September 8th, 2009
09:46 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 9/8/09

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Anderson reports from Afghanistan tonight. He takes you along on the most dangerous job for U.S. forces – the search for IEDs.  And, 360 M.D. Sanjay Gupta takes you inside a battlefield hospital. Meet the only cardiovascular surgeon on the frontlines. And, see how Dr. Gupta helped in the OR.

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soundoff (167 Responses)
  1. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Have a great day Anderson, be careful out there!

    September 8, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  2. sarah

    i would bid on that for sure!!! dinner with AC would be worth every dollar!

    September 8, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  3. David, Indiana

    Very tough conditions in afghanistan, very different circumstances there. Quiet, reticient people not sure if they can count on the govt.

    Good night Isabel, good night everyone

    September 8, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  4. Samuel M'boro, TN

    @ Mike Syracuse, NY


    September 8, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  5. Fay - California

    Really good show tonight.

    September 8, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  6. Chris Sosa - Boston, MA

    As an individual with OCD... I can't imagine even walking in that room! Enjoy your "moondust," Cooper. *shudders* 😀

    Great show! Nice end to my 20th birthday. Have a good night everyone!

    September 8, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  7. Lori

    Thank you Anderson and CNN. Sweet Dreams.

    September 8, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  8. Isabel Siaba, Brazil

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

    May we all be at peace!

    See you tomorrow!

    September 8, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  9. Jane - Vt

    Sarah Palin is irrelevant. How about some bidding for dinner with the AC360 crew. That would be some interesting conversation.

    Goodnight all

    September 8, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  10. starr, formerly known as vincent

    Anderson Et Al, Thank you so much for the reporting from Afganistan. It is an important issue that the American people are going to have to support (or not).Really great reporting.
    Thank you Erican & Team 360 & good night too.
    Good night to my fellow bloggers.

    The shot: very informative. you guys are tough! Know about the dust from living in the desert in NM...can't get rid of it no matter what you do.

    God Bles the troops who live in the tents.

    September 8, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  11. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    That layer of dust is typical of living in any desert. However, it sounds particularly bothersome in the middle east.

    September 8, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  12. Kathy Chicago

    Ac, your quarters are almost as messy as my daughter's room.

    September 8, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  13. Randy, Woodstock

    Thank you! Anderson, Ericka and everyone tonight. Be safe to all those in harms way

    September 8, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  14. Jacqueline, NY

    I feel so bad for the troops.

    September 8, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  15. Dorriee

    Time to get out of Afganistan.

    September 8, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  16. annette batista

    thanks anderson for tonights report, its amazing to see were my brother g.velez is at, he is with charlie co, god bless all who is there

    September 8, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  17. Jim Prater

    I don't know about anyone else, but I wouldn't give a plugged nickle to have supper with Palin.

    September 8, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
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