April 15th, 2008
09:29 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 4/15/08

Tonight, we start in Eldorado with new details from inside the reclusive polygamist compound. Hundreds of children are in state custody and their mothers say they’re being persecuted for practicing an unpopular religion. We also have new pictures taken by members of the sect that show authorities entering the compound in armored personnel carriers and carrying automatic weapons.

The Pope landed at Andrews Air Force Base this afternoon where he was greeted personally by President Bush. It's the first time ever an American president has traveled out to Andrews to welcome a foreign leader and it's the first papal visit since the sex abuse scandal exploded. Find out what the Pope said about that.

We’ll have an up close look at Sen. Barack Obama and who he is and how he became that person. This is the first in a series of in depth pieces on all three candidates.

Finally, Heisman trophy winner Herschel Walker and his battle with mental illness. The NFL superstar says he doesn't even remember winning the Heisman trophy because he was too busy struggling with a mental disorder. It’s called dissociative identity disorder and Dr. Sanjay Gupta will have all the details.

And be sure to check out our new live web camera from the 360° studio. The shot features a behind the scenes look at the set. We’ll turn the camera on at 945p ET and turn it off at 11p 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 (374 Responses)
  1. Patty

    A blogger denying the Catholic Church sexual abuse of children?
    I've now heard it all.

    April 15, 2008 at 10:59 pm |
  2. Yvonne

    Great documentary on Obama. It�s a real story of hope, the fruit of hard work and determination. It made me realize that Hillary's campaign is riding on the coattails of a former President. All her candidacy does is send a message to young women that in order to be President you first need to be a First Lady. Obama is the real deal.

    April 15, 2008 at 10:59 pm |
  3. Brian Persaud

    Buster...how could you?

    Great show! Had so much fun on the blog, hope I responded to everyone who replied to me. So much to keep up with! Great job Erica and AC! 🙂 Night!

    April 15, 2008 at 10:59 pm |
  4. Zenta, New York, NY

    The guy is still amazing; he's 94!

    April 15, 2008 at 10:59 pm |
  5. Megan O. Toronto, ON, Canada

    Anderson and Erica thanks for a fantastic 360 tonight......have a great night everyone and see you all back here tomorrow night, same bat time, same bat channel 😛

    April 15, 2008 at 10:59 pm |
  6. Lorie Ann, Buellton, California

    Give Buster a break. He's close enough..

    April 15, 2008 at 10:59 pm |
  7. Rose from Southern Calif

    Night Anderson looking good guy like always and Erica...

    Good show guys take care, all.

    April 15, 2008 at 10:59 pm |
  8. Saera El Paso, TX

    great show everybody,

    April 15, 2008 at 10:58 pm |
  9. trey

    A.C. . . . i appreciate your hard work and all that you bring to the news . . . you are an amazing journalist . . . .i enjoy your show and all of your work . . . . good night!

    April 15, 2008 at 10:58 pm |
  10. Sahira

    EJ – Ohio~
    Thanks for answering my question!

    April 15, 2008 at 10:58 pm |
  11. Andrea from Canada

    I can't believe how quickly this hour goes...

    Goodnight bloggers, Erica and Anderson!

    And to Anderson I would like to be a huge nerd for a moment and say "G g g g g ...Gumdrop"

    You are fantastic!

    April 15, 2008 at 10:58 pm |
  12. OZ in Kansas

    Thanks for the Obama expose'. Excellent. Missed you Anderson!

    April 15, 2008 at 10:58 pm |
  13. Jolene

    Megan: I noticed that too, you would think since there is a delay, the web cam would stay on longer.

    Great show tonight! Nite all!

    April 15, 2008 at 10:58 pm |
  14. Jana, Indiana

    Anderson, good show and great to see you reporting tonight. Hope you will do Hillary and McCain as well.

    Good night all

    April 15, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  15. Renee

    Congratulations Marcia on your win! I read that one today and thought well, it can't get any better!

    Good Night Mr./Mrs. Moderator!

    April 15, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  16. carmen

    nite nite all

    April 15, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  17. EVA

    Can you "digg dipper' on Obama I like his story.

    April 15, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  18. Megan Dresslar

    Good night Anderson, Erica, and Bloggers!
    Brooke and Marica! congrats Ladies! I love beat 360!
    See you tomorrow night!

    April 15, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  19. Brian Persaud

    Haven't we seen Buster before ? He was on last month or so, right?

    April 15, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  20. Kim

    Buster is cool! I wonder what his secret is... Great show tonight, Anderson and Erica, it's so good to have you back together in the studio!

    April 15, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  21. Christine

    Anderson – how many do believe are real? I'm sorry but it seemed like every other day people were coming out sorry don't buy it. I always, as a child, ran to the priest who came to my home when I was six to give last rights to my father, never did I feel anything wrong with it. He looked after me like a priest would. Some maybe, but not all the stories are true.

    April 15, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  22. Jeff

    Buster rules! 100 and still drinking and running. GO BUSTER!

    April 15, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  23. Paula, Colorado


    Hi–welcome back! Your profile of Barack Obama is great. Though someone gave me his first book awhile back, it seems he went from the DNC in 2004 to his candidacy for President without a lot of public–national–exposure. Your segments go beyond what is seen in the ongoing campaign–your report is fascinating.

    April 15, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  24. Jo Ann, Ohio

    I enjoyed the program tonight. Good night Anderson and all!

    April 15, 2008 at 10:56 pm |
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