May 1st, 2009
09:47 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 05/01/09

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Tonight on AC360°, we'll have the latest on the swine flu outbreak.  Plus,  the Supreme Court shake-up. Justice David Souter making it official today that's he'll be retiring when this current session ends in June. Tonight, we'll look at the possible contenders to replace him.

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soundoff (336 Responses)
  1. Kelly

    Hi Anderson
    I am a nurse here is Florida,and the out break concerns me,but no more than the normal 'Flu' season-just use common sense and wash you're hands freguently,it will all be ok soon. We have to take care of people and be around them in this society-Have a great weekend,Kelly

    May 1, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  2. David, Indiana

    That is one smart little girl

    @Jen in Mex you're right both times. some adjustments when you travel.I'm glad things are going ok in the rest of the country as you say.

    Anderson, congrats for being on that list to w/

    Sec Clinton quite compassionate.

    Too much to get to tonight.

    Great show Anderson and Erica

    Goodnight Isabel, Jen in Mex everyone! Great weekend to everyone

    May 1, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  3. Cessy, Chicago

    Anderson, you're the BEST! 🙂

    Have a wonderful, fun and safe weekend to you all- -goodnight!..

    May 1, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  4. Rebekah

    great show tonite everyone!! awesome coverage. oh yes, and i absolutely adored that cat. great shot tonite as well.

    @Anderson, Erica, Jack, etc. hope everyone has an amazing weekend!!!

    i'll "Stay tuned" for the 100 most influential people tonite. can't wait!

    May 1, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  5. Maren in Oregon

    Interesting show, thank you for making the speech and spending an hour with us, Anderson. Thanks Erica, Gary Tuchman, Tom foreman, Joe Johns, and Dr. Sanjay Gupta! Have a great weekend AC360!

    May 1, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  6. Nattada, Houston TX

    Cute shot tonight.

    Good night all.
    I am going to stay for 100 influential people.
    Will there be a live blog for that?

    Wish you all a great weekend.
    Sweet dreams.

    May 1, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  7. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Good night Anderson. Have a great weekend everyone!

    May 1, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  8. Niwat, Chicago

    Anderson cooper is rather dapper and all.

    May 1, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  9. Lori from IL

    It's about that time - Good night Anderson, Erica, Team 360 and Fellow Bloggers -

    Anderson - enjoyed the show tonight - good mix - looking forward to your Time 100 special.

    Fellow Bloggers - enjoyed chatting tonight.

    Hope everyone has a good weekend and until Monday...peace.....

    May 1, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  10. Maureen T, Canada

    You look pretty hot there Andy! No need to blush, you the man! 🙂 I understand you will be on the Tonight Show on Monday! Busy individual you are! Have a great weekend and maybe you can get some well deserved rest. If that's possible! Ciao!

    May 1, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  11. Michael

    Yesterday my school district was closed due to a possible case of the swine flu. Weslaco ISD will be closed for a week on recommendation of the Hidlago Health Department. I think our health department jumped the gun. This person who tested positive for Influenza Type A and tested for the H1N1 never stepped inside school all week. She is recovering well says Eddie Olivarez- Hidalgo Health Department. So why close schools for a week of this suspected case hasn't even been confirmed and this person is recovering well. To me I think we are all jumping the gun on this.

    Michael Gonzalez
    Weslaco, Texas

    May 1, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  12. gayle mccauley Malden,Mass.

    Goodnight everyone.Peace to all of you and yours.

    May 1, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  13. Isabel

    Good night, Anderson!!
    Good rest

    Good night, friends, bloggers!
    Good night, David (Indiana)!!

    Take care, everyone! And a great weekend!

    May 1, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  14. Lauren--NY

    Have a good weekend, Anderson and crew.

    World's most handsome newsguy–you know it's true! 😉


    May 1, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  15. Esma

    Anderson's a cool cat. Har har.
    What time is it? It's TIME, um, time...yeah.
    Goodnight, everyone!!!

    May 1, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  16. Isabel

    The cat is more exercises that I ... lol ...

    I love cats! And a little less the mat:)

    May 1, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  17. vanessa from silver spring, MD

    Goodnight All

    Have a nice wknd!

    May 1, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  18. starr formerly known as vincent

    Another excellent week of coverage!! Can't wait until nest hour show.

    Good night Anderson, and everyone with 360! Especially Dr. Gupta for his selfless reporting to us.

    Good night fellow bloggers! Have a great weekend!

    The cat was cute....

    May 1, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  19. LisaL - Canada

    looking forward to the next hour

    May 1, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  20. Nancy

    Going to get comfy and continue watch Anderson and the top 100. Have a great evening and wonderful weekend everyone!

    May 1, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  21. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Good night Anderson, Erica, David G, Edurrado (Ed Henry) and my friend twitter/facebook bloggers!!!!!!!
    Have a great night and sleep tight everyone!!!! 😀
    Have a great weekend!
    See you on Monday night!
    I love so cute little girl really smart!!!! she is so amazing girl!!!

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

    May 1, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  22. Caroline, Los Angeles

    Is that an honor to name your cat after someone? Good walking cat.

    May 1, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  23. Chris

    I am so tired of hearing about Michelle Obama and how she dresses, now we have reduced ourselves to how the whole Obama staff dresses. We certainly have more important things to worry about as a society than how the Obamas and their staff look and dress. How about we talk about the amount of money they are making to be able to dress that way?

    May 1, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  24. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    I knew the Beautiful "People" list had to be somewhat of a joke, not so much for the people who made it, but for "those" that didn't make it.

    May 1, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  25. Miss J

    Erica has made that list in the past as well.

    May 1, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  26. Rebekah

    we got our People magazine today and when i saw all those members of the Obama administration i just rolled my eyes. cute story but... how weird?!

    @Anderson – rest assured, when you feel like you're blushing we can't tell. sense the embarrasement? yes. but not the blushing haha

    May 1, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  27. Maren in Oregon

    Here's a secret to making comeback nex year, Anderson – blush like that more often!

    May 1, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  28. Renee

    @ Erika: Clearly Editors should have put you on the cover of People! Happy Weekend!

    May 1, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  29. Jen in Mex

    Erica- thanks for showing that drop dead pic of Anderson, but he's even cuter with his aw shucks smile. :).
    You're not too shabby yourself.
    Thanks for making us all smile tonight.

    May 1, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  30. LisaL - Canada

    jeans and t-shirt – nice look

    May 1, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  31. Cessy, Chicago

    now we want to know if Anderson made it to the MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE. ( did you make it?)

    George Clooney? What'd he do?

    May 1, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  32. Michelle in L.A

    Sexy on the Obama Admin? Uhm. Never thought of it, unitl now. The President is sexy for sure. Smart, powerful, Caring, Good Looking. Michelle is beautiful inside and out from all I have seen. The Social Secretary is pretty. Wonder if she needs someone to cary her phone, purse, notes. (LOL) That speach writer is handsom 4 sure.

    Anderson , u r so modest, u make me laugh. You are Influential, smart and so darn sexy... Beautiful eyes too.

    May 1, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  33. Michelle

    So Anderson is in the same company as Rahm Emanuel
    and Timothy Geithner.

    May 1, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  34. millie tiscareno

    what's the score on surgical masks? Which specific kinds of masks can protect you from the swine virus? I saw people grabbing bags of painting masks at Home Depot, but I'm not sure they are any good for this virus. Thanks

    May 1, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  35. Maren in Oregon

    OK Michelle Obama is a no brainer. and I vote for John Favreau!

    May 1, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  36. Victor

    I lve d Obama family

    May 1, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
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