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.

Check out a post that may be helpful if you wonder why some comments get posted while others do not. LINK TO COMMENTS POST

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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. Lilibeth

    OK, Anderson, now I understand why you do rewrites. I never understood that before...

    April 18, 2008 at 10:50 pm |
  2. Minou, New York City

    Anderson, thank goodness I was little! I escaped that! (had a poodle perm later, though...)

    April 18, 2008 at 10:50 pm |
  3. Tracy, Colonial Heights, VA

    Amen, Gwen.

    Btw, are you all going to do a segment on the other candidates? Or did i miss those specials? Dag nab it, I need to tune in more faithfully...

    April 18, 2008 at 10:49 pm |
  4. Megan O. Toronto, ON, Canada

    I was not around in the 70's HAHA ;P

    April 18, 2008 at 10:49 pm |
  5. Jolene

    @Jo Ann: I agree, I wasn't cutting down HIllary with my comment, I feel she's a fighter too and most women her age probably endured quite a bit...like she mentioned "The ole boys club".

    The Bill "comment" probably was a lead in to the "Stand by my man" stance Hillary took....just a guess.

    April 18, 2008 at 10:49 pm |
  6. Yen

    I admire Hillary – she is a fighter. Jolene and Lisa, I agree with you both.

    April 18, 2008 at 10:49 pm |
  7. Jen in Mex.

    To coin a familar phrase with regards to FDLS,"It takes a village...", either to enable the horrors of the FDLS community, or to save the children of all our communities.

    April 18, 2008 at 10:49 pm |
  8. Brian Persaud

    Lisa – Ft. Lauderdale> Wow what a post! Sexism between women is something I've always thought about to myself, but never heard a anyone point it out before, that really struck me. I agree.

    April 18, 2008 at 10:49 pm |
  9. Elke, SW Florida

    Very good comment Gwen!
    I agree 100% with you. It's just those politicans that don't get it!

    April 18, 2008 at 10:49 pm |
  10. AJ, Minneapolis

    Hilary sure is a very brave woman for surviving the sniper fire in Bosnia........

    April 18, 2008 at 10:48 pm |
  11. Carla Ontario Canada

    Great seg on Hillary, wow, look at the hairdos back then. We've come a long way. I think she has had a fascinating life and alls rolled with the punches. Most people won't survive that kind of scrunity.
    Obama has had a free ride.

    April 18, 2008 at 10:48 pm |
  12. Christine

    Anderson – Thank you for a good piece on Hillary – I am a little surprised as you always seem to dislike her. I still don't think the problems with Bill should have any importance on her being the democratic candidate. What do you think?

    April 18, 2008 at 10:48 pm |
  13. Minou, New York City

    Lauren from the Bronx: that's funny! what's next then? the apocalypse?

    April 18, 2008 at 10:48 pm |
  14. Megan O. Toronto, ON, Canada

    @ Michelle – he had so many chemicals in his system. Some were from the bug repellant he used in Africa and some from the makeup

    April 18, 2008 at 10:48 pm |
  15. Rebecca

    still snowing here in Seattle ~ ARG!!!!! can't believe it..

    April 18, 2008 at 10:48 pm |
  16. Rose from Southern Calif

    Ray...double standard?

    April 18, 2008 at 10:48 pm |
  17. andersoncnn

    Minou – were the 70's kind to anyone?

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

    "Bill is like AC, really aged well when they went gray "

    Yeah, I think that look is pretty sexy.

    April 18, 2008 at 10:48 pm |
  19. Rebecca

    Hillarys book was good. She is very accomplished. I believe her heart is sincere.

    April 18, 2008 at 10:47 pm |
  20. Jo Ann, Ohio

    If Hillary Clinton could put up with Bill's antics she can handle anything Ahmadinejad or Kim Jong-Il might dish out.

    April 18, 2008 at 10:47 pm |
  21. Megan Dresslar

    Good job for cover Hillary Clinton story! that is so great! 🙂

    April 18, 2008 at 10:47 pm |
  22. carmen

    Jo Ann, there would be no Hillary without Bill so he definitely belongs in the piece

    April 18, 2008 at 10:47 pm |
  23. andersoncnn

    Antonius – you asked about the person handing papers to me...they are giving me hard copy scripts, but i usually dont use them unless there is a malfunction of the teleprompter. Throughout the broadcast i am typing into my computer, re-writing copy, and the changes are automatically made in the prompter. The scripts are usually kind of out of date by the time i get them, because i keep altering stuff.

    April 18, 2008 at 10:47 pm |
  24. Robin S. Strand

    They should return the children to the mothers and arrest the fathers...all the while collecting the funds...

    April 18, 2008 at 10:46 pm |
  25. Yvonne

    I think Hillary is addicted to lime-light.

    April 18, 2008 at 10:46 pm |
  26. Gwen from NJ

    Do Americans really believe “If you are tough and arrogant, you are ready to be Commander and Chief.” I think that is how the Republicans think and look where it got us. In order to be an effective world leader, our President has to create partnerships with global leaders. The President cannot go about being a bully, especially when you have no power. The power is shifting East – China, India, Middle East. We need all the partners we can find. We need foreign investors to rebuild our economy – but maybe we are too late for that or else Americans are just not smart enough to recognize that we are scoring lowering in math and science than third world countries. Without knowledge, there is no innovation. Jobs moving, economy in trouble, education system poor. Hum, I wonder how we got here.

