April 18th, 2008
09:15 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 4/18/07

Anderson and Erica are blogging during the program tonight – but as you know you are the most important part of this post, so please watch and start posting at 10p ET.

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

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  1. Brian Persaud

    Wow I didn't know she was a republican either. But I suppose a republican during her youth and a republican now are quite different? On the Ellen show she shared how she became a supporter of gay rights through a family friend, and it totally reaffirmed my support for her. Its great when candidates share how they have come to their beliefs.

    April 18, 2008 at 10:42 pm |
  2. Judy Stage Brooklyn MI

    Hey Erica, The Illinois earthquake was far reaching. I live in Brooklyn Michigan and I was half asleep this morning between 5:30 and 6 :00 Eastern time and my bed moved. My window was open and I thought the wind was blowing thru my blankets and when I finally woke up I realized my bed had moved and there were no breezes blowing in the window. The Jackson paper reported that others in the area had felt the earthquake so I knew I was not dreaming. It lasted about 5 seconds and the only other thing that moved in my house was a candle holder that was teetering on the edge of my kitchen counter.

    April 18, 2008 at 10:41 pm |
  3. Maureen T

    Thanks goodness Hilary saw the light and became a Democrat!

    April 18, 2008 at 10:41 pm |
  4. Megan Dresslar

    I accept your apology, no problem.......

    @ Mrs R.
    oh I see......... I didn't expect one I felt like sway my house just earth moved.

    April 18, 2008 at 10:41 pm |
  5. Saera El Paso, TX

    Tiffany-I noticed the laptop too
    odd isn't it?

    April 18, 2008 at 10:41 pm |
  6. Yvonne

    I always felt that Hillary's campaign was based on ambition.

    April 18, 2008 at 10:41 pm |
  7. Zing-Zing, Canada

    @ Megan O. Hello! Yes, Hillary was originally a Republican back in her college days. Wild, isn't it?

    April 18, 2008 at 10:41 pm |
  8. Derrick

    It's just the women and kids. Why aren't the men being inconvenienced? Why didn't they just seize all the men and let the women and kids alone? What guarantee is there that the rapist(s) haven't already fled the scene? Right now, we appear to be no better than the men they're living with. That's the sad part of this story.

    April 18, 2008 at 10:41 pm |
  9. Elke, SW Florida

    That piece on Hillary Clinton was very interesting so far! She is a complex woman indeed.

    April 18, 2008 at 10:41 pm |
  10. Janna

    Marybeth, the drawing was from school and could be homemade paint or something else...

    April 18, 2008 at 10:41 pm |
  11. Chuck in Alabama

    Jolene, The sexist remarks made by many in the media hasnt' been discussed in the media much. It's been amazing how many of the anchors on different networks have made remarks about Hillary "getting back in the kitchen... etc."

    April 18, 2008 at 10:41 pm |
  12. Ray

    Hey – where are the men?

    It takes a man to make a baby – why are you/they beating up on the women?

    April 18, 2008 at 10:40 pm |
  13. James

    FLDS is a huge mess. These children will lose either way if returned to their families or remain in state custody.

    April 18, 2008 at 10:40 pm |
  14. Jacqui Chan

    there is a lot of commercials tonight it seems

    the webcam stayed on till past the ending of the show last night, that was cool

    April 18, 2008 at 10:40 pm |
  15. Saera El Paso, TX

    Jacqueline- the pics are just for Anderson and Erica, I think

    April 18, 2008 at 10:40 pm |
  16. Rose from Southern Calif

    Good to see you log in Anderson.

    April 18, 2008 at 10:40 pm |
  17. Genevieve M, TX

    The view from the blog camera shows that Anderson is adept at one-handed typing.

    April 18, 2008 at 10:40 pm |
  18. Jolene

    Hillary looked a lot like Chesea in her early years. Love these Up Close segments. Thanks Anderson and 360.

    April 18, 2008 at 10:40 pm |
  19. Lisa - Ft. Lauderdale

    It looks like Obama is going to wrap this up pretty soon – but I think Clinton should be proud of going further than any woman and most men have gone in the bid for the White House. I was leaning towards Obama in the beginning, but her tenacity really won me over. We really need that in the White House.

    April 18, 2008 at 10:40 pm |
  20. Jennifer NC

    MaryBeth I think you are totally onto something. Especially if they have no records and that many people. The worst part is that those kids have no idea how wrong something like reproducing say with a first cousin etc. is.

    April 18, 2008 at 10:40 pm |
  21. Nach&Manda

    She should have ran from Bill. She was right the first time!

    April 18, 2008 at 10:39 pm |
  22. carmen

    wow and look at Bill way back when he didn't inhale

    April 18, 2008 at 10:39 pm |
  23. Rose from Southern Calif

    Steve..these people could of get fake certificates for the kids and wives. Just taking a wild guess.

    April 18, 2008 at 10:39 pm |
  24. Tiffany in Denver

    Did I just see a laptop in one of those rooms? They dont get internet access do they?????

