June 1st, 2009
09:48 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 06/01/09

Tonight on 360°, an abortion provider gunned down in his Kansas church. We'll have all the facts on Dr. George Tiller and the man accused of killing him, Scott Roeder. The suspect has a history of protesting at clinics where abortions are performed.

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  1. Emma

    Great show. Have a good night everyone!

    June 1, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  2. Chris

    The pharmacist was a victim until he decided to unload 5 shots into a teenager laying on the ground. There was nothing frantic about what he did, it was very calm. My question is this: is the punishment in the court for armed robbery and attempted murder the death penalty? Then why is that the punishment in the in this case? I wouldn't convict at 1st degree murder. The fact that a crime was committed against him doesn't negate the fact that he went too far and committed a crime.

    June 1, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  3. Maureen T, Canada

    Marilyn Monroe was beautiful, wasn't she? Sir Elton John's song
    Candle In the Wind is so fitting too!...Well, welcome back Andy and thanks for another great show! Good night, rest easy!

    June 1, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  4. LisaL - Canada

    yes, poor susan boyle (i was just thinking that, actually) – she has her chance now – she needs to use it or lose it – she was still the best SINGER on the show... 🙂

    June 1, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  5. Casey Jones, Palm Springs, CA

    Maybe the LIFE archives might have some rather young-ish Anderson Cooper pictures? Hmmm?

    This was a very relevant and stimulating show tonight. Thank you 360 and thank you bloggers!

    June 1, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  6. Nattada, Houston TX

    Hope Susan Boyld get well soon. I was disappointed when I heard the news that she did not win the British Got Talent. However, I think she has already millions people's heart, and I would like her to know that.

    These pictures of Marilyn are nice.

    Good night everyone.
    Hope you all have a great day tomorrow.
    Sweet dreams all.

    June 1, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  7. Isabel, Brazil

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

    A great show today!
    A great week for everyone!

    May God comforts in some way, the families of the passengers of the aircraft of Air France

    June 1, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  8. Chris Sosa - Boston, MA

    Have a great night, everyone! Excellent show today.

    June 1, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  9. Gayle McCauley Malden,Mass.

    Goodnight everyone.Peace to all of you and yours.

    June 1, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  10. Rikki, Fargo, ND

    I love those photos! Incredible! Marilyn Monroe really was beautiful!

    Good night Anderson, Erica and fellow bloggers! Have a good night and a good tomorrow! Catch ya tomorrow!...Excellent show tonight by the way! Really excellent journalism!

    June 1, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  11. Isabel, Brazil

    Beautiful pictures in black and white ...
    What body had Marilyn! Wow!

    June 1, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  12. 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 Marylin Moore, she was my favorite.......... That's great shot I love!
    Susan Boyle is my favorite fan, I am sorry for her to lose. My heart goes to her!

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

    June 1, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  13. Esma

    Wow, Marilyn looks SO young in those photos, thanks for sharing them with us!
    Goodnight, everyone! I hope Tuesday's news is happier!!!

    June 1, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  14. banx

    Watching the phamacist walk calmly to get another gun and walk back calmly, no sense of urgency in his walk is a delibrate act. He should be charged for murder if it determined that one of the shots fired when he came back into his store killed the "robber".

    June 1, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  15. Vickie_AR

    Five shots to the stomach after the unarmed kid was already shot in the head, seems a bit excessive.

    Cheney's new found "progressiveness" seems a bit self serving to me.

    Have a good night!

    June 1, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  16. starr formerly known as vincent

    Thank you Anderson (glad to see you back) and thanks to team 360 too for another lively show. Good night as well.

    Good night fellow bloggers, i am sorry i was so late, looks like i missed a lot!

    So sorry for Susan Boyle....too much too fast. However, the guy that won, i really question the decision there.

    June 1, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  17. kevin

    Sullivan says of Obama "we are losing patience with 'this guy'. " A nervy Limey that. Obama's been given a near hopeless situation. He's got alot on his plate and Sullivan's whining about the right to call his man "husband"? And he compares that to the struggle blacks went through?
    Obama's trying to help extend ALL rights - under "civil union." Why do you need to call it a "marriage?"

    June 1, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  18. Janna from CT

    Give Obama a break...he can't fix the country in six months. He has to repair the damage of the last 8 years.....

    June 1, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  19. Lori from IL

    It's about that time....

    Anderson – really enjoyed the show tonight - good mix of topic and good guests. Although John King did a good job filling in, it good to have you back in the anchor chair.

    Fellow Bloggers – really enjoyed the chat tonight, lots of interesting comments.

    I feel bad for Susan Boyle – instant fame is not always a good thing.

    Until tomorrow night.......peace.

    June 1, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  20. Janet

    I was with the pharmacist 100%–until he calmly walked to the counter, calmly got another gun, calmly walked up to the punk and plugged five more shots into him. Did the pharmacist have a right to shot him, you bet, but the other shots went too far.

