January 29th, 2009
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 1/29/09

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soundoff (642 Responses)
  1. Cloe

    Sure seems like the House and Senate are following right along behind Wall Street... lets add some more pork to this barrell! 335 billion for stop smoking campaigns... 650 billion for a call center so people can call in to figure out how to work their digital tvs.... Like most working people out here, I can't afford a digital tv!!!

    January 29, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  2. Chris

    I don't think there is a therapist out there who listened to Mr. Haggard tonight that wouldn't say he is gay. He needs to become true with himself and move on with his life as a gay man.

    January 29, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  3. David, Indiana

    David Gergen, great to see you here on the blog, and thanks for mentioning us bloggers and even me in your post last night. I always appreciate your comments and analysis. Thanks again.

    Good night Megan Good night everyone

    January 29, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  4. Deena

    Funny funny... thanks for making me laugh! Sweet night Anderson and Erica...

    January 29, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  5. antonio afonso

    HI Anderson I have to say God bless Presidente Obama!!! In fact those CEOS in Wall Street should be taken to court, give back all that money and have a good taste of law because they tried to still tax payers money!!! I truly believe the world needs a couple dozens of presidents like Obamas.

    January 29, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  6. Jolene, St. Joseph, MI

    Hey, hats are "in" this season. Don't knock it (or mock it) Anderson!

    Busy and fast show tonight. Nite all!

    January 29, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  7. Betty Ann, Nacogdoches,TX

    That shot tickled my fancy~ sweet dreams!

    January 29, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  8. Don, WA

    Someone pulled the inflating chord on Aretha's hat – I knew it was inflatable.

    January 29, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  9. EJ (USA)

    Anderson – can you sing like Aretha? Sing us a little something.

    January 29, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  10. Rikki, Fargo, ND

    Good night Anderson. Erica, David and bloggers! Have a great night and a wonderful Friday! I knew it was only a matter of time before someone made fun of Aretha but I wasn't a fan of the parody! Great show and conversation tonight guys! Looking forward to floor crew Friday!

    January 29, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  11. Jacqui Chan

    ha "Beautful Bob" musta made his mama proud

    January 29, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  12. Maureen T

    I understand that Aretha's hat was in demand in England. Those gals in England like hats like that! She sang great though, didn't she! 🙂 Thanks Anderson. Goodnight and thanks for keeping me informed!

    January 29, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  13. Susan

    Why would a psychiatrist compare being a homosexual trying to be a heterosexual to being a cat trying to be a dog? Doesn't it make more sense to compare a heterosexual trying to be a homosexual?

    January 29, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  14. Chris Sosa - Boston, MA

    That was a hilarious shot of the day! Haha.

    Have a great night everyone! See all of you tomorrow.

    January 29, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  15. CaseyJ - Palm Springs, CA

    Greg Sarnicky is GREAT!! I am almost on the floor! Between Ted Haggard and this impersonator (and Bob), this is the 360 comedy hour!!

    Thanks Bloggers! Have a wonderful Friday!

    January 29, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  16. Naissa, Deep in the HEART of Texas

    Goodnight everyone!


    January 29, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  17. Esma

    You go, Bob!
    Goodnight everyone!!!

    January 29, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  18. Lindsay

    Maybe, she was having a bad hair day...

    January 29, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  19. Lisa L

    Dear Anderson,

    I believe marriage is for life, and when you find the one be faithful and turn to each other for support.


    Lisa L
    Sydney, Australia

    January 29, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  20. Donna Montreal

    Wow, that guy is great. At least I recognized what he was singing

    January 29, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  21. Jackie

    Funny.......love the hat!!

    January 29, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  22. EJ (USA)

    LOL – love that parody of Aretha. Very funny.

    January 29, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  23. Emma

    I love the bow.

    January 29, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  24. vanessa from silver spring, MD

    I loved Aretha Franklin's hat at the inauguration. It reminds me of my church. People need to stop hating.

