June 30th, 2009
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 06/30/09

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Tonight on 360°, Michael Jackson's former nurse is speaking out. Hear why she says Jackson "desperately" wanted a heavy sedative to help him sleep. She says just four days before Jackson died, one of his aides placed a desperate call to her, indicating Jackson was extremely ill. She's sharing her side of the story tonight on 360°.

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  1. Kim

    I consider myself to be a mother and a grandmother yet I never was able to have children of my own. Therefore, I am trying to understand the importance of " Who are the biological parents of Micheal Jackson's children." I may have misunderstood the definition of a parent. Is it not to love,teach,and protect? He was clearly a parent.


    June 30, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  2. Donna

    Michael Jackson, rest in peace everything will be alright........ will always love you

    June 30, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  3. nabil

    Let the man rest in peace.

    June 30, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  4. Cynthia, Bronx, NY

    Good Evening Mr. Cooper,

    The sensationalism and obsession of the media whether Michael Jackson is/isn't the biological father to HIS children is irrelevant and really NONE of anyone's business!!!! Biology does not make a father, if you're not sure of this, then ask all the children who have been adopted or been in foster care and have a loving relationship with their families. Let us all remember the legacy Mr. Jackson has gifted the world and honor his memory!!!

    June 30, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  5. Jolene, St. Joseph, MI

    Neverending questions surfacing from tonights show but the woman with the baby squirrel in her bosom has got to top it all!

    Glad AC is in LA covering the MJ developments! Thanks for all the updated info. tonight!

    June 30, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  6. Don, WA

    Some squirrels just have better lives than others I guess.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  7. Isabel, Brazil

    Good night, Anderson

    Thanks for reporting from LA today and bring us so many news! Your show is truly amazing and addictive! 🙂

    Good night David (Indiana), friends, everyone!

    Good rest and see you tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!

    June 30, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  8. Vickie

    Very squirrel-ly? :0
    Good Night all.......

    June 30, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  9. Tammy, Houma, LA

    I think I'd be afraid of being bitten by that baby squirrel. Good night everyone. And Anderson, good job this morning not dancing for Kelly no matter how strong the pressure was.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  10. beverley Walker

    she is a nurse to the stars, I would not use her to tie my shoes. Also you can rest assured that no other celebrity will call her because she cant keep her mouth shut. Well, she better find another profession.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  11. irina

    Ewwww lol

    June 30, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  12. Pauline Canada

    What I really don't understand is, wouldn't the Dr have wanted to get paramedics to Michael immediately as they have portable electrical paddles to try to get his heart started if he though it was cardiac arrest?

    June 30, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  13. Lori from IL

    Anderson — If you “hate reporting on children” — why are you doing it?

    Too many stories at this time — wish all the press would leave this “story” alone, let the legal proceedings happen and then report on the results — rather than reporting on the “what ifs.”

    I truly hope the children are protected and able to go on and live happy, productive lives.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  14. Heather - Spokane, WA

    I feel sorry for that squirrel

    June 30, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  15. celebrity bowl

    The dancers were great, they should put on a Tribute show for the ticket holders honoring Michael Jackson using some of the Music Talents from around the world.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  16. Karen

    I have never believed that Michael is the father of the children. I am now starting to question whether Debbie is the mother, or just a surrogate to these kids. No amount of money could let me give up my own blood.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  17. Rose From Muscoy, Calif

    Bye Anderson and Erica

    Have a good evening and may God bless the Jackson's children.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  18. Bruno from Brazil

    It's very sad to hear all the things those people are talking about MJ, now. What terrifies me is the fact that they are now respecting the children. Do those people want to destroy their lives? How can they live with this doubt now? It's cruel. They should think about them and try to preserve them through this momment. No matter who their natural father is. MJ was up to now and will always be their father. Thanks.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  19. Jim

    DOESNT MATTER if Michael Jackson adopted, used a seregant, used artifical insemination, whatever, doestn matter....those children were BORN into Michael Jacksons family...and they were BORN as their father being Mr. Michael Jackson. Why even talk about that....doesn't matter. really. He is the only father they know...or will no.
    Plus, that is the LAST thing three kids that just lost THEIR father need to be hearing.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  20. Gayle McCauley Malden,Mass.

    Thank you again for all the MJ coverage.There are people who want to see it.Goodnight everyone.Peace to all of you and yours.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  21. starr formerly known as vincent

    Great report and sentiment by Tom Foreman.

    Good night Anderson, Erica & Team 360.
    Good night fellow bloggers.

