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September 2nd, 2009
09:40 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 9/2/09

We’ve heard a lot about Phillip Garrido, the convicted sex offender who fathered two children with Jaycee Dugard, but his wife Nancy is also charged with Jaycee’s kidnapping and rape.

Also tonight part two of Drew Griffin’s investigation into the black market for human organs. Tonight you’ll see just how desperate some people are for Kidneys and we’ll introduce you to a man who preys on that desperation.

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

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  1. Patty, GV

    The Garrido's are both despicable, and both bear the full weight of blame. Sometimes inaction is a more disturbing crime.

    We won't know if Chris Brown is really sorry or not until he does/doesn't hit again. Future girlfriends BEWARE!

    Keep safe Mr. Ware!

    September 2, 2009 at 10:33 pm |
  2. starr, formerly known as vincent

    More contractors?! Look at the mess contractors have made in Iraq & now Afganistan.

    The story you are doing about the disgusting "parties" that Contractors are participating in makes it even more a reason to Not have more contractors, unless they are seriously Vetted, before given more American money!

    Please, please Anderson, Dr. Gupta, et al, be very careful in Afganistan. We know that CNN is very good at protecting you, but that does not stop my worry.

    September 2, 2009 at 10:33 pm |
  3. Zaib (atlanta)

    Chris brown is controlled by his mother 100%. I believe his crime against rhiana was hostility built up by his mother. Mom, let your son grow up

    September 2, 2009 at 10:33 pm |
  4. jane MI

    I'm very skeptical of Chris Brown's apology-He seems to talk more about himself and didn't show/express much empathy about what Rhianna has gone thru...and claims he doesn't really remember doing it...Sorry, I don't buy it

    September 2, 2009 at 10:32 pm |
  5. Joe Terrogano

    It's time to suspend hired guns. If we need more troops, recruit them. Or, send an all rent-a-troop contingent to Afghanistan and leave our troops here.

    September 2, 2009 at 10:32 pm |
  6. Adriana RM Marietta,Ga

    It bothers that Senator Grassely and others believe that the health care bills are too complicated to read. I have read them all. It just like reading a text book.

    September 2, 2009 at 10:32 pm |
  7. Michelle D . Fonthill. Ont

    If Chris Brown is going to be interviewed why did he hold back on telling the truth of what he did .The humilation of what Rhianna went through is proof enough of wha the did he just wants damage control for his career .

    September 2, 2009 at 10:32 pm |
  8. Kari

    The entire Larry King interview looked scripted. Anytime Larry asked him to go into detail about what he was sorry for he came up blank. He never admitted to hitting her, punching her, bitting her, slamming her...anything that would tarnish his image.

    September 2, 2009 at 10:32 pm |
  9. Teresa

    Show the fire on a map of the area so we can visualize the location and size.

    September 2, 2009 at 10:32 pm |
  10. Mike, Syracuse, NY

    Security at embassies is usually provided by US Marines. What happened to that?

    September 2, 2009 at 10:31 pm |
  11. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    I can't understand how they can allow this type of thing to be happening over there.

    September 2, 2009 at 10:31 pm |
  12. Chris Sosa - Boston, MA

    This situation with the guards is beyond embarrassing. I saw it a day or two ago when a blog caught wind of it. Glad a full investigation is underway.

    @Erica – I agree. He needs professional counseling.

    September 2, 2009 at 10:31 pm |
  13. Vickie_AR

    Uh.......beating and choking the crap out of someone is a little more than a "mistake".

    September 2, 2009 at 10:31 pm |
  14. Danielle in Long Beach, CA

    These contractors are ridiculous. The photos I've seen so far show debauchery even unseen at Mardi Gras. I can't believe we are paying for this. Something needs to be done immediately.

    September 2, 2009 at 10:31 pm |
  15. Pam - San Diego, CA

    Yes, they sure are. And, Gov. Arnie cooked them breakfast today. That's a darn good terminator!

    September 2, 2009 at 10:30 pm |
  16. Randy

    Erica – Much agree! Amazing men and women. Firefighters

    September 2, 2009 at 10:30 pm |
  17. Michelle D . Fonthill. Ont

    The troops in Afganistan an d the fir fighters are the bravest they are true heroes.

