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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. Emily

    @Isabel,
    Good point! Only 20 days into 2010 ... I hope that the year will only get better!

    January 19, 2010 at 11:00 pm |
  2. Isabel - Brazil •

    @Starr

    The challenge is huge, but things are, maximum unlikely, but never impossible. 🙂

    January 19, 2010 at 11:00 pm |
  3. stu

    why are there no helicopters moving things from ship to shore and the injured onto the medical ships?

    January 19, 2010 at 11:00 pm |
  4. marcelle

    hi Anderson,
    first and foremost i would like to thank you for all the work you are doing in my country haiti. My question to you is if someone who is a us citizen has family out their and would like to claim them or just want to help a child in need what are the procedures one must take to get them out of the country. thank you in advance for your help in this matter.

    January 19, 2010 at 11:00 pm |
  5. Angela - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

    @ Sevastian Winters

    Our hospitals are insanely full of people brought from Haiti. It's crazy.

    @ Sara

    Thank you and I know, it drives me crazy that there are so many problems at the border 😦

    January 19, 2010 at 11:00 pm |
  6. Debbie, Austin, TX

    I agree with Luba, however, do impoverished countries such as Haiti really have the choice/luxury of "adapting and being more resourceful" when basic necessities are a daily struggle?

    January 19, 2010 at 11:00 pm |
  7. Suzanne

    Thanks to CNN for the Haiti coverage. Anderson Cooper, great is your reward in Heaven, what you are doing is greater than reporting you are doing what God has commanded us to do, go into the highways and byways...my prayers are with you and the team for continued blessings.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  8. Kathy

    Thank you Anderson, Dr. Gupta, and 360 for letting the world know about the awful conditions in Haiti. You are saving lives by shining light on what is happening and what is needed.
    Please consider asking (on air) for pharmaceutical companies to donate antibiotics and first-aid supply companies (like Johnson & Johnson) to donate gauze & other supplies.
    Thanks!

    January 19, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  9. Sam

    @Kim – horrible that nothing is getting out of the airports to the needy. This makes no sense. Why are there no plans in place for diasters, was nothing learned from Katina?

    January 19, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  10. Nate

    Thank God that Scott Brown won the MA Senate seat. This runaway democratic spending train had to stop!! The people of MA just may have saved this country from its own demise; a healthcare package filled with God knows what? The recent statement from the VA senator citing that no votes on healthcare should be taken until Brown is seated is the first logical thing I have heard from the democrats. This special election will go down in the history books.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  11. Crystal

    You are one of the most amazing men I have ever seen!!!
    Do you find it difficult to discuss politics about the usa when you are in a place of total destruction?

    January 19, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  12. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Anderson
    You're so great man I have seen, You're so amazing job in Port-au-Prince, Haiti! You're my hero!!!!!! HUGS! : )

    January 19, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  13. Adelaide

    Hello everybody!

    January 19, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  14. Lynn

    It doesn't seem right that they keep bringing in more food and water that can't be distributed and is stockpiling instead of the medical supplies needed tosave the lives of the most seriously injured. Who is making these decisions? Someone really needs to rethink the order of urgency.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  15. starr formerly known as vincent

    @Devna 360. Glad to hear from you tonight.

    How long is the blog tonight?? One or two hrs.?

    January 19, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  16. ronald

    What is the distance between land and the landing deck of the that
    Comfort hospital ship?
    Can a helicopter go that far?

    January 19, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  17. Julia

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for all the work that you are doing in Haiti, for keeping it real and raising priorities to the surface. You are awesome!

    January 19, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  18. Bonnie Chisholm

    Where is the Red Cross All this money that has been donated but I don't hear anyone talking about what they have been doing. Bonnie

    January 19, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  19. Steve - southern Illinois

    Good night everyone. Thanks CNNfor the excellent coverage in Haiti and here at home tonight. I will say a prayer tonight for the people in Haiti and for the welfare of all the journalists and other brave Americans in Haiti. You are all so amazing.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  20. Biju Andrews

    They simply doesn't get it!!! You can't spend money that you don't have!!!!!!! get it!!! MA people are smart!

    January 19, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  21. ronald

    The organization skills of these guys to confront this tragic event sounds like something out a Mad Max movie, no fuel, a break down of communication, nobody dispersing enough food and water.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  22. John Kendall

    negative comments about how many challenges there are in Haiti seem to be reported as if its America's inability to handle the crisis effectively. the U.S. has done so much in the past and now ...it is amazing. The Haiti govt has mishandled the funds given in past from the US. If some of those funds were put into infrastructure there may not be as many challenges to effectively reach the needs of the people during a crisis.The port, the airport, the roads. The leaders of Haiti have much to answer for and their mishandling of gifts given......not the relentless ,loving efforts of the United States.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  23. Kim from Texas

    Anderson and Sanjay,

    You are doing a great job showing the world what is really going on in Haiti. It is so frustrating to think of how much these people need help and help is there but not getting out of the airport! Unbelievable !!

