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April 2nd, 2009
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 04/02/09

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Tonight on AC360°, Anderson has a wrap of the G20 summit in London – the hits and misses. See what the world leaders are vowing to do to fix the global economy.

Plus, don't miss Erica Hill's webcast on the G20 and the indictment of former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich during the commercials. Watch our WEBCAST

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soundoff (291 Responses)
  1. Steve - southern Illinois

    We have goods?

    April 2, 2009 at 10:12 pm |
  2. Jack Gray

    I love Richard and Ed quibbling over the G-20 Communique language. They need to fight it out., gladiator style.

    April 2, 2009 at 10:12 pm |
  3. Faith, Tampa, FL

    So excited to see Anderson's coverage. Always proud to be American, finally proud to have my pres. represent me abroad!

    April 2, 2009 at 10:11 pm |
  4. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Who is going to "enforce" this communique and make sure they are going to attempt to do what they have promised in it. Who is going to monitor the progress? Is it just going to be another document that is nothing more thatn words on a piece of paper that will end up being ignored?

    I think that "new world order" business that Brown is talking about is frightening.

    April 2, 2009 at 10:11 pm |
  5. jacqueline, ny

    @ Erica, neither can I. Time flies.

    April 2, 2009 at 10:11 pm |
  6. Cristy Kirssin

    Hi Anderson, Erica, bloggers and facebook/twitter buddies,

    I just saw Michelle Obama speak to that room of women and she is very powrful!

    April 2, 2009 at 10:11 pm |
  7. Jill, Michigan

    What the fuss about the queen being "huggy". Maybe she was just in a warm and fuzzy mood, afterall, she looks very sweet and grandmotherly in her pink dress. Let her live a little!

    April 2, 2009 at 10:11 pm |
  8. Dodie from Irvine, CA

    sticking up a gas station with his daughter next to him... He seems NOT to be the brightest light around..

    April 2, 2009 at 10:11 pm |
  9. mike - moreland, ga

    haha richard quest is the bomb! watching him and the americans together discussing the G20 so clearly illustrates the differences in the american and british culture 😉

    April 2, 2009 at 10:10 pm |
  10. Sam M.

    wow, kudos the the First Lady for reaching out and taking advantage of being in a different country. She has a different kind of power in England, its good that she is using it.

    April 2, 2009 at 10:10 pm |
  11. ericacnn

    Hi, everyone. I can't believe it's Thursday already – not that I'm complaining 🙂

    April 2, 2009 at 10:10 pm |
  12. Glen Up North

    The "New World Order" term has been circulating widely (in at least the US) since Bush Sr. In certain conspiratorial circles, it's a very, very nasty term...

    April 2, 2009 at 10:10 pm |
  13. May-Tennessee

    Richard Quest...lol he's great!

    April 2, 2009 at 10:10 pm |
  14. john in shanghai

    That's family values for you... where are we headed, oh yea, thats right...

    April 2, 2009 at 10:09 pm |
  15. Andrea, TN

    Haha, Richard Quest is kind of bold to state that he thinks the stage was set for a global regulator. Clearly doesn't know the US as well he thinks.

    April 2, 2009 at 10:09 pm |
  16. Isabel

    It's cool! We experience this meeting

    April 2, 2009 at 10:09 pm |
  17. Dodie from Irvine, CA

    @ Michelle

    I completely agree. The Obamas... what a breath of fresh air....

    April 2, 2009 at 10:08 pm |
  18. Anthonia-California

    Oh goodie, Mr.Quest is back :]

    April 2, 2009 at 10:08 pm |
  19. Amanda Walton---Fort Erie, Ontario

    New World Order? That's a scary thought for many reasons.

    Have a great flight back, hope you enjoyed the scones and english tea

    April 2, 2009 at 10:08 pm |
  20. Karen C

    I haven't heard mention of the dispute between China and France that President Obama negotiated an agreement over. Quite heated I hear. Now, if only he could get republicans to listen to others. THAT would be a feat.

    April 2, 2009 at 10:08 pm |
  21. Sam M.

    Lol Richard and Ed together are great.

    April 2, 2009 at 10:08 pm |
  22. Maren in Oregon

    The executive pay regulations are nearest and dearest to MY heart. Talk about a symbolic issue! No more golden parachutes for tin men with no hearts.

    April 2, 2009 at 10:07 pm |
  23. john in shanghai

    Not every nation wants to become a socialists haven like the United States, there is some hope left in the world I guess

    April 2, 2009 at 10:07 pm |
  24. Anthonia-California

    Hello everyone! Happy Thursday!

    April 2, 2009 at 10:06 pm |
  25. Dulcie - Denver

    While I wasn't able to check CNN much during the day, but I'm very proud of our President and First Lady this evening. They look fantastic on the world stage.