    April 18, 2008 at 10:39 pm |
  25. Sarah, Atlanta GA

    That's interesting to hear that Hilary was once a republican.

    April 18, 2008 at 10:38 pm |
  26. Jo Ann, Ohio

    @Chuck in Alabama, I do think it was time that Obama was treated as harshly as Clinton was when the race began. He wasn't used to it so now he thinks that it was unfair.

    April 18, 2008 at 10:38 pm |
  27. Janna

    Sherry, wonderful point about cutting off the money. Do we know if they are still getting welfare checks??

    April 18, 2008 at 10:38 pm |
  28. Antonius

    hey anderson, why is there a woman coming always in the breaks to your desk and puts some fresh papers on your desk, but actually, I never see you read some of it????!!!!!! So what is written there=)???

    April 18, 2008 at 10:38 pm |
  29. Zing-Zing, Canada

    Chelsea looks very much like a young Hillary.

    April 18, 2008 at 10:38 pm |
  30. Nach&Manda

    What is it about Hillary that is so unlikeable?

    April 18, 2008 at 10:38 pm |
  31. Jacqueline

    Anderson– eh, Excuse me, I'm mean ERICA, how do the rest us go about uploading our pix, if we wanted to?

    April 18, 2008 at 10:38 pm |
  32. Nell

    I feel very bad for these people. I would like to see the mothers from these communities be able to live with their children in foster care.

    April 18, 2008 at 10:38 pm |
  33. Tracey - Boston

    Now the Hillary spot is on you can speak with us!

    April 18, 2008 at 10:37 pm |
  34. Megan O. Toronto, ON, Canada

    @ Carmen – your comment totally made me laugh out loud 😛

    April 18, 2008 at 10:37 pm |
  35. Megan Dresslar

    You're so funny! lol I agree with you! 🙂

    April 18, 2008 at 10:37 pm |
  36. Carla Ontario Canada

    I read today on CNN blogs that some of the men own manufacturing companies and have made money from Pentagon defense contracts making airplane parts and such. Also they donated up to $50,000 per month to the church. WoW.

    April 18, 2008 at 10:37 pm |
  37. Megan O. Toronto, ON, Canada

    Hillary was a Republician...........say what?!!?!?!?

    April 18, 2008 at 10:37 pm |
  38. Saera El Paso, TX

    MaryBeth- they're supposed to watch what they say so as not to give away the "wrong" information
    they could get in trouble with the "men"
    i think that's what Carolyn Jessup said on yesterdays program
    or at least, it was some time this week... not sure

    April 18, 2008 at 10:37 pm |
  39. Mrs. R.

    @ Megan & Sahire,
    When we have tremors (frequently) in AK the house feels like a tree house swaying...doesn't seem scary anymore.

    April 18, 2008 at 10:37 pm |
  40. judi

    mary beth ~ then if the only doctors were inside the compound; add them to the list of persons to be prosecuted for being fully aware of sexual abuse towards a minor and letting it continue. with such a small community, the doctors were well aware of the ages of these pregnant children.

    April 18, 2008 at 10:36 pm |
  41. Jolene

    I'm sure that HIllary has endured her share of sexism and discrimination in her lifetime. That is probably why she is such a fighter.

    April 18, 2008 at 10:36 pm |
  42. Lynn G.

    I've been following all the news with the FLDS. I've heard that there are no birth certificates. What happens when somone dies, is this the same with no death certificate. If so, it would seem to me that it might look like someone never existed at all with no records.

    April 18, 2008 at 10:36 pm |
  43. MaryBeth

    If they didn't have crayons, how did the kids make those drawings? That lady showed a childish drawing, in color, during the tour.

    April 18, 2008 at 10:36 pm |
  44. carmen

    wow. there was actually a time when Hillary wore a dress!!!!

    April 18, 2008 at 10:36 pm |
  45. Maureen T

    Hilary's claws are out! Here her roar!

    April 18, 2008 at 10:36 pm |
  46. Laurie Jones

    Sorry- Thats Loretta Lynn

    April 18, 2008 at 10:36 pm |
  47. Jennifer NC

    No apology necessary AC. I am still impressed that you and Erica can anchor and blog simultaneously. You are both great multi-taskers.

    April 18, 2008 at 10:36 pm |
  48. EJ - Ohio

    "Good evening everyone.. sorry its taken me so long to log in.. when we’re doing breaking news, its always a bit hectic.."

    We forgive you Anderson – because of your good looks and amazing talents.

    April 18, 2008 at 10:36 pm |
  49. Jacqui Chan

    EJ, I saw a woman, who used to be in the sect on Larry King who said that she was taught to fear black people and that if she talked to one she would turn black. So they sound really racists; I would doubt they allow anyone, "not pure".

    April 18, 2008 at 10:36 pm |
  50. Jen in Mex.

    You notice that none of ther candidates (nor our president) have made any commentary about the FDLS problem? Leadership, please.

    April 18, 2008 at 10:36 pm |
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