August 11th, 2009
09:44 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 08/11/09

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Pres. Obama attended a town hall meeting on health care today in New Hampshire. The White House said nothing was off limits? Did the crowd approve of his message. We'll show you the video. Plus, investigators raiding a pharmacy used by Dr. Conrad Murray, who was with Michael Jackson the day he died. We'll have the latest on the search.

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

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  1. Adam

    Good job for that man wearing his gun. God Bless Americans who will not be intimidated by the government!

    August 11, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  2. David, Indiana

    @Isabel, thanks, nice of you to say that. Good night.

    August 11, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  3. Jacqueline


    August 11, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  4. Angela - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

    Have a good night everyone! See you all tomorrow 🙂

    Happy early birthdayyy Lori, IL 😀 Have an awesome day!!

    August 11, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  5. George C Mason Jr

    My question is about Michael Jacksons death and the drug that supposidly killed him . they say it is elligal to have outside the hosital but yet there looking in a pharmicy to see if they gave it to the doctor. If so shouldnt the pharmacy also be charged .


    August 11, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  6. Isabel • Brazil

    Good night John and Erica!!!
    Good night, David!
    Good night, friends!

    Ah, good night Anderson...

    August 11, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  7. Cynthia, NC

    Hairspray and birthday candles? Not a good combination!

    Have a great Wednesday everyone.

    August 11, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  8. David, Indiana

    Good beat 360 comments. Nice to see the White House staffers enjoying themselves by reading to a group of kids.

    96 and parasailing. Great grandma knows how to have a good time.

    Oh god, I am glad that guy was ok. Good cautionary video.

    Good night Isabel. Good night everyone.

    August 11, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  9. Isabel • Brazil

    I love birthdays, but this did hmm... how I say... bul...!

    August 11, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  10. Lori, IL

    RE: "The SHOT" - Tomorrow is my birthday - hope this doesn't happen to me!!

    Hope everyone has a good day tomorrow!

    August 11, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  11. Angela - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

    Ohhh nooo!! Yikes! What a horrible turn the birthday party had

    August 11, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  12. Mike, Syracuse, NY

    @Ken, those 'great civilized empires' practiced slavery long before the colonial powers came, and didn't waste a minute entering into the slave trade with the west.

    August 11, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  13. Angela - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

    hahaha nice captions!

    August 11, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  14. Ken

    It's disgusting what colonialism has wrought in Africa. People probably look at the Congo story and think that Africans are savages, but this was a continent of great, civilized empires, but Europeans came to plunder and exploit, and when they left they left a people full of self hate and loathing who have no one to take out their pathos on but one another. Thanks, Anderson, for covering a story that many people around the world normally would not pay attention to.

    August 11, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  15. Isabel • Brazil

    @ David (Indiana)

    The world must no longer cover their eyes about the problems in Congo and pretend that you do not see and have no knowledge of the true atrocities that happen there every day. The world must act.

    I thought ... without Anderson and without David today?
    :)Too bad!

    August 11, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  16. Krasi

    This is why I know I must be involved in human rights organizations.

    August 11, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  17. David, Indiana

    The california prison system is massively overcrowded isn't it? Did that contribute to the riots in those prisons?

    August 11, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  18. Lori, IL

    The situation in the Congo is astounding. I recently read that they (male soldiers) are also now raping men, trying to get the males of the villages to submit to the soldiers.

    August 11, 2009 at 10:50 pm |
  19. Isabel • Brazil

    People have no access to health, education, water and protection before the violence. This is very sad.

    August 11, 2009 at 10:49 pm |
  20. Cynthia, NC

    The horrific things that are going on with women in the Congo is just tragic.

    August 11, 2009 at 10:49 pm |
  21. David, Indiana

    What a wonderful man Dr. Malamu (sorry if I have the sp wrong) is. Great report Anderson, but heartwrenching to consider this situation. Yes, atrocities, that is what is happening in the Congo, John Roberts.

    August 11, 2009 at 10:48 pm |
  22. starr formerly known as vincent

    @ John Roberts

    You are right, the story must be told. However, i don't know how well is will sleep tonight hearing these stories.

    What kind of man (person) can do this? How are women so under valued by their families', husbands, anyone?

    August 11, 2009 at 10:48 pm |
  23. Marie

    This is terrible – I can't even imagine living in that kind of environment.

    August 11, 2009 at 10:48 pm |
  24. Josh Burnett

    Man, the congo story is just horrible. 🙁

    August 11, 2009 at 10:48 pm |
  25. Angela - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

    What's going on in Africa its just horrible... Its just unbelieveble sad 🙁

    August 11, 2009 at 10:47 pm |
  26. Krasi

    It makes me so mad listening to the stories from around the world of women and children being violated on an everyday basis. It is true. In war and conflicts, women and children never win regardless of what side they are on.

    August 11, 2009 at 10:46 pm |
  27. ericacnn

    ...also known as "eerie" 🙂

    August 11, 2009 at 10:46 pm |
  28. ericacnn

    @Sharon Hastings – it is eery and chilling. I can't imagine a person feeling that way

    August 11, 2009 at 10:44 pm |
  29. Jacqueline

    it doesn't give you a restful sleep, i should know i've had enough surgeries

    August 11, 2009 at 10:43 pm |
  30. Michelle D . Fonthill. Ont

    Anthestic is not used for sleep aid it's too powerful drug only used n hospitals Micheal only got it beacuse he's MJ and could have anything at his disposal .

    August 11, 2009 at 10:41 pm |
  31. Sharon Hastings

    The assassin story is horrible. I get that the cartels are paying big money to these hired hit men but the fact that these 2 guys loved doing it so much is what is so scary.

    August 11, 2009 at 10:40 pm |
  32. Margaret - Austin Texas

    I work in public service at the municipal level. I have encountered angry citizens at many public meetings. In my experience the citizens are angry about things that they really don't know the details about and they are using the public meetings as an opportunity to "finally get their voice heard". Unfortunately the result is a disrupted meeting where no one, neither the public official nor the citizens gained further insight.

    August 11, 2009 at 10:39 pm |
  33. Michelle D . Fonthill. Ont

    Micheal was responisble for his own actions and people used it to thier advantage .I agree with @Josh

    August 11, 2009 at 10:39 pm |
  34. Nancy

    Jean Kennedy Smith (Eunice's sister) is still alive, 81 I think.

    August 11, 2009 at 10:39 pm |
  35. Jacqueline

    it's because of the new drug. It's an anomaly using anesthetic as a sleep aid. It's obviously malpractice this will hopefully show people that just because you have money you shouldn't be able to get whatever you want

    August 11, 2009 at 10:38 pm |
  36. Janice

    I was watching cnn tonight and I thought I heard Dr Gupta say that
    everyone may not be eligible for the Public Health option that is
    being proposed. Did I misunderstand – if not that is the first time I heard that.

    August 11, 2009 at 10:37 pm |
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