November 21st, 2008
07:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 11/21/08

TGIF! Feeling better about your 401k tonight? The stock market erasing yesterday's losses on news President-elect Barack Obama may have settled on a Treasury Secretary. New York Fed President Timothy Geithner could be Obama's money man. And, more news tonight on other appointments. Will Hillary Clinton accept the Secretary of State post? Tell us what you think about the market rebound and Obama's choices.

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soundoff (186 Responses)
  1. Margie

    Please save us from listening to anymore "Sarah Palin" news...the turkey incident was incredibly insensitive!

    November 21, 2008 at 11:00 pm |
  2. Jolene, St. Joseph, MI

    BTW, Kevin did an awesome job on the webcasts tonight! Kudos to him!

    November 21, 2008 at 11:00 pm |
  3. CaseyJ - Palm Springs, CA

    It's in the 80s, sunny with blue skies and starlit nights! Have a great weekend everyone. Thanks 360!!

    November 21, 2008 at 11:00 pm |
  4. Ingrid from Northern VA

    Have a great weekend everyone....hug your family, friends, and pets:)

    November 21, 2008 at 11:00 pm |
  5. Maureen, Georgia

    Obama is picking very experienced and widely respected people in his cabinet, we should feel good about that.

    November 21, 2008 at 10:59 pm |
  6. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Glad Im a vegetarian!

    November 21, 2008 at 10:59 pm |
  7. Mike, Syracuse NY

    Obama has the right and duty to give his daughters the best education possible. He should reverse his position on school vouchers so everyone else has that chance too.

    November 21, 2008 at 10:59 pm |
  8. Jolene, St. Joseph, MI

    Another fast show tonight. Great topics and discussion. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! Nite all!

    November 21, 2008 at 10:59 pm |
  9. Dulcie - Denver

    David G. – It's always good to see you here and on the show. I agree, it's a bunch of strong personalities but that doesn't have to be a downside – it can be an incredible upside.

    Thanks for your insights!

    November 21, 2008 at 10:59 pm |
  10. Candace from Canada

    Another great show, another great week!

    My Satellite internet is being difficult tonight.

    Everyone have a great weekend! 🙂
    Chat again next week!

    November 21, 2008 at 10:59 pm |
  11. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Jacqui Chan, I agree with you. If slaughterhouses had glass walls everyone would be a vegetarian!

    November 21, 2008 at 10:59 pm |
  12. EJ (USA)

    Goodnight Anderson Cooper.

    November 21, 2008 at 10:58 pm |
  13. Saera El Paso, TX

    goodnight everyone
    great show as usual!
    could someone please inform the floorcrew that they are adorable?
    i love fridays 🙂

    November 21, 2008 at 10:58 pm |
  14. LisaL - Canada

    that turkey video of palin will just never get old!!
    love it so much !!

    November 21, 2008 at 10:58 pm |
  15. Lorie Ann, Buellton, California

    Good Friday evening..I hope everyone has a good weekend..Night all

    November 21, 2008 at 10:58 pm |
  16. Maureen T

    Well, good night Anderson! Have a great weekend and please get some rest, if you can!!

    November 21, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  17. Curtis

    Anderson, no more Sarah Palin (please).

    November 21, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  18. Candace from Canada

    Turkey and Sarah Palin – how appropriate!

    November 21, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  19. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Anderson, I am a vegetarian I can't watch this!!

    November 21, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  20. Megan Dresslar (Shoreline, Wa)

    Good night Anderson, David G and best bloggers!!!!
    Have a great night!!!! Sleep tight!!!!
    Have a great weekend and see you next week!
    Day of the shot with Sarah Palin and turkey!!! very funny!!! LOL!!

    November 21, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  21. Mike, Syracuse NY

    Well Curtis, you can't claim credit for good news without taking blame for the bad. Remember, the market dropped big right after Obama won. I don't think it's his fault, nor is today's rise his doing either.

    November 21, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  22. Fay, CA

    Obama ran such an impressive presidential campaign, so the fact that he's beginning to put together a great team is not surprising.

