February 27th, 2009
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 2/27/09

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  1. mave

    Note to Anderson..the suggestion was washing your hands with a stainless steel "utensil" not Knife...if a knife is all you have, I suggest you stick to the toothpaste. LOL!

    February 27, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  2. David, Indiana

    Sean, thank you for your service and for your comments tonight.

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

    Wouldn't worry too much Anderson. Flay is such a good chef he could probably make a dish out of your blood and the onion. (Maybe use red onion next time though). Bye all!

    February 27, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  4. Miranda




    As always it's been much fun...have a great weekend one and all.


    February 27, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  5. Pat

    Anderson, you were so cute cutting those onions...it made me want to cry!

    February 27, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  6. Sharon S

    I never understood the cheating thing so I guess I just don't get it?

    But looks like this bad economy is good for marriages and keeping people honest! LOL!

    February 27, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  7. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Good night Anderson, Erica, David G, David in IN, Brandi, Esma, Bea, BettyAnn,Rikki, Michelle D, Glen, EJ, Ashley, Isabel, Chris S, Vanessa TX, Patti, Casey and best bloggers!!!!!
    Have a great night and sleep tight everyone!!!!
    Have a great weekend eveyone!!!!
    See you on Monday night!!!!
    Have a great night, good sleep at home after work........ I was enjoying watch you on Regis and Kelly...... great job co-hosting with Kelly!!!! See you on Monday!!!!!
    and I can't wait forward to see your 60 minutes!!! 😀

    February 27, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  8. Pati Mc

    @ Anderson...we could tell. You are a very good sport. That was awesome, and I am glad that you did not cut yourself. Yeesh.

    Have a wonderful weekend 360 gang and bloggers.

    Anderson...maybe your Norman Bates days should end while you are ahead. 🙂

    You guys are the best...just saying!

    February 27, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  9. Clarence Albuquerque

    To cover the arms or not... that is the Military issue.

    February 27, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  10. Caroline, Los Angeles

    Or is it "Take it on the chin and keep him?" A terrible thought.

    You have to wonder how many abusive relationships are also staying together out of financial desperation.

    February 27, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  11. Kaye

    The First Lady portrait is beautiful! Her style is elegant and classy and relates to everyday people.

    February 27, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  12. Maureen T, Canada

    Okay Anderson, cheaper to keep him! Sounds a bit better said that way!

    February 27, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  13. vanessa from silver spring, MD

    @Anderson. That was funny to watch. I hate the smell of onions on my hands too, but it's worth it. Onions give the best flavor in food.

    February 27, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  14. James

    Michelle is sleeveless again in a black dress.

    February 27, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  15. Kristine

    don, wa ...LOL wearing a scuba mask while cutting onions. That's too funny. To look perhaps a bit less silly, try cutting them under the oven hood fan OR hold a couple of unlit wooden matches in your teeth while cutting.

    February 27, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  16. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    I have a feeling Anderson's expertise in the kitchen is with the microwave.

    February 27, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  17. Jacqueline, NY

    Goodnight, Jason! Goonight, Elizabeth! Goodnight, Ben! Goodnight, Mary Ellen! Goodnight, Olivia! Goodnight, Erin!, Goodnight, John-Boy (Anderson Cooper)!

    February 27, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  18. Vanessa, TX

    YAY Erica...doesn't beat Dance Floor crew friday...but absolutly funny..AC looked uncomfortable though

    We def. do that alot..especially in the evenings when weather permits, we go and take the kiddos to the park..free and gets the kiddos tired..cheap fun

    February 27, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  19. Naissa, Deep in the HEART of Texas

    It is cheaper to keep her?

    GEEZ! Lol, that's a tad on the mean side.

    February 27, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  20. Bea

    Great Erica! Thanks for the surprise. Keep Anderson on his toes girlfriend!

    February 27, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  21. Isabel, Brazil


    You can let us cut the onions for you ... lol

    You have been clumsy, my dear! lol ...

    February 27, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  22. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    HA Anderson! Was the chowder GOOD?

    February 27, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  23. Clarence Albuquerque

    Just using the car...we're all headed down the wrong road... Park and Play.... they can't even afford $eparation...

    February 27, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  24. Sharon S

    Erica is good at catching you off guard to our pleasure! I needed that laugh!

    February 27, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  25. Caroline, Los Angeles

    This cheating story adds more depression to the recession. How awful.

