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February 27th, 2009
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 2/27/09

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  1. Miranda

    Anderson Bravo!!!

    Much better darling and i love how CNN had their logo stamp into the cutting board...CNN very nice very nice indeed:)

    Miranda

    February 27, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
  2. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Anderson, you can come and cook at my place anytime and you dont have to cut onions, I hate them!

    February 27, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
  3. Lamia-Dhahran

    Hi Anderson!!

    I am watching you everyday at 6am ...great way to start my day!
    (yes it is saturday for me now and I wake up to watch CNN AC 360)...

    *to the CNN Crew: Keep knives away from Anderson!!!! 🙂

    February 27, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
  4. Bea

    Anderson next time use a plastic knife and a foam onion. That way you won't cut yourself.

    February 27, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
  5. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    Very cute Anderson and Erica! Onion tears here~

    February 27, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
  6. Esma

    And now, thanks to the help of Bobby Flay, Anderson won't have the same finger problem as Rahm.

    February 27, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
  7. Bill Ronaldson

    Did Bobby require his name to be that big on the background screen? At least he taught Coop how to chop.

    February 27, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
  8. Anthonia-California

    OMG! thank you soo much for having Bobby Flay on the show
    who would of thought that anderson didnt know how to chop onions?!

    February 27, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
  9. Atlanta

    Erica Hill, I love you for bringing Bobby Flay in and showing Anderson how to chop an onion. Food Network and Anderson Cooper...my two favorite things come together!

    February 27, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
  10. Sharon S

    Anderson now go home and practice cutting onions! LOL
    That is your job this weekend!

    February 27, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
  11. Isabel, Brazil

    Anderson,
    This is very funny!
    We are all here at home laughing too ...

    ... you murdered the onion! lol

    February 27, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
  12. Cristy Kirssin

    That was cool watching Anderson chop the onion. He did a good job.

    February 27, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
  13. Jasmine-Spokane,WA

    If only I could teach you to cook Anderson.....but then again, you might not want a dictator yelling at you....and I don't want you to hate me. 😉

    February 27, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
  14. Ken in NC

    OK Anderson so on Monday Onion Lesson #2. How to cook the Onion. hehehe

    February 27, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
  15. mave

    Good Job Anderson! A little hint, if you don't want your hands to smell like onions or garlic, wash them with a minty toothpaste when you are done...it really works!

    February 27, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
  16. Judy D

    For a family making $500,000 and paying an additional $11,300 in taxes under Obama's budget, my guess is that would mean one less vacation – instead of a winter vacation in Vail, a summer vacation in Europe and a vacation in Disney World, that cuts out Disney!

    February 27, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
  17. vanessa from silver spring, MD

    Anderson chopping onions with bobby, can't get any better than that. It takes 4 ever to get the smell of onions off your hands.

    February 27, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
  18. Maren in Oregon

    Outrageous! Get that man a cooking show. Really great for y our first time.

    February 27, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
  19. Mike, Syracuse NY

    Don't give up your day job Anderson.

    February 27, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
  20. Rikki, Fargo, ND

    I just learned how to properly dice an onion! Sweet!

    February 27, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
  21. Bea

    Bobby Flay is great. Went to his restaurant Mesa Grill and there he was cooking away. He wasn't posing and primping; he was working with the rest of the folks!

    February 27, 2009 at 10:44 pm |
  22. Maureen T, Canada

    Obviously Mr. Cooper you do not spend much time in the kitchen do you? I know cutitng onions makes you cry too and the smell never leaves you!! You learn quick don't you? Still love you though Andy!!

    February 27, 2009 at 10:44 pm |
  23. EJ (USA)

    Good onion cutting tonight Anderson. We are once again very proud of you.

    February 27, 2009 at 10:44 pm |
  24. Saera El Paso, TX

    wow Anderson... do you live on take out?!
    wooooowwww

    February 27, 2009 at 10:44 pm |
  25. Pati Mc

    Bobby Flay to the rescue!!!

    See Anderson...I KNEW you could do it! BRAVO !!!!!

    February 27, 2009 at 10:44 pm |
  26. Lauren--NY

    Anderson! Great job, kiddo! You did it. 🙂

    February 27, 2009 at 10:44 pm |
  27. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    I love Bobby Flay to help Anderson how to cut a onion with knife!!!!! That is so cool!!!!!

