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April 8th, 2009
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 04/08/09

Tonight, we're trying something new. It's your first chance to text 360°. Do you think same-sex marriage is gaining momentum? Vermont has become the fourth state to legalize same-sex marriage.  The state legislature voted Tuesday to override the governor's veto of a bill on the issue. CNN Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin will answer your questions. Text us your name, location and question to 94553.

And, don't miss Erica Hill's webcast on the same-sex marriage debate and tonight's other headlines during the commercials. Watch our WEBCAST

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soundoff (346 Responses)
  1. Wesley Haynes

    You guys are way out of touch if you don't know Sponge Bog Square Pants. Either that or you don't have children or you do not spend time with your youngsters. Sponge Bob Square Pants is an ICON> Get with it! Seriously. You are the news, c'mon!

    April 8, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  2. Miss J

    The spongebob ignorance is unbelievable!

    April 8, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  3. Isabel

    Good night, Anderson and Erica!
    Good rest!

    Good night bloggers and friends of Twitter and Facebook!

    See you tomorrow!

    April 8, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  4. Emma

    Have a good night everyone! Hopefully, we'll have good news about the pirate story tomorrow morning.

    April 8, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  5. Michelle

    Yes Anderson Sponge Bob talks.
    There is even squirrel who lives in
    the sea.

    April 8, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  6. Lori from IL

    Erica – loved the quiz with AC - you need to do more of these.

    Anderson and Team 360 , Good show tonight - good mix

    Once again, Fellow Bloggers - enjoyed chatting

    Good night...sleep tight....don't let the bed bugs bite - YIKES!!!

    April 8, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  7. Jennifer - Michigan

    My kids love sponge Bob....It's a weird show, but they like it a lot.
    Good night all. Funny quiz there.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  8. Anthonia-California

    Goodnight everyone :"]

    April 8, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  9. Miss J

    Spongebob is not new Anderson!!! Of course he talks. Why would kids watch a character who doesn't talk?

    I watch this show every weekend with my 2 year old sister.

    If you haven't seen spongebob – then you guys are missing out.

    Erica has a 2 year old so she should know everything about spongebob.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  10. Renee

    Yes, Anderson, Sponge Bob does talk! As do the other undersea life! You should DL the song from I Tunes to wake up the morning! It is a crazy show!

    April 8, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  11. David, Indiana

    Anderson, I don't even have a tivo or dvr so...

    Mike in Syracuse, Renee, I think a couple of months ago the Indian Navy fired on and almost sank a ship thinking it was a pirate vessel and it turned out not to be.

    Yes sounds the President is balanced in his tv viewing. It's kind of interesting to hear about what you guys like on tv. I need to watch some of these shows actually.

    Spongebob has been on tv for some time Anderson...

    Good night Isabel, Good night everyone

    April 8, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  12. Jasmine-Spokane, WA

    Guten Nachte all! And Anderson you again have to watch Spongebob squarepants, the stupidity is the best way to let go of life.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  13. Caroline, Los Angeles

    Have a good evening. Check out Sponge Bob Erica and Anderson. It's quite goofy.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  14. petra (the czech chick)

    Andersn, you really don't need to see a Sponge Bob Square Pants...

    April 8, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  15. Maureen T, Canada

    I love Entourage!! I loved the Wire too!! Okay, Hannah Montana is because of the Obama girls, I know I have a 10 year old as well...Great answers Andy!...What do you like to watch? Anyway, goodnight and welcome back!

    April 8, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  16. Chris Sosa - Boston, MA

    Hope all of you have a great night. See ya tomorrow!

    April 8, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  17. Cristy Kirssin

    Good Night Guys!

    April 8, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  18. Nattada, Houston TX

    ESPN is so man thing, not my choice of channel, but I love Spongbob Squarepants. 🙂

    Good night everyone.
    Wish you all a great Thursday.

    Sweet dreams!!

    April 8, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  19. Esma

    Goodnight, everyone!

    April 8, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  20. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    Thanks bloggers & CNN crew!

    April 8, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  21. Jesse

    Yes, spongebob talks!

    April 8, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  22. Jasmine-Spokane, WA

    Anderson, you NEED to see SPONGEBOB!!!

