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January 26th, 2010
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 01/26/10

Tonight on 360°,  what's being down to try to find the nearly 5,000 missing Americans in Haiti.  Plus,  Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on the damage to one of Haiti's medical schools and how it could impact the country's health crisis. We also continue our special report "The Stimulus Project". See how your tax dollars are being spent in hopes of boosting the economy.

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  1. Tzila

    @ Dianne & Larry: early on, CNN mentioned Cuban doctors there working.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
  2. Mandy

    I really can't get over the people of Haiti. Their complete faith is outstanding and a miracle to be sure.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
  3. Claus

    @Mike, formerly from Syracuse.
    To answer your question, None. But let's label them felons so they can never have a respectable job or respectable anything because they are labeled "felons."

    January 26, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  4. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    That is so outrage both of guys who posed impostor against Senator Mary L. What they were thinking?????? I am glad police caught both guys back to jail!!!!! Shame on guys!

    January 26, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  5. LisaL - Canada

    those jerks SHOULD get at least 10 years. i mean, people who work with public utilities like that should be trustable. and then what is next ... the jerks who dress up like police and commit crimes? that crap needs to stop before no one believes we can trust those who are supposed to be trustable. this fake-reality stuff is going to result in a disaster sometime - for the sake of what???

    January 26, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  6. Tzila

    Keep singing Haitians!! Keep singing!

    January 26, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  7. Larry

    @Dianne; I had been wondering if Cuba was sending any relief there, in the way of medical staff & supplies.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  8. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Looks like those three boys will be doing quite a while in the federal penn

    January 26, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  9. Dodie, Irvine CA

    I don't think the UN members have ever encountered anything this vast! No one was prepared for anything like this!

    January 26, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  10. Adelaide

    @Vivian
    When your own government treats you as an animal, some others give themselves permission to do so as well unfortunately.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  11. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    So what felony did these guys commit?

    January 26, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  12. Claus

    The pepper spraying and other harmful tactics toward the poor starving crowd is inhumane. We wouldn't find that acceptable even for animals.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  13. Ellen

    Honestly, our government should have been at the Hotel Montana on the second day digging out our citizens. I am appalled that we are only seeing an interest now- after there is no hope. Why wasn't our civil engineering team right there beside the 'hired' search and rescue team sent by Lynn U? My heart breaks for those girls and their families, and, of course, for the wonderful professors that were with them.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  14. Dawn from RI

    Safe to say that these folks haven't had enough food or water to sustain the human body, for over two weeks now, and now to be pepper srayed??? This is unbelieveable...great reporting CNN

    January 26, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  15. Larry

    Doesn't Haiti have elections coming up shortly?

    January 26, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  16. Dianne

    Okay. Sanjay Gupta just did a segment on Haitian medical students. Did Sanjay mention how many Cuban doctors are in Haiti? And, that they were there before the earthquake. Did Sanjay mention that many medical students from Haiti are trained in Cuba?

    January 26, 2010 at 10:42 pm |
  17. A. Smith, Oregon

    Pepper spraying the tired and staving crowd seems over the top! Those UN members need some more training.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:42 pm |
  18. Jennifer - AZ

    I just don't get why it has been two weeks and more aid has not gotten to the people. If Anderson Cooper can hop on a plane day of, it seems that at least by now these people should be getting something to eat. Food and medical should have been the first priority or bad just turns to worse and harder for everyone to deal with.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:41 pm |
  19. starr formerly known as vincent

    @David, Indiana

    Thank you so much for your post to me. I did not know about the insuance info that you enlightened me with.

    I assumed (never a good word) that almost All Haitians were too poor to afford insurance.

    Thank you for response and the info too.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:40 pm |
  20. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    One has to wonder how good the Haitian medical schools were in the first place. I suppose a Haitian trained doctor is better than no doctor.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:40 pm |
  21. Dodie, Irvine CA

    Very tragic, many individuals who become educated; often do not go back to Haiti

    I am happy to hear that Sanjay met people who were willing to go back to Haiti after their Medical or other education.

    Haiti will certainly need all of it.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:40 pm |
  22. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Lori
    Yes, he is!!!!! He is doing wonderful job.... I agree with you,

    Dr Sanjay Gutpa is really doing good job help victim people for treatment without doctors, and the doctors in the world came to help, too. 🙂

    January 26, 2010 at 10:40 pm |
  23. Carla Acedo

    Hello everyone, we´ve been following the earthquake through AC360, and we salute Anderson, Dr. Sanjay and the whole team out there. You show you care and that is important to us, we hope Haitian people can overcome this tragedy. Keep supporting in any way we can.
    Best wishes and prayers from Costa Rica.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:39 pm |
  24. Heather - Spokane, WA

    I have no doubt in my mind that after this catastrophe, those two med school students who are helping will have no problem getting into a great school after what they are doing right now

    January 26, 2010 at 10:39 pm |
  25. Emily

    @Jana, Georgia,

    They are all great reporters, and to just hear on the spot what they saw that stood out for them...very fascinating!
    All four of them are great communicators ... great at telling their story & so in Dr. Gupta!

    January 26, 2010 at 10:38 pm |
  26. cindy

    With regards to human bodies being dumped between trash & rubble in Haiti...why can't govt leaders and celebrities, who have enabled financial and rescue relief, personally address the Haitian president to bury human remains properly and with dignity NOW !!!

    January 26, 2010 at 10:38 pm |
  27. Elliott R

    So what is the count, 50,000 dead because they don't have food and water after the earth quake. No infrastructure to distribute.

