July 2nd, 2009
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 07/02/09

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We have information that might shed new light on perhaps the central unanswered question in Michael Jackson's death. Was the "King of Pop" using powerful, potentially deadly, surgical anesthetics to get to sleep? Don't miss our exclusive 360° investigation.

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  1. JEC Mt Pleasant PA

    I am sorry but MJ has not looked health for many years. I have enjoyed his music since 1968, but the man was physical sick. I pray for him to be at peace and find the nice quite life he wanted so badly. RIP

    July 2, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  2. Les

    Anderson, I understand about the surrogate situation and Debbie Row, but wouldn't it be in the best interest of the children to know who the father is, in case of some medical issue in the future the kids may encounter? The father's medical history and family history could be very important in case of a medical need.

    July 2, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  3. BSmall

    I am deeply saddened by Michael Jackson's tragic death. Michael was a part of each of our familiies and we (the world's admirers ) were a significant part of his famly. We will forever be one world family united in love, respect and admiration for our phenomenally spiritually gifted loved one. We love you, Michael. Rest in peace.

    July 2, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  4. Steve - southern Illinois


    Who is the 'they' who you are referring to with regard to the Sanfords. Mrs. Sanford isn't responsible for her husband's problems.

    July 2, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  5. angie

    Hello all, I just want to ask that someone goes against the grain and, appeal to all of humanity. MJ’s kids can’t even watch the tributes to their father because of what the media is saying about them (which no one even knows is true) and even if it is true why should anyone outside of the family be the one to tell them this if it is something they do not know. I love MJ and always will; but he is in a better place and his kids need to be able to adjust to their lives without their father and, we should allow them that. He was all that they knew in a parent and no one has ever said that he did anything to hurt them.

    July 2, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  6. Carrie G

    Guess the police chief forgot his video tape.

    July 2, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  7. Diana

    the police chief wasn't thinking at all...lol

    July 2, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  8. LisaL - Canada

    ewww. i'd rather kiss the sea lion than the police chief. very funny shot!

    July 2, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  9. Jolene, St. Joseph, MI

    Sea Lions are too cute! And apparently pretty smart if they could drive a cruiser. Thanks for the smile. 🙂

    Enjoyed the show tonight! Nite Bloggers!

    July 2, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  10. Isabel, Brazil

    Good night, Anderson and David(Indiana)

    Thank you for being here with me! 🙂

    Good night, friends, David (Indiana), bloggers, 360 team, everyone!

    See you tomorrow!

    July 2, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  11. Gayle McCauley Malden,Mass.

    Thank you so much for showing us so many testament from people that loved MJ.I think all of their praise will help more of the word understand that he was a man/child,not a monster.I know that spot in life ,I have always been misunderstood myself.I have the heart of a child too. Goodnight everyone. Peace to all of you and yours.

    July 2, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  12. Linda, RI

    Whomever gave MJ the drugs to put him out is definitely responsible for his death. The doctor had a responsibility to keep him safe.

    July 2, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  13. David, Indiana

    @Isabel Yes it is hard in some ways to see these images, I thought he looked like he was sort of saving some of his energy and that's why I wondered at what point in the show the video is from.

    I hope your night gets better.

    Maybe the dashcam video kind of amused you. Why is the dashcam pointed in the car?

    Sea lion looks like he's been watching what goes on in the boats

    Good night Isabel, good to hear from you, good night everyone.

    July 2, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  14. starr formerly known as vincent

    Thank you & good night Anderson, Erica and Team 360 for another great show.

    @Minou, NYC- we too would like to know if that kind of airplane fal would cause unconciousness.

    Great shot.\
    Good night fellow bloggers too! Tomorrow is Firday and a Holiday weekend!

    July 2, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  15. Diana

    if debbie rowe wants the kids, they should make her an offer,,,,,keep the kids, all three and support them with her money, not MJ's. Keep MJ's money for them put away in a bank trust until each turns 18 and then give them that money, if she wants those kids so bad, have them be supported , with all their exclusive lifestyle , with her own money....how's that for claiming long lost children...?

    July 2, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  16. Susan

    Anesthesiologist and IV equipment on tour? This is horrifying!!! This new info makes the nurse's story re Michael's comments that he had had this drug before even more credible. Who is this guy and is there any relationship with the current doctor or situation? This is crying out for investigation. Hope the DEA and the LAPD are following CNN and get on to this asap.

    July 2, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  17. Michelle

    Do sea lions attack people. I thought they were harmless.

    July 2, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  18. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good night everyone until we meet again!

    July 2, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  19. Daniel- Canada

    Police officer- the law enforcer turning law breaker... I guessed he forgot he had dashboard camera!

    July 2, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  20. Magaly Malave

    I have not heard anyone mention one part of the rehearsal where he
    placed his hand on his side as if he were in pain. Anyway he looks great. We have lost a great show man. May God bless his soul and his children. We will always remember you in our hearts.

    July 2, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  21. Nancy/PA

    Anderson, nice catch getting those four guys for the interview. I appreciated the AEG CEO's candor. When you asked him whether he was concerned since MJ had a history of backing out, I thought for sure he'd give the party line, "No, of course not, he's a wonderful entertainer blah blah". He's one of the only people connected with MJ who's actually being honest.

    July 2, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  22. dorothy

    Hi Anderson

    There is just so much to digest about MJ. LK at Neverland was sad. I think MJ looked great in rehersal. I wonder if we will ever know what really happened. The information is all so conflicting. I really loved him as an entertainer and hope that the good he did is recognized.

    July 2, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  23. Cynthia, NC

    Jenny Sanford is one heck of a lady if she can forgive her husband after all of the humiliation that has happened.

    July 2, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  24. Barbara

    Great news coverage Anderson...
    Everyone needs to step back and think about the whole picture.Wait for the autopsy reports. Have DNA samples from Michael and Debbie to see who the real biological parents are and think about Joe Jackson.
    Katherine couldn't keep him from abusing her own children so what makes anyone think that at her age she could do any different now ?

    Barbara in Louisiana

    July 2, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  25. marty

    HA! Loved the Expression on Hill's Face, "you're the police chief, you got a dashboard cam, just lettin' you know"

    July 2, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  26. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Good night Anderson, Erica, David G, Ed Henry and my friend twitter/facebook bloggers!!!!!!!
    Have a great night and sleep tight everyone!!!! 😀
    See you tomorrow night or See you on Monday!
    Day of the shot with Sea Lion tried drive the boat!!!!!! Very funny shot!! I like sea lion!! Great shot! LOL!

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

    July 2, 2009 at 10:55 pm |

    good night anderson and erica!

    July 2, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  28. Minou, New York City

    I've seen the sea lion video. It's too cute! The guys on the boat used a water hose to get him off the boat...I would have tried to pick him up 🙂

    July 2, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
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