August 5th, 2009
09:57 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 8/5/09

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Happy Wednesday. They're back home! American journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee freed from North Korea and talking about what it was like to be held for 140 days. Also, chilling details on the gunman who killed three woman and wounded several others when he opened fire at a health club south of Pittsburgh.

Want to know what else we're covering? Read EVENING BUZZ

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soundoff (224 Responses)
  1. Isabel, Brazil

    ops... good night gary, Tom and Suvro!

    August 5, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  2. Cynthia, NC

    Putin lookin' buff.......and working it for the camera!

    Have a great Thursday everyone!

    August 5, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  3. Angela - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

    Have a wonderful night everyone! See you all tomorrow! Once again, great job Erica 🙂

    August 5, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  4. Krasi

    Looks like someone needed a boost to their ego...

    August 5, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  5. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Vladimir Putin doing his baywatch impression 🙂

    August 5, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  6. gary tuchman

    good night all!

    August 5, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  7. Isabel, Brazil

    Good night Erica, David and friends!

    Good rest!!!! See you tomorrow!!!!!!

    August 5, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  8. starr formerly known as vincent

    Thank you Erica, David G. & Gary Tuchman as well as Team 369 for another excellent night of news! Good night too.

    Good night fellow bloggers, wonderful remarks tonight.

    Vladamer Putin is a hunk...who knew? Great shot!

    August 5, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  9. Ruby Coria LA., CA.

    Michael Ware is the bomb., & what's happening in Mexico goes back to the Reagan & Noriega years..
    The Manson girls.. all the facts should be review. & all facts should be taken into consideration, & then ask what would your God do?

    August 5, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  10. Lucas

    It's a shame that in this day and age we still have to deal with corrupt congressman and back alley politics. Great to see the journalists back home!

    August 5, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  11. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Idol will not be the same without loopy Paula, she makes the show

    August 5, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  12. Minou, New York City

    jeeez, Putin works out! I'm mean, he seriously looks great! Hats off to him.

    August 5, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  13. Sabrina In Los Angeles

    OMG...leaders and royalty should not be seen in such little attire.

    Private pool for bathing, not publically like this...lol.

    August 5, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  14. Peter, Baltimore

    Without Paula, American Idol is not the same. Not that I watched it that much but now I will watch it even less. Paula and Simon were like Ying and Yang....

    August 5, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  15. 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!!!!
    Day of the shot with Russian Putin jump and swimming in the Lake!!!! That's so funny shot I love!!!!! cool shot! 😀

    You're doing great job anchor for Anderson!!!! 🙂 See you tomorrow.

    August 5, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  16. Krasi

    I bet Anderson is happy he won't have to rewind through Paula's comments anymore 🙂

    August 5, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  17. Heather - Spokane, WA

    90,000.00 in the freezer....talk about cold hard cash!

    August 5, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  18. Susan

    yes! the whole Manson thing is sick !!!

    August 5, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  19. Cynthia, NC

    No more Paula Abul on American Idol. I'll miss her because she was quite entertaining and you never knew what was going to roll out of her mouth. Or if you could even understand it. Who will Simon harass next season? Definitely not Kara...

    August 5, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  20. starr formerly known as vincent

    Rehabilatated or not....i cannot agree with release of anyone who followed Manson and actually participated in the killings.

    They can never take the killing back. Although i try to be a person of a forgiving nature, i just can't agree with any release of the Manson killers.

    They will have to live with the consequences of what they have done. If the state of CA had not revoked the death penalty, they would be gone by now.

    August 5, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  21. Susan

    I think that a staged disruption at a town hall meeting is wrong! I do feel that the town hall meetings are good to go to and if one does go they should know all they can and as questions if they need to.

    August 5, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  22. Mike, Syracuse, NY

    None of the Manson family should ever get out. This is about justice, not rehabilitation.

    August 5, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  23. Sabrina In Los Angeles

    You have to keep the bad people out of mainstream society and jail is the only place for them.

    Life sentence was the max they could get since death sentence was not an option.

    August 5, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  24. Siena

    When ever I think of Manson and Helter Skelter I think about Valley of the Dolls.

    August 5, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
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