    January 29, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  25. Tom Bosman

    Ignore this guy Haggard and take on those Bankers

    January 29, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  26. Valerie

    @ Joann, she said that she has some suspicions but never thought they'd manifest

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

    LOL! thanks for the shot! brilliant!

    January 29, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  28. Sue Rohloff

    With all that is going on in this world- who really really wants to hear
    about Ted Haggards' problems and past sins. I watch your show
    almost every night but tonight turned it off along with Larry KIng.

    January 29, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  29. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Good night Anderson, Erica, David Gergen, David in Indiana, Michelle, Pati and best bloggers!!!!!
    Have a great night and sleep tight everyone!!!! 🙂
    Have a great weekend........
    I have plan to go somewhere tomorrow night!!!!
    See you next Monday night!!!!
    Day of the shot with Aretha's hat so cute!!!! That is so cute shot! 🙂

    Have a great long sleep at home after work...... Take care...... See you next Monday!!!!

    January 29, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  30. Lorie Ann, Buellton, California

    Thursday's Shot? Who knew there were two singers who loved wearing hats with a propeller on it. What a small world! NIght all

    January 29, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  31. Barbara in Boston

    I think it's tragic that Haggard is still calling same sex attraction a sin. That's horrible.

    January 29, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  32. Connie

    I'm not sure I buy into these therapists' views. I agree with Anderson in his question/comment – it can't be healthy for Haggard to repress his actions. There's always an excuse or double-standard when it comes to religion

    January 29, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  33. Brooke Clarke

    The whole coverage of the Ted Haggard story was written from a very non-Christian perspective. I understand that many people are not Christians and offering that perspective is only right and unbiased. However, being that this man is a Christian man and has a completely different world view than a non-Christian, I think it only unbiased to bring in another therapist with a Christian world view. I was disgusted by a number of the things said against a man who has humbled himself in front of the world to share about an extremely humiliating secret he had and is now getting help for.

    January 29, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  34. Genevieve M, TX

    Haggard having relations with both genders means he is bisexual, simple as that.

    I wonder if his wife knew this before she married him or he "cover up" his bisexuality from his wife? If it is the latter, then he should be ashamed of himself. This goes right along with someone who is gay or lesbian marrying a "straight" person who is not aware of the other spouse's sexual preference. It is neither fair nor right to do this.

    January 29, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  35. Skyler, NY

    @ Jo Ann – I totally agree, something about the entire interview just didn't seem right or sincere.

    January 29, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  36. Kevin Ognibene

    You do not have to be gay to recognize that Ted Haggard's story changes with every new revelation. He said he never met Mike Jones initially until he couldn't escape it. Now, he still thinks about men but is not compelled to act on these dark thoughts. What is dark is that he continues to condemn gays, while lying to his wife and family. What is apparent by listening to his wife and son is that even they do not believe he is straight. He is gay – so what? Move on.

    January 29, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  37. Maureen T

    Ted Haggard is still going through the "What will 'they' think if I admit I'm gay" phase!

    January 29, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  38. jennifer

    too much talk about haggard. i didn't watch larry king because i didn't want to see the interview. why do people go on these media tours when they are promoting a book or tv show?

    January 29, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  39. Miguel, Bronx, NY

    So my understanding is that Haggard was gay or a homosexual or bisexual or had homosexual tendencies but he's better now? Gee, I didn't know it was a sickness.

    January 29, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  40. David, Indiana

    I'm worried that Republicans won't vote for the stimulus package too Megan, I hope Obama and the Republicans can get down and talk to each other, some work to be done. I worry about the money lost in the stock market, I was sorry about drop in the markets today and losing our homes too.

    January 29, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  41. jane molloy

    with the amount of teenage suicides pertaining to coming out, why can't Rev Haggard use his talent for good.. i.e. MCC church, or writing a book and donating a percentage to PFLAG or GLAAD..Seems a waste to think he can"pray away the gay".

    January 29, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  42. Betty Ann, Nacogdoches,TX

    He ain't cured! What a public farce!
    Have a pure and holy week-end everyone!

    January 29, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
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