December 7th, 2009
09:43 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 12/7/09

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U.S. Senator Mary Cantwell is urging Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to help American college student Amanda Knox, who was convicted of murdering her study abroad roommate in Italy and sentenced to 26 years in prison. Senator Cantwell, who represents Knox’s home state, has issued a statement saying she has profound concerns that Knox has been failed by the Italian justice system.

Also tonight: science, skepticism and allegations of conspiracy. World leaders have gathered in Copenhagen for the United Nations climate summit but leaked emails from an internationally-renowned climate research unit are threatening to overshadow the talks.

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soundoff (177 Responses)
  1. Isabel Siaba (Brazil)

    Good night Anderson, David (Indiana) and friends!
    Great show today!!!

    Welcome back!!! It's so good to have you here!!

    December 7, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  2. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Happy Birthday Tom! I hope you are having a wonderful day!

    December 7, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  3. Lori

    Thank you. Good night. Sweet dreams!

    December 7, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  4. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Good night Anderson, Erica, Ed Henry, David Gergen, Martina Ilstad, Emily and my friends Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!!
    See you tomorrow night!
    Have a great night and sleep tight everyone!!!! 😀
    Day of the shot with my favorite Tom Foreman is best baseball player, Way cool!!!! 🙂
    Have a great night, good sleep at home after work!!!! See you tomorrow night!!! Have a plenty sleep! 😀

    December 7, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  5. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Night Everyone! Enjoy the night!

    December 7, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  6. Emily

    Happy Birthday Tom!

    December 7, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  7. starr, formerly known as vincent

    Thank you for another great show and good night Anderson, Erica & Team 360.

    Good night fellow bloggers too.

    Did the woman get her purse back?

    Love Tom Foreman, he's got spunk!

    December 7, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  8. Emily

    That was an awful shot! Ouch!

    December 7, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  9. Lori

    That poor woman on the subway!

    December 7, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  10. Jennifer - AZ

    Snow snow snow! I want some. I miissss the snow!

    Ouch. She'll be more patient with the subway next time.

    December 7, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  11. Teresa, OH

    did she get her purse?

    December 7, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  12. Nate

    I believe we are harming the planet in many ways. Fossil fuels, cannot be good for our planet or atmosphere. However, embellishing or distorting the data hurts the cause, that's why these scientists were unethical {ones who wrote the hacked emails.}.

    December 7, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  13. Isabel Siaba (Brazil)

    What horrible situation in the subway!

    I once saw a girl with a shoe stuck in the door in the subway.

    In these situations it's all so fast !!!!!

    December 7, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  14. Deborah & kids

    Bill Nye ROCKS!!! Thanks, Anderson:)

    December 7, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  15. starr, formerly known as vincent

    @Isabel- Brazil

    I agree with your post about politcal abuse of power.

    I know i'm sick of it.

    You would think these men would know better by now as there have been so many scandals!

    December 7, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  16. David, Indiana

    Glad the electric hamsters are safe.

    I have to agree, attempting to influence a refereed journal outside the forum of their requirements and criteria for publishing is undue influence. Scientific discussions can incredibly contentious, though. Do the emails compromise all the research at the those institutions?

    I'm sorry, so Sen Baucus is now married to his girlfriend? Allright but the job question was not in violation of Senate ethics rules?

    December 7, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  17. Emily

    @Isabel Siaba (Brazil),

    Unfortunately, it happens everywhere!
    Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely!

    December 7, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  18. Helen

    Everytime I hear the name Sarah Palin, I get mad at MCain for chosing her.

    December 7, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  19. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Chances are every government official has this type of thing in their background so they aren't going to condemn it.

    December 7, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  20. David Gergen

    Hello everyone - thanks for joining in tonight. After a long, long battle, health care reform seems that it may be on the verge of passage in the Senate. Will be curious to hear from you in coming days whether you think that is good for your family - and for the country.

    December 7, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  21. lisal .canada

    agree with the point that this is not a private recommendation (which would, indeed, be different), but a public position in the political world, where you kind of have to agree with the points Jessica made.

    December 7, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  22. starr, formerly known as vincent

    The Max Baucus "affair" is disappointing.

    And Yes, is would definitely appear to have some eithical issues.

    December 7, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  23. Isabel Siaba (Brazil)

    It is absurd what the politicians make ... this abuse of power!
    In my country, unfortunately, this happens so much!

    December 7, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  24. Emily

    'Common Sense' is NOT so Common!

    December 7, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  25. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    I don't believe that guy hacked e-mail from somewhere about climate changes.

    December 7, 2009 at 10:50 pm |
  26. steve- virginia beach, va

    People also aren't discussing toxins in exhaust and stack emissions or the effects of acid rain.

    December 7, 2009 at 10:50 pm |
  27. Emily


    "If this is a hoax, should we stop our efforts to help the environment?"

    What are 'your' efforts to help the environment?
    (not 'your' countries!)

    December 7, 2009 at 10:50 pm |
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