September 30th, 2009
07:27 PM ET

Evening Buzz: Death in Paradise

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Maureen Miller
AC360° Writer

The death toll is rising in American Samoa and Samoa following an earthquake that triggered a tsunami. At least 110 people have died in the south Pacific islands. And, a second quake hit the region today. Thousands are reportedly trapped on the Indonesian island of Sumatra after the 7.6 magnitude earthquake. We'll talk with the Red Cross about their rescue efforts.

And, we're back in Chicago demanding answers. We've been covering the city's violence for far too long. Kids are still killing kids. The latest victim: Derrion Albert. The honor student was beaten to death and killing was caught on tape. Four teens have been charged in the case. Why can't the violence stop? You'll hear from the head of schools and the city's top cop. We're keeping them honest.

Plus, more big names in Hollywood are defending Roman Polanski who remains under arrest in Switzerland vowing to fight extradition to the U.S. on charges he raped a 13-year-old girl more than 30 years ago. Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has written an op-ed in the UK's "The Independent" newspaper. "This is a miscarriage of justice, and the government is making him a scapegoat," Weinstein wrote. Randi Kaye is digger deeper into those accusation.

Join us for these stories and much more starting at 10pm ET. See you then!

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Marie

    I agree with Marcos. I felt sorry for him when Sharon Tate died. Did he go off the "deep end" after Sharon's death? Horrible – absolutely horrible.

    October 1, 2009 at 4:46 am |
  2. Gail Duncan

    Going to try to stay up and watch this. My main concern are the children and violence. We must start thinking outside the box and truly address what is going on in our society/world and develop a new mind-set that we outwardly live as well as teach the children. Many youth are frustrated, confused and have no direction. Many adults as well. Times are changing and we must change along with it.

    October 1, 2009 at 3:53 am |
  3. Marcos

    Roman Polanski had sex with a 13 year old girl. He actually drugged and sodomized her, but let's just say "had sex". HE HAD SEX WITH A 13 YEAR OLD GIRL. Message to all the celebrities supporting this pedophile: Imagine if it were YOUR daughter. How would you feel then? Have you no soul? I looked up to most of you. Now I think you're pathetic.

    September 30, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  4. Annie Kate

    The earthquake news is just so terrible – 8.0 on the Richter scale – sounds like the China earthquake a year or so ago which had people saying that the hills were "opening up" and spitting big boulders out; and where many buildings collapsed killing those inside (a lot of children since it was school hours). I hope this earthquake was not as bad but it certainly sounds like it could be. I'm looking forward to seeing the coverage of this. Thanks.

    September 30, 2009 at 9:46 pm |
  5. Isabel Siaba, Brazil

    Good evening Maureen!

    Several interesting topics. This week the nature is angry. I pray that people can re-establish itself and to those who have lost someone that they have forces! It is very sad when the nature of overlap and there is so much chaos. I hope that people can restore their lives.

    I defend the Rio2016 to host the Olympics, but I think Chicago should fight so yeah and make this, a goal to resolve (or minimize) problems. Unfortunately, security issues are often left out (I’m talking about Rio de Janeiro) by the rulers and the euphoria of the Olympic race is in the foreground (again Rio de Janeiro).

    September 30, 2009 at 9:38 pm |