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January 22nd, 2009
09:44 PM ET

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soundoff (348 Responses)
  1. Sherrol in Canada

    Good night everyone. Tomorrow is Friday – yeah!!

    January 22, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  2. themitchandnanshow

    Brittney and Jenny- Great work. Best of luck to you both!

    January 22, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  3. David, Indiana

    I noticed that too Megan, the tape mix up, but I didn't want to say too much about it. I'm gland Obama is keeping abreast of the economy on a daily basis too.

    Beautiful pictures of the Obamas, very relaxed at home.

    Good night Megan. Good night everyone

    January 22, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  4. Glen Up North

    Anderson – do you need tips to rest up? 😉

    Good evening/night to Anderson, Erica, David, CNN, and all bloggers here. Have faith, but first have faith in _yourselves_!

    January 22, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  5. Donna Montreal

    Good night and au revoir

    January 22, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  6. Lauren

    thanx for keeping in touch with the people Anderson, Erica, and David... Truly the place for "OUR" politics... - great blogging

    January 22, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  7. Lori from IL

    The man playing the clarinet is from Chicago (though he now lives in NY and at 29 is the principal clarinet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra) and his story is very interesting. His name is Anthony McGill (not "and company").

    Good night all - good mix in the show tonight Anderson.

    January 22, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  8. CaseyJ - Palm Springs, CA!!

    For anyone who thinks Obama isn't doing enough or don't think he is doing the right things, NO ONE has the answers right now...no one. It's all a crap shoot.

    Good night bloggers! Thank you for the lively conversation. Thank you, again, 360.

    January 22, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  9. Brandi - bottom of the boot

    fyi, stringed instruments are very sensitive to the environment, moisture, heat, cold, etc... i can understand them having to pre-record it.

    goodnite all.

    January 22, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  10. Jolene, St. Joseph, MI

    Great discussion tonight! Don't think anyone can really imitate Obama! Have a great evening everyone!

    January 22, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  11. Mike, Syracuse NY

    Maybe the Chief Justice should have lipsynched the oath.

    January 22, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  12. Lorie Ann, Buellton, California

    Thursday's shot? canned music? No.. It's a double of Obama. This man is guaranteed a job for at least four years. He can sleep well, he's employed. Night all.

    January 22, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  13. Rikki, Fargo, ND

    That was a comical shot of the day! Good night Anderson, Erica, David and bloggers, I don't think I will be able to join you tomorrow so have a great discussion and a wonderful weekend!

    January 22, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  14. Betty Ann, Nacgdoches,TX

    Congrats Brittiany and what's her name!

    January 22, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  15. Chris Sosa - Boston, MA

    Have a great night Anderson, Erica, David, and bloggers!

    January 22, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  16. Clarence Albuquerque

    Last night for Britteny and Jenny.... thanks for making your past work terrific.

    January 22, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  17. Shillie, Minneapolis, MN

    I've been wondering how they pulled that long piece of music off in 22 degree weather. Makes much more sense now! At least these musicians are real musicians and have amazing talent, unlike Miss Simpson.

    January 22, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  18. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Good night Anderson, Erica, David Gergen, and best bloggers!!!
    Have a great night and sleep tight!!!!!
    See you next Monday night!!!! Have a great weekend!!!
    LOL!!!!! Anderson.... Yo silly man!!!!!! get sleep after work....... Hope you have a great weekend.......... bye!
    Day of the shot with impresstion Obama!!!! LOL!!!! very funny shot!!! not good idea!!! LOL!

    January 22, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  19. Corey W. Indiana

    Night everyone

    January 22, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  20. Kassie Wright

    I suppose the time is running down.

    So, to Anderson, you produced a great show. Have a wonderful night.

    To the bloggers, have a great night. It was fun to discuss with you all tonight.

    Try not to have nightmares about the economy.

    January 22, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  21. Chester Diaz

    Erica: Why are some Americans not likely to hear the word "layoff?"

    January 22, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  22. Jane

    John Thain got the best deal Merryll could ever have gotten, got the better of Ken Lewis. Why isnt there more anger at Ken Lewis, Bank of America @ $5 ???

    January 22, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  23. EJ (USA)

    Goodnight David Gergen & Erica – thanks for blogging with us.

