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November 9th, 2009
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 11/09/09

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Tonight, we have breaking news on the suspected Fort Hood killer. Plus, Oprah talks with Anderson about her book club and her passion to educate children. And, we're taking your questions on health care reform. Text your questions to AC360 or 22360.

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

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  1. sam

    If Hasan's troubling signs were missed so 13 soldiers died what about the troubling signs of a war of choice based on false premises that wasted thousands of soldiers' and others' lives? What's more important?

    November 9, 2009 at 10:17 pm |
  2. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    I wonder how many more Hasan's are in our military because the government chooses to ignore the obvious signs.

    November 9, 2009 at 10:17 pm |
  3. Tommy, California

    Its really sad that other Muslim Americans are doing things that wrongly tag Muslim Americans in general.

    November 9, 2009 at 10:17 pm |
  4. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    J. Jackson, there is not money for you! What happen to your new groups? Put them to work.

    November 9, 2009 at 10:17 pm |
  5. Julie Atlas

    As a soldier's wife, I am amazed at the continued bravery of the soldiers and civilians during this horrific tragedy. Please remember the families and what was done right. Yes, the Army will look at what happened and make corrections, so that there are not repeats of this situation. But while allowing the Army time to do this, please look at what was done right. Many soldiers ran into bullet spray to save the lives of their comrades. Thank you.

    November 9, 2009 at 10:17 pm |
  6. John

    Is it true that there was a civilian killed? I saw online earlier that it was possible that a physicians assistant was the only civilian killed in he attack.

    November 9, 2009 at 10:16 pm |
  7. Robert Hurst

    I want to know why in the world the psychiatric team for the ARMY didn't see warning signs. They say that the warning signs were hard to see, but even if there is a scent of mental anguish in a service man, there needs to be immediate action taken. I believe that all of this could have been avoided if the ARMY would screen their leaders more than they do now.

    November 9, 2009 at 10:16 pm |
  8. Cessy, Chicago IL

    holy cow! rough soccer play!

    November 9, 2009 at 10:16 pm |
  9. John J Oliver

    I am very concerned that there may have been and still is a cover up as seeing there is no witnesses coming forward. Do the authorities no more than they are saying?

    November 9, 2009 at 10:16 pm |
  10. lisal -canada

    The pony-tail pull... Not really how ladies fight, but yet ... oddly effective!

    November 9, 2009 at 10:15 pm |
  11. Cessy, Chicago IL

    Anderson- is it me or is your hair getting whiter? Cause it's not my television...like you said " where's the pepahh?" ( pepper)

    November 9, 2009 at 10:15 pm |
  12. Lori

    Mean girls.

    November 9, 2009 at 10:15 pm |
  13. Isabel Siaba (Brazil)

    She's very violent! Red card !!!!!!!! Lol...

    November 9, 2009 at 10:15 pm |
  14. Onaya Ortega

    Hi I have a question about the health care plan...how does it benefit unemployed/layed off factory workers?

    November 9, 2009 at 10:15 pm |
  15. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Hasan didn't just snap, he knew that the soldiers on the base did not carry weapons and he chose a very specific small confined area in which to commit his crimes.

    November 9, 2009 at 10:14 pm |
  16. Lori

    Hello Anderson, Erica, Everyone. Happy Monday.

    November 9, 2009 at 10:14 pm |
  17. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    lisal -canada
    Both of them. You can use podicast CNN and Oprah.

    November 9, 2009 at 10:14 pm |
  18. John

    Why didn't the Army and the FBI find things out about him? Did people not tell others or the people they told didn't do anything about it? Our soldiers have enough risks overseas that they don't need to be worrying about things here at home.

    November 9, 2009 at 10:14 pm |
  19. Lisa, Louisville, KY

    "Say You're One of Them" – heart breaking, heart warming, and as Anderson said, heart opening. I'm glad that CNN was a part of this live webcast!

    November 9, 2009 at 10:13 pm |
  20. David, Indiana

    Good evening Anderson, Erica, Isabel, everyone. So in addition to psychiatry, Major Hasan was researching terrorism to learn more to help his patients? How would that help him help his patients?

    I saw Col. Kesling saying that Major Hasan was a valued member of the team, psychiatric care? team that he was working on.

    November 9, 2009 at 10:13 pm |
  21. Mike

    My God. This animal murdered 13 unarmed people. What else can he be called but a terrorist

    November 9, 2009 at 10:13 pm |
  22. Patty A Banks. Palmdale CA

    I believe its possible he used his religion to vent his own demons, but I'm still curious about that visitor he had the day before the killings? neighbors say he never had visitors, so is this visit just a coincidence?, i hope they can locate this person

    November 9, 2009 at 10:13 pm |
  23. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    "So how much evidence does it take for the PC crowd to realize that this was a terrorist attack and not someone who went nuts?"

