October 1st, 2009
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 10/01/09

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Tonight, we're keeping them honest in Chicago. A student is beaten to death. It's caught on tape. But cops say no one is coming forward with tips. Why is this happening? Plus, a confession from a former prosecutor with ties to the Roman Polanski case.

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

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soundoff (217 Responses)
  1. Isabel Siaba, Brazil

    Good night people! Good night Anderson! Good night David (Indiana)!
    Great show today! Thanks!

    See you tomorrow!

    October 1, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  2. Cessy, Chicago IL

    Have a great night,everyone! Be safe!

    October 1, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  3. Michelle

    Great shot. It is the best.

    October 1, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  4. Caroline, Los Angeles

    Good day for him to propose.

    October 1, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  5. starr, formerly known as vincent

    Thank you Anderson, Erica & entire Team 360 for another diverse and good news show. Good night too.

    Good night fellow bloggers, i hope you all are going to stay tuned for the Hero show that is next.

    The shot: is absolutely astonishing. What a great story. This man i another Hero! And, a great interview too. I hope the little boy will recover without any physical or emotional damage. God bless this man.

    October 1, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  6. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Night Everyone! "Bells will be ringin'!"

    October 1, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  7. Cessy, Chicago IL

    Hooray! FOR Horia!!!!

    what a great ending for a great show, Anderson!

    October 1, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  8. Emily

    What a "Shot" ...we need more people like Horia Cretan!
    Great to hear you on the show tonight.
    You are a REAL HERO! 😀

    October 1, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  9. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    Regarding Michael Jackson. 136 pounds is VERY slim (I know, I'm 50 &142 pounds). That isn't necessarily terribly healthy unless Michael Jackson was on some health training or program which doesn't seem apparent. At 136 pounds, that doesn't leave you well prepared to fend off any illness or unique health issue.

    October 1, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  10. Isabel Siaba, Brazil

    What a sad story, scary and impressive!

    October 1, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  11. Cheryl K. Sask Canada

    The CNN Heroes stories are such a great way to recognize people who contibute their time selflessly. Looking forward to the special next hour.

    October 1, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  12. Gayle McCauley Malden,Mass.

    Goodnight everyone. Peace to all of you and yours.

    October 1, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  13. Caroline, Los Angeles

    That rescuer is so conscientious. He couldn't just drop the darn blanket that was about to trip both him and the child; no, no, he wanted to keep the kid's blanket. I'll bet that rescuer is a worrier. 😉

    October 1, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  14. Hans

    Does anybody take the Iranian Nuclear threat seriously? They wouldn't be stupid enough to actually use one, and if they did the retaliations would reduce Iran to rubble.

    Energy solutions are the key to humanity moving forward, and responsible use of nuclear energy is one solution.

    October 1, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  15. Fay - CA

    The heroes never fail to amaze me – thanks to CNN for introducing us to these incredible individuals who are doing so much to bring some good to the world.

    October 1, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  16. carolyn j

    Rape is rape... if he was poor he would have already served his time or would be serving time.
    polanski should go to jail a state pen.

    October 1, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  17. Don

    Anderson, you're great!

    October 1, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
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