Tonight we are warming up for AC360 Later with your questions.
Anderson will be talking about the government shutdown, the looming debt ceiling deadline, the push for the Washington Redskins to change their name, and the NYC biker attack.
Begin submitting your questions at 8:45pm E.T.
Anderson is live at 9:15pm to video chat live.
Bobak Ferdowsi is best known as mohawk sporting flight director on the Mars mission. He joined the AC360 Later panel to talk about whether the new movie "Gravity" is true to life.
Supreme Court Justice Scalia gave a wide-ranging interview to New York Magazine. He says the devil is real, he caught one episode of "Duck Dynasty," he finds the State of the Union address childish. He also doesn't know why anyone would want to be "friended" on the Internet, and he thinks he has some gay friends, but doesn't know for sure. Anderson talked it over with the panel.
U.S. special forces pulled off a pair of daring raids. In Libya, Delta Force captured a key suspect in the 1998 embassy bombings. But the Navy SEAL Team Six in Somalia withdrew before getting a suspected top leader of the group responsible for the Nairobi mall attack. Peter Bergen joins the AC360 Later panel to discuss what these raids mean for America's war on terror.
That's Daily Beast blogger Peter Beinart's argument against the Republican's piecemeal approach to funding certain government programs. He joined the AC360 Later panel and faced off against Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist, who made the case against a House vote on a bill ending the shutdown without strings attached.
For the first time Elizabeth Smart is describing in detail her unimaginable ordeal. She was kidnapped at the age of 14, held captive for nine months, starved, threatened, tortured and raped on a daily basis. But Smart also shares a story of survival in her book, 'My Story,' which she discussed openly with Anderson.
The new movie "Captain Phillips" opens this Friday. It's a drama about the real-life ordeal of Captain Richard Phillips, who was the commander of a cargo vessel that was overrun by pirates off the coast of Somalia in 2009. Phillips was taken off his ship and held hostage for five days on a small boat. He's played by Tom Hanks. The movie portrays Phillips as a hero who saves his ship and his crew. But some members of that crew claim the true Captain Richard Phillips was anything but heroic. Drew Griffin has the story.
Special forces launched a pair of daring raids. In Libya, Delta Force nabbed Abu Anas al Libi, wanted for the 1998 embassy bombings that took more than 200 lives in Kenya and Tanzania. The Navy's SEAL Team Six aborted a raid in Somalia targeting the suspected leader of the group behind the Nairobi mall attack. Jim Sciutto has the latest on both operations.
Anderson discussed all of this with former FBI negotiator Ali Soufan and Former Navy SEAL Chad Williams.
Maryland Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings makes the case for lawmakers to end the shutdown, saying "we are supposed to keep the government open and we are supposed to pay our debts." He calls on fellow lawmakers to pass a measure funding the government arguing "if the votes are there, we open the government."
Idaho Republican Congressman Raul Labrador discusses the impasse over the government shutdown with Anderson. When it comes to a bill that would end the shutdown, Rep. Labrador says "We could bring it to a vote and it would lose."
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