February 3rd, 2009
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 2/3/09

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  1. David, Indiana

    Erica, I like this report on the President and First Lady's visit to the 2nd graders. It must be nice for the President to visit with school kids. Also enjoyed your report on Michelle Obama taking on the role of first lady. She was so knowledgable when she spoke to employees at the dept of education.

    Good night Megan, good night everyone.

    February 3, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  2. Lauren--NY

    Good night, everyone–come home safely, Anderson!

    Erica, I enjoyed the webcasts and you look lovely as usual.

    February 3, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  3. sharon

    As an educator of 38 years, I discovered that NCLB contributed to an improvement of many schools. However, there are definitely 3 E's that must be placed on the front burner for reform. They are, of course, economy, education, and the environment. Also, the outburst with all of the obscenities indicates that this young man is somewhat a spoiled brat, but he definitely needs a good vocabulary lesson.

    February 3, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  4. Saera El Paso, TX

    goodnight everyone

    February 3, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  5. Linda

    I think the Movie Co public output of this is inexcusable. He is not the only actor to yell and screan give me a break

    February 3, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  6. Don, WA

    It's all a big misunderstanding – Batman was just talking to the Joker about an unfortunate whoopie-cushion accident.

    February 3, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  7. Rikki, Fargo, ND

    oh and PS: Incredible interview Anderson!

    February 3, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  8. Chris Sosa - Boston, MA

    Thanks, Anderson, for giving us such an excellent interview! Hard-hitting, professional, and just generally impressive. Have a safe trip home.

    Hope everyone has a great night. See you guys tommorow.

    February 3, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  9. Laarni Abling, Toronto

    Hello Anderson, Erica and Bloggers!

    Have a good night everyone!

    February 3, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  10. EJ (USA)

    Maybe Christian Bale was just practicing a few lines out of his next movie?

    February 3, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  11. mari, MA

    The interview for Pre was nice and soft, so it was great. that I felt.

    February 3, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  12. Myrna Carlson

    Hi Mr. Cooper – Loved your interview with President Obama. Must say I am very proud of this President and his willingness to admit to his mistakes.. I disagree with your panel – I don't believe he is over exposing himself. He's working very hard for each of us and unlike past Presidents it's great to see him sharing his decisions and appointments with us. I also believe his style and attitude towards others – Dems and Republicans is right on. I'm tired of trying to muscle your way through everything. Oh – if only the Republicans and Dem leaders would follow his example. Thanks for listening. Myrna, Prescott, AZ,

    February 3, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  13. Sam, Ewa Beach, HI

    lol can't wait to read jack grays response.

    February 3, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  14. Vanessa, TX

    very funny shot of the day..I do think Jack goes thru Andersons stuff..he wants to be like Anderson..who can blame him

    February 3, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  15. Tom B. Richmond, Va

    How is it that these Senators can be behind in hundreds of thousands of unpaid taxes....if the middle class person who might owe less than $100 will have their wages garnished if they don't pay their unpaid taxes?????

    February 3, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  16. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Good night Anderson, Erica, David G., David in Indiana, Pati, Ashley, Rikki and best bloggers!!!!!
    Have a great night and sleep tight everyone!!!!
    See you tomorrow night!!!

    Get rest and sleep after work........ Congrats!!!!!! See you tomorrow night!!!! 🙂 😀

    February 3, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  17. Jolene, St. Joseph, MI

    Wow, for a minute there, I thought "The Shot" was another soundbite of Blagojevich! It was funny and scary at the same time!

    Speaking of change, it was nice to see Anderson away from the NYC anchor desk today! Enjoyed the President Obama interview and the panel discussions tonight! Nite all!

    February 3, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  18. Maureen T

    Good night Anderson and once again, thanks for the great interview with President Obama!! What's with Christian Bale!? He needs to chill out a lot! Ciao!

    February 3, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  19. Michelle

    Ooh come on . Let's he the Bale mashup.