    February 27, 2009 at 10:44 pm |
  28. Sean, IRAQ

    Can we just stand on hope? Isnt that why most of us voted for our Pres.? I mean he said CHANGE you can believe in, not Change by tomorrow night. This is America, the place people leave their own country for. To have a shot at freedom, freedom to FAIL, freedom to win. Lets get serious, can we stop relaying on the Govt. to solve our problems, and start tring to solve the Govt. problems? Or am I just a lost cause?

    February 27, 2009 at 10:44 pm |
  29. Dodie from Irvine, CA

    Becareful Anderson... Don't cut your finger off 🙂

    February 27, 2009 at 10:44 pm |
  30. Brandi - bottom of the boot

    oh how wonderful! anderson held hostage on his own show!!

    im so glad is more informed and has better knife wielding skills now. lol

    February 27, 2009 at 10:44 pm |
  31. Caroline, Los Angeles

    OMG, I would NEVER chop an onion that way! That's asking for trouble.

    Buy a good processor. Problem solved.

    February 27, 2009 at 10:44 pm |
  32. Monica M. Williams

    Thank God for Bobby Flay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Onion cutting 101

    February 27, 2009 at 10:43 pm |
  33. Catherine Cobb

    You're missing the point of the Jindal story. The boating rescue story is true. There were hundreds of boaters who came to rescue Katrina victims that were turned away by our government. Check with the Lake Charles newspaper – the American Press – for story verification.

    February 27, 2009 at 10:43 pm |
  34. Kathy

    Wow Anderson really killed that onion this morning. If anyone can teach him how to chop an onion its Flay though! Maybe

    February 27, 2009 at 10:43 pm |
  35. Cessy, Chicago

    Erica–I love your surprises for Anderson ;D

    February 27, 2009 at 10:43 pm |
  36. Michelle

    Keep Anderson away from the knives in the kitchen.

    February 27, 2009 at 10:43 pm |
  37. Barbara in Boston

    Good point, Claudia, about how having our credit cards canceled might affect our score. I recall hearing Suze Orman say something about that - implying that people will get a lower credit rating. The whole system is a mess.

    February 27, 2009 at 10:43 pm |
  38. Isabel, Brazil

    Anderson,

    you murdered the onion!

    What she did to you? hahaha ...

    February 27, 2009 at 10:42 pm |
  39. Lillian Carilo, H.R. CO

    Didn't vote for him...but, God I love Obama. He's so brilliant and cool. And Michelle...No words other than lovely. ~ L.C.

    February 27, 2009 at 10:42 pm |
  40. Gladys

    Wooooooooohoooooooooooooo Go Erica, LOL I love Bobby Flay, throw down Anderson.

    February 27, 2009 at 10:42 pm |
  41. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Wow those are big knives!

    February 27, 2009 at 10:42 pm |
  42. Andrea, TN

    Haha, whoa, Anderson – stressful week? Don't take it out on the poor onion! But seriously, be more careful if you actually chop stuff up at home. Sloooooowly.

    February 27, 2009 at 10:42 pm |
  43. Jasmine-Spokane,WA

    lolololololololollolololollololololoolololl! I Absoulutely love the chariots of fire!!!

    February 27, 2009 at 10:42 pm |
  44. Cessy, Chicago

    Anderson, do you cook? and Erica, I hope you're the next guest when Anderson fills in for Regis!

    February 27, 2009 at 10:42 pm |
  45. Naissa, Deep in the HEART of Texas

    OMG! I LOVE BOBBY FLAY! Good guest, Erica!

    February 27, 2009 at 10:42 pm |
  46. Esma

    YAY!!! Bobby Flay!!! This can't be happening!!!

    February 27, 2009 at 10:42 pm |
  47. Vanessa, TX

    NICE chopping skills...AWWRIGHT..ambush..I love it...GOOD ONE ERICA

    February 27, 2009 at 10:42 pm |
  48. Fay - California

    Yay, Bobby Flay – AC needs to go on Iron Chef again...

    February 27, 2009 at 10:42 pm |
  49. Rikki, Fargo, ND

    I think it awesome that the Mayor took responsibility for his action because of the picture!

    I love this segment Erica! Wonderful surprise!

    February 27, 2009 at 10:42 pm |
  50. Bridget, TX

    @Rickki, I agree, I'm in crush haven, any time I get David and Ali on the same night, I'm excited:) And tonight we get Canty, Tom, Michael and Gary-go CNN.

    February 27, 2009 at 10:42 pm |
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