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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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soundoff (253 Responses)
  1. Jasmine - Spokane, WA (Spokandyland)

    okay, I love storm chasing, but getting that close to a half-mile wide tornado? First rule about driving around in tornado alley, you see a twister, you drive parallel, not straight for it. The tornado itself isn't the problem it's the debris that is the real danger.

    June 18, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  2. Brandi - bottom of the boot

    goodnite everyone!

    June 18, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  3. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    I also like Nic Robertson too.....He is very brave reporting so well....I hope he is stay safe way out of his harm.

    June 18, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  4. Daniel Nelson Lafayette,IN

    It is a great thing what Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie has done for the displaced people of Pakistan. I wish that more of the rich people would also give what they can for all people that have become refugees because of some extremist people who have no care of other peoples beliefs and lifestyles!

    June 18, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  5. LisaL - Canada

    i don't think i could grow it even if i wanted to... i killed a cactus once due to underwatering!! (needless to say, all my plants are silk).

    June 18, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  6. CAROLYN J

    Which means that if your neighbor is growing pot, it is really time
    to legalize the stuff, and the state get the profits, you think?

    June 18, 2009 at 10:50 pm |
  7. Ilse W. - Miami

    Really, we need to reconsidered our method, we do not have the funding for DEA to go around knocking doors by door.

    June 18, 2009 at 10:50 pm |
  8. Negin

    I wonder what the difference would be between Ahmadinejad and Mousavi..... from what I understand the Supreme Leader would remain the same and he is the man with all the power. I also wonder if the people of iran are now ready for it all to end. Since they have come so far.

    June 18, 2009 at 10:50 pm |
  9. Isabel, Brazil

    A more sensible model would be based on the legalization accompanied by education campaigns and prevention

    June 18, 2009 at 10:50 pm |
  10. starr formerly known as vincent

    Just think of how much money could be saved in law enforcement if pot was made legal. Then the police could devote efforts and money to real crime! The kind of crime that hurts people.

    June 18, 2009 at 10:50 pm |
  11. Michelle -California

    It is so great that Iran images keepcoming- Dictatorship can not keep the voice of Freedom quiet forever – Thank you CNN

    June 18, 2009 at 10:50 pm |
  12. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Anderson, I am happy to know that your pilot made a wise decision not to continue on the flight to Washington. Don't play with mother nature.

    June 18, 2009 at 10:50 pm |
  13. Isabel, Brazil

    Legalization would neutralize the drug cartels and would be a new source of taxes, but this trade must be controlled.

    June 18, 2009 at 10:49 pm |
  14. Lilibeth

    Ms. Jolie is right; we should do all we can to help others. Just think, if we were in their shoes, and no one helps us, how would we feel? We should see ourselves in others.

    Lilibeth
    Edmonds WA

    June 18, 2009 at 10:49 pm |
  15. rizwan

    thank you Sir for that eye opening interview with Angelina Jolie. You are doing a great job. Gob bless you.

    June 18, 2009 at 10:49 pm |
  16. Dawn

    What scary flight situation Anderson?

    June 18, 2009 at 10:48 pm |
  17. Sheila V

    Home grown pot? How convenient. I can see this causing more problems than help!

    June 18, 2009 at 10:48 pm |
  18. Sean - Portland, OR

    I was very impressed with Angelina Jolie, good interview.

    June 18, 2009 at 10:48 pm |
  19. Jasmine - Spokane, WA (Spokandyland)

    Drew Griffin is insanely brilliant at his job. 😀

    June 18, 2009 at 10:48 pm |
  20. Mike, Syracuse, NY

    Again the players are illegal aliens just like the national park story. When are we going to secure the boarders?

    June 18, 2009 at 10:48 pm |
  21. Deborah in Blue Springs MO

    Look at the money our government is missing out on. Look at the jobs we'd create.
    And these people don't ask for I.D. OR pay taxes.

    June 18, 2009 at 10:48 pm |
  22. Lori from IL

    Okay - some of the "pot" stories this week remind me a little too much of the series "Weeds"

    June 18, 2009 at 10:47 pm |
  23. Caroline, Los Angeles

    I worry this story about the pot farm will give jobless people ideas....

    June 18, 2009 at 10:47 pm |
  24. Marian

    Anderson, this is an absolutely great show tonight. Bringing the refugee problem to the front will hopefully boost donations.

    June 18, 2009 at 10:47 pm |
  25. Jackie Cole

    I don't know who the government of Iran thinks they are kidding when they try to act like business as usual on TV, while we are watching all the protesters being beaten, some to death. Don't they know that with all the technology available today that we will see what is behind the scenes? All the violence I have seen has been from the security police.

    June 18, 2009 at 10:47 pm |
  26. Isabel, Brazil

    The drugs are present in all cultures, and it is unrealistic to imagine that one day man will get rid of them. It is discussing the best way to deal with this fact. The model currently used by almost all countries, based on the prohibition and repression, already disclosed inefficient.

    June 18, 2009 at 10:46 pm |
  27. Lori from IL

    Such sad stories....we need to remember how fortunate we really are compared to so many others in the world...