    February 27, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  26. Jasmine-Spokane,WA

    Cheating with no style!? psssshhhhh! You have to do that! I would divorce someone just because they didn't have the smarts to make it worth while.....lol

    February 27, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  27. Matthew from IL

    Nice work AC and good surprise Erica!

    February 27, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  28. Bridget, TX

    @Erica and Anderson, it was a surprise, but really made an already good show great. TY

    February 27, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  29. lisaonline

    nice job with the onion tonight – much less aggressive than this morning's "chop chop"

    February 27, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  30. Sabrina

    The First Lady looks beautiful in her official photo. Anyone that has a problem with her sleeveless dress should remember that Nancy Reagan in her official photo wore a sleeveless dress as well.

    February 27, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  31. Rikki, Fargo, ND

    Cheating with less style? Just how much style is there really in cheating?

    February 27, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  32. mari, MA

    surprised! gorgeous! fabulous! fine onion! mr.cooper!!!!! (i think i saw it loooong time ago... didn't i?)

    February 27, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  33. Maren in Oregon

    Surveilance? Doesn't every state have no fault laws?

    February 27, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  34. Esma

    I've found being completely single is the best way to save money in this economy... 😉

    February 27, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  35. David Gergen

    Hello everyone - sorry to join up late tonight. Bad weather in Boston left me stranded for a while on a tarmac in Raleigh-Durham so I missed the Iraq panel. Got here just in time to join up with Candy - isn't she a real pro?

    To Linda – you asked my thought about the President's Iraq announcement today. Believe he has taken a wise course, drawing down the combat forces by August of next year but leaving about a third of the troops there for a little longer to make sure the place doesn't blow up. Winds down the war and tries to preserve the recent, late gains.

    To Isabel of Brazil - You worried about the ripples from the U.S. govt taking control of Citi. Agreed. It may have unexpected effects in a place like Brazil, but I do think it was a risk the Obama admin had to take. Bigger question now is whether the U.S. govt can stabilize the economy soon enough so that we don't see more banks sliding into governmental bailouts. Very concerned that we will see alarming unemployment numbers in U.S. this Friday. Thanks.

    February 27, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  36. Ken in NC

    I guess the drop in cheating spouses is because guys don't have the extra cash to cheat LOL.

    February 27, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  37. Lauren--NY

    That's an odd camera angle that shows both the driver's seat and Randi in the passenger's seat. Is it mounted on the dash? Unusual, right?

    February 27, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  38. Tom K Frankfort, NY

    If it really is Gelman who is the producer at Regis and Kelly you had better have a talk with him about those segments....
    it's a wonder you still have fingertips attached.

    February 27, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  39. andersoncnn

    that caught me totally by surprise!

    February 27, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  40. EJ (USA)

    Michelle Obama's arms are toned and beautiful.

    February 27, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  41. Dulcie - Denver

    Anderson, you're a bit scary with a knife – that's all I'm going to say. You held it like you were about to stab someone 🙂

    February 27, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  42. Isabel, Brazil


    My brother asks if you know the technique of cutting the onions under water not to cry? lol

    February 27, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  43. fred - London

    Please leave M. Obama portrait as the last item on the show. Going to bed after and need a good dream.I live in London.

    February 27, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  44. ericacnn

    ha – a good time was had by all! AC was a great sport, as was Bobby for coming in.

    February 27, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  45. lynn

    Adam Sizemore: 40 % of the earmarks in the recent bill are fromREPUBLICAN. Why aren't the Republicans and McCain getting their own party in line instead of blaming President Obama?

    As usual republicans do not take responsibility for their own actions!!

    February 27, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  46. Sean, IRAQ

    Anderson, if your worried about the smell, you can always use laytex gloves. Its good for you

    February 27, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  47. vanessa from silver spring, MD

    Don't understand why people are up in arms(no point intended) about FLOTUS posing for her official WH picture sleeveless. She should be able to wear just what she wants. I think she looks beautiful!

    February 27, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  48. Bridget, TX

    @Barbara, I agree, but I don't think the home audience appreciates their grandstanding.

    February 27, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  49. Maren in Oregon

    Does anyone sense a theme here? Monday it was the
    Veggie Wars. Tonight, it's our little onion learning a new skill from Professor Flay. Food – any food – and Anderson Cooper is a total winner! More please.

    February 27, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  50. Lamia-Dhahran

    Michelle Obama's official picture...hmm... I say NOT SLEEVELESS! 😉

    February 27, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
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