    April 18, 2008 at 10:46 pm |
  27. Tracey - Boston

    Jo Ann – Ohio

    It shows how she lived her personal life in the public eye and how she got through it.

    April 18, 2008 at 10:46 pm |
  28. Sue Polinick/Pennsylvania

    you truely need ambition, but you also need to know when to bow out gracefully.....almost like a card game....know when to hold em....know when to fold em....

    April 18, 2008 at 10:46 pm |
  29. Janna

    Seriously, Ray, do you not know the difference between rape and consent??? and the age of the rapist being a factor

    April 18, 2008 at 10:46 pm |
  30. Lisa - Ft. Lauderdale

    Jolene said: 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.

    Jolene – you can see that sexism right here on this blog – after making history as the first woman coming close to becoming president – there are bloggers her making jokes about claws and dresses. Women are much tougher on other women than men are – that's the real reason we haven't reached full equality yet – there is still a glass ceiling and women still earn lower wages for equal work on average. If we supported each other – we'd be much further ahead.

    April 18, 2008 at 10:46 pm |
  31. Michele, Douglaston NY

    It is so sad that the children absolutely have no protection for themselve living with very depressed compounds. Nobody knows for sure what's going to happen with the children in the future. It's hard to say.

    @ Megan...I do remember Anderson discussed make up applied on Planet in Peril. I don't think that the make up products have anything to do with harmful effect on Anderson. He used the Insect spray repellent when he was in Africa. I may be wrong.

    April 18, 2008 at 10:45 pm |
  32. Renee

    Did I hear this correctly, EVEN with a child she grew her career. Don't children ENHANCE your life and your career? Bad script from the writer.

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

    Hilary is a trailblazer! She's a tough woman! 🙂

    April 18, 2008 at 10:45 pm |
  34. Brian Persaud

    Bill is like AC, really aged well when they went gray 😛

    April 18, 2008 at 10:44 pm |
  35. Sherry

    There is ALWAYS a paper trail somewhere (note back to Janna) about my suggestion to track back names etc through the Welfare cheques. Someone had to fill out something. I assume they are still on the $. Those wheels would move slower. Regardless the paperwork that initiated the $ would be trackable.

    April 18, 2008 at 10:44 pm |
  36. Rose from Southern Calif

    Marybeth...I think some does have disablities.

    April 18, 2008 at 10:44 pm |
  37. lauren the bronx

    how bad would it be if those who leave the FLDS get sucked in by the scientologists? seriously it sounds funny but people like that often need someone strong to follow

    April 18, 2008 at 10:44 pm |
  38. ericacnn

    Touche, Jacqueline! 🙂
    You'll have to ask our webmaster... it's their litte secret

    April 18, 2008 at 10:44 pm |
  39. Megan O. Toronto, ON, Canada

    Love the glasses....my sunglasses are that big HAHA

    April 18, 2008 at 10:44 pm |
  40. EJ - Ohio

    I liked Hillary a lot more before she started running for President. I still like her and admire her but I think her campaign is a big mess.

    April 18, 2008 at 10:44 pm |
  41. Minou, New York City

    Man, the 70ies weren't very kind to Hillary...

    April 18, 2008 at 10:44 pm |
  42. Ray Sammons

    OK, there were underaged girls with child – next door.

    Why does that give the state the right to come and take the children away from the home next door?

    April 18, 2008 at 10:43 pm |
  43. Lilibeth

    I didn't know that Hillary was a Republican. Then she changed her ideologies. I've always admired her being an independent thinker.

    April 18, 2008 at 10:43 pm |
  44. Jo Ann, Ohio

    @Jolene: Clinton has a lot of faults, but she has proven to be a fighter and a survivor of sorts.

    I wonder why Anderson felt that he had to show a bit of Bill Clinton's "confession" during this piece. Isn't it supposed to be about Hillary?

    April 18, 2008 at 10:43 pm |
  45. Sara, Oklahoma

    I can't really say that I am a huge fan of any of the candidates, but I do like Hillary the most.

    April 18, 2008 at 10:43 pm |
  46. Gwen from NJ

    The women seem very sad. I hope most of the children can be reunited with their mothers. I am wondering if the women are brainwashed or have mental disabilities; it is so strange. I would be interested in hearing the story of one of the young men who was expelled from the compound. What's their story?

    April 18, 2008 at 10:42 pm |
  47. Jen in Mex.

    Whaaaat? Hillary turned Bill down at first? See, she should have trusted her first instinct.

    April 18, 2008 at 10:42 pm |
  48. Minou, New York City

    Mary Beth:
    I too, am wondering how much incest is actually happening.
    I mean, without any records, do they actually remember who fathered whom and who's marrying their sister?

    April 18, 2008 at 10:42 pm |
  49. Rebecca

    Carmen ~ too funny!!

    April 18, 2008 at 10:42 pm |
  50. Ray

    There a lots, and lots of teenage girls pregnant in our country.

    Why aren't they taken away from their mothers and homes?

    April 18, 2008 at 10:42 pm |
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