January 1st, 2009
09:49 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 1/1/09

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Tonight on 360° we're following breaking news out of the Middle East.

New airstrikes on Gaza as the death toll continues to rise. We'll have a live report from Israel.

And, golden parachutes for corporate execs heading out the door.

Millions of dollars in severance handed out .. even if the company is failing .. and get this.. the CEOs don't pay the taxes.

We're keeping them honest.

Tell us what you think about the continuing violence in the Middle East as well as the continuing disconnect between Wall Street and Main Street.

Just follow our rules. Here are some of them:

1) Keep it short (we don't have time to read a "book)
2) Don't write in ALL CAPS (we don't like screaming)
3) Use your real name

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soundoff (310 Responses)
  1. Maureen, Georgia

    Kathy is really rowdy although Anderson is a good sport to tolerate the punch she gave him in his abdomen. Good night all.

    January 1, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  2. Kevin

    Haha! Kathy Griffin with a riot!

    January 1, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  3. Paolo

    I wonder if Kathy Griffin will be back 364 days from now for something like this.

    January 1, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  4. cherryrn

    I couldn't hear you at all. It was a very confused New Years show.
    I still watched it . I like your responses to her craziness.

    January 1, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  5. Ingrid from Northern VA

    Awww Anderson, don't you remember (way back) in high school those were called 'love taps' when a girl hit you??? LOL

    January 1, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  6. Ellen Hodorek

    Our household votes for Anderson and Erica next year in Times Square. The two of you are delightful, intelligent and perfect together. Honestly.

    January 1, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  7. Megan Dresslar- Shoreline, WA

    Good night Anderson, Erica and best bloggers!!!!!
    Have a great night and sleep tight!!!!! 🙂
    See you tomorrow night!!!!!!
    Day of the shot with Happy New Year party with all CNN team!!!! sooooo funny!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL I love Kathy punch him!!!! poor Anderson!!!

    January 1, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  8. Naissa, Deep in the HEART of Texas

    Goodnight everybody! 🙂 Take care!

    January 1, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  9. Genevieve M, TX

    Re: NYE Program

    Having Kathy Griffin as a co-host had me both on the edge of my seat and scared of "what she will say next". I mean, one never really knows what will roll out of her mouth, right? She is so unpredictable.

    I admire Erica for not smacking the guy who stood next to her making stupid facial expressions. She was a lot nicer than I would have been.

    Finally, the random R-rated material was quite comical and I think should be included for the next NYE program. LOL

    January 1, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  10. Brandi - bottom of the boot

    i missed kathy punching anderson! lol one word, crunches, anderson.

    goodnite all

    January 1, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
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