September 24th, 2009
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 09/24/09

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Two alleged terror plots uncovered on U.S. soil. Two arrests. We have the breaking developments. Plus, a Census worker found dead. Was it suicide or murder? We're following these stories tonight and much more.

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

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soundoff (185 Responses)
  1. Emily

    Tomorrow is Friday!!!
    See you all then!

    Have a good night 😀

    September 24, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  2. Isabel Siaba, Brazil

    Good night Anderson!!!
    Good night David (Indiana)!!!
    Good night friends!

    Great show today!
    Great interview Anderson with Sen Mc Cain!

    See you tomorrow!!

    September 24, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  3. Victor-Chicago

    Good night everyone !

    September 24, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  4. Jane - Vt

    Good night everyone

    September 24, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  5. Kim

    We just noticed on the commercial break during your show, a Walmart commercial for towels. There was a mother taking her child out of the bath tub. How ironic? Don't you think?

    We love you Anderson and Erica!

    September 24, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  6. Jane - Vt

    I don't think it was suicide. Is this a result of all the hate speech?

    September 24, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  7. starr, formerly known as vncent

    Thank you Anderson, Erica & Team 360 for another diversified and informative new program and good night too.

    Good night fellow bloggers, always a pleasure to dialogue with you.

    The shot: Informative. You are right, the difference from a still to a video can be vast.

    And thanks again to our wonderful agencies and our intelligence persons for a job well done!

    September 24, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  8. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    Anderson~ Well, show and tell Pres kissing another woman! Thanks and have a goodnight. . . except for MIchele and Barrack~

    September 24, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  9. Caroline. Los Angeles

    Good Thursday everyone!

    September 24, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  10. Emily

    OUCH! ~19lbs @birth! glad they are both healthy.

    @David, I agree with you!!

    Have a good night everyone and see you tomorrow! 🙂
    Speaking of still photos, where is "The Beat" Anderson?

    September 24, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  11. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good night everyone. Stay calm!

    Mr. President! Don't kiss "that woman!"

    September 24, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  12. Isabel Siaba, Brazil

    Or this would be an innocent kiss between friends!

    September 24, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  13. Lori

    That looks like a kiss. Goodnight. Sweet dreams.

    September 24, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  14. Caroline. Los Angeles

    I just don't think the Census worker's death was a suicide. He fought through his cancer, he was reportedly in remission, he had two jobs which is a blessing in this economy, and his friends say he was doing fine.

    Looks like murder to me.

    September 24, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  15. Cindy - Dyer, In

    good night all

    September 24, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  16. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Good night Anderson, Erica, Ed Henry, David Gergen and my friends Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!!
    See you on Monday night! 😀
    Have a great night and sleep tight everyone!!!!
    Day of the shot with lady and Pres. Obama, almost kiss, OUCH! LOL! Not good idea shot! LOL!!! I think Michelle won't see this picture shot!
    Have a great night, good sleep at home after work!!!! See you tomorrow night!!! Have a plenty sleep! 😀

    September 24, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  17. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    I meant 19 lbs. i gave birth to a 10 lb baby! blahah memories!

    September 24, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  18. Isabel Siaba, Brazil

    What picture is that?
    The first lady is not jealous? Because I'd be jealous .... lol ...

    September 24, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  19. Cynthia, NC

    Now that was a big baby! God bless the mother.

    September 24, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  20. Caroline. Los Angeles

    19 pounds! Oh that's much too large for a baby.

    Why is the Pres kissing that lady????

    September 24, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  21. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    OUCH 10 lbs! That's is like giving birth to a watermelon. Yowza! what a lunker little sweet baby!

    September 24, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  22. Cheryl K. Sask Canada

    Good interview with Sen McCain. I find that he is very knowledgeable about the strategies of war. Looking forward to your interview with Pres Clinton.

    September 24, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  23. Anthonia-Bay Area

    Most people who do commit suicide dont show their depressed sides to the public..

    September 24, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  24. starr, formerly known as vncent

    My cousin works for the census and she has told me that she suffers a great deal of suspicion from her clients, and sometimes down right abuse (verbal).

    September 24, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  25. Dulcie - Denver

    Wow, we need more Senators like John McCain in office. I didn't vote for him and was prepared for brutal criticism of Pres. Obama. Instead he showed a lot of class and faith in the president.

    I always thought McCain was a good man and I'm thrilled that he showed that in Anderson's interview.

    September 24, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  26. Caroline. Los Angeles

    This hanging of the Census worker is extremely troubling.

    September 24, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  27. Lori from IL

    Anderson -

    A question for President Bill Clinton -

    How has your involvement in the Clinton Global Initiative and your extensive travel in the year's following your presidency changed your perspective on the role the US plays in the global commmunity? What lessons have you learned that you would like to share with our current leaders?

    September 24, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  28. Roger Shelton

    Immediately following the article on Anderson 360 about the parents' photos being turned over to the police, by Walmart, as child-porn . . . didn't I see a commercial from Walmart showing the same type of image (a child wrapped in a towel) on your show? Should we turn Walmart in to the authorities for distribution of child-porn?

    September 24, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  29. Caroline. Los Angeles

    @Anderson–I think Clinton may have been asked this question by someone else recently, but ask him what is different about the House health care bills now vs. what he and Hillary worked up in the 90s.

    Also ask him if he ever considered a Single Payer Plan back then or if it wasn't even a whispered idea back then.

    September 24, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  30. Emily

    @Erica ...you are right about that!
    It was great that the parents in that case spoke out.
    I hope that CNN keeps up with them and this case.

    Walmart and the police should be ashamed of themselves!

    September 24, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  31. starr, formerly known as vncent

    Anderson, excellent interview with Sen. Mc Cain! I'm grateful that you read his remarks, they were touching and incredibly true.

    I agree with everything that Sen, McCain said. Pres. Obama inherited the Afgan war, which had been ignored for years in place of Iraq.

    If we, the American people, can be patient like he asked, i beleive that the Afgan situation could change dramatically. But firts and foremost, Pres. Obama must see that the recent elections in Afganistan are not tainted.

    September 24, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  32. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Lori from IL & BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX
    I agree with both of you, I hope It will works to help beat this. 🙂

    September 24, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  33. Chris Sosa - Boston, MA

    @Jo Anne – In many parts of the world, HIV is an unavoidable part of life. However, I agree, in the US, we often don't promote safe practices, sexual and otherwise, to prevent HIV. Much could be done in terms of education.

    September 24, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  34. Mike, Syracuse, NY

    Why wouldn't education on safe sex be a much better investment than an HIV vaccine? It would also prevent other SDTs and cut down on teen pregnancy too.

    September 24, 2009 at 10:50 pm |
  35. Joan

    And these terrorists that have been caught are just the low level, amateurs.

    September 24, 2009 at 10:50 pm |
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