August 14th, 2009
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 08/14/09

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Pres. Obama held a town hall meeting on health care reform in Montana today. Are more Americans getting on board the plan? Or will he have to "water down" his proposal? Plus, the presidential exclusive. Meet the 11 year old who got to interview Mr. Obama. And, legendary singer Bob Dylan has a run in with cops.

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soundoff (243 Responses)
  1. Dana, NY

    Great program tonight. Have a great weekend everyone

    August 14, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  2. Cessy, Chicago

    way to funny, Anderson! goodnight and have a wonderful 'kid-free" weekend!

    Be safe!

    August 14, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  3. Jolene, St. Joseph, MI

    Anderson: You did well with Nancy Grace's kids! Go eat some mangos and french fries now!

    Enjoyed the show tonight! Hope everyone has a great weekend!

    August 14, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  4. Dana

    Anderson, you are too funny!!! ....to sedate yourself for the whole weekend....LOL

    August 14, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  5. Caroline, Los Angeles

    G'nite all!

    August 14, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  6. bill

    bob dylan just walking around a shore town minding his own business, why would a police officer ask for id? and why would he have to prove who he was? are we still free to walk the streets of americai without being hassled by somebody?

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

    Good night, Anderson, Erica, David (Indiana) and friends!
    The show was great tonight!

    A great weekend for us ... of rest, peace and lots of fun!

    See you Monday!

    August 14, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  8. Emma

    Have a great weekend everyone!

    August 14, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  9. nicole l

    have an awesome weekend AC

    August 14, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  10. Renee

    Trust me, Anderson, most parents know we need sedation. It's called prayer!

    August 14, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  11. Nancy

    I want directions for the origami fish for my grandchildren!

    August 14, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  12. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Anderson I think you made the day of two cute kids with your origami fish. Good job! have a good weekend all

    August 14, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  13. jane MI

    Anderson, you really did look like a natural with those kids!! Gotta
    remember that any 21mo old would probably cry if given to someone
    their not familiar with!!

    August 14, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  14. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Good night Anderson and Erica. Great show tonight! Have a great weekend everyone.

    August 14, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  15. starr santa fe

    Thank you & good night Anderson, Erica & Team 360.

    Good night fellow bloggers, terrific conversation as always.

    Anderson, you made playing with Nancy's children look easy! I know you said you were "sweating", but it certainly did not look that way, you looked cool as a cucumber.

    August 14, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  16. Isabel • Brazil

    @ Anderson

    Glad you two made your peace ... the fish solved!

    August 14, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  17. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Anderson, I loved your interview with Nancy Grace! I know that some people don’t like her, but I kind of like her blunt, no nonsense style.

    August 14, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  18. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good night everyone, and have a wonderful weekend!

    Anderson you are good with people and with little people!

    August 14, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  19. Jillonne, Florida

    Those were nice fish, Anderson 😉

    August 14, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  20. 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!!!! 😀
    Have a great weekend!
    See you on Monday night!
    Day of the shot with Anderson made paper fish for Nancy's kids...... I love Anderson's face expression!!! LOL!!! I love this, Funny shot!!! I love the shot! 😀

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

    August 14, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  21. Cessy, Chicago

    Can't wait to see The SHOT! yeay!

    August 14, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  22. Jillonne, Florida

    I think that after Anderson was taking care of the twins, we should give him the weekend off after all 😉

    August 14, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  23. Dulcie - Denver

    Hope everyone has a great weekend! Good night!

    August 14, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  24. Lori, IL

    About that time -

    Anderson - enjoyed the program tonight - good mix of topics

    Fellow Bloggers - enjoyed chatting

    The "Shot" too funny!!

    Hope everyone has a good weekend..... peace to all....

    August 14, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  25. Melissa-Erie, Pa

    Great show tonight!!

    August 14, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  26. Miranda Huntington Beach, CA


    French Fries and Mangoes MMMMM.Have agreat Fri night stay safe for the weekend.Anderson alright job tonight way to go.


    August 14, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  27. Martina Ilstad Germany

    So Anderson
    Thank God its friday,no day longer.Verry good show tonight,thank you
    for doing a good job,verry relax and doing a good babysitter job,too.So here in Germany the new day starts,so i will try to sleep now.I wish you a verry good and silent weekend.
    Hardworker,needs to rest,or are you going to your next tripp?

    August 14, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  28. Isabel • Brazil

    Funny caption on Beat360!

    August 14, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  29. Heather - Spokane, WA

    How can anyone not know who Bob Dylan is?

    August 14, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  30. Jen

    Damon's a hoot! Great interview Mr. Weaver.

    And great show Anderson & crew – nice close to the week.

    August 14, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  31. starr santa fe

    The video of the mother being tasered is really upsetting. No law suit will ever removed the memory of that incident from her childrens' minds! (or hers either).

    August 14, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  32. Caroline, Los Angeles

    There is simply something wrong with police training when an officer decides to tazer a lady who is moving non-agressively. Inappropriate use of force.

    August 14, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  33. Marian

    Great show tonight, the dogs and the interview with the young reporter was priceless. That little boy has more personality than anyone I have seen in a long time.

    August 14, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  34. Sandra Robertson, GA

    Damon is quite a bright little kid; and as long as he has mangoes and fries he is a happy one too. I also loved him in the Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer today. Good night all and have a nice weekend.

    August 14, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  35. cicly

    wonderful program tonight, guys. all the best.

    August 14, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  36. Jillonne, Florida

    I just want to know when Anderson is available for babysitting for me 😉

    August 14, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  37. Sam(antha), Boston MA

    I loved Tom Foreman's interview. That boy was so funny and intelligent for his age. It would be so nice if twenty or so years down the line he becomes President and we can all look back and remember him on CNN.

    I'm looking forward to watching that clip of Anderson again, he was handling it well and then all of a sudden the baby just started crying. The look on your face Anderson was absolutely priceless 🙂

    August 14, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  38. Cher Milne

    Thanks, Anderson for being real. I appreciate that. Hopefully people will get real as well and stop allowing themselves to be caught up in all negative manipulation of these important issues. Instead of becoming part of the mob, work at helping to peacefully find a real solution. Health care is so needed......do they realize how ridiculous there actions look to the rest of the world and how everyone realizes who is behind all the negativity.
    Thanks for listening

    August 14, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  39. Medard

    the little boy said he will raise taxes to help the poor,is that socialism? No this is compassion,the heart of a child,the heart of the lord.

    August 14, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  40. Isabel • Brazil

    @ Anderson

    That scene was worth the nigh .. you scared the boy! lol...

    Don't get upset ... children are unpredictable, especially in this age! lol...

    August 14, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  41. LisaL - Canada

    happened to catch Larry King earlier – very nice, the piece with Nancy Grace. lots of interesting questions and answers.

    must say, loved the fish you made for the kids. that was great.

    August 14, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  42. Dulcie - Denver

    Does Michael Vick deserve the chance to play football again? Sure, he paid his dues. Should any major league football team sign him? Not just no, but heck NO!

    I'd have a flying fit if the Denver Broncos had signed him. Not sure how the Philadelphia fans feel.

    August 14, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  43. Dana

    that was such a cute interview.... "would you like to be my homeboy?" ... LOL

    August 14, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
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