January 2nd, 2009
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 1/2/09

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Tonight on 360°
Airstrikes continue in Gaza as Israel amasses troops and artillery at the border.

A ground assault could begin at any moment. We'll have a live report from Nic Robertson in Israel.

And tragedy strikes John Travolta and his family. His sixteen year old son dies while the family is on vacation.

We’re blogging throughout the hour, and we hope you will join us.

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 (422 Responses)
  1. Janine from PA.

    Jsut shows there are all kinds of idiots around. Reporters need to watch their backs.

    January 2, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  2. EJ (USA)

    Hope you can enjoy the weekend Anderson & Erica!

    January 2, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  3. Megan Dresslar- Shoreline, WA

    Good night Anderson, Erica, and best bloggers!!!!!
    Have a great night and Sleep tight!!!!!
    Have a great weekend!!! See you on Monday!!!!
    Day of the shot with reporter, people crushed her or kissed her!!! Ewww!!!! not good idea!!!! LOL!!

    January 2, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  4. Genevieve M, TX

    Anderson and Kathy had it easy, Erica was the one harassed by a drunk reveler.

    For next year, I vote that Kathy Griffin be at the street level and Erica be up next to Anderson.

    January 2, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  5. Emma

    Have a great weekend everyone!

    January 2, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  6. Michael Harts

    So,,,,,,, what I am understanding many of you to say is that HAMAS can bomb ISRAEL as much as it wants at any time causing it's people to live in fear on a minute by minute basis every day, and ISRAEL is suppose to do nothing, ever, at any time right????

    ISRAEL is just suppose to allow them to shoot missiles into it's population on a daily basis and just suck it up right?????

    You people have lost your minds! If it were the other way around you wouldn't be saying that!!!!!!

    January 2, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  7. EJ (USA)

    No head butting for you Anderson. We need you to keep your face & your brain exactly the way it is.

    January 2, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  8. Marie Lussoro and Mom

    watching the video clip of the travolata family holding their childrens hands is moving.i pray they find the strength within to overcome this tragedy,hopefully they will be able to help other children like jeff.

    January 2, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  9. Ari

    Interesting shot of the day! But Anderson Head-butting just leads to headaches!

    Have a good weekend all!

    January 2, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  10. Minou, New York City

    have a good weekend everyone.

    January 2, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  11. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    I am glad NYE only comes once a year!

    January 2, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  12. Ashley - Hamlin NY

    I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend despite the horrid news.

    Thanks to all the reporters, journalists, bloggers, Cooper, Hill, and AC360 staff.

    Good look learning how to head-butt Cooper!

    Night all!

    January 2, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  13. Lorie Ann, Buellton, California

    Friday night Shot..Can you say, I've lost control of the live shot.. Night all

    January 2, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  14. Brandi - bottom of the boot

    anderson, i can show how to headbutt very effectively!! lol

    January 2, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  15. Sherrol in Canada

    Oops, oh my goodness Erica how could I have forgotten you, please forgive me..........have a great weekend.

    January 2, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  16. Maureen T

    Well thank you Anderson for your professionalism tonight. You were great, as usual. And just when I needed to, you didn't disappoint! 🙂 Thank you. Have a great weekend!!

    January 2, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  17. Bea

    Poor reporter! Drunks gone wild!

    January 2, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  18. gary-nyc

    Anderson you dealt with worst on new years eve!

    January 2, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  19. Rose (Canada)

    We start the new year with such sad news...a young man's death, the death of hundreds in Gaza and the terrible suffering of many people around the world.

    One wonders why?

    January 2, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  20. David, Indiana

    I can't believe that disabled man was left strapped into that bus for any amount of time let alone overnight in the middle of winter. There must be more to that story. What about the bus driver? That question was brought up in an earlier report.

    January 2, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  21. Daniel

    I am shocked by that hitman video. What disturbs me is that a person who c;aims to be a "goody two shoes" is laughing again and again ab out plotting a murder.

    January 2, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  22. Sherrol in Canada

    Good night Anderson, Randi, 360 crew and fellow bloggers...........have a great weekend!!!

    January 2, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
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