December 1st, 2008
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 12/01/08

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Tonight, we're following breaking news. Overseas markets react to another massive selloff on Wall Street. The dow loses nearly 700 points, on dismal economic news and official word the U.S. is in a recession and has been since last December. While the news wasn't a surprise to Americans already feeling the economic slowdown, it contributed to the market's downward spiral.
Also tonight, President-elect Obama unveils his national security team, nominating Senator Hillary Clinton for Secretary of State. We'll tell you what she and Bill Clinton gave up to get the post.
Tell us what you think tonight about the stock market selloff, official word that we're in a recession, as well as President-elect Obama's nominees.

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soundoff (232 Responses)
  1. elisabeth meier

    sleep well you all and have a happy tuesday. good night!

    December 1, 2008 at 11:00 pm |
  2. jdoug

    great show anderson and erika...Good night!

    December 1, 2008 at 11:00 pm |
  3. Genevieve M, TX

    Yikes!! I am going to have nightmares tonight after watching the guys in leotards shaking their junk for the camera!

    December 1, 2008 at 10:59 pm |
  4. Ingrid from Northern VA

    Tears, laughs,heavy sighs, and gasps...just another night on AC360:)
    Night all....

    December 1, 2008 at 10:59 pm |
  5. David, Indiana

    I would think it's wal mart's responsibility to look out for their customer's safety.

    Fulfill all our needs at the AC360 site? All of our needs?

    Great show as always.

    Good night everyone.

    December 1, 2008 at 10:59 pm |
  6. Bill

    Anderson! You're the man, and I love the show, but do yourself a favor and apologize ASAP for busting on Toobin during the Jennifer Hudson story...a joke during a story about a dead 7 year-old. You're better than that!

    You still rock – keep up the great work.

    December 1, 2008 at 10:59 pm |
  7. Imani from Maryland

    And to all a goodnight!

    December 1, 2008 at 10:59 pm |
  8. Katie

    Hahahaha...the Numa Numa guy. Myyyya heeee Myyya haaaahaaa. It never gets old. I think I would rather watch him repeatedly over the Beyonce impersonaters anyday...

    December 1, 2008 at 10:59 pm |
  9. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Anderson and Erica, You guys have way too much fun with those Beyonce impersonators! Do you think you could get the crew to do their version of "Single Ladies?"

    December 1, 2008 at 10:58 pm |
  10. Jolene, St. Joseph, MI

    As usual, got me laughing at the end of the show! Nothing like shakin what your mother gave you! (but that dude had way too much to shake)

    Nite all!

    December 1, 2008 at 10:58 pm |
  11. Jacqui Chan

    ha Erica put that very well, shackin what his Mama gave him


    December 1, 2008 at 10:58 pm |
  12. CaseyJ - Las Vegas

    Thank you for the great show Erica, Anderson and crew. Good night.

    December 1, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  13. Maureen T

    When is Anderson going to dance??...Great to have you back though! Good night and see you tomorrow!!

    December 1, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  14. Lorie Ann, Buellton, California

    The Monday Shot of the day? Beyonce and Governor Palin and that Alaska connection? OK..Good Monday evening. night all

    December 1, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  15. Saera El Paso, TX

    that is so disturbing....
    good song though 🙂

    goodnight everyone

    December 1, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  16. Sean C - Los Angeles

    This Beyonce dance is out of hand!

    December 1, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  17. Brandi - bottom of the boot

    1 hour not enough. goodnight all.

    December 1, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  18. Megan Dresslar (Shoreline, Wa)

    Good night Anderson, Erica, and best bloggers......
    Have a great night!!!! Sleep tight!!!! 😉
    See you tomorrow night!!!
    Day of the shot with strangers dance!!!! LOL!!!!! very funny!!!!! I love joke dance!!!

    December 1, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  19. Rikki, Fargo, ND

    Being such a large corporation, a large pay-out wont make a big difference to Wal-Mart, where it will make a difference is that if something like this were to happen again, that opens up any company involved in the same issue to more liability even criminal liability because with this horrible incident it becomes a foreseeable incident and stores will be expected to start taking further security measures.

    Goodnight All!

    December 1, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  20. Kathy, Chicago

    Hm, I thought Beonce and Palin loved you, AC! Welcome back.

    December 1, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  21. Bea

    I just lost my dinner.

    December 1, 2008 at 10:56 pm |
  22. Richard Wells

    Erica....Clyde....and others.

    Why go to the movies period? $16, $10, $8???? By the time you factor in the people talking on cells, ringers going off, people clapping, people talking, or related distractions, doesn't pay per view, or DVD rental on your nice LCD flat screen make more sense.

    P.S. Microwave popcorn has gotten both tastier and cheaper.... 🙂

    December 1, 2008 at 10:55 pm |
  23. elisabeth meier

    Beyonce... in common with Sarah? Hm Beyonce recently sang live on stage with Tina Turner... – and I hope Sarah does not plan to sing after she wrote her book

    December 1, 2008 at 10:54 pm |
  24. Sonya

    "We ARE in a recession duh!" Anderson you're funny. Welcome back. It wasn't the same without you.

    December 1, 2008 at 10:54 pm |
  25. Jolene, St. Joseph, MI

    Sarah Palin and Beyonce connection? Ok, now you got me intrigued....all I can think about is spandex and dancing now!

    December 1, 2008 at 10:54 pm |
  26. Greg Dearwater, Houston, Texas

    Beyonce and Sarah both shop at Nieman Marcus and / or Saks??

    December 1, 2008 at 10:53 pm |
  27. Bea

    Beyonce and Sarah Palin. Slow news day Anderson?

    December 1, 2008 at 10:53 pm |
  28. Brandi - bottom of the boot

    the arrest of william balfour was only a matter of time. im glad they finally charged him, of course he is innocent until proven guilty, but this was a very personal crime.

    December 1, 2008 at 10:53 pm |
  29. elisabeth meier

    another family tragedy. But why did this stepfather do it??

    December 1, 2008 at 10:52 pm |
  30. Maureen T

    I hope Jennifer Hudson and family can start their healing with this young man being charged! What a tragic incident though...

    December 1, 2008 at 10:52 pm |
  31. sylvia, chicago

    its Chicago...I will believe it when I see compelling evidence to support it...love my city but the police department has its own ways of getting things done...

    December 1, 2008 at 10:52 pm |
  32. Ken in NC

    So many are saying that President elect Obama is not setting up for CHANGE because he is bring in many from the Clinton years. You must consider that he does not need people that must learn their way around Washington with our economy in the shape it is in. I suspect that the CHANGE he is speaking of is how the government will run with him at the helm. I think that by releasing the names of his contributors today is an example of what he means by CHANGE. He wants government to be more transparent and fair to all.

    I can only suggest that we give him a chance considering the condition of the country now when he has not even taken office.

    December 1, 2008 at 10:52 pm |
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