    Because the politicians and bureaucrats are incompetent they won't do "FLUTTERING" which could easily distribute food, water, energy bars, emergency rations from military aircraft. But go ahead, spend all your time on stories, fund raising, and all you'll get is more people who will die when they could have been saved. Good job CNN, you and Hillary, Obama have tens of thousand of deaths on your hands when the solution was SO SIMPLE.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:38 pm |
  28. Kimberly

    Pepper spray? How sad that this must be used to regulate these people. I understand the need to control the crowd, but from the footage it didn't look like the people waiting for food were getting out of control. These people have been starving for weeks- doesn't it seem undersandable that they might be a little impatient and pushy while waitng for food? It all just seems so sad to me, but the footage showed is a way to help us here in the states understand what is really going on over there.

    Again, thanks Anderson and the whole crew for your coverage. Some of us here in the states feel so helpless, but you coverage helps keep us connected

    January 26, 2010 at 10:37 pm |
  29. Vivian montreal

    These poor people..... earthquake, loss of family, friends, neighbours, no homes– nothing ...left to sleep in the streets.
    aid sitting in airport for a week ...
    and to top it off they get peppered sprayed !
    What is wrong with this picture???
    They are humans...not animals!

    January 26, 2010 at 10:37 pm |
  30. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    @starr formerly known as vincent,

    "genuinely appreciate these open conversation with the othe reporters. The information is diversified and very interesting"

    Starr, I totally agree! These are very informative and interesting discussions when the reporters get together and compare notes.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:36 pm |
  31. Pierre

    @Dianne, Noone should be treated like this, no one... The Haitian gvmt is irresponsible. The graves should have been sealed and at least a prayer should have been said in their names by the head of state who has not even addressed the nation to share his sympathy to the ones who have lost their loved ones. It shows that the Haitian Gvmt does not care about its own people. Period.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:36 pm |
  32. Emily

    @Megan,
    I'm surprised that so many of the public, the people there in Haiti have been as patient as they have been! To think that they have lost their home(s), family member(s), and really the country has descended even more so! (and there is no government there for them!)

    January 26, 2010 at 10:36 pm |
  33. Kimberly

    Pepper spray? How sad that this must be used to regulate these people. I understand the need to control the crowd, but from the footage it didn't look like the people waiting for food were getting out of control. These people have been starving for weeks- doesn't it seem undersandable that they might be a little impatient and pushy while waitng for food? It all just seems so sad to me, but the footage showed is a way to help us here in the states understand what is really going on over there.

    Again, thanks Anderson and the whole crew for your coverage. I would give anything to be over in Haiti lending my hand in any way that I can; since that is not possible, I do what I can here and your coverage is all I have to stay connected.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:35 pm |
  34. Jana, Georgia, formerly from Indiana

    @Emily–you are right. I always enjoy hearing Ivan, Gary and Karl telling Anderson what they saw and did everyday. I am glad they take the time every night to do that segment.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:35 pm |
  35. Adelaide

    They (the government) are not concentrating on neither the living nor the dead! They appear to be vacationing while organizations from around the world are getting their hands dirty. This is so shameful!

    January 26, 2010 at 10:34 pm |
  36. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Deforestation is such a huge problem in Haiti, but this is what happens when there is a poor economy because of a corrupt government. These people are doing what they have to just to survive.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:34 pm |
  37. Dodie, Irvine CA

    Casey Jones

    That is wonderful. The people need protein!

    January 26, 2010 at 10:33 pm |
  38. Tzila

    @ Emily: no rain yet (amazingly) but it is sure to come.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:33 pm |
  39. starr formerly known as vincent

    Anderson, genuinely appreciate these open conversation with the othe reporters. The information is diversified and very interesting.

    It is so sad that with all the aid that has been sent, that people are apparently still not receiving enought to eat!

    Shelter was a question i had last night. How do you shelter people not only from rain, but future Hurricanes and earthquakes?

    January 26, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  40. LisaL - Canada

    are there any plans by any agencies or private groups to try to plant some sort of ground cover? it might seem like a stupid thing to think about now, but what about in 3-5 months? it's a little late to start planting ground cover then...

    January 26, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  41. Dodie, Irvine CA

    The devastation is so vast, it just boggles the mind. It is going to be a very difficult clean-up.

    I am hoping that a memorial can be placed over the large grave sites which allow families to grieve after this chapter of the rescue is completed.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  42. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    I never seen many people are so angry want more food and losing their patience... I am really shocked, That is so disgust to see this. I like men Gary, Karl and Ivan.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:31 pm |
  43. Emily

    @bloggers,
    did I just hear Karl say that there was rain?

    January 26, 2010 at 10:31 pm |
  44. Cynthia, NC

    It's such a shame that people who are in need of food, have to be sprayed with pepper spray while trying to get that food!

    January 26, 2010 at 10:31 pm |
  45. Sonia

    @Lori- Yes, Anderson is a very amazing human being and we need more like him in this world. Amour'

    January 26, 2010 at 10:30 pm |
  46. Pierre

    @Diane, The way that the gvmt handled the bodies is wrong in any ways: No respect, No Health Concerns. It's unacceptable and it reflects how the Gvmt see things in general, they simply have no respect for their people and this should end, we Haitians or anyone deserve respect and protection.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:30 pm |
  47. Mandy

    @Lori Agree completely!

    January 26, 2010 at 10:30 pm |
  48. Emily

    Interesting hearing what Gary, Carl, & Ivan saw & did in the daytime. ...always lots to see. very interesting.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:30 pm |
  49. Claus

    Amanda,
    Some American families who had members staying at the Hotel Montana hired search and rescue organizations to search for their family members. They may explain your concern.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:30 pm |
  50. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    The stimulate package should include small, small business!

    January 26, 2010 at 10:29 pm |
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