April 1st, 2009
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 04/01/09

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Tonight on AC360°, Anderson will be reporting live from London where the G20 Summit starts tomorrow. All the buzz surrounds Pres. Obama and the First Lady's visit with the Queen today. The initial meet-and-greet seemed to go well. But there's some uproar over Michelle's conversation with her Royal Highness a short time later. Did Michelle break protocol? We'll play you the video in question.

And, don't miss Erica Hill's webcast on the Obamas visit with royalty during the commercials. Watch our WEBCAST

Want to know what else we're covering tonight? Read EVENING BUZZ

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  1. Genevieve M, TX

    Re: The Shot

    That limo is small, have you ever tried to parallel park a "Texas-Sized Truck"? I am proud to say I can park a Ford F-350 with an extended bed the first time.

    POTUS needs to get a new limo driver!!

    April 1, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  2. Cherry B - Ms

    Great show tonight. Love the "beast" shot! Everyone have a restful night. Wasn't it nice to watch some fun stuff tonight, in lieu of all the bad stull the last few months. Goodnight!

    April 1, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  3. Rikki, Fargo, ND

    PS...Excellent show this evening! Loved Nic's report and Richard's contributions!

    April 1, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  4. Gail

    Night all!

    April 1, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  5. Norah ....IN

    Thanks for correcting that......

    April 1, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  6. Straus

    The reason the Queen carries a bag, is because she is from an era where you dressed completely....Your outfit generally comprised the outfit, a hat, a bag, and shoes, generally they match in some way...

    April 1, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  7. Nattada, Houston TX

    Good night ANderson, Erica, Ed, Richard, AC360 team and all bloggers.

    Have a great one.
    Sweet dreams all.

    April 1, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  8. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY


    April 1, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  9. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    Good night bloggers! See you Friday!

    April 1, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  10. Cristy Kirssin

    Goodnight Guys!

    Great Shot tonight, that was a 3 + point turn!

    Goodnight facebook/twitter buddies!

    April 1, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  11. Isabel, Brazil

    Good night, everyone!
    Good night, bloggers and friends!

    Great show! Good rest – you deserve with 4 hours of different time zone

    See you tomorrow!

    April 1, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  12. Rikki, Fargo, ND

    Ok I have a hard enough time driving my mid-size SUV through the streets of ND...I'm thinking I wont ever attempt driving a vehicle any bigger! But I'm impressed that the President's driver got the beast turned around!

    Have a good sleep everyone and a wonderful Thursday! Anderson, have a blast in London! Chat with you all tomorrow!

    April 1, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  13. Gail

    The Beast is the right name.

    April 1, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  14. Maureen T, Canada


    Excellent show from London! Can't wait to see the show for the rest of the week. Stay on the road Andy it brings out the best in you! But, if you can Andy, rest when you can, the jet lag will kill you!! Good night or is that good morning?! 🙂

    April 1, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  15. Emma

    OMG, that was a hilarious shot.

    Great show! Have a good night everyone.

    April 1, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  16. Linda

    It appears President Obama was a hit with the Leaders of Russia and China, such a relief to see people getting along for a change.

    April 1, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  17. vanessa from silver spring, MD

    Goodnight All. see yall tomorrow.

    April 1, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  18. Rafael Bronx,NY

    Good Night Anderson,Erica and my fellow bloogers. I can't wait for tomorrow segment once again with Anderson in London.

    April 1, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  19. Maren in Oregon

    Great show! Thank you Anderson, Richard, Ed, Nic and Erica! Looking forward to tomorrow night!

    April 1, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  20. David, Indiana

    Yes the Ted Stevens case reversal is huge, good work by Att. Gen. Eric Holder, but obviously, as Jeffery Toobin noted, the case totally messed up Steven's reelection campaign.

    Way to smooth over the two ipod kerfuffle Anderson. Also great back and forth btwn you and Erica w the across the atlantic time delay.

    April 1, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  21. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Good night Anderson, Richard, and Ed! Fun show tonight!

    April 1, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  22. Chris Sosa - Boston, MA

    Have a good night, everyone! See you guys tomorrow.

    April 1, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  23. Lori from IL

    It's that time again -

    Great show tonight, Anderson and Team 360.

    Loved the Webcasts tonight, Erica.

    Good chat, Fellow Bloggers.

    Glad Haggis was left off the menu and Richard was on the show!

    Until tomorrow night.......

    April 1, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  24. Bismark Annor

    Hello Andersson,
    I'm new on the block and wanted to comment on Erica Hill's comment on the queen and her bag. In England a woman with no bag is not a lady. And as the queen, and the First Mother she leads an examplary British culture, hence a ladies hand bag.
    Bismark Annor
    Phoenix AZ

    April 1, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  25. Sarah K.