    February 3, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  20. Rikki, Fargo, ND

    Good night Anderson, Erica, David, Megan, Ashley and all my fellow bloggers! Have a great night and a wonderful Wednesday! I enjoyed the shot and Jack Gray does seem the type to go into other people's offices just looking for whatever sparks his interest! 🙂

    February 3, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  21. Pati Mc

    Goodnight Anderson, Erica. David, Roland. Ed, Floor Crew and Best Bloggers. See you tomorrow! Bye Megan, Michelle D., & Chris Sosa.

    OMG Erica just busted Jack Gray! LOL. That was funny. Look out Erica, he will getcha on his blog tomorrow. Heh heh.

    Anderson, you had a wonderful, busy, eventful day. Rest well buddy.

    February 3, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  22. Ashley - Hamlin, NY

    Oh Coop, we know you let out a string of curse words after every broadcast.

    Haha....Bale's gone off the deep end. Batman might need to find some help.

    Night all....I hope Gray found some interesting things in Coop's office. 😉

    Night Hill, Coop, Gergen, Gray (of course), Megan, Rikki, bloggers, contributers, correspondents, staff....and all else.

    February 3, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  23. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Beth/Boston, I like Michael and I am willing to cut him some slack, but he is idolized by many children and that bothers me, not so much for the pot, but for the fact that he deliberately broke the law, misdemeanor or not.

    February 3, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  24. Marium, New Jersey

    He was in Newsies so he can dance, Erica!!!

    February 3, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  25. Saera El Paso, TX

    he one to talk
    talk about unprofessional
    filthy hypocrite

    February 3, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  26. kim-chicago

    Christian Bale needs to be medicated...what is his problem.

    February 3, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  27. Wendy

    Hi Anderson,

    I love your show and Erica oozes personality, great addition to your show.

    Roland Martin is right, the marketing of the stimulus package or lack there of, has given the republicans a false since of power when the only power they have is that the president has given them his ear.

    February 3, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  28. Nattada, Houston TX

    Mr. & Mrs. President are so cute with children.

    Wow!! There is a lot of "beep" from this guy!! What is the matter with him?

    You must be tired from your trip. Hope you have a good rest tonight, Anderson.
    Good night all.

    February 3, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  29. Betty Ann, Nacogdoches,TX

    Lots of bleeping in that shot! Damn! 🙂
    Good night and sweet presidential dreams all!

    February 3, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  30. Isabel Abreu, Brazil

    Christian – Dirty mouth, huh!

    February 3, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  31. Dulcie - Denver

    @ Karen,
    You're welcome! I'm an accountant – it's what I do 😉

    Accountants can't even agree on what is allowable in some cases.

    To Anderson and all the great folks at CNN. Fabulous job and a wonderful interview. Very smart and well done.

    February 3, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  32. Karen C

    He must have been on something. That's just insane.

    February 3, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  33. Heather - Spokane, WA

    I think Christian Bale really needs some anger management especially since this is not the first tantrum he has had in public

    February 3, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  34. Lorie Ann, Buellton, California

    Tuesday's Shot..Yes, indeed. I think Bale can rest assured..He hit the balcony on this performance. A meltdown of his common sense..No standing ovation for this act..Night all

    February 3, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  35. Andrea

    Anderson, you and your producers did a great job with Pres Obama's interview. David Gergen is an excellent addition, always. Is there a way to check tax returns for all remaining members of the House and Senate? Frightening story may be lurking!

    February 3, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  36. Esma

    Well, Mr. Bale is certainly illustrating the diversity of acting skills, I would have never pegged him as being up for a role as Blagojevich...
    Muah! Good night everyone!!!

    February 3, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  37. Bridget, TX

    @Tom K. Frankfort, I believe P.O will be perceived with respect because these leaders tend to admire leaders that are calm, smart and receptive to their view points, all things P.O is prided on.

    February 3, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  38. Don, WA

    Good interview...now let the president smoke and fix the economy and make friends with the world.

    February 3, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
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