    September 2, 2009 at 10:30 pm |
  18. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Anderson, I am looking forward to your reports from Afghanistan next week. Maybe you can give us a unique view of what is happening over there. I hope you and your crew stay safe.

    September 2, 2009 at 10:30 pm |
  19. Sabrina in Los Angeles

    No checking out the orgies in Afghanistan....lol.

    I still think you guys should not go there.

    Too dangerous.

    September 2, 2009 at 10:30 pm |
  20. cheryl

    Did not feel any sincerity from Chris Brown. Unfortunate- I was a fan.

    September 2, 2009 at 10:29 pm |
  21. Jayne

    Chris Brown did not demonstrate a bit of remorse for his abusive actions towards Rihanna. I suppose he thought he'd look more innocent in his light blue suit and tie. He must think that the audience is simple minded and can easily be convinced. He displays lots of anger and even rage. This was not a mistake, this was a diliberate act.

    September 2, 2009 at 10:29 pm |
  22. ericacnn

    I found Chris Brown's reaction to the tape of him talking about the abues his mother suffered and its impact on him interesting... and a bit lacking. There wasn't much of a response when Larry asked him about those statements and what happened with Rhianna.

    September 2, 2009 at 10:29 pm |
  23. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Aaron, London,
    Welcome to AC 360 Live Blog tonight, Enjoy blogging! 🙂

    September 2, 2009 at 10:29 pm |
  24. Caroline

    Who were Chris Brown's handlers that they figured his interview with Larry King would portray him in a favorable light? Big mistake.

    September 2, 2009 at 10:29 pm |
  25. Charles

    We need to finish what we began in Afghanistan. In honor for the ones who have died, we can't leave now. And we should consider really going into Pakistan and cleaning the border, they are the ones behind the weapons supplies I believe.

    September 2, 2009 at 10:29 pm |
  26. Joi

    Hi A.C.

    Chris Brown is a poor excuse for a human being and yes he'll hit again.

    Whats going to happen next time is he's going to hit the wrong women and she's going to kick his ass or blow his brains out.

    He's just a little punk and that's all.

    September 2, 2009 at 10:29 pm |
  27. Rasheena

    You know we all have done something wrong in our lives, its just that we are not living under the microscope like Chris Brown. I am appalled by his actions and don't think that any man should hit a woman. I also am a believer in second chances. I don't believe that he should be called a "Monster." He is an entertainer and it is unfair for us to automatically assume that he is going to be a perfect role model. I am sure some of the people who are scrutinizing him have children at home whom have done unacceptable things. My advice to everyone is to stop obsessing on someone else's mistakes and try and fix your own. As for me I forgive Chris Brown. I hope that he learns from this HUGE mistake and goes on to become a better person.

    September 2, 2009 at 10:28 pm |
  28. starr, formerly known as vincent

    Several years ago, i heard an interview with a high ranking military man, who indicated that the solution to the war was working with the poeple of Afganistan.

    The one message he gave was that America should buy the Opium crop from the locals, thereby keeping the money from the Taliban.
    He had several other good suggestions that would increase the trust between the Afgans & Americans.

    It sounds like this is along the lines of what Gem McCrystal may be suggesting.

    September 2, 2009 at 10:28 pm |
  29. Cessy, Chicago

    Anderson, news ticker said you are going to be reporting from Afghanistan next week?

    September 2, 2009 at 10:28 pm |
  30. Michelle D . Fonthill. Ont

    What a memoir indeed Sen Kennedy leaves quite a leagcy behind he hi sadly missed .

    September 2, 2009 at 10:28 pm |
  31. Barbara

    I hope that some of the people who are so critical of Chris Brown never do anything wrong. It is easy to judge others, but we need to look in the mirror. We have the advantage of not being famous and so the whole world doesn't know our shortcomings and can judge us. Not that it should matter to Chris Brown, I feel that his apology is appropriate and sincere. God Bless you Chris Brown! God will forgive you and he will help you make it through this situation.

    September 2, 2009 at 10:28 pm |
  32. Teresa

    Chris should be appoligizing to Rihanna. She is the only one who needs to believe it. Leave it alone, it's no longer news.

    September 2, 2009 at 10:28 pm |
  33. Kat

    Chris Brown seemed sorry but unable to express himself. I think his lawyer did a little to much talking for him

    September 2, 2009 at 10:28 pm |
  34. Isabel Siaba, Brazil

    @ David, Indiana

    I find it difficult trying to understand the mind of a criminal. They are sick and unbalanced. It is difficult to see someone break into your defense, if I imagine of all the evil they did.

