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May 15th, 2009
09:49 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 05/15/09

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Tonight on 360°, who's lying? House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the most powerful woman in Washington, or the head of the CIA? At issue, who knew what and when about terror interrogations. We're keeping them honest.

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soundoff (273 Responses)
  1. Minou, New York City

    yay to the dog!

    May 15, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  2. Rebekah

    goodnite everyone at AC360 – Anderson, Erica, Jack, etc.

    great show tonite – very eclectic =] loved the Man vs. Waterfall

    May 15, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  3. anjasarushka

    Uau,
    I love the video of waterfall. It is so cool!

    May 15, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  4. 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!!! Take care!

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

    May 15, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  5. Miranda Huntington Beach Orange County, CA

    That was real cool the waterfall thing.Have a safe Friday night everyone and goodnight.

    May 15, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  6. mari, MA

    Such a Kayak! Incredible!! Wow....!
    Btw, tomorrow 8:00 pm show is Live? Goog night /"'

    May 15, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  7. Lori from IL

    Heard about the songbirds in the guys pants - but thanks for the visual!!

    May 15, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  8. Marian

    Are we going to get the story about the dog???

    May 15, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  9. Minou, New York City

    poor birds

    May 15, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  10. Miss J

    Are those songbirds in your pants or are you just happy to see me?

    May 15, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  11. ericacnn

    how crazy is that kayaking video?!

    May 15, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  12. Paolo

    Tyler is incredible! I'm glad he did the math before he plunged into doing it.

    May 15, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  13. Cessy, Chicago

    anderson..you always bring us fantastic videos! Thanks! we get two back to back?

    May 15, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  14. Ratna, New York, NY

    Yes Heather, so funny! Everything about Anderson Cooper et al is clumpsy and funny at the same time. For them it's TGIF

    May 15, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  15. Ken, Hamilton, Canada

    I couldn't try that at home because I don't have that big of a waterfall in my home :o)

    May 15, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  16. Casey Jones, Palm Springs, CA

    Good night bloggers.

    May 15, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  17. Miss J

    He's tried this 4 times previously? Oh so I guess he has recovered from breaking all the bones in his body? Cool.

    May 15, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  18. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Have a good and nice weekend, everybody! Enjoy!

    May 15, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  19. Casey Jones, Palm Springs, CA

    I would be much more inclined to support a ridiculous stunt like this had it been done to support a cause or a charity.

    May 15, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  20. Esma

    After seeing that video, it's official: I am NOT crazy! That was pretty nifty.

    May 15, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  21. Jasmine-Spokane, WA (Spokandyland)

    Oh the Palouse Falls......one of the prettiest sights

    May 15, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  22. Nancy in Oregon

    Anderson, please!! You say 'Don't do this at home' but then you show the video with soundtrack glorifying the waterfall stunt!!!!! Please don't!

    May 15, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  23. starr formerly known as vincent

    WOW, what an incredible clip of the guy and the waterfall!! The film was exceptionally well done.

    This young man is incredibly brave (if not completely crazy too)

    May 15, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  24. Michelle

    That was so cool.

    May 15, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  25. Lisa L

    Good evening Anderson,

    I would be happy to see your picture on the post.

    Congratulations to your President Barack Obama for the honouree award from the University of Notre Dame. It is good to look at the values it honours (e.g compassion and kindness).

    Sincerely,

    Lisa L
    Sydney, Australia

    May 15, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  26. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    No way, I can't watch that he just jump 186 feet in waterfall!!!!!! don't use at home!!!!!! That's scary!!!! Wow!!! he is safe!!!!!!! That's my hometown!

    May 15, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  27. LisaL - Canada

    the waterfall is absolutely stunning. one more of the naturally occurring things. man looks so small and insignificant next to nature.

    May 15, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  28. Dodie from CA

    Whew, an adrenaline junkie! Wow what a waterfall!!!

    May 15, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  29. Chris Sosa - Botson, MA

    Given that I can't hear a word coming from the TV in this room (company's over), I'm headed out. Have a great night, everyone!

    May 15, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  30. Renee

    Fellow Kayaker here! This kid is nuts. Husband reads these kayak mags from around the world and he could have suffered from a broken neck. That's how most die.

    P.S. Don't forget the spray skirt!

