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January 13th, 2009
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 1/13/09

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  1. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Gary,
    Israel said that Gaza borders closed, The reporters can't allowed inside Gaza

    January 13, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  2. Vanessa- Silver Spring MD

    Oprah was funny today talking about kate winslet. I'm really thinking about seeing Revolutionary Road.

    January 13, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  3. Mike, Syracuse NY

    If you fire rockets from a populated area, you have no right to complain whne counterfire hit innocent people. These Hamas fighters are cowards to try to hide in schools and hospitals.

    January 13, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  4. Dulcie - Denver

    Hahahaha!

    Good for you, Anderson! Just go ahead and say it, it's not a dirty word!

    January 13, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  5. niwat, Chicago

    Hi AC and AC360 crew,

    His white lie accuse as a plane malfuction is filmsy, if it was succeeded, he would have been reported as a missing person, then again he appeared with a police in Alabama. and They could have been match-identified.

    Next Tuesday will be a momentous history, can’t wait

    January 13, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  6. Martina

    Gaza is not the size of Detroit. There are only 900,00 in Detroit, MI

    January 13, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  7. Maureen T

    I'm happy that choir will be singing at the inauguration! Their parents must be so proud!!

    January 13, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  8. Chris Sosa - Boston, MA

    Yes, thanks for that report! Always good to hear from those with a first-hand perspective. The people of Gaza remain in my prayers.

    January 13, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  9. Don, WA

    This may be the first time I truely truely regret missing Oprah.

    January 13, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  10. Jolene, St. Joseph, MI

    Did Anderson just say "breasts". Oh no! Can't wait for this one!

    January 13, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  11. EJ (USA)

    So tell us Anderson. What did Oprah say to Kate Winslet about her breasts?

    January 13, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  12. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    That's the best place for that "impersonator."

    January 13, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  13. John Sherman

    I'm a bit disapointed by your reporter from Gaza. Was she really saying that we can't blame Hamas for using human shields because they have no choice but to keep firing rockets at Israeli population centers?

    January 13, 2009 at 10:50 pm |
  14. Ingrid from Northern Virginia

    Awww....I had tears in my eyes watching the kids choir learn they are coming to the Inauguration...:)

    January 13, 2009 at 10:50 pm |
  15. Ashley - Hamlin, NY

    Wow...did Cooper just say what I think he said? It sounds so weird coming out of his mouth. I'm kind of proud!

    January 13, 2009 at 10:50 pm |
  16. Bea

    I'm glad they finally started showing the parents, teachers and others who are working with those singing kids. Good Teachers and adminsitrators at that level get so little credit when their kids do well. The kids are cute, but they needed dedicated mentors to get where they are.

    January 13, 2009 at 10:50 pm |
  17. Betty Ann, Nacogdoches,TX

    Hey Glen up North~ I am Catholic too and I believe in acceptance and tolerance and love and peace. You keep keepin' on!

    January 13, 2009 at 10:50 pm |
  18. DIANNE

    This war is just too terrible for words! We need a Department of Peace. Where are the civilized people?

    January 13, 2009 at 10:50 pm |
  19. EJ (USA)

    Maybe she just wanted to relive her high school days.

    January 13, 2009 at 10:50 pm |
  20. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Thanks for inviting El Khodary to hear her side story!!!!

    January 13, 2009 at 10:49 pm |
  21. Dulcie - Denver

    Really excellent report from Taghreed. Thank you so much for her report. It was a really good look at Gaza from the inside.

    January 13, 2009 at 10:49 pm |
  22. Betty Ann, Nacogdoches,TX

    Jo Ann~ The level of hate is the key. When will we elevate the level of love?

    January 13, 2009 at 10:49 pm |
  23. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    I wouldn't be surprised if most of the people in Gaza who are not in favor of this fighting are afraid to speak up.

    January 13, 2009 at 10:48 pm |
  24. Lori from IL

    Anderson -

    Good report from the NYTimes reporter inside Gaza. It's interesting to hear what's really going on in Gaza. Enjoyed your Q and A session.

    January 13, 2009 at 10:48 pm |
  25. Heather - Spokane, WA

    I couldnt imagine being in Gaza right now. I cant even imagine what those people are going through right now. God be with them.

    January 13, 2009 at 10:48 pm |
  26. Minou, New York City

    NO other option? I understand Gaza is tightly populated, but it IS a choice to fire rockets from a school yard.

    January 13, 2009 at 10:48 pm |
  27. Gary

    I thought there were no reporters in Gaza?

    January 13, 2009 at 10:48 pm |
  28. Glen Up North (New Brunswick, Canada)

    Betty Ann – you're right, most religions do teach just that. Unfortunately, even mine (Roman Catholic, though I've moved away from that) has done just the opposite in time of war.

