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February 4th, 2009
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 2/4/09

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soundoff (658 Responses)
  1. Renee

    Anderson, the beeps are the warning. Next time they will put you on a 5 second delay.

    February 4, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  2. Mary Gean

    We need to stand up and say "Enough is Enough"! I am sick and tired of hearing about another package the gov. is trying to pass that has nothing in it to help the Housing Problems we are having! I am very ashamed the way our Gov. is handling this crises.

    February 4, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  3. David, Indiana

    I don't like to see cops and someone scuffling like that. Good report by Jeanne Moos, that last part about an officer calling 911 on himself and his wife is hilarious, I guess they're ok.

    Enjoyed the Jack Gray, Erica conversation drama

    Are the beeps part of the music?

    Goodnight Megan. Good night everyone.

    February 4, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  4. teresa

    Former VP arrogant. !!??........no news flash there but thanks for saying so.......just a suggestion, next time, please add narcassistic.

    February 4, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  5. Angel Manners

    Ok, now we've heard the Remix, where's the collaboration?

    February 4, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  6. Lori from IL

    Good night Anderson, Erica and Fellow Bloggers -

    I think it's time Jack Gray was given a "Keeping Anderson & Erica Honest" segment on 360!

    February 4, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  7. Rita in Mississippi

    I think we should ask to see a list of every Representative and Senator who "forgot to pay their taxes" aka paid late or whatever.... post it every year..................
    Keeping them honest!

    February 4, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  8. Josh Dianiska

    lol, did yall hear that 911 call to the police about the guy overdosing on weed what a crock lol he was just a little parnoid it happens, what if he was intoxicated with alcohol and made a 911 call hed either be drinking and driving or doing something stupid and end up dead and in jail, and i live in south carolina, and it still cracks me up that micheal phelps got busted smokin but in all reality someone else took that pick on purpose too prove a point i think, but if you realy think about it it just shows how far and how well someone can go in america and still smoke pot imagine if phelps was an alcoholic i think america gots it policies backwards just think about it phelps smokes pot just like alot of people to relax and hes still an amazing smimmer lol, if america just taxed it and sold it like ciggarettes i think it'd be great

    February 4, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  9. Shane, Las Vegas

    Three weeks into Bill Clintons first term the WTC was bombed in the fiurst terrorist attck on oit, and Clinton was able to find prosecute and imprison all of the ones responsible, and he kept us from getting attacked in this country for the next eight years...Compared toiBush he actaully did the Job!

    February 4, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  10. Lorie Ann, Buellton, California

    Floor crew bleeps. A dance is just a dance, but a bleep..That's a real talent.

    February 4, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  11. Steven - Toluca Lake, CA

    Good evening all. With all the reports of CEO bonuses and junkets, I think they need to return all of it if they're receiving bailout money from U.S. tax payers. Not only that, the second portion should be withheld unless they comply with the demands.

    February 4, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  12. Bethany-MI

    Haha dancing segment wins.

    February 4, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  13. Ashley - Hamlin, NY

    Whoever is playing with the webcam is awesome...

    Oh, I love the shot tonight. I love the floor crew. *sigh* It's like Friday came early.

    Thanks for another great show all. Night Coop, Hill, Gergen, correspondents/contributers, staff, crew, floor crew, team, bloggers, Rikki, Megan....and Brandi – welcome back! Oh, and night John Boy.

    Night all!

    February 4, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  14. Sharon S

    Stimulus plan I think we all would like to see the money go directly to those of us who work or just lost their jobs instead of all this crazy no nonsense spending!

    February 4, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  15. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    P.S.
    Oh no tooo much bleep the shot!!!! not good idea!!!! LOL!!

    February 4, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  16. Naissa, Deep in the HEART of Texas

    Great show Anderson, Erica, David, Candy, Floor Crew and all you beautiful bloggers!

    Have a great day tomorrow, y'all!

    ;D

    February 4, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  17. Brandi - bottom of the boot

    goodnite all. see you tomorrow nite.

    February 4, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  18. Steve - southern Illinois

    Sure enjoyed the blog tonight! Have a great week all!!

    February 4, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  19. Emma

    I guess people will dance to almost anything nowadays.

    February 4, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  20. Jacqueline, NY

    Goodnight my darlings! Have a great Thursday!

    February 4, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  21. EJ (USA)

    Anderson – I hope you don't yell at the 360 employees like Christian Bale does.

    February 4, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  22. Jacqui Chan

    Awww come on us bloggers wanna see the crew bust some new moves

    February 4, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  23. Jolene, St. Joseph, MI

    Wow, dancing to a "Bleeping Bale" soundbite. I think I've seen it all now. However, the 360 Floor Crew never ceases to amaze me....keep it up guys...love your dance moves!

    Enjoyed the show tonight! Nite all!

    February 4, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  24. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Good night Anderson and Erica. Thanks for the laughs!

    February 4, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  25. julliet

    I always love your floor crew's dance moves. When will we ever see you dance Andy. Goodnite all it was nice blogging with you guys.

    February 4, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  26. Esma

    I love you, AC360 Floor Crew!!!
    Good night, everyone!

    February 4, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  27. Michelle

    Can the floor crew appear each Friday night.

    February 4, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  28. Ken in NC

    Anderson can you imagine the CEO of a failing company seeking employment and saying that he is seeking new employment because his last company failed or because they wanted to cut his salary to $500,000.00 a year until his company became profitable again. Let him try it and see how quick he gets a new job.

    Good night all Bloggers. See you tomorrow night.