    I remember reading an article on what The Queen keeps in her pocketbook when she was in Virginia last year... I remember there were family pictures, her lipstick and a mirror, and a hankerchief. There was more, but that is what I remember. : )

    April 1, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  26. starr formerly known as vincent

    Can't say enough about Michelle Obama's class (no wonder The French president's wife did not show...?)

    Gift's for the kids too?

    Well, good night Anderson, et al, very, very entertaining show this evening (we love Richard Quest!!).

    And good night fellow bloggers, a pleasure, as always,


    April 1, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  27. Glen Up North

    Well, it's about that time... Evening Anderson lad, Erica, David G, Richard Quest, CNN and all you excellent bloggers out there! 🙂

    April 1, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  28. Lauren--NY

    This was a really entertaining broadcast and I wholeheartedly join the Richard Quest Fan Club. I love that Anderson just gave up and said "tally-ho"...that was hilarious.

    Thanks, everyone! Have a wonderful night (morning to some of you).

    April 1, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  29. gayle mccauley Malden,Mass.

    What a fun show tonight! Goodnight everyone.Peace to all of you and yours.

    April 1, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  30. Rikki, Fargo, ND

    Hey Jack! Good to see you on the blog this fine evening! Richard Quest really is brilliant!

    April 1, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  31. LisaL - Canada

    oh. i DO wonder what the Queen carries in her purse! (never mind – isn't the saying... "curiosity killed the cat" ?)

    April 1, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  32. Michael H Millward

    Talking about the queen's purse reminds me of when I was a kid I used to work at Goodwood Racetrack in England. The Queen always attended raceweek every year. We were once able to sneak into the Royal box area and were shocked to find that she had been provided squares of red silk for her personal needs rather than toilet paper. Our standiong joke after that was that she always has a purse so that she can carry her private supply of toilet paper.

    April 1, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  33. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Good night Anderson, Erica, David G, and my friend twitter/facebook bloggers!!!!!!!
    Have a great night and sleep tight everyone!!!! 😀
    See you tomorrow night!!!!

    Have fun in London, England.

    April 1, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  34. Isabel, Brazil

    specific dishes thinking in diabetics – very fashionable and politically correct

    April 1, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  35. Cristy Kirssin

    Mrs. Obama does look great. I can't believe she is wearing JCrew. Why wouldn't Mrs. Bruni show up?

    April 1, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  36. Maureen T, Canada

    Ya gotta love the naked chef, Jamie Oliver! Quite the chef!...Yeah to Michelle Obama!! She's a big hit!!

    April 1, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  37. Emma

    Why was Naomi Campbell invited? She's a model....I'm not sure she has done anything important.

    April 1, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  38. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    I don't care if some of what Richard said was not true, he is hilarious and I look forward to seeing him on 360 during the next two shows from London!

    April 1, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  39. Minou, New York City

    Erica, thanks for pronouncing "Sarkozy" the way it should be pronounced!

    April 1, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  40. Isabel, Brazil

    Great photo with women of many nations – very interesting

    April 1, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  41. Ashley - Hamlin, NY

    Be careful Jack....Maybe Quest will start writing hillarious blogs.

    April 1, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  42. Bea

    You see how little power Michelle Obama really has over significant things in this First Spouses stuff. I suppose it makes sense since she's not elected to anything.

    April 1, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  43. Kevin Dockery

    What's the First Ladies Agenda?

    April 1, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  44. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Richard Quest was so funny man..... he is great comedian all times!! I love his humor!!!!

    April 1, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  45. Deb

    Hey Erica...Missed you while you were away!...On the Queen's purse: I've wondered that too. Have you noticed she has one even when she's at home in the Palace?!?! Where is she going? My husband says he doesn't know, but apparently she wants to be ready!

    Glad you're back. Have a good evening.

    April 1, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  46. Emma

    What happened to the First Husbands? I'd think there has to be at least one or two.

    April 1, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  47. Sam - CA

    Anderson/Erica, do you or Richard know if Angela Merkel's husband was included at the "spouses" dinner? & please don't call it "first wives club", there are at least two husband's involved!

    April 1, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  48. Atlanta

    Bloody brilliant indeed Jack!

    April 1, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  49. Maureen T, Canada

    Richard Quest is quite witty! Love his humour! It's a British thing, isn't it?!

    April 1, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  50. Maren in Oregon

    Jack – Can't we hear from Richard more often?

    April 1, 2009 at 10:50 pm |
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