    @Mike, formerly from Syracuse, No amount of evidence will ever convince the PC crowd that this was a terrorist attack, but it was.

    November 9, 2009 at 10:13 pm |
  24. Cessy, Chicago IL

    Happy Monday, everyone! Hello, Anderson and you amazing 360 staff!

    November 9, 2009 at 10:12 pm |
  25. kevin

    Common definitions of terrorism refer only to those violent acts which are intended to create fear (terror), are perpetrated for an ideological goal, and deliberately target or disregard the safety of non-combatants

    November 9, 2009 at 10:12 pm |
  26. Jessica Flynn

    I agree...as a health care professional...I don't believe the current state of Universal Health Care can work...It would have to be seriously disected in order to meet all this country's needs.

    November 9, 2009 at 10:12 pm |
  27. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    All a promotion board gets to see is the officer's fitness reports. If the fitness reports didn't mention his problems, the selection board has no way of taking them into account.

    November 9, 2009 at 10:11 pm |
  28. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Debbie,
    Yes, It is very scary thought, but never stopped, I think FBI have fail stop him.

    November 9, 2009 at 10:11 pm |
  29. Cheryl P.

    Good to see you on Oprah's Webcast Anderson. I'm multi-tasking and still with her and now AC360

    November 9, 2009 at 10:11 pm |
  30. michael

    How is it that of the hundreds of eye witnesses of the shootings on that terrible day none are on AC360 to talk about what they saw.

    November 9, 2009 at 10:10 pm |
  31. lisal -canada

    The book club event is very interesting - lost internrt connection for the first 10-15 min. Will it be available as a podcast thru Oprah or CNN?

    November 9, 2009 at 10:10 pm |
  32. Brandy

    why do people want universal health care when it hasn't worked out in the past?

    November 9, 2009 at 10:09 pm |
  33. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Wow! That's so scary to hear! Hasan had connect to terrorists and wrote on Facebook! He never stopped anywhere to kill innocent people. Thanks Drew and Ted.

    November 9, 2009 at 10:09 pm |
  34. Jessica Flynn

    Good Evening Anderson...I am very disturbed by all the info coming to light in regards to the Fort Hood investigation. How come it is ALWAYS found out AFTER the fact.

    November 9, 2009 at 10:08 pm |
  35. Brandy

    will we have to pay a fine if we choose not to participate in the new health care reform?

    November 9, 2009 at 10:08 pm |
  36. John J Oliver

    Hasan story very worrying, now many other servicemen has connections with these terror clerics.

    November 9, 2009 at 10:07 pm |
  37. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    How many more out there pretend to be real!

    November 9, 2009 at 10:06 pm |
  38. Debbie

    Could the FBI get this Hadan case wrong? Very scarey

    November 9, 2009 at 10:06 pm |
  39. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    @Isabel,
    Miss you this week!!!!

    November 9, 2009 at 10:06 pm |
  40. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    So how much evidence does it take for the PC crowd to realize that this was a terrorist attack and not someone who went nuts?

    November 9, 2009 at 10:05 pm |
  41. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Gloria,
    I agree with you, I also watch Oprah's "Web Event" too!

    Anderson,
    You are so remarkable asking question all guest! Awesome!

    November 9, 2009 at 10:04 pm |
  42. Jessica Flynn

    Growing concerns in regards to state of Health Care in country when seeing that family pets get better coverage than my family. I don't have the answers...but as a nurse...this is very alarming !!!

    November 9, 2009 at 10:04 pm |
  43. Devna AC360°

    What stories are you following today?

    November 9, 2009 at 10:03 pm |
  44. Devna AC360°

    Thank you for joining us!

    November 9, 2009 at 10:03 pm |
  45. Jane - Vt

    Good evening everyone.

    November 9, 2009 at 10:03 pm |
  46. Isabel Siaba (Brazil)

    Good evening Anderson, Erica, David (Indiana), friends and bloggers!

    The current timezone difference doesn't have allowed me to be here as I would like. I miss you all!

    November 9, 2009 at 10:02 pm |
  47. John-Winnipeg, MB

    Hi Andy,

    Great seeing you on Oprah's book club. Great job.

    Hope you weekend went well and that LA is warm enough for you!

    November 9, 2009 at 10:02 pm |
  48. "starr, formerly known as vincent

    Good evening Anderson, Erica & entire Team 360.
    Good evening friends and fellow bloggers.

    Looks like a packed new show tonight!

    November 9, 2009 at 10:02 pm |
  49. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Helloooo Anderson, Erica, Ed Henry, David Gergen Martina Ilstad, Emily and my friends Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!!

    Hope you have a great weekend!!!!!! Happy Monday!

    November 9, 2009 at 10:00 pm |
  50. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Hi Anderson! I watch you on Oprah's "Web Event" you were wonderful as usual. Good Evening Everyone!

    November 9, 2009 at 10:00 pm |
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