January 5th, 2010
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 01/05/10

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We have breaking news on the security failure at Newark Liberty International Airport over the weekend. It's new evidence the system set up to keep us all safe when we fly simply does not work. Plus, Pres. Obama blasts the intelligence community for failures linked the attempted Christmas Day bombing on a U.S. airliner.

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

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soundoff (261 Responses)
  1. Pat, Oak Hill, Ohio

    Looking to purchase a Nexis One

    January 5, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  2. Isabel Siaba (Brazil)

    Good evening everyone – Anderson, Randi, David) and friends!!!

    Great interview with Dean Kamen!!! Thanks!

    See you tomorrow!!!

    January 5, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  3. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Good night Anderson, Erica, Randi K, 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 hero the students told bus driver get off and save their lives........ Not good idea to drive and drink alcohol during drive.
    Have a great night, good sleep at home after work!!!! See you tomorrow night!!! Have a plenty sleep! 😀

    January 5, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  4. Maureen T., Mississauga, Canada

    Love you on the segway Andy! 🙂 Don't hurt yourself though!

    January 5, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  5. Isabel Siaba (Brazil)

    Great interview with Dean Kamen ... I wish there was more time! There is so much to talk about!

    January 5, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  6. carolyn j

    wow i glad i don't have young children or my child was on that bus..
    who ever that driver was just get the charge of attempted murder for driving drunk with children,

    January 5, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  7. Emily

    @Pat, Oak Hill, Ohio

    "Would love to see the race on an ice rink, ouch."

    Give them some hockey sticks and watch them go!! 😛

    January 5, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  8. Eugenia - San Francisco

    don't hit your head on the way out!

    January 5, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  9. A. Smith, Oregon

    Goodnight Anderson, Erica, AC360 and CNN Staff, great job, and thanks to fellow bloggers, be safe and embrace the new decade.

    January 5, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  10. Isabel Siaba (Brazil)

    the robotic arm fascinates me!

    January 5, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  11. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    Three items I can't live without. Hmm (thinking). Computer, some kind of telephone, microwave oven?

    We have a guy in town who does architectural tours on Segways–very cool.

    January 5, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  12. Nancy in Oregon

    Dean Kamen should be helping set up the programs in school systems.

    January 5, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  13. Emily

    Jim Balsillie gets my vote! (RIM founder – can't live w/out the Blackberry!)

    January 5, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  14. Pat, Oak Hill, Ohio

    Would love to see the race on an ice rink, ouch...

    January 5, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  15. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    I agree with Dean Kamen. If the kids aren't educated and encouraged they will not be innovative or creative. However, I hope the next generation will concentrate more on things that will be helpful to society rather than inventing another new form of entertainment. We have plenty of that already.

    January 5, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  16. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    I agree with all bloggers, You need that, too...... Maybe you use best segway instead walking to work...... LOL! 🙂 it works for me!

    January 5, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  17. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    We don't have an innovation culture, we have an entitlement culture. Health care is a perfect example. Rather than working to get health care, too many people feel it should be given to them.

    January 5, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  18. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Innovation starts with a simple idea just to make mankind a little bit better!

    January 5, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  19. starr formerly known as vincent

    M.Kamen makes good sense! He's right in many ways.

    Our culture, individuals & businesses should be very involved with health care, green innovations, technology, etc.

    He is also right about our children. We need to really encourage our children and young people in math & science. We need to support them in creating innovations.

    Anderson, thank you for this piece.

    January 5, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  20. Lori

    Great questions Anderson!

    January 5, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  21. Shanny

    I was just going to say TIME TRAVEL!!! How awesome would that be!!

    January 5, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  22. A. Smith, Oregon

    I fully agree with Dean, India and China has so many new engineers and America's school system is dilapidated and really lacking. 10% of entire student bodys in America are homeless teens!

    January 5, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  23. Nancy in Oregon

    Innovation, creativity, dreaming, using imaginations....do kids get encouragement to use these skills now?

    January 5, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  24. Valerie NYC

    Anderson: that was a great way to open the (segway) segment! Awesome. Dean Kamen is just brilliant. Wish there were more Dean´s around. I look forward to your "What´s Ahead" series!