    January 22, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  24. Jolene, St. Joseph, MI

    Great pics of the Obama's! Haven't seen such "love" in the White House since Ronald and Nancy Reagan!

    January 22, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  25. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    As someone who took lessons in both voice and dance I can tell you that temperature makes a big difference in performing!

    January 22, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  26. Dulcie - Denver

    Great show tonight! You seem to have your 'groove' back, Anderson. Erica, loved the webcast and David G. great insight, as always.

    Thanks!

    January 22, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  27. Vanessa, El Paso,TX

    wow anderson, reliving the Ashley Simpson tragedy?! I can't believe you would still remember such chaotic times...ahh yes..lets take a moment to ponder..lol

    January 22, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  28. Donna Montreal

    I hear you Glen. We can only wish. 🙂

    January 22, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  29. ericacnn

    Have a great night, everyone!

    January 22, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  30. Brandi - bottom of the boot

    @ megan,

    i thought gary was adorable. he looked very sharp for the ball.

    January 22, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  31. Clarence Albuquerque

    Oy lipschticking

    January 22, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  32. Rikki, Fargo, ND

    As a violinist, I can tell you that cold or extreme hot can take its toll on instruments. And the cello that Yo Yo Ma plays probably cost a pretty penny! It was probably a good thing that they pre-recorded the piece! 🙂

    January 22, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  33. Betty Ann, Nacgdoches,TX

    Goodnight Everyone!
    I hope you have a "Change" this week-end! 😉
    XO's

    January 22, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  34. Barbara in Boston

    No way could they have played those instruments in that cold and have them stay in tune – especially the stringed instruments.

    And I know Yo-Yo Ma's cello is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, Perlman's must be, too. I'll bet its a Stradivarius.

    January 22, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  35. Pat Canada

    His David, on Obama Definitely High 5's re: Hitting the ground running, In Oval Office in charge on Day one, Meetings, economy, Gitmo sp?, Calls to International Leaders, Israel/Palestine, Hold on all previous Bush dealings for assessment, welcoming Hillary today, seeing Bush off Jan 20 – He's surpassed Great – Magnificent ! Now if Pelosi and Reid would help vs hamper.

    January 22, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  36. Michelle

    Those are beautiful photos. I will pick up
    my copy of Time this weekend.

    January 22, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  37. CaseyJ - Palm Springs, CA!!

    That "concert" was pre-recorded? Did I hear that correctly? Man, that sucks!!! I was thinking how great all of the music was because it was the real deal. UGH

    January 22, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  38. James from TN

    Air forcee one is like the many White House, I would love to just take a tour of any Air Force one.

    January 22, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  39. David Gergen

    Final thoughts...

    Caitlin - thanks so much for joining in; you and your friends represent the future.

    And what was John Thain thinking? He was getting great credit for finding a partner for Merrill before it tanked.... so why would someone so smart do something like having over a million dollars spent on remodeling his office? Really a shame - he has been such a good leader for years. Feel badly for him.

    January 22, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  40. Chris Sosa - Boston, MA

    Oh, yes, Ashley's ho-down. How can we ever really forget?

    January 22, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  41. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    In that one photo you could really see the lovely detailing on Michelle Obama's yellow Swiss wool lace ensemble.

    January 22, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  42. Michael

    Once again the AC360 team is unmatched!
    I love watching you guys, the political commentary is tremendous

    January 22, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  43. Bea

    Re the pictures and commentary, Ok, I see Michelle's support for Obama but where is Obama's support for Michelle. No harm done, but he doesn't really support her except give her a compliment every once in a while. It's fine as a personal choice for a couple but let's not give him too much credit here. Michelle makes Obama possible. Obama does not make Michelle possible.

    January 22, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  44. Merlin

    oy! lipsyncing?

    January 22, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  45. Betty Ann, Nacgdoches,TX

    Very interesting about the carbon instruments!

    January 22, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  46. Minou, New York City

    ooooh, I loved that John Williams piece! It was beautiful.

    January 22, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  47. Clarence Albuquerque

    I do have confidence in the President but I wonder if the circumstances could create an un planned for bit of turbulence.

    January 22, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  48. Chris

    As bad as the economy is now, it’s nothing compared to the dark abyss if the national debit continues to spin out of control. And the overseas investors (China, Saudi Arabia) decide that buying US debit is no longer a safe haven and the US goes bankrupt.

    January 22, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
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