the problems with the current Administration.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  49. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Emily,
    I heard she is so lucky to alive tonight, Only 70's years old woman! She is so amazing lady! 🙂

    January 19, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  50. Steve - southern Illinois

    The Democratic Party has failed again. I am very disappointed in the past year.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
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