    January 5, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  25. David, Indiana

    @ Emily and Jo Ann I agree, shouldn't take over 2 weeks to repair surveillance cameras.

    I imagine if the WH social secretary had appeared before congress, that would've been taking her part of the hit. Sally Quinn's pt about he safety of the WH is key. It is a clearer situation than the attempted attack on the NW flight, both the Social Secretary and Secret Service (WH Security chief?) are on the hotseat.

    January 5, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  26. A. Smith, Oregon

    Does Dean Kamen recommend building a Terminator Series to replace US Soldiers on the ground?

    January 5, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  27. Isabel Siaba (Brazil)

    We need more people like this in the world , every good wish for all his projects.

    January 5, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  28. Lori

    Anderson looks good on his Segway!!!!

    January 5, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  29. Shanny

    Innovators are like great artists. Few and far between! I wish I had a mind for innovation.

    January 5, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  30. A. Smith, Oregon

    Typically, Western Medical machines cost ten's of millions of dollars and patients are the ones paying for those costs. We need cheaper innovations and low cost technology in the health fields.

    January 5, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  31. Nancy in Oregon

    Anderson, where's your helmet?!!

    January 5, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  32. Emily

    You looked great riding that Segway, Anderson, esp in that suit!

    January 5, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  33. Isabel Siaba (Brazil)

    Anderson, you should use more the Segway! It was great! 😉

    January 5, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  34. Liz

    Isn't this the guy who said that scooter was going to change the way everybody gets around? I've seen less than ten of them.

    January 5, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  35. Emily

    Has the Segway been as popular as people thought that it would be?

    I know that there was much hype about it when it first came out....

    Has it really lived up to what people expected it to be?

    January 5, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  36. LisaL - Canada

    am looking forward to this new "what's next" series. fresh year, fresh decade, fresh starts. hope the series extends past this week. technology is wonderful if it's not abused.

    January 5, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  37. gail

    The Presidents security is in the hands of the Secret Service. Period. As much as Ms. Quinn would like for Desiree Rodgers to resin to make the President look artificially good, it is not the solution to the problem. The problem being that when it was established they were not on a list of invitees, the crashers should have been turned away BY the Secret Service! No exceptions. period. Firing someone to make yourself appear to look good is not the way President Obama operates.

    January 5, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
  38. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Wow!!!! I love this... That will be future technology!!!!!! I love his new segway...... I wish I want segway to buy, But it is very expensive!!!!!! I like Anderson took ride segway!!!!!! 🙂

    January 5, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
  39. Leslie Walker

    I do not see the purpose of pointing fingers and firing people. The people who were involved, I am sure will never repeat the mistakes that were made. Why not let them learn from their mistakes. Mistakes make us that much better at what we do if we learn from them.

    January 5, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
  40. jeff in Pa

    wow with the lack of screening, I bet a pizza delivey guy could get into the party

    January 5, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
  41. Cessy, Chicago IL

    Anderson, will you trade your bike for a segway? 😀

    January 5, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
  42. Carlos Galvis


    Ask the scooter guy if investord made money on the idea.


    January 5, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  43. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    @Valerie NYC, unless the crashers lied to the secret service when they entered they broke no laws. Lying to federal officials is a crime; just walking in the door s not.

    January 5, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  44. Steve Menzer

    I need to get a better understanding of the watch list, Lets see I watch this guy get on a american plane & I watch him blow up a american plane with hundreds of innocent men women & children on board from any country. I have a real problem with this !

    January 5, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  45. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Anderson, you seem to be having alot of fun. You are in touch with your inner child. That' s super cool!

    January 5, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  46. Dave

    Anderson, looks like your hauling pretty fast on that segue!

    January 5, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  47. Lori

    Anderson looks like he was speeding!

    January 5, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  48. Cessy, Chicago IL

    Sally Quinn... good point! But I doubt Desiree Rogers will resign. She's too connected with Michelle Obama. Its like asking Oprah to fire her bestfriend, Gayle. Embarrassing? Yes, but its the right thing to do.

    January 5, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  49. Emily

    funny about the WHS Dinners ... sounds like there are many that prefer McDonalds, however!

    January 5, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  50. Caroline, Los Angeles

    I have always wanted a Segue. They look like fun.

    January 5, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
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