August 12th, 2009
09:56 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 08/12/09

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Tonight, the latest on the town hall tension. Is the message spread by some even truthful? We're keeping them honest. Plus, the alarming rise in militias right here in the U.S. We'll show where they're attracting a lot of followers.

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

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soundoff (374 Responses)
  1. David, Indiana

    @Isabel, I know, sort of hard to wait on the whole economy to get activated and kick in.

    A lot of ground covered tonight. Thanks for getting more to the bottom of that "death panel" blow up.

    good night Anderson, Erica, Good night Isabel. Good night everyone

    August 12, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  2. Cindy

    Night Cooper..get some rest.

    Nene is crazy Gotta love her!


    August 12, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  3. Rahel Mequon, Wisconsin

    goodnight all!

    August 12, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  4. Michael

    Love You Both...Greatness on TV!

    August 12, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  5. Ligia

    Good night everybody... don't forget to smile 🙂 🙂 🙂

    August 12, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  6. Isabel • Brazil

    Good night, Anderson, Erica, David and friends!

    Excellent show! The AC360 is different with you.
    It's good to have you back! Thanks!

    Good night David and friends!!!

    See you tomorrow!

    August 12, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  7. Cessy, Chicago

    goodnight, Anderson and Erica! See you tomorrow!

    goodnight, everyone! Be safe!

    August 12, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  8. jacqueline, NY


    August 12, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  9. Rahel Mequon, Wisconsin

    haa the shot was funny!

    where is the beat 360!?
    i am still waiting to win one!

    August 12, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  10. Angela - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

    Night everyone, once again really nice to see you Anderson.

    Have a nice thursday everyone 🙂

    August 12, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  11. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Boo boo? Andy is now boo boo, haha

    August 12, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  12. jacqueline

    way to go Erica that was Great!

    August 12, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  13. Mary

    Anderson, we missed you! glad you're back.

    August 12, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  14. Isabel • Brazil

    Are you blushing? lol...

    August 12, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  15. Jasmine - Spokane, WA (Spokandyland)

    Nene...she cracks me up.....

    have a nice nite peeps!

    August 12, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  16. Laura, NYC

    good night Anderson

    August 12, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  17. starr formerly known as vincent

    Wow, the blog went fast tonight!

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

    Good night fellow bloggers, quite an active night on the blog.

    The shot: interesting

    August 12, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  18. Steve, san francisco

    Anderson...good to have you back. South Africa is amazing...was just there in June. Swam with the great whites, went on safari, bunjy jumped. Did you do anything fun and exciting....or just work, work,work??

    August 12, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  19. gayle mccauley malden,mass.

    Goodnight everyone.Peace to all of you and yours.

    August 12, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  20. Lisa A. Philadelphia, PA

    Nene is hilarious – share the love! Good night all!!!

    August 12, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  21. Royal

    NeNe came by CNN headquarters in Atlanta I'm sure... I can't believe I missed her by just a week! I bet Anderson Cooper was angry that he missed out on meeting one of his favorite show's main characters. 🙂

    Good show tonight. Glad you were back, Anderson. I'm your #1 fan!

    August 12, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  22. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Night Everyone! Enjoy the evening!

    August 12, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  23. LisaL - Canada

    always good to know who your fans are

    August 12, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  24. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Good night Anderson, Erica, Ed Henry, David Gergen and my friends Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!!
    Have a great night and sleep tight everyone!!!! 😀
    See you on Friday night!!!!
    Day of the shot with NeNe Housewife of Atlanta is really want AC right now, funny shot! Great shot! love it! 😀

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

    August 12, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
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