    June 18, 2009 at 10:46 pm |
  28. David, Indiana

    Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are exactly right to make a donation to help the displaced people in Pakistan. As you note Anderson, the largest mass movement of people since Rwanda, It's unimaginable, 2.5 million people. Makes me wonder is there would be any other way to fight the Taliban. Wait them out, coordinate better.

    June 18, 2009 at 10:46 pm |
  29. Jeremy

    If marijuana was legalized there would be little to no need to have people grow marijuana indoors being a lot of people who grow prefer to so outdoors in a garden with in their own yard. And even if it is to happen if that was to happen the govt could charge a tax on any thing more than 2 plants for personal use.

    June 18, 2009 at 10:46 pm |
  30. Caroline, Los Angeles

    I really like Nick Robertson too. Very courageous guy.

    June 18, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
  31. Coltran

    What a terrible tragedy that, in this modern day, that there are still so many people struggling to survive. Thank you Anderson, Angelina, and all the other people who are working to bring attention to these atrocities.

    June 18, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
  32. Sheila V

    Growing up from a 3rd world country myself, you really have no choice but to be resilient. Am very thankful for all the blessings.

    June 18, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
  33. Linda

    @ Diane

    Brad and Angelina have done tremendous work, donations and have given money after the Katrina floods in Lousiana. They continue to donate to that city in helping in building homes and help with reviving the community, so they do do work in the USA as well.

    June 18, 2009 at 10:44 pm |
  34. Sharon Hastings

    Great interview with Angelina. She is so intelligent, articulate, and caring. I admire all that she does. All that and Brad Pitt too? It's too much.

    June 18, 2009 at 10:44 pm |
  35. Caroline, Los Angeles

    Oh no! You and Erica are really Kate and Jon's other kids!! Boy Kate looks good for her gae then.

    June 18, 2009 at 10:44 pm |
  36. Jasmine - Spokane, WA (Spokandyland)

    Jon and Kate are over!

    Apparently need the ratings...

    June 18, 2009 at 10:44 pm |
  37. starr formerly known as vincent

    Additionally, Ms. Jolie makes an excellent point regarding Pakistan.

    If Pakistan loses the battle with the extremists, the entire region is at very high risk (remember they have nuclear weapons).

    Excellent report my Nick Robertson. He is incredible where he will go, apparently not afraid of anything.

    You have to wonder though, where has all of the money (1 Billion per year since 2000) has gone. Most likely to the army and more weapons!

    Let's all give something for Pakistani refugees.

    June 18, 2009 at 10:43 pm |
  38. Hana

    jolie is so wonderful in what shes doing for refugees!!!
    BTW u rock AC

    June 18, 2009 at 10:43 pm |
  39. Cheryl K. Sask Canada

    Hi Anderson, Nice to see you safe in NY.

    I'm glad that a celebrity like Angelina Jolie represents UNHCR. Refugees seem to be forgotten at the best of times.

    Angelina's children are lucky to have a mom with such a big heart.

    June 18, 2009 at 10:43 pm |
  40. Maureen T, Canada

    Anderson,
    Nic Robertson is wonderful! I hope he's safe and stays out of harm's way! Bless him though!

    June 18, 2009 at 10:43 pm |
  41. Rikki, Fargo, ND

    That little girl is so adorable! Excellent Dispatch from Nic...always look forward to his reports! I hope he stays safe!

    June 18, 2009 at 10:43 pm |
  42. Cassidy

    Why is it when someone does good, others can only find fault.

    I think it is more than admirable what Angelina Jolie has done.
    She surely cant help everyone. But she can do what she feels she can do. And if everyone did this, we could make the world better.
    HAHA
    Its corny but true.

    June 18, 2009 at 10:43 pm |
  43. Michelle D . Fonthill. Ont

    Angelina has sure changed from the early days when she used to be married to Billy Bob Thoton and wore vials of each other's blood . I admire he r growth and her unselfish way of giving back to these poor people .

    June 18, 2009 at 10:43 pm |
  44. joe donovan

    Please don't make it sound as if the passengers on continental flt 61 were in a life threainting situation. they were not. that is why there are co-pilots. all went as planned.

    June 18, 2009 at 10:42 pm |
  45. Midn De Leon, Emmanuel

    I don't think that the Passangers should have been told. The Co-Piolet had everything in contol that is the reason for them. Something just don't need to be said, to avoid mass hystaria.

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

    It's hard to imagine being force to conform to save themselves from being killed. Living in the shadow of a deadly revolution...? Unbearable...

    June 18, 2009 at 10:42 pm |
  47. Krasi

    Learning the personal stories of all those misplaced, I realize how lucky I am never to have expereinced something so horrible.

    June 18, 2009 at 10:41 pm |
  48. Ilse - Miami

    Sad to see that we are ignoring the pain of such innocent children and families -victims. Congratulation Anderson, for letting us view with empathy and see the needs of others. Angelina, great to see such a leader and strong woman take charge and be the voice of the victims.

    June 18, 2009 at 10:41 pm |
  49. Mandy

    Angelina Jolie is a much needed voice for people without one. I believe it is hard for Americans to even imagine the true plight of refugees. Any struggle under our current economic crisis is nothing compared to what people in third world countries experience. Everything is relative.

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

    Great job bringing us the interview dispite the original plan team 360 rules !

    June 18, 2009 at 10:40 pm |
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