June 24th, 2009
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 06/24/09

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Tonight on 360°, the confession from the governor of South Carolina. Mark Sanford admitting today that he's had an affair with a woman in Argentina. All that talk about him hiking on the Appalachian Trial. Wrong. He was in Buenos Aires. We'll have all the latest developments, including details on the so-called other woman.

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  1. David, Indiana

    @Isabel, maybe it depends on how the emails became public.

    The crackdown in Iran is a matter of concern because suddenly there is hardly any outside view of what is going on their and so we don't know the extent and violence of the crackdown that already seems very violent.

    What's brickbreaker?

    Whew Thank God that kid was allright! God, I am truly glad about that.

    Good night Isabel, good night everyone

    June 24, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  2. Rebekah

    @Krasi – i was just thinking the same thing.

    just thinking about police – who are supposed to protect people – beat people because they're representing what they believe in. everyday i turn on CNN i can't believe this still happening in Iran.

    June 24, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  3. Donna, North Carolina

    Why did Gov. Sanford use the term "sparking" to describe what was happening between himself and his mistress? Sparking is such a sweet, old-fashioned term. What he did was not sweet; he lied, cheated, and abandoned his post as govenor, possibly on the taxpayers' dollars. Of course, liar, cheat, and abandonment are old-fashioned words that have been around forever!

    June 24, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  4. Jennifer - Michigan

    Goodnight – have a nice evening or morning, whatever it is.

    June 24, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  5. Isabel, Brazil

    Good night, Anderson!
    A great show today, as usual… thanks!

    Enjoy Paris for me!

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

    June 24, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  6. Saera El Paso, TX

    thank goodness four year-olds are just so darn durable!

    June 24, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  7. Victor

    I tell you what these foreign kids are tough...

    Hip check...and safe slide home

    June 24, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  8. Casey Jones, Palm Springs, CA

    Couldn't that guy find another parking space? How is he going to back out of that one?

    June 24, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  9. Cindy

    OMG..that little boy was SO lucky! Thank God he was OK!!

    Have a great time in Paris Coop!


    June 24, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  10. Jennifer - Michigan

    It's amazing that the boy is OK after being hit by the car. What a shot. Glad he's OK. Always the kids react as the adult reacts...so, you do have to refrain from showing emotion.

    June 24, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  11. Rikki, Fargo, ND

    That was a close call...that little boy is lucky that the car didn't land on top of him!

    Good night Anderson, Erica and fellow bloggers have a good night and a wonderful tomorrow...the weekend is just around the corner! 🙂

    June 24, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  12. Isabel, Brazil

    And he came out alive!
    This video is incredible!

    June 24, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  13. starr formerly known as vincent

    Thank you Anderson, Erica & team 360 for another night of eye opening news. Good night to you to
    And our thanks to Reza Sayah & CNN for their committment to truth in reportin!

    Good night fellow bloggers.God Bless the Iranian people.

    The shot: Amazing!

    June 24, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  14. Clarissa, NC

    Explain why do they always have to be Journalists... ??? I feel for those kids specially the ones who are Teens a critical age to go through that...

    June 24, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  15. Jasmine

    off to thursday peeps! 😀

    Have a nice night to all of you and stay safe!

    June 24, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  16. Isabel, Brazil

    @ David, Indiana

    I don't know if I could give a pardon for a treason .... I don't know!

    June 24, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  17. Gayle

    We in SC are in total shock. The continual lying, the hypocrisy, the absence and disreguard for our state. If it comes out that the taxpayers PAID for this tryst through his trips, he should resign. And from reading the emails to his lover, I can not believe that his wife, Jenny, will be able to move past all this and believe that he ever loves her again. She is a beautiful woman and deserves better. I speak from a standpoint of having been there and worked to recover a marriage. It would be best that he does resign and gets out of the public eye if he genuinely wants to save his family. Oh what a tangled web we weave...................

    June 24, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  18. Linda

    @ David in Indiana

    You say it looks like the Gov has come to his senses, The Man just left his State, telling no one to continue to have his affair with this woman in Argentina, doesn't appear like he was trying or even thinking of working on his marriage.

    June 24, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  19. Nadine

    i've been following the protests in Iran and it just dawned on me; what if the incumbent did in fact win? And would anything really be different policy wise if Moussavi became President? I'm really not sure....whatever the real issues are, it's heartbreaking to see such violence...

    June 24, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  20. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    It's time for my beauty sleep. Good night everyone! Pleasure dreams!

