April 23rd, 2009
09:49 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 04/23/09

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Tonight, we continue our series "Secrets to a Long Fife."  So far,  in our reports from a Greek island, we've told you how sex, naps, and natural foods can help you live longer. Tonight, another secret revealed.

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soundoff (419 Responses)
  1. Shane, Las Vegas

    Good Grief...Good Night, y'all, or folk, or......................... whatever........

    April 23, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  2. Cristy Kirssin

    I love the rapping flight attendent.. I believe he works for South West...How cool..I think he is doing a good thing. People are nervous sometimes before a flight. I also like how he is passionate about his job too.

    April 23, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  3. Rikki, Fargo, ND

    I'm a brown hair, blue eyed Norwegian from North Dakota...you don't get any pastier!

    All airlines need a guy like him! It was awesome! And I love Charles Barkley...great to see him on the show! Keepin' Them Honest is my favorite segment too!

    Good night Anderson, Erica, and my fellow bloggers! Have a good sleep and a great tomorrow! Happy Friday!

    April 23, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  4. gayle mccauley Malden,Mass.

    Goodnight everyone. Peace to all of you and yours.Love the rapping attendant : )

    April 23, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  5. Isabel

    What animated flight! Normally the experience of flying is not as animated like that ... lol ...

    April 23, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  6. 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 on Monday night!
    Have a great weekend!

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

    April 23, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  7. Steve - southern Illinois

    Wow! I like that guy a lot better than Kanye West!!

    April 23, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  8. Dodie from Irvine, CA

    Good night Anderson, Erica, Jack, David and bloggers… Have a wonderful evening

    April 23, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  9. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Enjoy your night, everyone!

    April 23, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  10. azeez, Hillside, NJ

    that guy is very creative....like him

    April 23, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  11. Mike M, Kansas City, MO

    Good Night Anderson, Erica, Bloogers

    April 23, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  12. Genevieve M, TX

    That flight attendant is from Southwest Airlines. In all my travels, only that airline has funny and entertaining flight attendants. Too bad they don't fly everywhere!

    April 23, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  13. Isabel

    Good night, Anderson and Erica!!
    God job ... great show today! I loved!!!!!! 🙂

    Good night, everyone!
    Good night David, Indiana!

    See you tomorrow!

    April 23, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  14. Anna

    With respect to bullying in schools, I think it stems from the home. If children are disciplined, taught moral values and encouraged to like and accept other children (despite their culture, social upbringing, etc.), I think there would be less or no bullying. This, however, would be an ideal world.

    Anna, Toronto, ON

    April 23, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  15. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    That pasty honey looks very appetizing...

    April 23, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  16. Peter - NoVA

    Steve: Lol... heaven forbid we give children discipline... we are losing the ability to actually grow the next generation properly probably out of tricking ourselves on so many other issues...

    April 23, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  17. annie routh

    I was picked on in school. It got so bad at one point that my parents had to not only go to the school officials but not to notify the local police. I wasn't able to go out by myself for sometime. Now, our granddaughter is being picked on but to a much more dangerous level. The pick on her about her hair, her weight, and she in not obese, her clothes. Her parents have been to the school numberous times but the school officials and teachers will not do anything about it. The only thing they have come up with is put our granddaughter in an alternative school. She is not the problem, it's kids like this that cause Columbine. My heart goes out to the parents of the children who have taken the final ending to a life all to short. It is clear that something does need to be done with these "mean kids" and soon. Maybe these kids parents should be brought into this mess as well. They say children learn what they live.

    April 23, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  18. Cristy Kirssin

    Oh wow, I'm really intrested in the women of Afghanistan..

    April 23, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  19. Miss J

    You mean they didn't have an Anderson honey? For shame!

    April 23, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  20. Anne

    I agree that bullying has been around for ages, but I feel that it is getting much worse right now in our culture. The level of cruelty is higher than it used to be, and the resulting suicides are proof of that. We simply have to refuse to tolerate it, in any form. I do that now routinely in my adult life–I do not let people boss me around, manipulate me, or bully me. That is where bullying begins, with someone aquiring power because of being allowed to push others around.

    April 23, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  21. Michal

    The only way this can be stopped, is every parent getting involved in the school. How many parents out here, really take a part in their kids lives; Maybe a mandatory parent, teacher night. You that don't have children, do you volunteer in the school's? What have you done today, to really show the kids in your community that you care?

    April 23, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  22. Lori from IL

    So buying my honey from a local beekeeper is a good thing?!

    April 23, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  23. Jana- Louisiana

    Erica....the bees make the honey!!!