    January 19, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  24. starr formerly known as vincent

    @Isabel

    Yes, miracles DO happen and today's rescues are that. Like i said before, i Pray that there are more rescues (against all odds).

    However, time is an enemy at this point. They have to move as fast as they can to find others.

    I remain Astonished the Drs. Without Borders has had such monumental difficulty getting into Haiti. Also am astonished that medical supplies remain scarce. There is NO excuse for this.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  25. LisaL - Canada

    the doctors are unable to make eye contact because they feel guilty. that is not good for them, or the ones who are looking to them for comfort of some sort.

    not only are the wounded being affected - the psychological welfare of the caretakers is at stake as well - they are they to help and the helplessness turns to guilt.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  26. Sam

    Security should have been in place first, it's horrible to see the looting, unspeakable. True Raw reporting, be careful to all the CNN crew.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  27. Fay-CA

    Irresponsible and nonsensical decision making by the powers that be–it is inhumane to not allow Doctors Without Borders and other medical professionals in to help the Haitians who are in dire need of treatment.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  28. Cynthia, NC

    Absolutely ludicrous that critical medical supplies needed to keep people alive isn’t a priority to those in control.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  29. Sara

    @angela I am sure the people of the world are thankful to the Dominican Republic for their assistance in getting the resources in place in Haiti. It is unfortunate that so much relies on crossing from your borders, wasting precious time.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  30. Dulcie - Denver

    Thank you Anderson for the piece on Doctors Without Borders. We need to know this stuff.

    It's insane that they're unable to get the supplies they need in through the airport. Someone else needs to take control of the airport and reprioritize.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  31. Luba

    Annie,
    What you are saying is so true.
    Maybe big cities should not be built on faults? It looks like the weather is getting more crazy. Earth climate is changing. People need to adapt and be more resourceful. This quake showed us what nature can do, and what happens when people are not prepared for it = poor constructions of buildings etc. etc.
    Recently was an earthquake in Cayman islands – on same fault as Port au Prince is.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  32. Sevastian Winters

    Why on EARTH are we flying doctors INTO Haiti instead of flying patients OUT? I mean come on.... there are EXCELLENT doctors and quality hospitals within VERY short flying distance.... By now we could already have all of the injured out.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  33. Isabel - Brazil •

    Bitter start to the year!

    Were only 20 days, and the year already looks old.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  34. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Devna AC360
    Hi Devna!!!!!
    Nice see you tonight! I agree with you... Sounds like so busy all week both places MA and Haiti! 🙂

    January 19, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  35. Debbie, Austin, TX

    Awesome reporting from Haiti this entire past week! Thanks, guys!

    January 19, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  36. Elsie

    wow, no "eye-contact" -how sad...

    January 19, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  37. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    If they had brought the supplies through the Dominican Republic in the first place they would have been available by now. They should not have waited.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  38. Larry

    Are there any medical units from Cuba?

    January 19, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  39. Nancy V

    Hello Anderson, Sanjay, Ivan and team:
    Your reporting in Haiti is incredible. As usual, you report with compassion and truth! Thank you for helping the boy yesterday and the many others you meet. All of you are making such a difference with your effective reporting and your help.
    God Bless you and all the people in Haiti!

    January 19, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  40. Anna

    The tragedy there is unspeakable...a regualar saw to amputate limbs...awful.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  41. Emily

    @Devna AC360°,
    Hi Devna ... glad to see you on the blog tonight!
    Very exciting news w/people being found alive on Haiti after days,
    and the GOP win in MA.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  42. Angela - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

    I see the big trucks on their way to Haiti every day carrying suplies.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  43. Anna

    this business of the Dr.'s not getting in is crap...if the U.S. is running the airport why is this still such a mess???? Get the planes in and outta there!!!

    January 19, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  44. Lori

    Sorry to hear about the planes being turned away. Timing is critical.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  45. Ilya- Connecticut

    Great Job Anderson and Sanjay! Remarkable reporting.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  46. niwat kurusattra, chicago

    Also has the route been bounded by military personals so that aids, water, medicine travels fluidly to PAP aids camps? and What about gas/fuels been donated from any oil-riched countries to transport goods from helping nations?

    January 19, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  47. Sam

    Anderson – you and the work of Dr. Gupta is wonderful and amazing. Thanks for all your geniune efforts. It's good to hav such caring people their during such a crisis.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  48. Isabel - Brazil •

    @ David

    I agree with you. It's a race against time!

    Miracles happen! I hope that these miracles still happening! 🙂

    January 19, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  49. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    I'm glad the margin was so large; otherwise the election would have been stolen by the Democratic machine in a recount.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  50. starr formerly known as vincent

    Anderson,

    Has there been any word from the large Hotel about rescues?? I have been out all day and this is the first news that i have heard at all today.

    I know there a six missing American kids in that Hotel. Want to know if rescuers are there and if there is Any hope.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
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