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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. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Blago's living in fantasyland.

    April 2, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  2. Mike Syracuse, NY

    Poor Blago, so misunderstood. I'm sure it's society's fault.

    April 2, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  3. Erin

    Just wanted to say that I am LOVING Richard Quest and Anderson together. We need to do business in London more often!

    April 2, 2009 at 10:33 pm |
  4. Maren in Oregon

    Blago Must Go . . . .to jail!

    April 2, 2009 at 10:33 pm |
  5. Isabel

    Blagojevich impeachment by an absolute majority!
    Very good!

    He say "But what I did wrong?"

    April 2, 2009 at 10:33 pm |
  6. vanessa from silver spring, MD

    I'd rather have FLOTUS give The Queen a warm hug then have W. wink at her.lol

    April 2, 2009 at 10:33 pm |
  7. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Gotta love Richard!

    April 2, 2009 at 10:33 pm |
  8. Emma

    @Cristy, I agree. It seems like the touching incident has received more coverage than the actual summit.

    April 2, 2009 at 10:32 pm |
  9. Cristy Kirssin

    When you join Jack's Gray Groupies, join AC 360 Bloggers Live!

    April 2, 2009 at 10:32 pm |
  10. john in shanghai

    indited at Disney, what a hoot

    April 2, 2009 at 10:32 pm |
  11. Vanessa, El Paso, TX

    I think that it was a good sense of affection on the FLOTUS behalf.
    BTW..I love Richard Quest! I can hardly understand..I keep hitting the rewind button on DVR but super hilarious! Keep up the good work, Richard

    April 2, 2009 at 10:32 pm |
  12. vanessa from silver spring, MD

    Richard seemed so giddy just then. Nervously talking about the time he met the Queen. lol

    April 2, 2009 at 10:32 pm |
  13. Jeff

    It is not only acceptable for Michelle Obama to have touched the Queen, but it would've been offensive had she shunned the Queen's first move.

    April 2, 2009 at 10:31 pm |
  14. starr formerly known as vincent

    Richard Quest tongue tied......Astonishing!!!

    April 2, 2009 at 10:31 pm |
  15. Dulcie - Denver

    I have to add that Anderson's interview with T. Geitner was very welcome. I haven't heard the guy speak much and he's clearly very intelligent and has a good grasp of the issues and a way out of them.

    April 2, 2009 at 10:31 pm |
  16. Cristy Kirssin

    Anderson,

    You should invite Quest to come back to the States and guest host on 360! We love watching him with Anderson! They are great together!

    April 2, 2009 at 10:30 pm |
  17. May-Tennessee

    I'm so proud of our President and First Lady. Some say that President Obama is trying to take on too much at once, but I find it refreshing to have a president that is actually doing something as opposed to nothing.

    April 2, 2009 at 10:30 pm |
  18. jacqueline, ny

    We all know how Anderson will meet the Queen. Walking backwards.

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

    ....stay tuned for tomorrow night's 360 to find out if Anderson Cooper has tea with the Queen tomorrow?!?..... LOL

    April 2, 2009 at 10:30 pm |
  20. Maren in Oregon

    Let's face it, The Queen of England is a really cute little old lady. Anyone would be thrilled to have her as their grand – or great grandmother! Lighten up, press.

    April 2, 2009 at 10:30 pm |
  21. Steve - southern Illinois

    I think a friendly arm around the Queen's back by our new First Lady is a lot better than a disrespectful, creepy wink by George W.

    April 2, 2009 at 10:30 pm |
  22. Brandi - bottom of the boot

    haha! anderson is harassing richard! lol

    April 2, 2009 at 10:29 pm |
  23. marie

    what i love about the brits is they do not need to have rifles and other weapons as the americas do and look how well they held the mob at bay love them i am a canadian i hope that our government will act as the brits have done love your show keep up the fgood work send a kiss to michelle bye

    April 2, 2009 at 10:29 pm |
  24. Renee

    Richard Quest with those talking hands there must be some Italian in him!

    April 2, 2009 at 10:29 pm |
  25. Rafael Bronx,NY

    I personally see nothing wrong with hugging the queen.

    April 2, 2009 at 10:29 pm |
  26. Isabel

    First Lady Michelle wasn’t the first person to break the protocol that prevents physical contact with the Queen and was so sympathetic!

    April 2, 2009 at 10:29 pm |
  27. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Erica,
    Is that ok hug Queen? I thought they have rule protocol? I have no idea they have rules.