    June 24, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  21. mari, MA

    Anyhow, no murder / hurt, please! – Iran.

    June 24, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  22. Minou, New York City

    nite nite all

    June 24, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  23. Em

    Before the news broke this morning, my parents and I had agreed that wherever the Gov was, he was most likely with a lover...sad that we have become so cynical and that it was true. Betraying his family is bad enough but he should step down for sheer dereliction of duty.

    So horrible in Iran. My prayers are with the people suffering for their freedom. Glad Reza left, it would be a shame to have one more jailed journalist. Looking forward to your interview tomorrow with Roxana and glad Reza isn't finding himself in her position.

    June 24, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  24. Vig

    What is the common denominator on these news stories today – all the strife, all the grief, all the heartache is brought on by men. Why even care about a narcisstic type like Sanford? His self-serving poop is not worth my time or attention. And look at Iran – "Supreme Leader"? more like Supreme Jerk-off. I hope the people of Iran riot day after day and bring down the oppressive, repressive,dictiorial bearded blow hards to their knees.

    June 24, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  25. Ali Bashiri

    Good evening all, May God help Iranian people, The thugs of Iranian regime have brought in Hammas and Hezbollah missionaries to supress Iranian revolt. These uprising, unlike what it seems, was orchestrated by RAFSANJANI and his allies with hope that SEPAH PASSDARRAN, the main army, would take side with him. This has not happen and SEPAH PASSDARRAN has sided with thugs of KHAMENEI, the so called supreme leader. Now we have unprotected Iranians on the street facing the mercyless, ruthless thugs of BASIGIS and PASSDARRAN. God have mercy upon them.
    Here is my question, with GPS technology available , Why News organozations or even government intilegnet agancies are not using satelite technology to show the savagery of these animals to the world.
    Good evening to all

    June 24, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  26. Victor

    Just In

    Hott Tennis player goes head first into a ball girl....

    I dont know but that headline can bring a million giggles with a little creativity

    June 24, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  27. Lori from IL

    Wow, it's about that time already -

    Good show tonight, Anderson and Team 360. Very informative....

    Anderson - I'm really looking forward to your interview with Roxana Saberi tomorrow night - I'm sure she'll have an interesting perspective of what's taking place in Iran....

    Enjoyed the lively chat tonight, Fellow Bloggers -

    In honor of Anderson being in Paris.... Au revoir

    June 24, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  28. Jasmine

    Wonder how Ahmadinejad feels about having his country's blood on his hands....

    June 24, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  29. Charles

    so what happens when you dont show up for work? i know i have missed a day of work before and i havent gotten fired and they had no idea where i had gone OR Not gone

    June 24, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  30. Dave


    Nixon believing that babies born to interracial couples “have” to be aborted isn’t shocking in the slightest. HE is the one that introduced the “Southern Strategy” which pitted Blacks and Whites against each other, ALL for political purposes.

    June 24, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  31. Jennie

    Things in Iran are not pretty. We can expect for them to have their own civil war. Although the Irani government don't want to have their issues on display , it is inevitable. Neda was just the beginning. More chaos will come and we (US) must be very cautious.

    June 24, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  32. Mary Lou

    Sanford said he and his wife were on the outs for 5 months. She knew what he had done since Christmas last year. She had asked him to leave. So I do not think his disappearance was that much of a surprise to her, and from what I understand, if there had been an emergency, he could have been reached by cell phone.

    June 24, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  33. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    So is the Iranian ambassador saying that all those videos are lies?

    June 24, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  34. Martina Ilstad Germany

    Hey Anderson
    Do you see it yourself, new day starts here in Europe,birds starts singing.Tomorrow we will have good weather,Thank God,atfer all that rain.So good night,sleep well,enjoy Paris,and maybe you have a chance to come to Germany.Bonn my hometown its verry beautiful.

    June 24, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  35. Rikki, Fargo, ND

    I'm very excited to see the interview with Roxana Saberi tomorrow!

    June 24, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  36. starr formerly known as vincent

    Thank you Anderson for having Prof. Abas & Reza discuss Iran from their perspective.

    As Reza mentioned Iran is secretive....the release of all of the tapes and info must infuriate them.
    Interms of religion, Islam Is a religion of peace, not what the Islamic fundamentalists is so many countries have shown the world.

    We genuinely hope that Professor Abas is correct and the people will prevail!

    June 24, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
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