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March 18th, 2009
09:53 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 3/18/09

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Tonight on AC360°, breaking news.. acclaimed actress Natasha Richardson has died after a freak skiing accident. She was the daughter of Vanessa Redgrave, wife of Liam Neeson, mother of two young sons. Her family released a statement a short time ago. The accident that claimed her life is raising all kinds of questions about brain injuries. We want to keep the live blog on this one topic. So, please share your thoughts on Natasha Richardson below.

And, don't miss Randi Kaye's webcast on Natasha Richardson during the commercials. Watch our WEBCAST

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soundoff (418 Responses)
  1. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    @Dodie...Detroit was NOT a comfortable place to be (at least downtown). I understand the outer areas are very nice however.

    Thanks bloggers! See you tomorrow night!

    March 18, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  2. Jacqueline, NY

    Wait a minute, AIG employees blew their due bonuses when they made the company fail. So doesn't that mean that even if AIG was freed from paying any bonuses?

    March 18, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  3. Rafael Bronx,NY

    Good Night Anderson and my fellow bloogers have a good night see ya tomorrow.

    March 18, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  4. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    Good Night have a blissful one~

    March 18, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  5. Nattada, Houston TX

    The more I see her, the more my heart sank. The world has lose one shining star, and she will be missed.

    Hope everyone stay strong, and that is you, too, Anderson.

    Good night all.

    March 18, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  6. Chris Sosa - Boston, MA

    Have a good night, everyone. Sorry I wasn't able to join in more tonight. I'm pretty sick, but I've been reading the comments and watching the show. Lot of interesting dialogue regarding AIG, Bernie Madoff, and Chris Dodd.

    Anderson, on a more personal note, your coverage of the life of Natasha Richardson was touching and heartfelt. I feel like I got to know her so much better just in the last hour. Thank you for that.

    March 18, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  7. Pati Mc Camp Hill, PA

    Sincere sympathy Anderson. One of you guys that is there with him in MI from the 360 Crew, please, someone give that dear man a hug!

    March 18, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  8. Esma

    What a wonderful shot to illuminate the loss we had to endure today.
    Goodnight everyone, make sure to hug your family and friends a little harder the next time you see them.

    March 18, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  9. Saera El Pso, TX

    sometimes it seems cruel to say "good night" ...

    but happy thoughts should help a bit right?

    good night everyone.

    March 18, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  10. Sal

    If AIG is now mostly owned by us taxpayers, shouldn't "we" be working hard to make sure they are profitable? And if so, how do "we" get some of their money once they are profitable?

    March 18, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  11. Cessy, Chicago

    Thank you again to AC360 Crew for bringing us news that matter!

    goodnight everyone and dont forget to include Ms. Richardson's family in your prayers. goodnight! Anderson, Randi and David. Be safe!

    March 18, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  12. Geoff - California

    Great show – good evening all.

    March 18, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  13. rose

    i was shocked at the death of natasha richardson ............my heart and prayers go out to her family and friends

    March 18, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  14. Isabel

    Good night, Anderson and Randi!

    Good night, David (Indiana), Megan, Casey, Gayle, Esma, Rikki, Brandi, Betty Ann, Vanessa, …

    March 18, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  15. Maria

    Good night, The time cross by so fast

    March 18, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  16. DrFrann in Los Angeles, CA

    Anderson,
    The constant reminder of how precious and fragile life is. We know this and yet forget it. Important to find gratitude, say I love you and strive to live in integrity as best we can. Carpe diem!
    Condolences to the family and friends.
    Frann

    March 18, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  17. starr formerly known as vincent

    Can't believe it that time again...the end of 1st hour of 360!

    As always, an great show, excellent commentary on the blog.

    Also, a very touching reflection of Natasha Richardson, we lit a candle for her last night and prayed for what was best for her. We are so sorry ...and send prayers to husband, family and friends.

    Good night fellow bloggers!!

    March 18, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  18. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Good night Anderson, Randi K, David G, David in IN, Brandi, Esma, Bea, BettyAnn, Rikki, Michelle D, Glen, EJ, Ashley, Isabel, Chris S, Vanessa TX, Vanessa DC, Pati, Casey Sean, Soldier in IRAQ, Kira, and best bloggers!!!!!
    Have a great night and sleep tight everyone!!!! 😀
    See you tomorrow night!!!!
    Day of the shot with with late of Natasha was great singer!!! AWWW!!!!!!
    So sad!

    Anderson,
    See you tomorrow tonight in Miami, Fl, Please stay safe on the road 😀

    March 18, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
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