December 5th, 2008
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 12/05/08

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O.J. Simpson sentenced to 15 years in prison. He says what he did was stupid and he's sorry, but his crimes will keep him behind bars for at least 9 years. Did his rambling apology in court help or hurt his case?

And, as the auto industry begs for billions of dollars, more than half a million jobs were lost in November. Will that grim jobs report help the Big 3's case?

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soundoff (171 Responses)
  1. Megan Dresslar (Shoreline, Wa)

    Good night Anderson, Erica, David Gergen and best bloggers!!!!
    Have a great night!!!! Sleep tight!!!
    Have a great weekend!!!! see you next week!!
    Day of the shot with his electric put his face made music!!! very funny!!!! I don’t want that!!!! LOL!!!

    December 5, 2008 at 11:00 pm |
  2. elisabeth meier

    good night everyone....

    December 5, 2008 at 11:00 pm |
  3. Mindy

    Goodnight blogger and have a great weekend!

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

    I just don't think a fondling a cardboard cut out of Hillary is doing anything wrong and I voted for her in the primary. Way to go though on getting your facebook post on national news guy...

    Face dancing? What's the name of that musical piece?

    Have a good weekend everyone.

    December 5, 2008 at 10:58 pm |
  5. Jolene, St. Joseph, MI

    Interesting show tonight! We got drama from OJ, groping cardboard Hillary, and some dude hooked up to musical electrodes. Wow, can't wait for what we might see next week!

    Have a great weekend bloggers and the AC360 team. Nite all.

    December 5, 2008 at 10:58 pm |
  6. Genevieve M, TX

    Those adults who kept those children imprisoned should be convicted and jailed within the general prison population.

    Prisoners hate other prisoners who abuse children and often inflict "jailhouse justice" on those types of people.

    December 5, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  7. David Gergen

    Hello again - Thank you for your many comments about the government coming to the rescue of the Big 3. Your blog entries ought to be required reading in Congress - and in Detroit (especially so those folks could fully understand why Americans are so angry about this whole mess but also want to support the men and women on the auto lines.) Personally, I remain in favor of a rescue plan - so long as it comes with stringent conditions and so long as there is continuing accountability to the public.

    As to that Obama speechwriter - well, most of us were at a loss for words tonight. Beware cellphones! Have a great weekend.

    December 5, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  8. Lorie Ann, Buellton, California

    Friday's shot or should I say a shot of a twitching face like an ant that got loose and went up your nose! Night All

    December 5, 2008 at 10:56 pm |
  9. Avery

    can you do that to other parts of your body?

    December 5, 2008 at 10:56 pm |
  10. Caroline

    Some musicians have too much time on their faces.

    December 5, 2008 at 10:56 pm |
  11. Jennifer - Michigan

    I'll I can say is, Huh? That's weird. Good night – sleep tight.

    December 5, 2008 at 10:56 pm |
  12. Saera El Paso, TX

    that's... really quite strange

    goodnight everyone

    December 5, 2008 at 10:55 pm |
  13. Lori from IL

    Anderson, Erica and the Floor Crew.

    Good show tonight. (I also enjoyed last night's Extreme Challenges program, Anderson.)

    Have a great weekend everyone!

    December 5, 2008 at 10:55 pm |
  14. Bea

    Where do you folks find this stuff?

    December 5, 2008 at 10:55 pm |
  15. Jolene, St. Joseph, MI

    @David, Indiana: I agree with you. I actually felt sorry for the Big 3 today, they have to sit there and get chewed out by people who in some cases don't have a clue on what it's like to run a big global company in a very competitive market but for the most part they did answer all their questions and they are at least admitting the mistakes they made. Everyone makes mistakes. That's how you learn and get better!

    December 5, 2008 at 10:55 pm |
  16. Heather - Spokane, WA

    It makes me sick to know that people like those people are able to adopt children or care for children when they are as psychotic as that. It makes you wonder about how they system is really caring for the kids they have in their custody.

    December 5, 2008 at 10:55 pm |
  17. JordanT-Vancouver B.C.

    Good evening Mr. Anderson Cooper and 360 staff. Have any of "the big three" C.E.O.'s given up extra luxury i.e. properties, yachts, recreational investments. In other words how have they cut back financially like their front line labourer's have? Most labourers have had to walk away from their own family homes. How have the C.E.O.'s showed grace, humility, compassion. Lead By Example? Walk the Talk? Before asking for government financial support

    December 5, 2008 at 10:54 pm |
  18. Jennifer - Michigan

    Interesting shot. I'm scatching my head already.

    December 5, 2008 at 10:53 pm |
  19. Larry

    Can two family members be in the senate at the same time?

    December 5, 2008 at 10:53 pm |
  20. Brent R. Babcock

    Any money spent on assisting the auto companies over this hump with appropriate insentives to become more competitive on the world market will have a more direct and beneficial effect on the silent majority then the money contributed to Wall Street.
    Brent. Atty/realtor- N.E. Mich

    December 5, 2008 at 10:53 pm |
  21. Larry

    Wat are the auto worker unions doing to help make the big 3 look like they are trying to restructure their finances?

    December 5, 2008 at 10:52 pm |
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