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August 24th, 2009
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 8/24/09

A paper bombshell exploded today when a Houston court released documents showing that Michael Jackson died of lethal levels of the powerful anesthetic propofol.

And that’s not all—the Associated Press is quoting a single law enforcement official, who says the L.A. County Coroner has ruled Michael Jackson's death a homicide.

We’ll have the latest on all of this breaking news.

The Justice Department has launched a criminal investigation into harsh questioning of detainees during President George W. Bush's war on terrorism.   We’ll dig deeper tonight.

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

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soundoff (224 Responses)
  1. Angela - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

    Have a wonderful night everyone, see you all tomorrow!! Sleep tight Anderson! 🙂

    August 24, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  2. Jen, Albany NY

    Titan, awwww, dogs are great. I found this awesome dog store this weekend, to get treats for my little girls! 😉

    August 24, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  3. Emma

    That was so pathetic....I wonder what moron at Miss Universe made the decision to include her performance in the program.

    August 24, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  4. Anthonia-(Yay! Area)California

    I thought that was Britney Spears making another comback.. but i cant believe that was Heidi from The Hills! pretty funny haha

    Goodnight everyone!

    August 24, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  5. Sharon Hastings

    Painful to watch Heidi. Apparently Anderson agrees. Don't hold back Anderson. Let us know if you liked it or not.

    August 24, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  6. Jillonne, Largo, Florida

    Goodnight, Anderson and Erica and everyone!

    August 24, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  7. Chris Sosa - Boston, MA

    Goodnight, everyone!

    August 24, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  8. Lori

    Okay Anderson and Erica, that's enough! It is painful enough just watching the clip. Sweet dreams!

    August 24, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  9. starr, formerly known as vincent

    Anderson, Erica & Team 360, Thank you and good night. The show was a goo mix tonight.

    Good night fellow bloggers.

    The shot: That was really fund as well as your remarks Anderson.

    Loved Anderson's dog "speak" during the Great Dane story.

    August 24, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  10. Devna AC360°

    Thanks for joining us tonight! See you tomorrow night – same time!

    August 24, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  11. Sandra Robertson, GA

    Heidi is not a Godly creation. Good night all.

    August 24, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  12. Jane - Vt

    Goodnight all. Thanks for the welcome

    August 24, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  13. Isabel Siaba, Brazil

    This part of the Miss Universe was really complicated to watch. I think perhaps where I slept .... Lol ...

    August 24, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  14. Angela - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

    hahahahaha Anderson I was wondering the same thing watching the show... I was like "Whooo in the world is she?!" 😀

    August 24, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  15. Lisa A. Philadelphia, PA

    Good night everyone. The Shot is always a good way to get a giggle in after such serious thought provoking programming. That was just embarrassing, can't even dance! Now i can get to sleep with a smile! Thanks!

    August 24, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  16. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Night Everyone! Sleep tight and don't let the bed bug bit.

    Everybody wants to be in the business of show which says "Hey, look at me!"

    August 24, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  17. LisaL - Canada

    had a great weekend – very relaxing.

    actually, i've heard that great danes make great apartment dogs, for several reasons!

    August 24, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  18. Kelly - Harrisburg, PA

    I'm still impressed by the student in Black in America 2 who wants to become a social worker because even when her home life was in shambles she felt like at least the social worker – one person – cared. I have a feeling that girl, because of what she went through – will make a huge impact when she grows up.

    August 24, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  19. Emma

    Please don't show Heidi Montag.....we should just ignore her.

    August 24, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  20. Isabel Siaba, Brazil

    Miss Universe was a little disappointing. Despite everyone think Miss Universe is decadent, I thought it might be fun, but it was not so much! Lol ...

    August 24, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  21. Angela - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

    Aaarrgg Miss Universe!! We were soooo CLOSE!!! But little miss sunshine gave such an nonsense answer to her question!! 😛

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

    Anderson - good segment on the school system in New Orleans - glad you are doing the "After the Storm" segment this week and looking forward to your live remotes from NOLA on Thursday and Friday.

    August 24, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  23. tom

    a great dane requires back loader

    August 24, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  24. Angela - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

    Poor little girl, I bet she was extremely scared 😦

    August 24, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
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