March 26th, 2008
06:45 PM ET

Erica Cam: Behind the scenes


What’s on tap for 360° tonight? Check out Erica Hill's web-only preview, and find what Randi Kaye has in store for tonight.

Filed under: Behind The Scenes • Erica Hill • Randi Kaye
soundoff (23 Responses)
  1. Jim- Kearny, NJ

    Hi Erica,
    I apparently missed the last Erica Cam you did, so I just wanted to tell you that I enjoyed this a lot. I will be keeping an eye out henceforth : )

    As far as the Wal-Mart story, I expect nothing less from a comapny that has locked their overnight employees inside and has to be ordered by the courts to treat its employees with even a shred of dignity. Personally, they've never gotten a dime of my money and I intend on keeping it that way.

    See ya tonight!


    March 27, 2008 at 5:34 pm |
  2. LCF

    The Erica cam is great. How about an A/C 360 24/7? With all the stuff that goes into preparing for a big story! A bit like HBO's 24/7 for a big time prize fight- with scenes of Anderson running in his track suit at 4am with Oscar de la Hoya as he prepares to take on a big story. Ok a bit too much dramatization in that description! But you catch my drift.
    Just food for thought!

    Louis C. F.

    March 27, 2008 at 3:48 pm |
  3. Michelle ,Fonthill ,Ontrario,Canada

    Hi , Erica I love the behind the scenes cam.
    It's very interesting toe see the news room happenings.

    March 27, 2008 at 9:11 am |
  4. Linda

    The Debbie Shank situation needs to be addressed by Walmart, not just their right to sue the Shanks. Walmart is being given mercy to function in a free country to earn billions of dollars as a 'founding family', the Walton Family. This is possible in our country. And hundreds of our young men and women are giving their lives for that freedom, for all of us. This is a most unusual tragedy, where is mercy?
    IF our country is only about judgment in the face of great unusual tragedy, such as this, than quit playing the movie at Xmas every year with James Stewart making a point of the miracle of financial mercy. Where do you stand Walmart??

    March 27, 2008 at 4:14 am |
  5. Scuggy

    Great stuff, Erica! Keep it up. Oh, and watch out for all this pro-Hillary "sniper fire" on this site. Geesh. You'd think the AC360 producers would call for a corksrew behind the scenes camera manuveur. 😉

    March 26, 2008 at 11:19 pm |
  6. Leo

    Why should Wal-Mart pay for their former employee's lifetime care. They surely had nothing to do with the auto accident or her injuries. Her medical bills should have never been paid by her employee insurance carrier in the first place. Her medical bills and long term care are clearly the responsiblity of her own auto insurance first, then the insurance carrier of the trucking company.
    (Ret. NYPD)

    March 26, 2008 at 11:11 pm |
  7. Kimberley Nelson

    What if we put a Facebook group together for the Shanks? In a matter of a few days, not only could the Candian and American people put Walmart to shame, but easily rebuild the trust to be used for what it is intended. I am not angry with Walmart, but a story like this is bound to hurt them, and with people taking out of their own pockets in this unstable economy should be enough of a wake up call, even for a giant like Walmart.

    March 26, 2008 at 11:06 pm |
  8. Ozz

    Mcain is not more of the same of Bush, he will be more of the worst, worst, and worst.
    Poverty and being poor does not DISCRIMINATE.

    Ozz, LA, CA......

    March 26, 2008 at 10:54 pm |
  9. Carolyn

    Hi Erica If Hillary is not the nominee can't I just write her in on other on the ballot?

    March 26, 2008 at 10:14 pm |
  10. Karen G

    Anderson, why would you even report on a poll with only 600 people? That's not even a .000001 % of the country. Could it be just to bash Hillary again

    March 26, 2008 at 10:07 pm |
  11. june

    Hey Erica...pretty cool, thanks for sharing the "board" with us!

    March 26, 2008 at 9:59 pm |
  12. JurdikSvensk - Mystic, Connecticut

    Erica – Love the behind the scenes look. Make you more humane and gives us a nice peak at what you guys do off the air. Look forward to tonights show as always. Beautiful day here finally!!