    May 15, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  31. Martina Ilstad

    Hey Anderson
    This man" jumping" down the waterfull maybe must be crazzy or suicde.

    May 15, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  32. Maureen T, Canada

    That is one gutsy man in the kayak!! Fantastic!

    May 15, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  33. Julie - Boston

    Not in my life would I have the courage to do that kayak run. Not in a million years.

    May 15, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  34. Dodie from CA

    @ Randi Dennis Portland OR.

    I completely agree with you

    WOW what a waterfall... Yikes

    May 15, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  35. Cessy, Chicago

    Tyler Bradt-amazing but I wouldnt dare!

    May 15, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  36. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Wild, who left the water running?

    May 15, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  37. Casey Jones, Palm Springs, CA

    OK, my jaw has dropped and I can't believe anyone would do this and I can't believe there's not some kind of a law against it.

    May 15, 2009 at 10:50 pm |
  38. Miss J

    Only a lunatic would attempt that?

    Then that must be Anderson's next feat! It was nice knowing ya Anderson. We love you!

    May 15, 2009 at 10:50 pm |
  39. gail

    @ Kim U
    Condolences on the loss of your brother. He was brave to do the right thing. Telling the truth and the right thing should not be discouraged and your brother is a beacon of light to lead people to it.

    May 15, 2009 at 10:50 pm |
  40. Esma

    @ David Gergen-Agreed! I've grown weary of this cross between "The Blame Game" meets "The Drama Llama" anyway. Best to leave the inquiries out of the headlines until we have more definitive answers, otherwise, it's the same frenzy as the Swine Flu.

    May 15, 2009 at 10:50 pm |
  41. Cindi

    Anderson...don't be grossed out by the Brits exiting their pubs. You've spent time in New Orleans...come on, closign time on Bourbon Street has to be worse than anything the Brits can produce!!

    Cindi

    May 15, 2009 at 10:49 pm |
  42. Niwat, Chicago

    @David Gergen, fantastic opinion as always.The quarrel between the house speaker and CIA had gone a bit like finger-pointing.I don't think either of them lied on their position.There seemed to be misinformation between the capitol and the Bush Adm as Bush and his administration might have not relapsed the water-boarding as one of the interrogating techniques when the bill was introduced.

    May 15, 2009 at 10:48 pm |
  43. Rachel

    That thing about not stiching, is really scary. Have a good weekend all.

    May 15, 2009 at 10:48 pm |
  44. paul

    any more, i dont beleive any thing the republican party says or do, I beleive Nancy Pelosi's side of the story, how fast we forget,we the american people were lied to about the war, why wouldn't they lie about the torture .
    Let us face it.This is the game that's being played all alone by the Bush administration and the repuplican party, they are sending a message to Nancy Pelosi not to open up a can of warms .

    May 15, 2009 at 10:47 pm |
  45. Jen NY

    good mix of interesting stories tonight! nice to hear some international news!

    May 15, 2009 at 10:47 pm |
  46. Minou, New York City

    @ Emma: I know. Myanmar was the given to the country by the military (and oppressive ) junta. Their rule is not generally recognized and therefore the country should still be called Burma.

    May 15, 2009 at 10:47 pm |
  47. young

    AC I am very disappointed of you on your comment about London. You have understand that most people who hang out in London do not actually live.

    May 15, 2009 at 10:47 pm |
  48. Fay - California

    It's good to see 360 keeping viewers informed about Burma – it's not a story that you'll see on too many news programs.

    Nancy Pelosi called for a truth commission and it should happen – she wants all the facts on the table. The fact that Bush/Cheney authorized torture is the main issue that all Americans should be concerned about.

    May 15, 2009 at 10:47 pm |
  49. starr formerly known as vincent

    @ Lynn

    I agree about seeing more of Fareed throughout the week. His knowledge and wisdome (not to mention his interviewing style) is outstanding.

    But then, we do have Anderson & 360 who also present excellent reports and interviews too.

    Maybe we could have both?!

    May 15, 2009 at 10:46 pm |
  50. Mely

    @ Anthonia i agree with you with the snitching comment.
    i used to have same problem a long time ago in school.
    I believe that snitching is necessary in some situations especially if the person is taking advantage of you

    May 15, 2009 at 10:46 pm |
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