June 16th, 2008
09:06 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 6/16/08

Right now, people in towns big and small along the Mississippi are sandbagging as fast as they can. In Clarksville, Missouri alone they're trying to get half a million sandbags in place ahead of the floodwaters expected to hit this river town. Along the Iowa River, the worst has already happened with six dead in the state. In some places, the water levels are falling but the anger is rising, from people who just want to go home, no matter how little they may have to go home to. Dan Simon and Gary Tuchman are in the flood zone with the latest.

In politics, a big name endorsement for Barack Obama tonight. He's got the Nobel prize, but does Al Gore still have political clout? We’ll find out from the best political team on television.

Anderson is reporting from the Democratic Republic of the Congo tonight. He’s been in Africa for more than a week now along with Dr. Sanjay Gupta. They’ve been looking at endangered habitats and how animal populations here are being wiped out. They’re also studying how viruses, potentially deadly viruses, travel from animals to men. Anderson has a reporter’s notebook for us tonight. You can also take a look at some of the pictures from their trip.

Campbell Brown will be anchoring the show tonight. You can see them on our live web cam. 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 (126 Responses)
  1. Cynthia

    Goodnight Campbell, Erica, David and all bloggers.

    June 16, 2008 at 10:59 pm |
  2. Mike, Syracuse, NY

    OK, his jeans didn't look too messy either. Point is that it was a photo op and nothing more.

    June 16, 2008 at 10:59 pm |
  3. Jacqui Chan

    good night Erica, Campbell, Megan and all
    c U tom night

    June 16, 2008 at 10:59 pm |
  4. Lorie Ann, Buellton, California

    Good Monday evening. Good job Campbell and Erica. The Shot of the day..has worn me out, just watching it. night all.

    June 16, 2008 at 10:59 pm |
  5. Jacqui Chan

    regarding the gay marriage issue I have a very open mind but I have trouble understanding why some people are so disturbed by gay and lesbians or accept them but not as equals with the same rights.
    When I see a gay or lesbian couple,like the 83 & 89 year old women that Campbell showed 30 minutes prior to 360, who after 50 years together are finally accepted as a legal couple in further strengthens my belief that they are just as deserving! ... (err really bad run-on sorry ... I am tired)

    June 16, 2008 at 10:58 pm |
  6. Hannah Storm

    Great show Campbell and Erica

    Great conversation on the blog as always everyone. Have a great Tuesday all

    June 16, 2008 at 10:58 pm |
  7. Jolene

    Good nite bloggers! Globetrotters bump music and the Rubik's cube. Great way to end the show!!!

    June 16, 2008 at 10:58 pm |
  8. Megan Dresslar

    Good night Campbell, Erica, Anderson and Bloggers!!!!
    Have a great night! Sleep tight!!!
    See you tomorrow night!!!!
    missed you Anderson!!! Please come home safely! 🙂

    June 16, 2008 at 10:58 pm |
  9. Ken in NC

    Great show tonight Campbell and you are doing a great job filling in for Anderson. Lots of great contributions to the blog tonight. Good night all and see you all tomorrow night.

    June 16, 2008 at 10:58 pm |
  10. Jo Ann, Ohio

    Good night Anderson and Gary; be careful! See all of you tomorrow!

    June 16, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  11. Cynthia

    Mike, he had on jeans and not a suit.

    June 16, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  12. Jose

    Well goodnight everyone, hope you all have a good day at work tomorrow.

    June 16, 2008 at 10:56 pm |
  13. Jana, Indiana

    Good night all bloggers. Hope Anderson, Gary and Dan stay safe.

    June 16, 2008 at 10:56 pm |
  14. kathy

    obama filling sand bags was only to round up votes i dont think he is sincere in anything he does

    June 16, 2008 at 10:56 pm |
  15. Mike, Syracuse, NY

    Jolene, I wonder how long Obama stck around filling sandbags after the cameras left? His suit din't look to messy!

    June 16, 2008 at 10:55 pm |
  16. Jo Ann, Ohio

    David, Your blog about Tim Russert was excellent! I left a comment to it earlier today.

    June 16, 2008 at 10:55 pm |
  17. Kathy, Chicago

    Good show tonight! Have a great week. I'll try to remember the laptop this trip.

    June 16, 2008 at 10:55 pm |
  18. mollie

    i know in south louisiana we have like 50 foot levees along the mississippi and i don't believe there's ever been flooding from it (the river). do they have those levees in the midwest?
    and i wonder if opening the bonnet carre spillway could prevent mississippi river flooding?

    June 16, 2008 at 10:55 pm |
  19. Gary

    Fay, everyone is entitled to their opinion.

    June 16, 2008 at 10:54 pm |
  20. Jolene

    Even Obama was filling sandbags this weekend! Great way to show support for the flooding Midwest!

    June 16, 2008 at 10:53 pm |
  21. Lorie Ann, Buellton, California

    27 levees that could break? That would be a huge disaster.

    June 16, 2008 at 10:53 pm |
  22. Megan Dresslar

    You're so much welcome!!!!!
    Yes, Campbell and Erica is best anchor subbing for him I agree.

    June 16, 2008 at 10:53 pm |
  23. Kathy, Chicago

    Loved AC's PIP notebook. Can't wait to see more. I have to go with "live and let live" on the gay marriage issue. Doesn't the marriage help to share insurance and other benefits?

    June 16, 2008 at 10:53 pm |
  24. Stacy

    Fay, I totally agree. I'm still waiting for someone to explain to me how marriage is destroyed by two people of the same sex officially declaring their love.

    June 16, 2008 at 10:52 pm |
  25. Genevieve M, TX

    That car is a "Hydrogen-Powered FCX Clarity" by Honda. If you want one, you will have to get on a long waiting list since only a limited number will be produced for the next several years.

    June 16, 2008 at 10:52 pm |
  26. Hannah Storm

    I agree Cynthia

    June 16, 2008 at 10:52 pm |
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