    March 26, 2008 at 9:52 pm |
  13. Annie Kate


    I love your behind the scenes posts. Thanks for this one.

    I am really interested in hearing about McCain's foreign policy speech and I'm sure the political analysts will have a lot to say about it. Should be a great segment.

    Randi's story is just heartbreaking. I know that most insurance companies will do the very same thing – if you get a third party settlement you have to reimburse them for what they paid. I don't really think that is fair though; you have paid their premiums so they should cover you and pay for the legitimate costs without any reimbursement. Her 3rd party settlement should not go to the insurance company – they did nothing to get the settlement. Wal*mart used to be a company that did good things for people – now they are just another big time corporation with no conscience or feelings. Looking forward to Randi's story.

    Annie Kate
    Birmingham AL

    March 26, 2008 at 9:47 pm |
  14. Kathy, Chicago

    Great job Ladies. I'm back from puppy class and ready to go. I have been in a news vacuum today so all will be new for me. I love Erica cam and am looking forward to Randi's piece and the show tonight.

    March 26, 2008 at 9:13 pm |
  15. Marcy

    woo hooo ! I was afraid that like so many other things this had fallen to the side. Glad to see I was wrong. Keep it up!

    Marcy, Mobile, AL

    March 26, 2008 at 9:05 pm |
  16. Fay, CA

    I always look forward to the '360 behind the scenes' reports and I'm also hoping the back row blogger will make a return appearance.

    I'm glad that 360 will be covering the infuriating Wal-Mart story–it's pretty unbelievable.

    March 26, 2008 at 9:02 pm |
  17. Parker

    This is excellent! Love the behind the scenes coverage!

    Why is Erica not hosting the show when Anderson want to play in the field? She's great!

    March 26, 2008 at 8:54 pm |
  18. RekhaRaman, CA

    Needless to say, who both of you are, definitely have the "rock the earth" touch to the AC360 team! Erica is that why you left Atlanta to join CNN in the Big City? I definitely do miss you sorely on the Headline News and your famous "cut ins" from Atlanta to New York. Randi, I learn a great deal from your sense of style- I mean your dress sense- that goes in parallel with your sensitive reporting. Its no wonder you won the Emmy not too long ago, if I remember writhe.

    A sensitive fan,


    March 26, 2008 at 8:24 pm |
  19. Lorie Ann, Buellton, California

    I do hope the McCain speech can be discussed without hyperventilation. Whether you agree with McCain or not, it would be a welcomed change to listen, discuss, and be able to hear a candidate's view. All the candidates! Pundits and others, shouting out and out shouting each other, is getting old. Facts, please.

    Lorie Ann, Buellton,Calif.

    March 26, 2008 at 8:03 pm |
  20. comfortablynumb

    Love the Erica cam...love it. Can't get enough of the behind the scenes footage going on at the CNN studio there. I have to say, I also miss the "blog from the back row" that you guys used to do, it really gave a nice closing note to wrap up a great night of AC360. Keep 'em coming Erica.

    March 26, 2008 at 7:32 pm |
  21. Cindy

    Thanks for the behind the scenes look. Looking forward to the Randi Kaye piece. She is a great reporter and that story is heartbreaking and makes you sick that a huge corporation like Wal-Mart would be doing this.

    Cynthia, Covington, Ga.

    March 26, 2008 at 7:07 pm |
  22. Genevieve M, TX

    These "behind the scenes" videos are fun to watch. It's almost as if Erica Hill is telling the audience "psst...come over here, want to hear my secret?" lol!

    I really enjoy Randi Kaye's in-depth reports about "everyday people". She is skilled at getting her subjects to "open up" and "tell her all". The people she interviews appear comfortable talking to her and not at all nervous. I would not be suprised if one of these stories earns her another Emmy.

    March 26, 2008 at 7:03 pm |
  23. Lilibeth

    Hi Erica, can't wait to hear more of Mr. McCain's foreign policy speech and Randi Kaye's story on Debbie Shank, and everything in between!

    See you tonight!

    Edmonds, Washington

    March 26, 2008 at 7:02 pm |