June 18th, 2009
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog 6/18/09

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Tonight on 360°, a Continental jet lands safely at Newark airport, with the first officer at the controls. Passengers say that's when they learned the 60-year-old captain had died during the cross-Atlantic flight, apparently from natural causes. A doctor on board was called to help. Should the crew have told all the passengers what was happening?

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  1. Sheila V

    We need more Angelina's from Hollywood. Celebrities have such following that I think they can really make a difference. Of course, no excuse for us not to do our part in small ways as well. Great interview, Anderson.

    June 18, 2009 at 10:40 pm |
  2. Hana

    wow! im really sad for the pilot but im proud that the co pilot took charge like that!

    June 18, 2009 at 10:40 pm |
  3. Jim White

    I think this is the 3rd interview between AC and Angelina. Each time I sit in humble wonderment... This woman is a living saint.
    Bless her...

    June 18, 2009 at 10:40 pm |
  4. Michelle D . Fonthill. Ont

    The refugees pain never gets the best of them they keep going and have amazing strengh we should all have that kind of strenght inside of us too.

    June 18, 2009 at 10:39 pm |
  5. Pia

    I think it's commendable how Angelina uses her status to help others all around the world, especially children. She's definitely grown as an inspiring role model to me.

    June 18, 2009 at 10:38 pm |
  6. Isabel, Brazil

    @ Anderson and 360 team

    The interview was great! Congratulations and thank you!

    Worth it the madness of the day for bringing us this interview!

    June 18, 2009 at 10:38 pm |
  7. Caroline, Los Angeles

    I missed all the details of your flight Anderson but what I heard sure doesn't make me like flying more.

    Angelina Jolie has really transformed herself inside to be a truly gorgeous woman, much like Princess Diana was. Oh that more multimillionaires, male and female, would learn the wisdom of doing the same.

    June 18, 2009 at 10:38 pm |
  8. Prebil

    @Michelle D it also prevents clotting that can lead to/cause a heart attack. I have a feeling this is where this may go next.

    June 18, 2009 at 10:38 pm |
  9. Tre Proctor

    It's interesting the authorities say that a fairly new aircraft, "broke up" in mid-air , it certainly raises eyebrows.

    June 18, 2009 at 10:37 pm |
  10. Eleanor Coombs, Ga

    I'm glad that Angelina wants more kids. Maybe she will go to the orphanages here for a change.lots of kids available, especially with those who will not abort a baby, but have no problem giving it away

    June 18, 2009 at 10:37 pm |
  11. Mike, Syracuse, NY

    I think some aren't giving the passengers enough credit. This wasn't some made for TV movie with the cliche panicking passengers. I'm sure some noticed something going on, and it's better to explain than leave people wondering.

    June 18, 2009 at 10:37 pm |
  12. Gayle McCauley Malden,Mass.

    I can only feel deep respect for the refugees that continue to have a winning spirit.So many of the downtrodden have this attitude towards life and it is admirable.I try to appreciate ,every day,how lucky I am.I too, have little tolerance for whining..In the scheme of things we are all blessed,don't you think?

    June 18, 2009 at 10:37 pm |
  13. rob

    I wish more people paid attention to important issues in the world. Jolie is admirable and we should all find our own way of helping to make the world a little better.

    June 18, 2009 at 10:37 pm |
  14. Lori from IL

    @ Anderson – read your "tweets" Think "crazy" is an understatement. Hope your day got better - enjoying the Angelina Jolie interview on this very important topic.

    June 18, 2009 at 10:37 pm |
  15. Alex

    Angelina is a noble woman, using her celebrity to bring attention to good causes. And she's gorgeous.

    June 18, 2009 at 10:37 pm |
  16. BettyAnn,Nacogdoches,TX

    Hey Anderson~ Sorry you day has been so bad. Angelina is so cool and right on. Each and every human is important. It is also important for us to do what we can to improve this world one person at a time.
    Cheers to Angelina and Brad! XO

    June 18, 2009 at 10:37 pm |
  17. Annie Kate

    Jolie makes a good spokeswoman for the refugees. Its good to see a celebrity being so supportive and outspoken on such a vital cause.

    June 18, 2009 at 10:36 pm |
  18. Brandi - bottom of the boot

    @anderson haha, to say the least! so calm, cool, and collected.

    June 18, 2009 at 10:36 pm |
  19. Maureen T, Canada

    Great interview with Angelina! God bless individuals like Angelina!!

    June 18, 2009 at 10:36 pm |
  20. ericacnn

    @Minou – I'm right there with you. We can all learn so much from them

    June 18, 2009 at 10:36 pm |
  21. Michelle D . Fonthill. Ont

    I too thought your tweets were cool since you were having a bad morning .@Anderson.

    June 18, 2009 at 10:35 pm |
  22. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    I am glad Angelina Jolie need help for refugees to safe place, I know she plea for her help right now...... Anderson, Thank you for interview Angelina tonight.

    June 18, 2009 at 10:35 pm |
  23. Sarah, Vegas

    Amazing interview.

    June 18, 2009 at 10:35 pm |
  24. starr formerly known as vincent

    Thank you Anderson for giving us the exciting back story on the refugee crisis.

    I know that a lot of people don't take Angeina seriously, however, she has been involved with Unicef and children's issues globally for a long time now.

    Love the story about the 15 year old....very touching and true. (all of us take our lives for granted at times, we need to stop an think of others anywhere in the world, including USA). I donate monthly to Unicef and St. Judes. It's not hands on, but it is something.