    April 2, 2009 at 10:28 pm |
  28. Isabel

    The girl broke the protocol much more!
    That warm embrace!

    April 2, 2009 at 10:28 pm |
  29. kim-chicago

    This whole protocol thing is ridiculous. The queen did not seem bothered by this in the least. I thought it was sweet.

    April 2, 2009 at 10:28 pm |
  30. mike - moreland, ga

    regarding the queen extending "touching" to michelle obama, as ronald reagan might say, there's a reason i'm the queen and you're not haha

    April 2, 2009 at 10:28 pm |
  31. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Time is changing even for Buckingham palace.

    April 2, 2009 at 10:28 pm |
  32. Greg, Austin Tx

    I wouldn't be surprised if Michelle and the Queen become good friends. Chat pals even.

    April 2, 2009 at 10:28 pm |
  33. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Frankly, I like some tradition and I think it should be respected.

    April 2, 2009 at 10:27 pm |
  34. Kristin Belmonte

    Hey Anderson! Great to hear you quoting one of the greatest Oi! bands on your show earlier (Cock Sparrer) – I always knew that deep down you were a working class hero! Cheers!

    April 2, 2009 at 10:27 pm |
  35. Rikki, Fargo, ND

    @Erica, things are good where I live. I'm in one of the highest points in the city so my house was never really in any danger. But the town essentially shut down on Friday and didn't really reopen til Wednesday so that every able body could be out there sandbagging.

    April 2, 2009 at 10:27 pm |
  36. Karen C

    Well, I guess this is the first time a lot of people have paid attention to the G-20! I seem to remember much larger and worse melees in the past during it.

    April 2, 2009 at 10:27 pm |
  37. Mike Syracuse, NY

    Haven't we exhausted this 'touching' issue yet? Let's get back to important stuff like octo-mom and Madonna.

    April 2, 2009 at 10:27 pm |
  38. Vickie

    If the Palace says no breach of protocol, that's good enough for me!
    Case closed.....

    April 2, 2009 at 10:27 pm |
  39. jacqueline, ny

    Jack, look at what you've started. You bring out the beast in everyone.

    April 2, 2009 at 10:27 pm |
  40. David, Indiana

    Isabel, yes euphoria in the markets. And relief to to see heads of state working together. Reassuring too.

    Anderson, nice interview w/Tim Geithner, he talks fast, way get in your questions so quickly. It's been remarked on repeatedly, but I think the Treasury Secretary did well to acknowledge that part of the responsibility for the financial crisis rests with the US

    Jack Gray, I agree, it was interesting to see Ed Henry and Richard Quest going over G-20 communique, kind of their own session of the meeting.

    April 2, 2009 at 10:27 pm |
  41. Andrea, TN

    Anderson, loving your voices in this Queen hugging piece. It made me giggle.

    April 2, 2009 at 10:27 pm |
  42. Lori from IL

    If Buckingham Palace and the Queen don't have a problem with the "touch" - why do we?

    April 2, 2009 at 10:27 pm |
  43. Brandi - bottom of the boot

    i think its great that the first lady and the queen were so casual.

    April 2, 2009 at 10:27 pm |
  44. vanessa from silver spring, MD

    I'm sick of the talk about FLOTUS touching the Queen. I thought it was great.

    April 2, 2009 at 10:26 pm |
  45. Glen Up North

    I'm left wondering how many of the protesters were actually _not_ from the UK, but had actually travelled to London in order to protest the G20... 🙁

    April 2, 2009 at 10:26 pm |
  46. Fay - California

    Seems like the First Lady's "gaffe" with touching the Queen is being blow way out of proportion. It looked like a nice little moment between the two of them.

    April 2, 2009 at 10:26 pm |
  47. gayle mccauley Malden,Mass.

    Hey everyone,join Jack's fanpage on facebook.."Gray Groupies" All to make him smile for the smiles he gives to us!

    April 2, 2009 at 10:26 pm |
  48. Nate

    I'd hug the queen! And mrs. obama! shoot i'd hug em all!

    April 2, 2009 at 10:26 pm |
  49. Isabel

    @ David

    The day was euphoria in the markets, with high high, the highest levels of the year, all very good and reflects the meeting of G-20.

    In fact, the scenario became more positive after the meeting. But that does not mean that markets will start from today, a movement from high to be sustained.

    April 2, 2009 at 10:24 pm |
  50. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Too many protesting issuers at once are going on. One issuer at a time, please.

    April 2, 2009 at 10:24 pm |
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