October 8th, 2009
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 10/08/09

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Tonight, new signs that U.S. Congressman Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., could be headed for trouble. He’s accused of playing fast and loose with his own taxes. We’ll also take a closer look at why many gay Americans are disappointed in President Obama. Has he broken his promises on same-sex marriage, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and more? We’ve also been digging on a story that’s put a spotlight on an obscure subgenre of rap music called “Horrorcore.” It’s violent and steeped in grotesque imagery. But did it lead a young California man to murder four people?

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soundoff (178 Responses)
  1. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Good night Anderson and Erica, thanks for the laugh!

    October 8, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  2. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good night everyone! Sleep well!

    October 8, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  3. Jacqueline

    What I wonder is where was this kid's parents in all this? I strongly feel that these days parents aren't paying enough attention to their kids, I've had so many friends who's parents had no idea what was really going on in their lives.

    October 8, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  4. masa,nyc

    hi, anderson! thank you so much. your TMZ picture motivates my woking out.

    October 8, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  5. Jane - Vt

    Goodnight everyone. You go Levi.

    October 8, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  6. Lori from IL

    Never understood why they put machines in front of windows in gyms -

    Hope everyone has a good night and a good Friday -

    October 8, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  7. Cessy, Chicago IL

    Great and fun show tonight, Anderson! See you all tomorrow. Be safe!

    October 8, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  8. starr, formerly known as vincent

    Good nigh everyone, another good night of news.

    The shot: left me speechlessLOL

    Tomorrow is Friday!

    October 8, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  9. Antonia-Oakland,California

    Good Night All! great show!

    October 8, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  10. Isabel Siaba, Brazil

    Good night Anderson, Erica, David (Indiana) and bloggers!

    Great show!!! See you tomorrow!!!!

    October 8, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  11. Caroline, Los Angeles

    I hate it when people look at me when I'm working out! How rude!

    LOL...he explains the painting in his roar voice. LOL

    October 8, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  12. Emily

    That is a GREAT pic of Anderson!!! 😉
    (I've missed you Erica!!! :D)

    Have good night everyone!

    It's almost Friday!!!!! ~YAY

    October 8, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  13. Danielle - Long Beach, CA

    That Georgia fan sounds like Macho Man Randy Savage.

    October 8, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  14. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Good night Anderson, Erica, Ed Henry, David Gergen and my friends Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!!
    See you tomorrow night!
    Have a great night and sleep tight everyone!!!! 😀
    Day of the shot with Anderson is my favorite shot pump up the bar!! LOL!!!!! Good job Erica!!!!! Nice Anderson!!!!
    BTW, Nice job Gary Tuchman about horrorcore!!!!

    Have a great night, good sleep at home after work!!!! See you tomorrow night!!! Have a plenty sleep! 😀

    October 8, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  15. Iris Diaz


    How can you listen to this kind of music and not be affected by it?

    October 8, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  16. starr, formerly known as vincent

    Michael Vick, having a TV show....if he can bring information to others, especially children how to Not torture animas or support dog fighting, then maybe it"s worth it.

    However, persoannly i find it distasteful

    October 8, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  17. Rafael Zamora, Fl

    Well you can tell there is something wrong and just like many of our fellow blogers have said, it's not just the music (although I strongly think it does hold a strong component) but it's also the person. Come on, "jesus told me to". If only there was a way to get at these troubled minded kids.

    October 8, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  18. LisaL - Canada

    go levi!

    October 8, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  19. Shawn Hendricks - Fairplay, MD

    SNL will have a blast!

    October 8, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  20. Caroline, Los Angeles

    Someone should write a book about all the celebrities who decided to pose nude or sort of nude and how it didn't do a thing for thier lives or careers.

    I remember one of the actresses from "The Waltons" decided to do a Playboy shoot so she could throw off her good daughter image from that show. It didn't help her career one bit.

    I guess Levi just needs the money?

    October 8, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  21. Rebekah

    People are just looking for a scapegoat. When children act evil, people find it hard to believe that this could just be the way they are. Society looks for an answer and wants to say it was the music or movies. It is much easier to point at a type of music and say "oh, thats why he was like that". Unfortunately, it is never this easy, and he would have likely acted out this violence with or without music.

    October 8, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  22. Jacqueline

    It is a factor but obviously not the whole reason, few people are so one-dimentional

    October 8, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  23. Emily

    Oh No Anderson Please Don;t end the show on Levi's Story, PLEASE!!!!
    You can't even keep a straight face, & I'm going to have nightmares!! 😐

    October 8, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  24. carolyn j

    on that note ....good night...levi now that's a horror story.

    October 8, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  25. Cessy, Chicago IL

    Levi's "Northern Exposure"...what will Kathy Griffin say about this? 😀

    October 8, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  26. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    How can we not attach some "blame" to this type of trash music when everytime we hear about some bizarre killings they are usually traced back to this type of violent music?

    October 8, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  27. Emily

    Did I hear Anderson say that Michael Vick is getting a reality TV show?
    On a hole, I hate these shows!
    The news is the #1 reality show.

    October 8, 2009 at 10:50 pm |
  28. Shawn Hendricks - Fairplay, MD

    I guess I don't wonder. It could be done. A little tweaking and you have a psycho alert system.

    October 8, 2009 at 10:50 pm |
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