    November 21, 2008 at 10:56 pm |
  23. Candi

    My husband and I are stuck in that the market started to crash when we were attempting to get ann FHA loan to refinance just before are ARM came due... The old bank reworte our ARM loan, but by the time they did it, it made us 2 months behind and the other bank still hasn't decided on our FHA loan. We talked to the old bank who has held the new ARM and let us apply for a convential loan but here I sit for 4 months with no mortage from either bank and wondering how long they will let us stay and when or if anyone will grant us a loan!? Any suggestions?

    November 21, 2008 at 10:56 pm |
  24. Ingrid from Northern VA

    Nooooooooo, not the turkey again!!
    I am starting my 'Palin countdown clock' and it has been going for over two months and will stop the first day that CNN does NOT do any reports on SP.....
    Anderson, I am begging you to be the first to stop the madness......LOL

    November 21, 2008 at 10:56 pm |
  25. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Is Quinn kidding? Any kid going to an expensive school like that would be happy and feel good about themselves!

    November 21, 2008 at 10:55 pm |
  26. Lorie Ann, Buellton, California

    Oh Please, don't repeat the turkey on his last leg clip..please no more

    November 21, 2008 at 10:55 pm |
  27. Maureen, Georgia

    Anderson enough of Palin, I'm tired of hearing and seeing her.

    November 21, 2008 at 10:55 pm |
  28. Gary Chandler in Canada

    Palin's turkey video is one thing, but did you notice she is wearing the expensive designer scarf!!??

    November 21, 2008 at 10:55 pm |
  29. Jacqui Chan

    I'm a vegetarian (almost vegan) I appreciate the footage because so many people don't wanna think about the pain and torture their lunch endures but people need to see what goes on and keep it in mind inorder to make a well informed decision

    November 21, 2008 at 10:54 pm |
  30. CaseyJ - Palm Springs, CA

    Gosh, can anyone even imagine what it would be like growing up in the White House? Aside from the annoying press and attention, it would be so cool and an amazing experience to be surrounded by so much history (and be part of history)!

    November 21, 2008 at 10:53 pm |
  31. Shane, Las Vegas

    Anyone who owns stock, bonds, has 401Ks etc. etc. has it over regular old working stiffs ten fold, or fifty fold, and if they have the luxury of worrying about their portfolio, or even having one then they need to absolutely shut up as the huge majority of Americans have issues with just feeding their families and keeping a roof over their heads. That is the actual reality out there today, When supposed experts say 50% of Americans own stock, well yes, but 38% of those only own a few, and I mean few shares of petty stocks as a lark, only the small minority left actually have any stake that matters at all, and that is a fact period!

    November 21, 2008 at 10:53 pm |
  32. Jane

    Sidwell friends does not need cnn to advertise for them, I am sure they cannot keep up with demand.
    How about you use that time to highlight the pitfalls of the DC public school system.

    November 21, 2008 at 10:53 pm |
  33. Colleen M., Duluth, Mn.

    Thanks Susie. The market looks like a bad heart arrythmia. I'm afraid to look at our investments....I hoped to retire in a year and a half but it may have to be postponed for years. Thank god Barack seems to be appointing really smart and qualified folks to his cabinet. Political hacks will hopefully be a thing of the past. My theory is if we ever get universal health care there will a massive social upheavel; boomers will retire as opposed to working to just keep health care going. Young, fresh and smart people can then fill jobs and be able to afford to move out of their parents homes.

    November 21, 2008 at 10:52 pm |
  34. David, Indiana

    This is a wild webcast...but kind of informative

    David Gergen is right good to see movment on econ, Ali too, good to have someone for Henry Paulson to discuss current initiative with

    November 21, 2008 at 10:51 pm |
  35. Megan Dresslar (Shoreline, Wa)

    Hi David Gergen!!!
    I am happy see you on the blog tonight!!! Yes, she is great advice tonight...... I agree with you.

    November 21, 2008 at 10:51 pm |
  36. LisaL - Canada


    it seems as though Obama HAS been proceeding with "deliberate haste".

    so far, his picks seem to be well-received -LJL

    November 21, 2008 at 10:51 pm |
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