    April 23, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  24. Guia Geline Alapan

    Honey is good for your health, alright. Too bad I'm allregic to honey. 🙁

    April 23, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  25. Nattada, Houston TX

    Hmm...honey...sweet way to a long life. The first family will have a long life with the bee hives in white house, too. Yumm

    April 23, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  26. Jacqueline, NY

    Why are children even thinking about sex? If they weren't exposed to it from every angle in and out of the home, maybe they would be children. Doesn't mean bullying would end, but if concern is mostly on gay bullying, then there need to be less exposure to sex and relating EVERYTHING to sex. Let children be children.

    April 23, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  27. Rafael Bronx,NY

    Good Night Anderson, Erica, Bloogers

    April 23, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  28. Donna in MD

    Does anybody else watch this series on longevity and think that the folks on this Greek Island live long because they just can't bear to leave such a lovely place?!

    April 23, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  29. Susan V.

    This is why I homeschool my children – bullying is so prevalent it is frightening. Our children aren't safe anymore.

    April 23, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  30. Lynn

    Is torture a form of bullying?

    April 23, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  31. Parth from Jersey

    what difference does it make if you live 80 or live 85. Why go through all that to live few more years.

    April 23, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  32. gayle mccauley Malden,Mass.

    Sweet is best...I want some of this magic honey!!!!

    April 23, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  33. Joe

    I always disliked bullies in school, and when I could, i stood up to them for others. What gets me mad is all the adults around these children. I really feel they turn there eye alot parents and teachers. The parents of the bullies and the teachers should be held accountable. I understand if the teachers arent around during certain times at lunch or the bathroom and things but they should be aware of there students and talk to them. They should always communicate to the students on a daily basis that bullieing and making fun of others will not be tolerated verbal as well as physical. They need to pay attention more and if they cant communicate with a student who is upset or having trouble, there should be an outlet where the student can be passed to no matter what. This is crazy to me, 11 year olds commiting suicide, crazy.

    April 23, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  34. kimm

    sad thing about those boys i hear about that stuff all the time in my schol, i try to help but its never enough.

    April 23, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  35. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    Just a spoonful of honey makes the medicine go down.....(singing)

    April 23, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  36. Wade Hayward

    Hi Anderson, This incidents of Bullying,Sex ting, etc.etc. It,s not very hard to figure out! These Kid,s lack parenting,Morels, and Guidance that all revert,s back to parenting. This is not quantum physics. It come down to the way you are brought up and the lessons you learn through out your childhood. Most of these kids that Bully other children most probably come from families and backgrounds where they have no guidance. If you grow up in an environment that you are constantly subjected to conversations that involve judgement and hate, chances our it will rub-off. You are what you eat!

    April 23, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  37. Babu Addagatla

    Less stress and fewer stressful thoughts to brain are major contributors to have a long life, in rural areas of developing countries that’s how many live long.

    April 23, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  38. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    He is a bee charmer. That's raw honey.

    April 23, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  39. Maureen T, Canada

    I've got to find some of that honey!

    April 23, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  40. Mike Syracuse, NY

    @Jacqueline. Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn now and then.

    April 23, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  41. Chris Hemer

    I watched with interest the story of the young boys who have hung themselves as a result of relentless bullying. The cry has gone out for the schools and teachers to protect the children, but the reality is, that is not their job. Their job is to educate our children, not act as bodyguards. The job of protecting our children lies with us. Today's society teaches us that "violence is not the answer", and school officials routinely tell parents that fighting is to be discouraged, even in self-defense. This is WRONG. Kids don't understand psychology and "being recognized as a human." What they DO understand is when they pick on another kid, and get their teeth knocked out as a result. I know, because I saw it time and time again growing up. The kids that fought back the first time they were picked on usually never got picked on again. We must teach our children, both boys and girls, to fight from an early age. Disciplines such as Karate, boxing, etc. not only give children self-esteem, but protect them when we can't. We need to recognized that it's not wrong for a child to protect him/herself from a bully–it is, in fact, their right.

    April 23, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  42. Heather - Spokane, WA

    I love honey...hate bees! They definetly have more guts than I do to go around that many bees

    April 23, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  43. Cristy Kirssin

    I don't know, that pasty honey does not look too apetizing..

    April 23, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  44. Dodie from Irvine, CA

    I completely agree.... non-processed honey is very healthy

    April 23, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  45. Dee Pisciella, Virginia

    Does the honey provide quality of life too?

    April 23, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  46. Don, WA

    Honey, red wine, plenty of sleep, sex – "Live Long and Prosper."

    April 23, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  47. Clara

    It's so shocking to see a child commit suicide... I can't imagine the pain that drove these two boys to end their lives... bullying is a huge problem and obviously schools aren't doing enough about it. I wish the families of these boys strength and courage to recover after their awful loss...

    April 23, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  48. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    WoW! cool honey! bees made honey, I love honey at most favorite!

    April 23, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  49. Garland Barras

    In reference to the story on bullying, the bully should be held accountable; but the parents of the bully should also be looked at and possibly,also held with some accountability.

    April 23, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  50. Isabel

    Honey is so good! And is very good for health.

    April 23, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
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