    Igive Ms.Jolie a great deal of credit for what she does. Thank you Anderson for bringing us this interview.

    June 18, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  25. Eddie Cain from Atlanta, Ga

    Hello Anderson, Erica, bloggers, and the rest of the 360 team.

    Is it just me or is there more plane emergencies these days.
    Think about it...The Miracle on the Hudson, Flight 447, and the Continental pilot dying in the sky!

    June 18, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  26. Jasmine - Spokane, WA (Spokandyland)

    @Anderson, after reading those tweets, I don't think you need to apologize....

    June 18, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  27. Lori from IL

    @Mike - not sure about the boat - my friend's mother-in-law is on a cruise ship docked off the coast of Egypt - they experienced an engine fire today - life jackets, passengers to their muster stationns.... fire is now out and passengers are safe -

    June 18, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  28. andersoncnn

    evening everyone.. sorry im late.. its been a crazy day here.

    June 18, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  29. Minou, New York City

    Truly, these poor people are so incredible. They've been thru so much, but they have the strength to go on. Makes me ashamed of ever complaining.

    June 18, 2009 at 10:33 pm |
  30. Isabel, Brazil

    @ Anderson
    After so many events weighers with plane flights, will not you be fearful? Or rather not think about it, since you always have to fly?

    June 18, 2009 at 10:33 pm |
  31. Linda


    So funny with the flight attendent and the barf bag. Glad you didn't get sick and landed safe.
    I love Angelina and commend her and her husband for their compassion and generous nature. Great interview Anderson you are the best.

    June 18, 2009 at 10:33 pm |
  32. Michelle D . Fonthill. Ont

    @Prebil the idea of walking around during a long flight prevents bad circulation .

    June 18, 2009 at 10:33 pm |
  33. Rikki, Fargo, ND

    Wow that seems like a very eventful morning! At least everyone is safe!

    Such an incredible interview with Angelina....thanks for getting the satellite interview arranged. I can't imagine what these poor kids have been through. But their strength and resolve is an inspiration.

    PS: I hope Senator Clinton gets better soon!

    June 18, 2009 at 10:33 pm |
  34. Anthonia-California

    @Angela- I totally agree with you. Angelina is an example of an extraordinary person in the eyes of those she inspired the most.

    June 18, 2009 at 10:33 pm |
  35. Diane

    About Angelina's comment... there are people in our own country who have lost their job, home, and all that they own. Who is going to rescue them? Where is their hand to help them up?

    June 18, 2009 at 10:32 pm |
  36. Michelle D . Fonthill. Ont

    Some say Angelina or other celebs are using thier star power to further these causes but i think she is really inspiring to refugees and thier pain and suffering.

    June 18, 2009 at 10:32 pm |
  37. Dulcie - Denver

    Oh Anderson! Loved the tweets. You and your staff really deserve kudos for persevering to bring us this important story.

    Loved the animation of your plane! Very clever.

    June 18, 2009 at 10:32 pm |
  38. Cassidy

    he left an impression with me too!
    his spirit lives!

    June 18, 2009 at 10:31 pm |
  39. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    I am not a Jolie fan.

    June 18, 2009 at 10:31 pm |
  40. Sydney Madison

    That was very thoughtful of Anderson to ask his guest to clarify the relationship between the Iatola and the President of Iran. I was aware of his power but this put it more into prospective for me. So thank you Anderson and thanks for doing the story on the Pakistani refuges. My best friend Luxmi is from Karachi Pakistan and this issue is dear to my heart.

    June 18, 2009 at 10:31 pm |
  41. Michelle D . Fonthill. Ont

    @Anderson Which do you prefer plane ,trains or automoblies?
    The idea of flying is too scary .

    June 18, 2009 at 10:31 pm |
  42. Jasmine - Spokane, WA (Spokandyland)

    What is it with planes? Anderson is the latest flight victim.....

    who's next? 🙁

    June 18, 2009 at 10:30 pm |
  43. Bola

    Thank God for the saving grace on the passengers and may God grant the family of the deceased the fortitude to bear the loss!!!

    June 18, 2009 at 10:30 pm |
  44. Isabel, Brazil

    The right of refugees has a direct relationship with human rights and the Freedom desired, which is the basis of true democracy.

    June 18, 2009 at 10:30 pm |
  45. LisaL - Canada

    i have always liked and respected Angelina's approach to things. she's honest. she's real. she talks the talk, but she also walks the walk

    June 18, 2009 at 10:30 pm |
  46. Jasmine - Spokane, WA (Spokandyland)

    Not of fan on Angelina, but I do respect what she has done.

    June 18, 2009 at 10:29 pm |
  47. Michelle D . Fonthill. Ont

    I wouldn't care how long it took wether it was by boat or by car or train just as long as i get there safley . That's all that matters.

    June 18, 2009 at 10:29 pm |
  48. Isabel, Brazil

    @ Anderson
    your morning wasn't the best!
    I hope for, the rest of the day, you have been rewarded in some way! 🙂

    June 18, 2009 at 10:29 pm |
  49. Minou, New York City

    I'm so glad the interview with Angelina could take place. She is an inspiration to me!

    June 18, 2009 at 10:29 pm |
  50. Brandi - bottom of the boot

    Anderson, were you totally unafraid of the whole plane incident?? im wondering what the look on your face was. lol

    June 18, 2009 at 10:29 pm |
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