August 20th, 2009
09:37 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 8/20/09

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We have new information tonight about an alleged struggle within the Bush administration just days before the 2004 presidential election. According to Former Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge, senior officials including former Attorney General John Ashcroft and former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, pushed to raise the terror threat level to orange after Osama Bin Laden released an audiotape critical of then President George W. Bush.

And victims' family members and advocates are grieving today as the only man convicted in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland - which killed 270 people - was released on humanitarian grounds Thursday from a British prison. We speak to one man whose brother was killed in the attack.

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

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soundoff (163 Responses)
  1. Cynthia, NC

    Doggie kisses and a mad kitty.......I've had my laugh to end the day!. Good one!

    Tomorrow is Friday....have a great one!

    August 20, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  2. Isabel • Brazil

    Good night, Anderson, Erica, David (Indiana) and friends!

    Good rest!!!!!!!! Bye...............

    August 20, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  3. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Ginger is so sweet! That anchor was a good sport!

    August 20, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  4. Isabel • Brazil

    @ Anderson @ Erica

    You are laughing because it was not with you! Lol ..

    August 20, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  5. Samantha,New Jersey


    August 20, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  6. Heather - Spokane, WA

    At least the dogs are very friendly! have a good night all

    August 20, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  7. Steve Colby

    Have a good night, my family and I really enjoy your show every night!

    August 20, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  8. Lori

    Sweet Dreams!

    August 20, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  9. Sandra Robertson, GA

    Lovingly licking pooch made me really smile before bedtime. Thanks and good night all.

    August 20, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  10. Tabitha

    Good night everyone! Hope I'll have the chance to watch the health care special tomorrow night.

    August 20, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  11. Isabel • Brazil

    Ha! Sweet!

    August 20, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  12. Lisa A. Philadelphia, PA

    Good night all – looks like that news anchor just wanted her makeup off! HA HA! 😀

    August 20, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  13. starr, formerly known as vincent

    Thank you & Good night Anderson, Erica & Team 360. Always enjoy the program.

    Good night fellow bloggers. Super conversation tonight.

    The shot: You gotta love it (if you're a dog lover). Wacky, wacky dog (smile). Oh no!! Not the cat again!

    August 20, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
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