    April 2, 2009 at 10:06 pm |
  26. Lori from IL

    @Mike - building up the third world gives us markets for our goods.

    April 2, 2009 at 10:05 pm |
  27. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Here we go!!!!! I love Richard Quest is teasing Anderson and Ed!!!! they are great people of CNN!

    April 2, 2009 at 10:05 pm |
  28. May-Tennessee

    Evening Anderson, Erica, David, 360 team and groovy bloggers! Looking forward to tonight's show. I read the article about the G20 leaders and their "trillion dollar boost" plan...interesting. The "new world order" term almost sounds scary though...doesn't it?

    April 2, 2009 at 10:05 pm |
  29. Brandi - bottom of the boot

    Richard Quest is hilarious! i love him!!!

    April 2, 2009 at 10:05 pm |
  30. Lori from IL

    Hello to Anderson – across the pond, Team 360 and Fellow Bloggers.

    Interesting day at the summit. I was proud of our president.

    Looking forward to Anderson's interview with Tim Geithner.

    Yeah, more Richard Quest!

    April 2, 2009 at 10:04 pm |
  31. Maren in Oregon

    We got it right! Barack Obama is the right person for this job at this time. The world credits us, because we picked him. Nothing's perfect; there wioll be missteps. But, wow, we're off to a terrific start!

    April 2, 2009 at 10:04 pm |
  32. Mike Syracuse, NY

    Obama sounded somewhat defensive. I'm not sure how spending money in the third world helps us.

    April 2, 2009 at 10:04 pm |
  33. Rikki, Fargo, ND

    Good evening all! Hope everyone had a fabulous Thursday!

    I'm glad to hear that President Obama views the summit as a success...now to wait and see if it has any effect on our global economy!

    April 2, 2009 at 10:03 pm |
  34. Michelle

    President Obama is the best thing to happern
    for America in quite some time.

    April 2, 2009 at 10:03 pm |
  35. Isabel

    Hi, Anderson!
    Hi bloggers and best friends!

    Today was a good day: encouraging results for the G-20 Summit and euphoria in the markets

    Evening for everyone…

    April 2, 2009 at 10:03 pm |
  36. Glen Up North

    Evening Anderson, Erica, Richard, David G, CNN, and all you great bloggers out there. 🙂

    April 2, 2009 at 10:02 pm |
  37. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    goodevening everyone!

    i so wanna go to london.

    Brandi,
    I agree with you....... I want go fly to London!!!!! can't wait forever!

    April 2, 2009 at 10:02 pm |
  38. Mike Syracuse, NY

    Anderson, what are the details on the stimulus spending? How much is the rest of the G20 kicking in vs. us?

    April 2, 2009 at 10:02 pm |
  39. Jana, Indiana

    Hello Anderson. Looking forward to another great show tonight.

    April 2, 2009 at 10:02 pm |
  40. Dodie from Irvine, CA

    Good evening everyone!

    For the first time in 8 years, I do not have to be embarrassed because of our President. What a Wonderful Feeling!!!

    April 2, 2009 at 10:02 pm |
  41. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good evening everyone!

    April 2, 2009 at 10:01 pm |
  42. starr formerly known as vincent

    Good evening Anderson, et al, & fellow bloggers!!

    Looking forward to all the info on the G22 tonight.

    April 2, 2009 at 10:01 pm |
  43. Saera El Paso, TX

    hello everyone
    looking forward to the G20 coverage

    April 2, 2009 at 10:01 pm |
  44. john in shanghai

    good morning, evening, and day to everyone

    April 2, 2009 at 10:01 pm |
  45. Brandi - bottom of the boot

    obama has a cold. 🙂

    April 2, 2009 at 10:01 pm |
  46. Vanessa, El Paso, TX

    Good evening Anderson, Erica..twitter/fb smartees...
    I, as an American, am proud of our POTUS...he really sounded good @ the G-20 summit..hope all the world can work together

    April 2, 2009 at 10:00 pm |
  47. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Hellooo Anderson, Erica, David G, and my friend twitter/Facebook bloggers!!!

    Happy Thursday night!!!!!!!!! Can't wait see Anderson in London!!!!!!
    Our pres. Obama and First lady Michelle are so awesome couple visit for G-20 Summit!

    April 2, 2009 at 10:00 pm |
  48. jacqueline, ny

    Cheerio, All!

    April 2, 2009 at 10:00 pm |
  49. Brandi - bottom of the boot

    goodevening everyone!

    i so wanna go to london. 🙁

    April 2, 2009 at 10:00 pm |
  50. Maren in Oregon

    Looking forward to another great night fromLondon; Hello to Anderson, and Richard, Ed, Erica, Tom and the rest of the AC360 Team!

    April 2, 2009 at 10:00 pm |
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