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December 31st, 2009
04:23 PM ET

Afternoon Buzz: Happy New Year’s Eve!

Eliza Browning
AC360° Associate Producer

Hey Everyone! What are you doing to ring in 2010?

Anderson will be live from Times Square with Kathy Griffin celebrating New Year’s Eve tonight. Don’t miss our live coverage tonight at 11 p.m. ET. And make sure to catch Tom Foreman’s special looking back at the decade - “All the Best, All the Worst” at 10 p.m. ET. What are you favorite memories from this past year?

Most Americans say they will watch the clock stroke 12 midnight in front of a TV with a loved one tonight, according to a new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll. Twenty-six percent of Americans polled say they will be at a New Year’s Eve party and 21 percent say they will be drinking champagne – those numbers are down from people surveyed ten years ago in 1999. Our poll also indicated that 55 percent of you may be kissing someone when the ball drops.

What about you? We want to know your plans.

Text your New Year’s greeting to AC360 (or 22360) and you may see it on the air. You can also tweet them to us @andersoncooper.

The crowds are already pouring into New York City’s Times Square and CNN’s All-Platform Journalist is there talking to people setting up and getting ready for tonight’s festivities. Don Lemon and Poppy Harlow will also be in the crowd reporting on the action throughout the special this evening.

We’ll also hear from CNN reporters around the world, where parties are under way to celebrate the end of the first decade of this century.

Have fun, stay safe and see you all at 11 p.m. ET!


Filed under: 360° Radar • New Year's Eve 2010
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  1. Tim Gibson

    I will watch to clock stroke midnight on the east coast with my husband while sipping my Mountain Dew and a snack as AC and Kathy Griffin keep it real in Times Square, and not to be outdone by Tom Foreman with his Best of and Worst of tonight.

    December 31, 2009 at 6:38 pm |
  2. Angela

    Happy New Year!!! I will be at home watching Anderson and toasting the new year, with a bottle of Champagne on the west coast.

    December 31, 2009 at 6:31 pm |