    At the end of the MJ circus we (family & friends) hope that he wil be remembered for all of the good that he did and the profound effect that he had in music, dance, and peace & love.

    Great shot!

    June 30, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  22. Isabel, Brazil

    This is disgusting .... lol ....

    June 30, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  23. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    That squirrel shot was nauseating!

    June 30, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  24. Linda

    Makes one wonder why the doctor was on the scene so fast when Michael wasn't breathing. Could it be he was in that room monitoring MJ's sleep?

    June 30, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  25. Isabel, Brazil

    What is this?
    A small mouse? hahahaha......

    June 30, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  26. Samantha, New Jersey

    I understand why we are pulling back combat troops from Iraq's large cities, but on the same hand I'm really worried. Is it safe yet?? Will it ever be?

    June 30, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  27. Don, WA

    "No Way..No How" Palin beats Obama in a footrace of any distance.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  28. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    I don't trust the Jackson lawyers.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  29. Tracy

    I think they are taking this paternity issue too far now! Since Michael's name is on the birth certificate, it doesn't matter if there was a sperm donor or not. Being a donor doesn't give you parental rights. I think it would be wrong to reveal something to his children that he didn't even tell them himself. It's not fair to make these kids suffer any more than they already have just to satisfy the curiosity of the public. These are innocent children's lives.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  30. Tammy, Houma, LA

    The news in Iraq is the best I've heard in quite some time. Each of those 4300 souls was a real person, not just a number. This is so bittersweet for those of us who lost people we loved during this conflict.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  31. Krystal O

    I wish Michael could have seen how much the world cares about him. I hope he has peace now.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  32. Anthonia-California

    Finaly Americans troops are going to be leaving Iraq! Too bad its until 2011!

    June 30, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  33. karen wiles

    I think we should all be remembering a great entertainer and not the negative thing's that are and have been said. I my opinion michael is and alway's will be the greatest. I am hart broken that he is gone.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  34. Jackie Cole

    Good to see you on this side of the world again. Just tuned in and will have to catch up during the second hour. Looks like more breaking news envolving the nurses story. Glad to see the Governor trying to work things out after so many years of marriage and 4 sons later. Have a good evening Erica and Anderson.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  35. Jun Calanza

    Just watched the supposed to be dancers for MJ, it's just unfortunate that it didn't happen for them. So as Charice, Oprah's child protege she's suppose to also dance and sing with MJ on his upcoming tour.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  36. dashon

    this is so sad i just wnt 2 cry

    June 30, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  37. Sandy, MI

    Great show Anderson, I'll be back tomorrow nite for more!!!
    Michael will be missed. Feel so bad for those children :((

    June 30, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  38. Andy

    Why is Joe Jackson choosing to promote a record company. I guess he is getting ready for a big fat zero when the will is read. What artist would want to be repersented by him. I would think any member of the former Jackson 5 would have better chance of starting a record company. Joe needs to live a quiet life on a budget.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  39. Sabrina In Las Vegas

    I hope the Iraqies can handle it....it is about time they have sovereignty.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  40. Rose From Muscoy, Calif

    I was raised by my great aunt and her husband they where more my parents, then my biological parents.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  41. Renee

    @ Melinda: Thank you for your comments. For those of us who are adopted and don't know our biological "sperm donors" we don't refer to them as our "Daddies." The only "Daddy" I knew was the man that adopted and loved me until his death.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  42. Jasmine

    Sanford did one good thing, announcing his affair a day before Michael's death....he's pretty much forgotten. 😀

    June 30, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  43. BettyAnn,Nacogdoches,TX

    Thanks for the report tonight! It has been REAL! Love all you guys!
    have a nice evening! XO

    June 30, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  44. Donna

    A next point: Dr. Murray's attorney said that he "met Michael Jackson unresponsive but, had a pulse." Every medical professional knows that if a patient has a pulse but not breathing rescue breaths should be preformed not CPR.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  45. Seneca Rose

    I have serious doubts regarding statements made by nurse Lee. As an ICU nurse who regularly administers Diprivan to intubated patients, her comments just don't add up. In addition, I don't know of any nurse who uses the outdated PDR (physician desk reference)...sounds like someone wants 15 minutes of fame at Mr. Jackson's expense

    June 30, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  46. starr formerly known as vincent

    I read Candy Crowly's story on Gov. Sanderson,it was great.

    He "trying to fall back in love with his wife.." give me a break!

    June 30, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  47. Bryan

    Please please please re-play the MJ concert auditions. Amazing!

    June 30, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
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