    Yesterday I wasn't feeling very well ... I also missed you!

    September 2, 2009 at 10:27 pm |
  35. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq will go on for years. They may call them something else, but they will continue just as they have been.

    September 2, 2009 at 10:27 pm |
  36. Dottie

    If Obama takes the public option off the table he is rendered
    powerless for not standing up to the Rebubs. Without it there is no competion for insurance companies. I am so dissapointed in him
    Dottie

    September 2, 2009 at 10:27 pm |
  37. Tim in Northridge

    Regarding tonight's Larry King interview with Chris Brown: Do you honestly think anyone watching found it plausible that (pursuant to probation records) Chris can't seems to remember smashing in a car windshield on both sides? Stick to the Music Chris.... Your "acting" was truly awful!

    September 2, 2009 at 10:27 pm |
  38. Lori, IL

    Thank you for giving us a report on Afghanistan! And, yeah, Michael Ware on 360!! I know you are travelling there and imbedding with the troops next week, Anderson. Looking forward to your reports. Stay safe and Godspeed.

    September 2, 2009 at 10:27 pm |
  39. Randy

    Evening Anderson and Erica:

    Health Care. Obama needs to layout his plan and it must incude a Public option. The young lady who was a waitress and was told to grow up and go get a policy tells it all. A women wanting to do her part, but just can't afford the cost ask what help can there be. Soemone who doesn't worry about money tells her to grow up and buy a policy. Our Politician have no clue!

    September 2, 2009 at 10:27 pm |
  40. Chris San Diego, CA

    Has anyone thought about what happens if we "pull out"? What they (the Afghanis) and the area would become? Wow...

    September 2, 2009 at 10:27 pm |
  41. Nasir, Phnom penh, cambodia

    I wonder why a great country administration system don't check a place for 18 years, so sad, thanks

    September 2, 2009 at 10:27 pm |
  42. Ylli

    The same tactic used in Iraq for troop increase must be applied in Afghanistan in order to win that war. The war must be won and can be won.

    September 2, 2009 at 10:26 pm |
  43. David, Indiana

    Nice to be talking healthcare again if only for a brief moment, good that Sen Snowe is leaving the door open for the President. Sounds like the President's initiative has a chance to move forward.

    22 percent containment of the fires in CA. That hasn't budged since Tuesday. That fire must be burning intensely today.

    September 2, 2009 at 10:26 pm |
  44. ericacnn

    @Pam – the firefighters are amazing. Truly selfless, brave souls. Here in NY, also some of the nicest people, esp with children. Everytime a truck goes by, the firefighters always wave to my son (proudly sporting his FDNY hat)... we are so lucky to have those who fight fires for a living and the volunteer firefighters who cover so much of the country.

    September 2, 2009 at 10:26 pm |
  45. Michelle D . Fonthill. Ont

    Celebs get slap on wrists whenever they get in trouble with the law what happens to thier victims and Rhainna's got pain and suffering what is her justice ?

    September 2, 2009 at 10:26 pm |
  46. Minou, New York City

    I'm always amazed at the heavy backpacks and all the stuff the troops are carrying around!

    September 2, 2009 at 10:26 pm |
  47. Sara Ray, Hawaii

    Chris Brown didnt just hit Rhianna like it was some accident, he beat the daylights out of her. Hes obviously well practiced at it. He may not hit her again because of the risk of bad publicity, but thats not to say it wont happen to someone else.

    September 2, 2009 at 10:26 pm |
  48. Angela - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

    Chris Brown... a man beating a woman... NOT acceptable! And definitely NOT forgivable! Even though he's young and made a mistake it's just this kind of situation that he's gonna have to work really hard to get out of it. And it's really sad cause he's very young and a great performer.

    September 2, 2009 at 10:26 pm |
  49. carol

    this is in reference to chris Brown. This is a public image damage control apology. i feel no sincerity from his apology.
    you can bet this has happened before and will in the furture.

    September 2, 2009 at 10:25 pm |
  50. Donna, Ontario, Canada

    Leave Afghanistan enough lives have been lost

    September 2, 2009 at 10:25 pm |
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