    April 8, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  23. Ginny

    When will people ever get over themselves and realize that we are not all alike? If we do not have respect for others' rights – the rights of all human beings to make their own choices as long as these choices do not hurt others – then how can we respect ourselves? The one thing that many of us cannot tolerate is INTOLERANCE. And FEAR is the catalyst that creates this lack of understanding.
    Fear, Ignorance, and narrow-mindedness are the enemies of progress and change for a better civilization.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  24. Maren in Oregon

    Loved the show tonight – it went by too fast, Thank you Anderson, Jeffrey, Peter nd Erica

    April 8, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  25. Rikki, Fargo, ND

    Erica...you know Anderson isn't so good at the quizzes...you have to at least give him multiple choice! 🙂

    April 8, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  26. Michelle

    The Wire is out on dvd. That is
    how I know the show.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  27. Isabel

    Sponge Bob? lol ...

    April 8, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  28. starr formerly known as vincent

    @ Jo Ann – Ohio

    Terrific remarks!! I totally agree with you and many, many other bloggers who support "live and let live".

    Another fast night of news and really interesting news at that
    1

    Good night Anderson, Erica, Crew. Producers, Jeff Toobin and anyone else with the show i forgot.
    And good night fellow bloggers- terrific conversation tonight (as always).

    Of course, Sports!! That would be the Pres.'s most favorite TV action!
    Great going Erica!! (with the quiz).

    April 8, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  29. vanessa from silver spring, MD

    I love ESPN too just like my President.lol

    Goodnight All.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  30. Maren in Oregon

    Is Entourage like the Real Housewives, only hipper?

    April 8, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  31. 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!!!!
    Day of the shot with cool basketball Jeremy to predict who won!!!!!! Cool shot! I love the shot!

    Anderson,
    Have a great night, good sleep at home after work!!!! See you tomorrow night!!! Have a plenty sleep! 😀

    April 8, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  32. mari, MA

    I still do not know the situation about piracy. I just hope everybody is secure.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  33. Fay - California

    I understand that some religious people have difficulties with the idea of same sex marriage, but trying to enact laws to prevent others from having the same rights that they do is wrong.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  34. Zoee - Canada

    @ Renee:

    I believe that Canada, Belgium, Holland, Spain, South Africa, Norway and Sweden do. I'm not sure about any others though.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  35. Rikki, Fargo, ND

    ESPN...Sweet! And Entourage...I was right! 🙂

    Good evening Anderson, Erica, and fellow bloggers! Have a great sleep and a wonderful tomorrow! Chat with you then!

    April 8, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  36. Isabel

    TiVo is one of the best inventions of today!
    With so many problems and compromises, President Obama will have to use quite a TiVo.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  37. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    @Cristy...Civil Unions are not the same as marriage, starting with the descriptions (not to mention benefits). Equal is equal, not a compromise to please some people–that's the foundation of our country. Religion is NOT the foundaiton of the U.S., and purposefully so.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  38. James

    I feel deep concern for the men at sea may God help them but how can one out do a story such as one man being married to another or woman to woman.May God help us all. Thanks Anderson

    April 8, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  39. Miss J

    Levi will get his own reality show on VH 1

    He should go for it. Why pass up the chance to make a lot of money? (I'm sure he's waiting patiently for an offer)

    April 8, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  40. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good night everyone! Tomorrow is another day!

    April 8, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  41. niwat, Chicago, IL

    @ Renee, if i'm not mistaken, Germany was the first country to enable gay marriage law, then France and The Netherlands.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  42. Rafael Bronx,NY

    Well Good Night Anderson, Erica and bloogers

    Hope you all have a great day tomorrow

    April 8, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  43. Alexander

    Vermont again proved how liberal it really is. Vermont legislature is forcing its political views against people’s will. I’m positive that 99 percent of Vermonters and American people are strongly against same-sex marriages. Vermont should be ashamed of itself

    April 8, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  44. Barbara in Boston

    Renee – The UK recognizes civil unions, and I think maybe Brazil as well, but I don't know about marriage.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  45. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    I can't wait forward watch Dr.Gutpa tomorrow night on Ac360 about Natasha Richardson.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  46. Maureen T, Canada

    It's so sad what happened to Natasha Richardson in Quebec but that Mont Tremblant is really a wonderful ski spot...

    April 8, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
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