January 23rd, 2009
12:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 1/23/09

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  1. allexandra chapilliquen

    hey guys! Anderson is so funny.

    January 23, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  2. Lauren--NY

    Anderson, you make me laugh...get some sleep, sir! See you Monday.

    Oh, I <3 Kelly Ripa. 🙂

    January 23, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  3. Chris Sosa - Boston, MA

    No, not drunk, Anderson. Just in need of a long weekend of sleep. Congrats on your victory! 😉

    Hope all of you have an excellent weekend and that the CNN crew gets some rest!

    January 23, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  4. Naissa, South Texas

    LOL, we don't blame you for being tired, AC.

    Erica- You always look so pretty!

    January 23, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  5. Chris Allen

    Thanks Anderson, Erica, David, and Kelly for calling in. Have a great weekend and get some rest. We will see you all next week.


    January 23, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  6. Saera El Paso, TX

    wait, one last thing – Sleep!!!
    you guys work too hard

    good night everyone

    January 23, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  7. Maureen, Georgia

    Anderson you're just too cute!!!!!!! Goodnight.

    January 23, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  8. ANIA (your Polish friend)

    anderson good job -NEW CHAMP :)))))))

    January 23, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  9. Shillie, Minneapolis, MN

    Oh Anderson, thank you for making my Friday night at home sick enjoyable!

    January 23, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  10. Gisselle - Houston TX

    Okay it is definitely Friday at AC360, yaaaay Anderson for beating Kelly this time around! Jeez, I've not laughed that hard since the Blago conference...Have a good weekend everybody!

    January 23, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  11. Mary H. St. Louis, MO

    AC – There with you bud... Get some sleep...

    January 23, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  12. EJ (USA)

    You're just tired eh Anderson? Yeahh okkk : )


    January 23, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  13. Mari in NW Indiana

    I agree with Kelly Ripa.......there needs to be a DG360 Show (that would be David Gergen). Enjoy your Siesta, Anderson :o)

    January 23, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  14. Maureen T

    What happened Andy? I thought you were a jeopardy champ? Oh you redeemed yourself! Yeah!...Anyway, have a great weekend, go home and sleep the weekend away!! Rest easy!!

    January 23, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  15. Candace from Canada

    Anderson! Go home – get some rest!
    You are hilarious!

    Great Show!
    Great Week everyone!

    Have a Great Weekend!

    January 23, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  16. robyncaffrey keyser west virginia

    ya know anderson,

    blagovijch don't get it, how or what do the people in illinose think.
    he lost all respect. ( that thought should of never entered his head 'about the seat.

    January 23, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  17. M.H. Franklin, PA

    Good for Mrs. Obama. She has let it be known that her family is her priority. That is VERY refreshing in our society.

    January 23, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  18. Heather - Spokane, WA

    have a good evening everyone and Anderson get some sleep!

    January 23, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  19. Isabel, RJ, Brazil

    That week! Many events, emotion!

    Anderson, good rest and wonderful weekend!
    And prepare yourself for another week full of news, so I hope,
    and fewer layoffs!


    January 23, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  20. Saera El Paso, TX

    congrats Anderson
    you have redeemed yourself
    good night everyone

    January 23, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  21. Susan

    Erica and Anderson you make me smile. Woof !!

    January 23, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  22. Jack

    Anderson, you are probably too young to remember Howdy Doody. Want a look-alike to Blagojevich and the hair style? Juxtapose him with Howdy. Or maybe Clarabell.

    January 23, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  23. EJ (USA)

    Night Gergen! : )

    January 23, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  24. barb

    never let erica go please.......and the blago fun is too laughable

    January 23, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  25. Joe A

    Good advice from Suze

    January 23, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  26. Bea

    This is so unfair. Anderson already said he was realy tired. Kelly has nothing to do with a husband and like ten kid and a morning show and showing up tonight too. It's not fair to Anderson!

    January 23, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  27. Lorie Ann, Buellton, California

    Friday's shot? I guess Anderson must be a night owl. His brain worked better in the evening. Either that or he's a big wow of smarts on germs. Night all.

    January 23, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  28. Donna Montreal

    Good night and au revoir

    January 23, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  29. Minou, New York City

    That was great! I love Kelly, she's so inspiring.

    January 23, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  30. Lori from IL

    Anderson - You make a good "straight man" opposite Kelly Rippa. Good show tonight.

    Good night all - Enjoyed the blog tonight. Hope everyone has a good weekend and that the news is better on Monday. At least the Blago/IL Senate show will provide us with some entertainment.

