April 24th, 2009
12:00 AM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 04/24/09

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Tonight on AC360°, a deadly flu outbreak. What you need to know about swine flu. It's killed at least 68 people in Mexico.  There have been 8 cases here in the U.S.

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  1. Nattada, Houston TX

    The First family's photos is so good. What a great family. Make me really miss my family and want to go home now. ..sniff..

    Can't wait to see the Planet in Peril this weekend.

    Good night everyone. Stay safe and healty.
    Wish you all a great rest and great weekend.
    Sweet dreams.

    April 24, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  2. David, Indiana

    Whew jam packed show.

    Pres looks like he's in bliss dancing w First Lady.

    Nice pictures and insights from Callie Shell

    Good night Isabel, have a great weekend everyone. Good night

    April 24, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  3. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Have a good weekend, everybody!

    April 24, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  4. Chris Sosa - Boston, MA

    Loved that Shot. I was just remarking to someone about what a nice family the Obamas appear to be.

    Have a great weekend, everyone! Especially Anderson, 'cause that opening message was just a little overjoyed. 🙂

    April 24, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  5. Isabel

    Good night, Anderson!!
    Take care!

    Good night, 360 team, friends, bloggers and David, Indiana!
    Take care you too

    A great weakend!

    See you on Monday

    April 24, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  6. Maren in Oregon

    Another great show, to top of another terrific week. Keep this up and you may have a career in TV, Anderson! Thank you. And thank you to Erica and to all of your wonderful guests, familiar faces and new additions from afar. Great work all. Looking forward to Monday!

    April 24, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  7. Lori from IL

    Loved the pictures of the Obama's - now I'm really mad that my TIME magazine wasn't in my mailbox today -

    Always enjoy the narration from the photographer when you share these pics.

    April 24, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  8. Miss J

    Clooney, Bono and Anderson on the same show? Ask me if I plan to watch. Go ahead, ask me.


    Goodnight Erica, Anderson, bloggers!

    April 24, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  9. Rebekah

    goodnight Anderson, Erica, Jack and everyone at AC360. loved tonight's show.

    hope everybody has a fantastic weekend. see ya back here on Monday!

    April 24, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  10. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    Ciao and thanks!

    April 24, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  11. Shannon

    Wow, great photos. What a privelage to have been asked to be there and capture moments in their lives. That's one papa in love with his kids

    April 24, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  12. Mary NYC

    @ CaseyJones, in my personal experience it has worked every.single.time.

    April 24, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  13. Jacqueline, NY

    I take that back. Teenagers and 20- something believe they are invincible. Children are still sponges. They take in everything they here and see. Suicide is one of those things. Not to mention that death is given very little seriousness today.

    April 24, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  14. Lauren--NY

    Those pictures of the Obamas are lovely.

    Thanks for an informative show tonight, 360 team–Anderson, enjoy your weekend, sir!

    April 24, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  15. Jolene, St. Joseph, MI

    Love the Obamas First 100 Days photos. A picture is worth a thousand words isn't it?

    Enjoyed the show tonight. Very informative. Hope all the bloggers, Anderson, Erica and the 360 team have a great weekend!

    Nite all!

    April 24, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  16. starr formerly known as vincent

    Another very fast hour...so much news to report!

    Good night Anderson and all memebers of 360!

    And i have never thanksthe moderators who post our emails, you guys do a great and difficult job! Thanks.

    And to fellow bloggers, have a great weekend and will look forwar to blogging with you Mon.

    Thanks for Bono & Clooney...and the pictures of the 1st family!

    April 24, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  17. Isabel

    The Obama family is so ... family!

    This is essential in life!

    April 24, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  18. vanessa from silver spring, MD

    The Obamas are such a beautiful family. Great photos.

    Goodnight All. Have a great wknd

    April 24, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  19. Rikki, Fargo, ND

    Incredible photos! Callie Schell is very talented! I love how those photos show just how much the Obamas are just a regular family! Amazing job! 🙂

    Good night Anderson, Erica and my fellow bloggers! Have a great weekend chat with you all on Monday!

    April 24, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  20. Jasmine-Spokane, WA

    So off to fangirl somewheres else...g'night and happy weekend to you all! Oh and I'm off to an Invisible Children march tomorrow! Think about those children!

    April 24, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  21. Miss J

    My son was bullied in third grade by a boy who was a notorious bully. I sadly had to go up the food chain to the superintendent for this behavior to stop!!!


    April 24, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  22. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    It's so delightful that our first family is so normal. What a great role model the entire family is.

    April 24, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  23. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    I hop there are more than just celebrities on the "100 Most Influential People" special. I really don't see celebrities as "influential."

    April 24, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  24. Steve - southern Illinois

    Good night everyone! Hope you all have a great weekend!

    April 24, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  25. Cristy Kirssin

    Good Night Guys! It will be GORGEOUS this weekend on the East Coast!! Can't Wait!!

    April 24, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
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