August 4th, 2009
07:30 AM ET

Sound Off: Your comments 8/3/09

Editor's Note: Many of you were happy to see Erica Hill filling in for Anderson last night.  Thanks were heard for our report on malaria, citing that increased awareness can save lives. Finally, a complaint was heard for bringing up the Manson Murders after 40 years. What do you think? Let us know.


I like Erica Hill as host. I also like AC and Randi Kaye

I am a longtime Anderson Cooper Fan and I really, really do think Erica Hill does a terrific job and adds a "fresh approach I have not seen in others.

Thank you so much for your coverage of the spread of malaria and prevention efforts. Recently, a dear friend and a gifted international educator contracted cerebral malaria and died suddenly after spending time in Africa. Her friends and family are still in shock over her demise, but your reporting and program reinforce that, through increased awareness about malaria, the general public can be empowered to take appropriate measures to prevent such fatal consequences.

No one cares about Charles Manson's 40th murder anniversary. This is disgusting ancient history, best left buried! Why do the media continue to glorify this moron? I refuse to watch any mention of him. You cause more of the same behavior in other sickos who want to live on in infamy. Please do everyone a favor and leave him to rot in hell all alone with never another mention in the news. Thanks.

A fine job tonight by Erica Hill! Loved the guests, Erica’s intelligent follow-up questions, and banter sprinkled with a little humor. It was as if I was watching a movie. I was at the edge of my seat, hanging on to every word. But before I knew it, it was over. Where did the time go? Clearly, one of the best shows I've seen. Erica, you looked like you were having a great time out there. Kudos to you and the 360 team!

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  1. Jim Ghiorso

    I would really like to see a segment in your "keeping them honest" on how much money is going to the lobbyist to grease the machine of fear towards healthcare reform. I just heard a Wyoming senator turn a cash for clunkers debate into an argurment against health care reform. Their is a very noticeable and significant uptick in the fear tactics against healthcare reform as seen in the town hall meeting with Arlan Spector. Let's call it a political insurgency of fear and it is gaining traction and it is all based on speculation. Where is the angry voice of opposition to these non fact based allagations. As a middle income family man I will gladly accept a tax increase if thats what it takes to reform healthcare because simply put I will easily make it up in the future by stopping my insurance policy cost to continue to sky rocket unchecked. I don't buy the fear tactics for one minute. It might be important to point out the free market system argument is bunk. The lobbyist and the money supporting them have made sure their is no free market influences in the healthcare providing industry. You have to be dillusional to believe otherwise.

    August 4, 2009 at 12:47 pm |
  2. Isabel, Brazil

    In time:

    Ok today is the bithday POTUS, but I would like to see a report on 360º about the posters that are appearing in LA and Atlanta with an image of the president with the style of the character Corigna and the legend "socialism".
    Like its predecessor, this shows that the president isn't free from criticism.

    August 4, 2009 at 12:45 pm |
  3. Isabel, Brazil

    Yesterday, the show with Erica was very good. She is the best substitute, but we really missed AC.

    I confess that the story on the Manson Murders didn't interest me much . Already the economy explanation was great, but in general we can say that AC has lost a great show... bad for him ... lol ...

    August 4, 2009 at 12:37 pm |