    January 23, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  31. Clarence Albuquerque

    It is better to have washed and flubbed than never to have washed at all.

    January 23, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  32. Mary H. St. Louis, MO

    Wow, Erica never lets you miss a beat..... Either giving you grief about not wearing a hat, or dancing, and now ..... your appearance on Kelly and Regis.

    Rough week for you AC... Hang in there.. Ha Ha...

    You guys crack me up.. Have a great weekend.

    January 23, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  33. Donna Montreal

    I love Kelly

    January 23, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  34. Ken in NC

    Anderson wins so does he get to dance for us now? LOL

    January 23, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  35. Matt

    Here's one...studies show that the average office keyboard has more germs on it that the average public toilet seat. Gross, but it's true.

    January 23, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  36. wesley frm wv

    well we made it through another week any thing good happening me well other than gitting cold!!!say is it better to rent anymore than own a house ????

    January 23, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  37. Clarence Albuquerque

    The family moving situation seems to have been ongoing. Longer than 3 weeks.... I'm still curious about the Reg/Kel episode. .. Ac , you know they love to have you because of hour naivate.

    January 23, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  38. A.M. Davis

    Looks like Blago is channeling a Gary Cooper western. Can't remember the name of the movie.

    The snacking was classic! Anderson, you are a natural!!!

    January 23, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  39. David Gergen

    Sorry, by the time I wrote last, many more of you had written and I was unable to acknowledge you properly... thanks... and now back to that siesta...

    January 23, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  40. Ashley - Hamlin, NY

    Cooper, I think you did just fine. 🙂 You also have been to Israel and DC in the past month. Just blame the jetlag....

    January 23, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  41. Mike, Syracuse NY

    A lot of bloggers seem to be saying that Congress should just give obama everything he wants. I think the Founding Fathers had a more responsible attitute in mind when they made Congress co-equal to the Executive Branch. Haven't a lot of you complained that the Republican Congress giving Bush what he wanted that caused this? There have to be checks and balances, and contrary to many of your beliefs, Obama isn't right all the time.

    January 23, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  42. Kathy Brooke

    Mr. Anderson,
    That was brilliant writing tonight on your introduction to the story about the Cowboy Gov'ner! Extended metaphor! Hearkening back to the old movies. Oscar references. So cool. I was an English major. Great delivery, too, with the popcorn. 🙂 You make the day's news fun. Thanks for helping us see the humor and irony in some of the madness.
    I loved your humor on the New Year's Eve show. You don't take yourself too seriously like some in TV news. Now I'm looking forward to your commentary on your Regis and Kelly appearance.

    Kathy the English major in Knoxville...

    January 23, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  43. Kathy, Chicago

    TGIF Keep warm everyone. Love ya!

    January 23, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  44. Jim, Long Beach CA

    I just wanted to let David Gergan know how much people appreciate his thoughtful insights. He helps the average person understand the complex issues of our government and political system. He also shares the same calm demeanor of our new president.

    January 23, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  45. John creed iii

    Governent bailout should consider some type of mortgage forgiveness. An amount between $ 50,000 and $150,000; not to profit a dwelling home owner, but to forgive all or part on a primary home mortgage. After all - monthly cash stimulous(sp) will effect more people, and more than once!

    January 23, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  46. Ken in NC

    Sarah Palin...........11 million for a book deal. Isn't that a bit much for a comic book?

    January 23, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  47. Mary H. St. Louis, MO

    Oh that is funny... Gergen can't pronounce it so he just calls him the idiot... That is classic. I can't spell it so that is why I just refer to him in the blog as Blago...

    Popcorn Yum... Now I am hungry...

    January 23, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  48. Howard Frankel

    Suzie Good Evening

    I am 57 and my is wife is 52.
    Would you keep adding to your 401 k?
    We both are working in great health and plan on keep working.
    We live in Florida. Where staying in good health is easy.

    Thank you
    And have a safe weekend

    January 23, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  49. xtina, chicago IL

    Sad to see G-Rod losing it. He's now telling "Wild Wild West" stories to try to gain public support. Out of 12 million Illinoisans, a handful have any sympathy for this guy!

    January 23, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  50. Cathy

    Posted by Kassie Wright ...."You know, I won’t even lie, I’d be interested in reading Palin’s memoirs, if for no other reason than to get her take on everything that has happened." Save yourself some money. Palin is on TV almost every week. Her book would be a re-run.

    January 23, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
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