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February 16th, 2009
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 2/16/09

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soundoff (370 Responses)
  1. Clarence Albuquerque

    Good night. thanks for the shots, beats, and sexts..... did we have the octs tonite?

    February 16, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  2. CaseyJ - Palm Springs, CA

    @David Gergen. I'm not ready to make the call on your question (I'm still thinking about it and I'm no expert).

    Good night bloggers! Thanks 360!

    February 16, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  3. Glen Up North

    Wow, 11 PM already! Evening all (including Megan)!

    February 16, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  4. David, Indiana

    Kind of tough on Roland Burris.

    Wow Erica, Obviously I didn't know you're a justice of the peace, is that the right title? I'll keep that in mind. Very nice wedding moment there.

    Goodnight John, Erica. Good night Megan. Good night everyone.

    February 16, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  5. EJ (USA)

    Ashley – Think Cooper might let out the occasional “OMG,” just maybe not on here.

    That would be way too cute.

    February 16, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  6. Catherine

    Kids in my daughter's second grade class has mobile devices!! They are 7-years-old! I talk to parents who says it is necessary because of their busy schedules. My thought- there's nothing that important that my child needs a cell phone

    February 16, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  7. Sean

    I say the girls who first sent the pics to the boys should be charged with distribution of child pornography, since they were the providers of the content. If they boys will be charged with having child pornography so should the girls who sent them.

    February 16, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  8. Sharon S

    Good night all, great show so day in America yet again!

    Sorry I was in quite the bad mood! and I say WTF everyday I get up and watch CNN!

    February 16, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  9. Glen Up North

    CaseyJ, 100% agreement in the sexting issue. Parents need to set boundaries. I have spoken to parents who refused to give their children texting access on their cellphones (yes, it's possible!). 13 years old is too young to be incarcerated, but not too young to be sentenced to community service and sessions on respecting others (instead of sending nude pics of them).

    February 16, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  10. Dulcie - Denver

    John,

    Don't know if I believe in UFOs or not. I did see something truly strange back while I was in college, but I was in a... let's just say 'Michael Phelps' state, so I can't entirely attest to what I experienced.

    February 16, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  11. Ashley - Hamlin, NY

    Thanks for anchoring King. You can fill in for Coop any day. Great to have you in the chair (we know it's not the "actual" chair...go with the metaphor.)

    Hill, great as always.

    See you all tomorrow night at the money summit. Stay safe and thank you all!

    Night!

    February 16, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  12. Renee

    Erica, next time you see Ali, ask him about all the tax benefits you are now entitled to as a Reverend. I am not kidding either.

    February 16, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  13. Augustine - Savannah, Georgia

    Wow,
    So sweet. Erica is really much more important than I ever thought. Kudos Pastor Erica.

    February 16, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  14. Jasmine-Spokane,WA

    Good night guys! Have a great morrow!

    February 16, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  15. Nattada, Houston TX

    You did a great job marrying them, Erica.
    I did not know you can get that online, too.

    Good night everyone.
    Sleep tight!

    February 16, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  16. Chris Sosa - Boston, MA

    Goodnight all! See you tomorrow. Thanks to King for filling in!

    (Ashley – You're right. See, there I was trying to be nice again and not give him a hard time... Haha.)

    February 16, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  17. Bea

    Ok, I'm outta here. Goodby bloggers! Goobye Chris Sosa! Thanks John King, Erica, David and all!

    February 16, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  18. EJ (USA)

    Wow- that is so cool Erica. Nice job. I'm sure that couple was very happy with their ceremony.

    So ... what do you charge Erica? If I ever get married – I'll have to look into that.

    February 16, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  19. Isabel Abreu, Brazil

    Good night, John, David, Erica, AC360 team, all bloggers and Megan.

    A great week for us all.
    Good rest!

    John,
    You’re one of kind!

    February 16, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  20. Brandi - bottom of the boot

    omg. john king, how old is the little princess? the days coming to you, i shall pray now! lol

    February 16, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
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