January 30th, 2009
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 1/30/09

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  1. Monica

    I think AC360 should have a viewers contest to the Beyonce song where we submit our own videos. 🙂

    January 30, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  2. Don, WA


    January 30, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  3. sarah

    While I would never prupose running on a bank, imagine what might happen if americans removed their money from the tarp recipients. Wall street would have a visual of where the money really comes from.

    January 30, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  4. Dorothy-CA

    Floor crew, you are great! You need to take your show on the road! Thank you 🙂

    January 30, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  5. David, Indiana

    Rikki, I lost the webcast feed.

    Anderson, the second question Mr. Kaplan asked about the octuplets is important. Is there some sort of inappropriate medical practice involved? But there does seem to be a lot of joy in that moment for that family, for everyone.

    All right the floor crew has all the moves they totally made me forget the Beyonce version.

    Seriously though they were into it had to love that cracked me up.

    Have a great weekend. Goodnight everyone

    January 30, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  6. Genevieve M, TX

    I like the floor crew's dance moves, it was great!

    Once again, thank goodness they did not wear leotards! 😉

    January 30, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  7. Pati Mc

    Wow. You guys rocked that. Awesome job dudes. Take the next two days off. LOL

    Why we love 360 reason # 752,367.

    January 30, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  8. Terrence

    Erica Hill! why must you encourage them!!!
    Imitating Aretha Franklin and... now Beyonce's single Ladies????!!!

    January 30, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  9. Nancy

    Go crew!!!!! Are they available for weekend shows?

    January 30, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  10. L Carilo Highlands Ranch, CO

    When are those "Floor Crew Friday Fan" t-shirts going to be available?

    And, back to the news...

    January 30, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  11. Marlene, FL

    Wall Street and Rudy Giuliani are making Poor Excuses.
    I worked in the Mortgage Business. And I get bonuses. But the more we produce, the more Corporate adjust our incentives and cut our bonuses. While our CEO's are raking in the $$millions. They can cut their bonus too. Pay for performance!! They have no ethics.

    Also, I love all your shows and blogs.

    January 30, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  12. Wendy- PA

    The transfer of 8 embryos to a mom undergoing fertility treatment seems to me like malpractice and going against common practice, just as was outlined in the story. I underwent infertility treatment for four years with a reproductive endocrinologist and I had to sign off on papers stating I realized the risks, side effects of medications used, etc. Then, each time I did a treatment (taking drugs to induce ovulation) they closely monitored me with ultrasound, took careful measurements, and let me know how many eggs might be involved and if it was unreasonable they would forgo continuing treatment due to the high risk of multiple births should I have become pregnant. If you have a responsible reproductive doctor involved, none of the mega multiples issues should even be an issue. However, it boggles my mind how a mom with six children, obviously fertile already, was able to undergo fertility treatment, and then on top of that have a situation where she either had 8 mature eggs and underwent fertilization or had at least 8 embryos transferred in IVF or similar procedure. It is pretty infuriating that a doctor was negligent enough to let treatment continue when it should have been abundantly clear that there were eight embryos or potential embryos. Not all doctors are this negligent in educating their patients on the progress of their treatment and there ARE many very good and conscientious reproductive doctors out there who do their job to educate patients and perform close monitoring to avoid situations of mega multiples, in order to maximize the health of the mother during pregnancy as well as the health of the baby or babies she is carrying. This is definitely a case of irresponsibility on the part of the doctor administering the infertility treatment.

    January 30, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  13. Steven

    Is it any wonder why our nation is in the mess that we're in? Greed, unethical behavior and immorality reigns in our government leadership. From the Bush administration who have set precedence for Wall Street, to our financial institutions and corporate executives paying themselves billions in bonuses with our tax money.

    President Obama needs to set the bar higher. How can his vetting process be so negligent?


    January 30, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  14. Rikki, Fargo, ND

    Good night Anderson, Erica and bloggers! I love how excited Anderson and Erica are about the shot! It was amazing! Hilarious! And I don't doubt for a second that the song is Anderson's ring tone! 🙂

    Have a great weekend guys! Stay safe! I'm looking forward to seeing the money summit! and Christiane Amanpour's special on Sunday! Its gonna be another great CNN weekend!

    January 30, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  15. Jim M

    Even in jest, perhaps it is time to start talking about legislation for maximum wages, now that we have had a minimum wage law in effect for decades.

    January 30, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  16. Ashley - Hamlin, NY

    What is Coop's ring tone?

    Floor Crew that was amazing. Truly unbelievable. Thanks for sharing that.

    Good night all, thanks for another great show. I hope you all have a safe and interesting Friday.

    Oh, I cannot stop laughing...

    January 30, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  17. Emma

    The guys did a great job....what a wonderful way to end the week.

    Have a great weekend, everyone!

    January 30, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  18. Chris Sosa - Boston, MA

    Haha, hilarious! Only one person missing from that dance line-up... *cuts look at Anderson*

    January 30, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  19. Billy

    Wall Street is exactly that. A wall we run into and no one can do anything about it!

    January 30, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  20. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Good night Anderson and Erica. Have a great weekend!

    January 30, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  21. Saera El Paso, TX

    once again- i say you guys have the best floor crew

    goodnight everyone


    January 30, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  22. EJ (USA)

    What is that the "RoboCop" dance? LOL Nice. Very nice. : )

    January 30, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  23. Kathy, Chicago

    Not a Ms B fan-vote for the men!

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

    Wow - fast moving show again tonight.

    Great show Anderson, Erica and Floor Crew!! Loved "The Shot" - good job - lots of laughs.

    Hope everyone has a great weekend!!

    January 30, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  25. Ken in NC

    The Floor crew is cool. Anderson should be next

    January 30, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  26. M.G. from Mpls

    OMG – the floor crew is great! I'm laughing so hard I'm crying!

    January 30, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  27. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Uh oh! I think we just passed the PG rating!

    January 30, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  28. Belinda

    I LOVE IT!!!! Have a great weekend all!!!

    January 30, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  29. Marie Lussoro and Mom

    the fertility doctors must take responsibility for the patient. we don't know the reason as to why it was given to the woman,however the reality is that she needs a clean,safe environment with material support, psychological and supportive services to help her and the babies. along with the parents help and a comprehensive range of services ,resourses and programs they can prepare for the challenges that life bring.

    January 30, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  30. Monica

    Wow, are those guys single?

    January 30, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
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