    February 4, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  29. Vanessa, TX

    Good nite everyone..great blog as usual..thoroughly enjoyed it...Mr Gray, enjoyed your appearance. we hope to see you again soon making a cameo on webcast...
    Goodnite to the crew of AC360 😉

    February 4, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  30. Norvin

    Anderson, Bonuses for retaining these guys ? Aren't these the same ones who got us into this mess !!!!!!!

    February 4, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  31. Renee

    Is that Jack Grey in his apartment taping himself?

    February 4, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  32. Pam W

    What are the words to that beeping song anyway?

    February 4, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  33. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Good night Anderson, Erica, Jack G, David G, David in Indiana, Rikki, Ashley, Michelle D, Pati and best bloggers!!!
    Have a great night and sleep tight everyone!!!! 😀
    See you tomorrow night!!!!!
    Anderson.......
    Have a good sleep at home after work..... don't bite bugs!! LOL!!

    David in Indiana,
    Yes, I agree with you....... Of course we will find out soon this week!!!

    February 4, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  34. Tom of Philly

    What is the debate if any of us caused our companies to go under wed be fired with no reference... paying them in stock is their incentive to get it back to 75 per share. and those against the cap on our tax dollars how ya feel about welfare moms driving lexuses or bmws? their constitutional right?? i think not when you ask for help you show restraint, their version of restraint was cutting from 35B$ to 19B$ whooo hooo no wonder the companies failed. and the brain drain arguement bye bye! some young talent somewhere would be elated to work for 500k plus stock i sure would

    February 4, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  35. Lorie Ann, Buellton, California

    Wednesday's shot? Dazzling dance moves with a bleep of lovely music. Who knew that would become a must see..I wonder if Bale has a cut of the bleeps! Night all

    February 4, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  36. Tom K Frankfort, NY

    Isn't it interesting how it is Dick Cheney who is so incensed about seeing how the Obama Administration is taking a diffferent course in government, while there is little similar effect upon George W. Bush.
    It was good to have a relatively smooth transition between the two men(Bush -Obama). I think we will hear more from Cheney in the future

    February 4, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  37. Jacqui Chan

    that is so funny because when she said who else would you call I was gonna say Dhost busters then they showed them

    February 4, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  38. Rita in Mississippi

    forgot to say .. send Joe the plumber along with Cheney, Sarah and Blago

    February 4, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  39. Brandi - bottom of the boot

    everytime i hear anything from cheney, i cant help but thing - halliburton and interest in oil. i dont believe anything he says.

    February 4, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  40. Isabel Abreu, Brazil

    Critical:
    You don't give good night, don't finish the show.
    I am in a vacuum, waiting.

    A 'until tomorrow' would be more (hmm…) 'sympathique'.

    Or you say good-bye and cable tv (in Brazil) finish, before?

    Good night! And still tomorrow!

    February 4, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  41. Vanessa-WV

    I just lost my job after 15 years, and I must tell you I dont know what to do! I live paycheck to paycheck so I can relate to all of the issues tonight except of course Joe the Plumber, god I wish he would shut up...I will run for office at least I can give them a working mother's perspective. A working mother know's how to balance a budget, clean house, oh and put up with a bunch of crybabies!

    February 4, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  42. Alison G.

    PS. Anderson. I watched the various recent news anchor interviews with President Obama, and yours was by far the best. No surprise there and thanks for your consistently outstanding work!

    February 4, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  43. Kash

    Do the Republicans think that dragging Dick Cheney out in the public eye is going to help them "beat" the democrats bailout package? Or the GOP must be embarrased to have Rush Limbaugh speak their cause so its Cheney to the rescue?

    February 4, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  44. LaMar Williams

    About the $500K CEO Cap... CEOs making $xx million dollars will likely bail, saying screw that and simply retiring. No harm, no foul. Laughing all the way to the bank.

    Still, ego might be a reason for some CEOs to stay. They don't want to be perceived as the cigar-smoking, narcissistic, good life loving excess addicts that they are. Let alone listed as a failure and forced to retire with "FAILED CEO" stamped ubiquitously on the final analysis of their life's work.

    Still, it's amusing to think that these CEOs could be pulling salaries less than their own secretaries (assuming that they make even 5% of their bosses salaries).

    February 4, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  45. Saad, NJ

    Haven't had a chance to read thru what everyone thinks of President O's limiting the CEO salary cap.... but I think it is a great idea. I do NOT want CEO's to get my money and my fellow taxpayers' money and reward themselves with millions...

    February 4, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  46. David, Brooklyn

    Haha! I love Jeanne Moos! She deserves her own evening program!! Do you guys have any slots opening up from anyone being fired?

    February 4, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  47. Ashley - Hamlin, NY

    Awww...Cooper, you're letting us hear the remix? You DO like us! Thanks

    February 4, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  48. CarenS, Denver, CO

    re: Stimulus. No doubt the economy needs a jump start, but I don't think it will happen with the current bill. Very scary to think taxpayer dollars are so cheaply sold. First hundreds of billions in bailout was tough to swallow. Now, sticker shock is clearly fading........for congress and senate. What's a taxpayer to do?

    February 4, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  49. Pam W

    Not only should huge salaries be capped, Corp America should also have to pay higher taxes for outsourcing work. Between mergers and oursourcing, I will never be able to find another job. 15 years down the john, all because of greed.

    Make them all pay!!!

    February 4, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  50. julliet

    I love Jenny Moos reporting, she makes it seems so easy to report. She is the best.

    February 4, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
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