    June 1, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  21. LisaL - Canada

    would those photos of marilyn have been when she was still known as "Norma Jean"?

    June 1, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  22. Isabel, Brazil

    @ Anderson
    Yes, poor Susan Boyle.
    Not everyone deal well with all the fame or the failure!

    June 1, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  23. Maureen T, Canada

    I just wish everyone should leave Susan Boyle alone and let her deal with the fact that although she didn't win Britain's Got Talent her life has changed forever for the better! That's alot to swallow!

    June 1, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  24. Rob Garraway

    The comments I heard tonight again make thankfull I live in Canada. To say the store clerk was still in fear for his life is laughable at best. He murdered that man no question!

    June 1, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  25. Jasmine-Spokane, WA (Spokandyland)

    well, good nite bloggers, my second to last day of High School is coming!

    Blogg with ya's tomorrow 😀

    June 1, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  26. Cynthia, NC

    Susan Boyle has a great story. I hope she recovers quickly so we can hear more of her wonderful voice.

    June 1, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  27. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Night Everyone! Have a resting night!

    June 1, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  28. Esma

    I hope Susan Boyle gets all the rest she needs. How rigged was that finale?

    June 1, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  29. kathleen young

    i disagree with mike saying people with hiv would infect other people, if they know thier status they would be even more careful.

    June 1, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  30. Casey Jones, Palm Springs, CA

    This is definitely not the last we have seen of Susan Boyle. She needs to be coddled after iving what seems to be a rather sheltered life. What an experience this must have been for her–and a major, crashing defeat. I love Susan Boyle–she represents the hopes of many, many people.

    June 1, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  31. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Susan Boyle should have won.

    June 1, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  32. Connie - Alberta, Canada

    No problem, I just needed to vent–these people who are so adamant get so much press.

    Many great comments above. Glad to see thoughtful input from both sides of the controversy.

    June 1, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  33. Kathy, Chicago

    Have a great night everyone!

    June 1, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  34. Rebekah

    @Joy – perfectly worded – thank you for that comment. i am not religious and i agree with you. always a beautiful thing that different people can agree on the same issue.

    June 1, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  35. Isabel, Brazil

    Marilyn Monroe: the most mysterious, beautiful and legendary woman of the history of cinema

    June 1, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  36. Carmella

    The robberys incited the incident. Had they been at work making an honest living, the whole incident would not have occurred. The pharmacist must have felt threatened. If more people reacted this way, maybe this non-sense of robbery will end. People need to learn how to make an honest living. You can choose the choice, but you can't choose the consequences. They chose to rob and he chose the consequence. Get a job and make honest living.

    June 1, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  37. Linda

    Yes the pharmicist should be charged with murder. The guy was down. I didn't see the suspect getting up off the floor, while he calmly walked and got another guy, if he feared for his life, he sure took his time getting the other gun if he was afraid of the guy.

    June 1, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  38. Richard J.

    You said that murder rates are actually down in the country, depending on where you live. What about the ongoing story in Chicago which you have been covering. To date 36 Chicago public school children have been killed this school year. This past weekend, 8 people were shot and killed in less than 48 hours. We have an ongoing war going on in certain neighborhoods in Chicago and we the people are losing that war.

    June 1, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  39. Chris

    The pharmacist is the victim. No one can imagine what it is like to be in a combat situation defending your life & that was the situation here. It is easy to sit & analyze the video over & over but the reality of the shooting occurred in reflex time not cerebral time. No time to think when saving your life only to act or your life will end.

    June 1, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  40. Emma

    Was he supposed to let the two guys rob and potentially kill him? It's self defense. If someone points a gun at you, you should have the right to defend yourself.

    June 1, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  41. Martina Ilstad Germany

    So Anderson
    I am really tired,outside i here birds starts singin,here in Germany its early in the morning.So i will try to sleep for few hours,Thank you for a good show.
    Good night from far away in Germany

    June 1, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  42. Allan

    The Pharmacist is innocent. The teens were looking for trouble and they found it.

    June 1, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  43. Casey Jones, Palm Springs, CA

    I don’t want to beat Cheney up because he’s making progress. However, saying that his family has been “DEALING” with his daughther being gay for many years is insulting (I know that’s not the intent). That comment basically says that being gay is a problem or that there is something wrong with it.

    June 1, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  44. Tony Gianni

    To those who care, this is my first time I have been a part of any type of blogging which I try to steer clear of but since I’m so vehement on this issue I decided to partake. Consider it petty, but in regards to the pharmaceutical killings, this gentleman couldn’t possibly be deliberated as a murderer! I’m not violent by any stretch of the imagination but working to pay for my schooling in a repressed area I can sympathize with him. 1st degree murder is premeditated; he went to work to make a living, he didn’t plan for this. Enough said. Self defense.

    June 1, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  45. Shannon

    I think it is a woman's choice and my heart goes out to the doctor that was murdered in the Church family. What is the world coming to.

    June 1, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
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