    January 13, 2009 at 10:48 pm |
  29. Dennis Mahr

    First of all, I sympathize with all the deaths during the Israeli/ Gaza conflict. My thoughts are, how come gas prices in the U.S. are escalating when there are no oil reserves in Israel or Gaza?

    January 13, 2009 at 10:47 pm |
  30. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    The level of hate among these fighters is unbelievable!

    January 13, 2009 at 10:47 pm |
  31. Ashley - Hamlin, NY

    I just read that Gaza citizens are running out of places to bury their dead family members....

    Can you imagine having that problem? Wanting to give your family members who died for nothing peace but not knowing where to put them?

    Reading that just made me hate war a little bit more.

    January 13, 2009 at 10:46 pm |
  32. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    The kids are so inspiring my heart and sang for Obama...... They were so surprised to invited to Obama's inauguration...... they are so amazing kids!!!! 🙂

    January 13, 2009 at 10:46 pm |
  33. Deena

    Anderson

    What broke down in the egyptian negotions for cease fire?

    January 13, 2009 at 10:46 pm |
  34. TJ from Batavia

    No excuses for the Treasure guy. At that level, you have to know your tax situation. $14K isn't an oops, it's just wrong. Not sure I want him leading the economy if his own his in disarray.

    January 13, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
  35. Betty Ann, Nacogdoches,TX

    If we all had the same God, would we still have war? Most religion teaches love and peace and tolerance. Just something to ponder.

    January 13, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
  36. Glen Up North (New Brunswick, Canada)

    Clarence – that doesn't sound like a suicide attempt either. We'll have to see how this all plays out in the courts.

    January 13, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
  37. Rikki, Fargo, ND

    It sounds as though this guy is in for a rough road. He definitely needs some psychological evaluation, unfortunately it sounds like he has an excellent chance at an insanity plea if he is charged with anything!

    January 13, 2009 at 10:44 pm |
  38. Patrice Palmer

    Candace – anyone who goes through such elaborate means to "disappear" is definitely a cold and calculating person. I still think he's a sociopath, maybe a narcissist to boot.

    January 13, 2009 at 10:44 pm |
  39. Minou, New York City

    Thanks for having Ms El Khodary on the phone! We need to hear from inside Gaza.

    January 13, 2009 at 10:44 pm |
  40. Arron Adams

    Think it is just a disgrace about this pilot. Goes to show how these guys just con the public out of money. Same as this 70 year old con man was allowed to send a million in gifts to his family and friends and his accounts were supposed to be frozen.

    January 13, 2009 at 10:44 pm |
  41. vincent

    Dear Anderson, i always watch and enjoy your show.

    also enjoy this blog. it is a lively group of people and often i learn a lot. i have to sign off early tonight, so just want to say thanks for every night and thanks to the other bloggers !

    Good night all

    January 13, 2009 at 10:43 pm |
  42. Kaitlin - Bethlehem, PA

    Kids from the Ron Clark Academy? I saw a video of them recently, it was awesome! I think the Ron Clark Academy has to be an awesome school!

    January 13, 2009 at 10:43 pm |
  43. Vanessa- Silver Spring MD

    I'm so glad those kids from that Atlanta school are going to the inauguaration. "You can vote however you like" LOL

    January 13, 2009 at 10:43 pm |
  44. Bea

    Why is it that every person who tries to swindle folks needs a psychiatric evaluation. He may be just evil – and perfectly sane. That's my bet.

    January 13, 2009 at 10:43 pm |
  45. Gary

    How do the Palistinians get their rockets and mortars but can't get food?

    January 13, 2009 at 10:43 pm |
  46. Melinda

    I would pay big money (if I had it!) to watch a White House basketball game. Go KU!!!

    January 13, 2009 at 10:42 pm |
  47. M.McDonald

    Watching this pilot story is like watching an episode of Worlds Dummiest Criminals. He is going to wish he would have just manned up and faced the music.

    January 13, 2009 at 10:42 pm |
  48. Minou, New York City

    I'm so happy for those singing kids! They are beside themselves with excitment...so cute!

    January 13, 2009 at 10:42 pm |
  49. Candace from Canada

    It is hard to believe the desperation that drove that guy to come up with an elaborate scheme.
    If it is him in Fla. then I guess the courts will have to decide if he is a cold calculating person – or just financially desperate?

    January 13, 2009 at 10:42 pm |
  50. Mike, Syracuse NY

    This guy made it way too complicated. He should have just transferred his assets to the Cayman Islands and disappeared in South America. KISS applies.

    January 13, 2009 at 10:41 pm |
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