April 11th, 2008
09:27 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 4/11/08

Breaking news from the campaign trail.  Sen. Barack Obama is responding tonight to criticism over comments he made days ago.  He called some Pennsylvanians who have lost their jobs "bitter."  Both Sen. Clinton and Sen. McCain pounced on the story calling Obama elitist and condescending.  What impact will this have on the Pennsylvania primary?  We’ll talk to the best political team on television. 

We’ll also have the latest from Eldorado and the investigation into Warren Jeffs’ polygamous sect.  Investigators removed 292 boxes of documents, personal letters, journals, family photographs and dozens of computers and hard drives from the Yearn For Zion Ranch.  

We’ve devoted a lot of time to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints this week but they’re not the only people who practice polygamy. Tonight we’re going to talk to two women who are in a polygamous marriage and they don’t look anything like Jeffs’ followers.  They live in the suburbs, wear contemporary clothes and made the choice to have a plural marriage. 

Erica Hill is anchoring tonight.  Be sure to check her out on our new live web camera from the 360° studio. That’ll start at 945p ET.  LINK TO THE BLOG CAMERA

We’ll start posting comments to this blog at 10p ET and stop at 11p ET.

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soundoff (229 Responses)
  1. ericacnn

    Have a great weekend, everyone. AC is back next week - see you Monday!

    April 11, 2008 at 10:59 pm |
  2. Megan O. Toronto, ON, Canada

    Erica, well done anchoring tonight!!! 360 was awesome tonight

    Randi thanks for joining the live blog (you must have been itching to do it everytime you were on the set)

    Loved the Shot – New Kids were my first concert and if they come to Toronto....I am so there. The oldest New Kid is a real estate agent and since no one is buying houses he needed money so why not tour right!??!?!?!?

    Have a great weekend Erica, Randi and Bloggers!

    April 11, 2008 at 10:59 pm |
  3. Jacqui Chan

    oh no "NKOTB" as if it wasn't bad enough the 1st time.
    I"m gonna get flash backs 🙁

    April 11, 2008 at 10:59 pm |
  4. Lorie Ann, Buellton, California

    Happy start of the weekend to all. Erica, very good job. Time to dance out with the dancing weatherman..

    April 11, 2008 at 10:59 pm |
  5. Phil of Guadalupe, Ca.

    Nice to see you Randi.
    As for the rest I wish you all a happy weekend

    P.s. lets see how the obama nation will spin out of this one.

    April 11, 2008 at 10:58 pm |
  6. Brian Persaud

    Great great great show tonight Erica! See you next week bloggers, its always fun . Looking forward to seeing the Coop back, although he has nothing on you Erica :D!

    April 11, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  7. Robin

    Hi Erica...I am a frustrated, gun toting, religious fanatic and lost my job 25 years ago...I am from PA..I like people like me!!!! Yes, Barack has a way with words..so insulting..He just changed my mind when it comes to November...

    April 11, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  8. John

    To you adrain_andrews

    Don't forget for a minute that McCain faught for you and was enslaved (for 5 and one half years) for you.

    April 11, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  9. Duck

    Erica-so glad to see you in the anchor chair!!
    Where's Randi's pic?

    April 11, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  10. Jolene

    I hope the 360 crew joins in with the "Dance Friday" theme. Come on...show us what you got!!!

    Great show tonight. Have a good weekend everyone!!!

    April 11, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  11. Renee

    Go Randi and Erica! Friday night's best political team! More news to chew on and think about!

    Have a great weekend Mr./Ms. Moderator!

    April 11, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  12. Megan Dresslar

    Good night Erica, Randi and Bloggers
    Have good weekend! See you next week!
    Congrats Charlie and llyold!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 11, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  13. Cesar Rubert

    Great to see you in charged.

    April 11, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  14. Bonnie

    No way–Cheney would have had a heart attack!!

    April 11, 2008 at 10:55 pm |
  15. Stacy

    Sorry Erica, we're not buying it. 😉

    April 11, 2008 at 10:55 pm |
  16. EJ - Ohio

    Living with that amount of people would annoy me. I can hardly live with myself let alone 40 other people.

    April 11, 2008 at 10:55 pm |
  17. jeff

    sorry i meant ken from michigan

    agree'd to ken ellwood.jr

    April 11, 2008 at 10:55 pm |
  18. Megan Dresslar

    I heard you....... I agree with you......

    April 11, 2008 at 10:53 pm |
  19. Orin

    Sharon its not like he needed that $2300. Look people we McCain who is strikingly similar to Bush, we have Clinton and we have Obama. As left as Obama is what is the definition of crazy – doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result. So are we going to continue this Bush/Clinton Monarchy of this country.

    April 11, 2008 at 10:52 pm |
  20. Kriss

    YAY ERICA!!!!!!!!!!! It’s about time…we were getting really worried…
    You are doing a fantastic job…i hope you are the permanent sub-anchor! You were great with Larry too!

    April 11, 2008 at 10:52 pm |
  21. Bonnie

    We hear ya Ken from Michigan!!

    April 11, 2008 at 10:52 pm |
  22. Sharon, GO HILLARY!

    I wonder if Obama thinks Pennsylvanians are typical white people......

    April 11, 2008 at 10:51 pm |
  23. tina

    Why is it O'K for Obama to generalize rural (whites) communities but no one would do the same with black communities or Hispanic communities, who does he think he is , he doesn't know what's important to them or what they hold true as he keeps telling us he was brought up Indonesia and Hawaii, what a bigot comment to make.

    April 11, 2008 at 10:51 pm |
  24. Cherie

    Way to go Ken and Barb!

    April 11, 2008 at 10:50 pm |
  25. Megan O. Toronto, ON, Canada

    the 360 crew is so hardwork....Erica tell them we think they are doing a great job

    April 11, 2008 at 10:50 pm |
  26. Annette

    Ken, and you are !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 11, 2008 at 10:50 pm |
  27. ericacnn

    Ha! It wasnt nice to tease you like that with our "not for air" captions... but they're much less racy, than you'd think 🙂

    April 11, 2008 at 10:50 pm |
  28. Andrea

    I think I just watched my husband have a mild stroke when I asked him what he would do if he had multiple wives...hahaha...he said he was just visualizing being nagged at by multiple women. He now says he isn't feeling so well....

    April 11, 2008 at 10:49 pm |
  29. Kathleen, NC

    I don't think Obama supporters are justifing his remarks or making excuses for him, any more then I think that Hillary supporters are overlook her direct and deliberate lies to decieve ALL american people for a vote.

    April 11, 2008 at 10:49 pm |
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