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May 5th, 2009
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 05/05/09

Tonight on AC360°, stunning allegations of highway robbery in a small Texas town. Dozens of drivers claim they've been held up for cash, cars and jewelry. Even more shocking is who some victims are blaming – the police who deny the accusations against them.

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soundoff (376 Responses)
  1. David, Indiana

    @Isabel yes you're right, we should be able to trust the police. Trust is the basis of a warm relationship though. It's the warmth of the relationship itself.

    Very tough of Elizabeth Edwards to what purpose?

    Anderson, Jay got you in trouble but he came to your defense too.

    Good night Isabel, good night eveyone.

    May 5, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  2. Rebekah

    well goodnite Anderson, Erica =]

    great shot tonite!! i saw it last night on Leno and i KNEW it would be the shot tonite because it was so funny. oh, and can't wait to see Anderson on Ellen later

    May 5, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  3. natalie w.-cleveland,OH

    the face transplant at the cleveland clinic was amazing-that is hands down one of the best hospitals in the country, a lot of really cool local coverage when it occured

    May 5, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  4. Maureen T, Canada

    OKay Andy, open mouth, insert foot! 🙂 Honesty is the best policy, right?! 🙂 Thanks Andy, you are too cool! Goodnight and thanks for making me smile again!

    May 5, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  5. Rikki, Fargo, ND

    Anderson, when you said that you may have crossed a line I thought you meant that you were gonna admit your mistake is saying that Danny was going home 🙂 And how is it that every time you go on another show you end up as the butt of the joke for the shot on your own show?

    Excellent show tonight, so many incredible stories! Nic excellent interview, stay safe! Gary Tuchman, excellent as always! And Sanjay with the face transplant graphics...amazing! Have a great night and a wonderful tomorrow!

    May 5, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  6. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    Thanks for the great reporting tonight. i will feel safer in Texas tomorrow!
    Sweet dreams! XO's

    May 5, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  7. azeez, Hillside, NJ

    Goodnight everyone!!! Sametime “n” sameplace

    May 5, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  8. Patrice Palmer

    Good night Anderson, Erica and fellow bloggers. Enjoy your evening!

    May 5, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  9. starr formerly known as vincent

    Another quick night ...the show was fantastic!

    Good night Anderson, & Thanks againe to Gary and especially Nick (whose courage i constanly admire).

    Good night fellow bloggers, as always a pleasure (and some of the police stories told by some of you are hair raising!

    God Bless Dom Deluise...he was a wonderful comic and man.

    God Bless Mrs. Edwards, that interview clip was heartbreaking.

    Anderson, you were Great last night!!

    May 5, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  10. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Good night Anderson and Gary. Great program tonight!

    May 5, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  11. Esma

    Anderson–I'm guessing Adam's going to win, too. Apparently he's not the popular choice.
    Don't apologize for fast forwarding thru Paula, I'm sure you're not the only one...*ahem*
    Goodnight, everyone!!!

    May 5, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  12. Fay - California

    Come on, Anderson's right about Paula Abdul – but it cracks me up how AC gets himself into trouble by telling the truth about these reality stars.

    May 5, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  13. Mary H. St. Louis, MO

    Gotta love the shot of the day... Using your insight into the AI winner for our office pool...

    Take a chill pill people... it is a tv show...

    May 5, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  14. gayle mccauley Malden,Mass.

    Poor Anderson...Getting picked on for being honest...You don't need to explain..Goodnight everyone.Peace to all of you and yours.

    May 5, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  15. Jane

    why doesnt she want to believe John Edwards is the father of that baby? There is a high possibility given we know what they did!!!! Is that the worst that can happen? The Guy is a jerk, why would she want to believe him.

    May 5, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  16. vanessa from silver spring, MD

    Goodnight All

    May 5, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  17. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Enjoy the night, everyone!

    May 5, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  18. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    Ahh, I love Paula!

    May 5, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  19. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    John Edwards should be ashamed of himself! If he is guilty of using campaign money for his mistress I hope he is prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

    May 5, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  20. janelle in Missouri

    The Edward's marriage is their business and no one elses. I'm so tired of hearing people put her down. To my knowledge, she was never asked "did your husband have an affair?", to which she lied and said "no". She just did not make her personal business public. To be worried about what would have happened if he became president and this came out, well, we already know what would have happened. It didn't hurt President Clinton one bit, did it?

    May 5, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  21. David, Indiana

    @Casey Jones, I suppose but generally there's a milieu of corruption or that necessitates that kind of aggressiveness, abuse of rights on the part of the police.

    I think Nic Robertson is brave to arrange an intvw w that Taliban leader. Why is Pakistan going into the Swat valley? Is that what they're doing? I'm not sure what to think about Pakistan, the possibility of large numbers people being displaced is worrying, but I'm not sure what to make of Rep Ackerman's analysis.

    This story about Patricia Culp's face transplant is incredibly disturbing but it is good that they have a way of performing surgery to help heal someone who has been so severly wounded. Heartbreaking.

    May 5, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  22. Miss J

    That was fun watching Anderson on Leno last night.

    May 5, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  23. Patrice Palmer

    If I were Elizabeth Edwards, I would have turned him out, saying don't let the door hit you on the way out.

    May 5, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  24. Dulcie - Denver

    We weren't married, but I can testify that when infidelity comes up, it really can be very complicated. Sure, you're angry and hurt but it's not like you instantly stop loving him. I imagine it's only more complicated if he's the father of your children.

    Try not to judge her.

    May 5, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  25. 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!!!! 😀
    See you tomorrow night!!!!
    Day of the shot with Anderson talked about American Idol with Jay Leno! he was so funny man!!!!! LOL!!! love his shot!!!!! COOL

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

    May 5, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  26. Dawn

    Texas is not a bad state, remember there are people with bad intentions in every state not just one state. Look around you and quit being so judgemental.
    Dawn

    May 5, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
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