January 14th, 2010
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 01/14/10

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We're bringing you breaking news developments from Haiti. Amazingly, people are still being found alive in the rubble. Yet, sadly, there are heart-breaking stories that must also be told. The people of Haiti need your help. We'll tell you how to get involved. And, you'll see how rescue teams from the U.S. and around the world are already making a big impact.

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  1. GlenUpNorth

    Gotta get back to work... Thoughts are with the people of Haiti. And Anderson, even though the situation around you is absolutely serious, REMEMBER SUNSCREEN.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  2. S Callahan

    What can one say.....We are praying for you and your teams safety...as things are 'heating' up down there....we are also praying for your provisions as things are having a difficult time getting through and still waiting in the waters or air....Know the work you're doing is appreciated....I know it's your 'job'...but from your words and empathy you project..I'd saying it's also your 'calling'. God's Speed to all of you!

    January 14, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  3. tompan

    Oh that sign at the cemetery said in french Remember that you too are just dust...so poignantly true at this moment

    January 14, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  4. Annie Kate

    All the bodies on the roads and being picked up by bulldozers – so terrible and heartbreaking. Is there any estimate yet on the number that died?

    January 14, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  5. Dodie

    The bodies are swollen. Not good

    January 14, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  6. A. Smith, Oregon

    I hope CNN reporters in Haiti are able to move to Jacmel and other areas that have reportedly been severely flattened and stand without any help whatsoever at this time.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  7. Emily

    she was a journalist...so sad.

    looks like her family is doing the very best that they can for her.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  8. Dodie

    That poor family... I cannot even imagine watching your child die because you could not find a doctor! OMG

    January 14, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  9. Jane - Vt

    So many of these bodies will just get buried, their families will never know where they are.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  10. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    I am very glad to see that Anderson is in Haiti again tonight. This is a huge story and deserves the utmost attention.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  11. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    She is very lucky girl is 15 days old. Good question..... she don't injury her head. Dr Sanjay Gupta treated her to help. No broken her skull at all. Yes, Dr Sanjay willing to help her and people, no, there is not enough to drink milk, not good news, Her mom died was holding her when house collapsed.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  12. Vince

    Not knowing whether family members are dead is so heart breaking to hear my Haitian friend cry in despair. Haitians around the world like my friend are anxiously waiting news of what has happened outside the capital where family members reside; since there is little news of the conditions outside Port au Prince. Hopefully, aid will come quickly to these areas which may have been devasted as well in order to bring some relief of news and save their families.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  13. A. Smith, Oregon

    The earthquake apparently took out many Unicef workers, UN employees and many of the Doctors without borders leaving a huge vacuum in experts on the ground that are sadly needed now.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  14. michael armstrong sr. TX.

    The United States should invite Haiti to become a union of the United States we could use another state.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  15. Angela - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

    Evening everyone, AC360 team.

    The enormous tragedy in Haiti it's something that the world would never forget. The desperation and sadness that they're going through its just awful. My haitians co-workers/friends they just keep crying 'cause they're still haven't been able to get in touch with their relatives.

    This is just a hugh nightmare...

    January 14, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  16. Harris Lalanne

    We have rec'd reports that our family school has collapsed and there are many children in the rubble along with my sister and father. Name of school is College Saint Thomas d' Aquin located on Rue Alerte fathers name is Gerard A Lalanne. Please contact me ASAP. Also would like to know how soon I can come to Port-au-Prince to find my family?

    January 14, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  17. Patsy

    Anderson, you are amazing! Please explain why some of the thousands of extra FEMA trailers that are being auctioned off tomorrow could not be sent to Haiti.

    Please continue to be safe!

    January 14, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  18. Daphnee

    Dear Mr, Cooper,

    I salute you for being the first reporter on the ground! I also want to say that you and your fellow colleagues at CNN are my life line to what is going on in Haiti. Thank you to all the staff at CNN!!!!!

    January 14, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  19. Kathy, Chicago

    ac, Haiti is so lucky to have you all and Dr G there to help andreport. What a tragedy. My heart goes out to the nation.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  20. Dulcie - Denver

    Good evening bloggers! Been away a few days for surgery, but I've been watching CNN coverage most of the afternoon

    I've seen Dr. Gupta's piece about 4 times now and I never tire of it. I love how tender he is with the 15 day old baby. Such a great, compassionate doctor. Luckily my ortho is also wonderful

    January 14, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  21. Emily

    Are there not going to be forensic people sent there?
    Why has no one donated coffins, etc?
    Are pharmaceutical companies not stepping up?
    (I heard Dr.Gupta mention the lack of Medications, & bandages etc).

    January 14, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  22. Dodie

    It seems they really need more doctors! What a sad situation

    January 14, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  23. Edmond Romulus

    I was wondering what they're doing to help locate Haitian government officials. Particularly the Judges that were @ the Palais De Justice @ the time of the Earthquake. I don't hear anything about locating government officials. I'm looking for a relative who is a Judge, his name is Rosemberg Jocelyn and i can confirm that he was @ Palais De Justice @ the time of Earthquake. Hopefully the rescue workers are able to help get these people out. Thank you

    January 14, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  24. Lisa L

    Dear Anderson ,

    Thank you for showing the global support being brought to the people affect by the earthquake.

    I admire your courage and trust you will come home soon.


    Lisa L
    Sydney, Australia

    January 14, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  25. Paula, Colorado

    Hi–it's great to see your live coverage again. Your reports are still heartbreaking, especially hearing of your visit to the cemetary. It's good to see some of the successful resue efforts in Port-au-Prince. Even after Katrina, it's hard to comprehend the magnitude of the situation–with the devestation involving an entire city, one building or place after another.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  26. Stan, Canada

    I just want people to know that Canada has mobilized it's military and dispatched two naval ships mid afternoon today (AST) from Halifax with 500 personnel, two C-17's and two C-130's. Those planes have already landed and offloaded supplies by now. The Federal Government in Canada has decided to match public donations in Canada for Haitian disaster relief up to $50 million totaling $100 million, if donations get that high in Canada.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  27. A. Smith, Oregon

    It looks like it is going to be very difficult to get an accurate body count given the mass graves and lack of morgue facility's there in Haiti.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  28. tompan

    Please donate everyone to medecins sans frontieres and other helping organizations...

    January 14, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  29. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Evening Everyone!

    January 14, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  30. Isabel - Brazil.

    It's so good to see Dr Gupta helping the baby in the midst of so much sadness, pain, despair!

    January 14, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  31. Christina from Canada

    Thank you for you coverage CNN. Where are the large corporations? Adidas, Nike can you hear me? Look at the news coverage. Haitians need shoes. They ran out of their homes as they were collapsing and they now have no shoes. Pampers, Luvs? Babies need diapers and formula. Come on big money, step up in a real way.

    I have made my contribution to the Red Cross and will be finding a way to send things in the coming months. Now lets see the rich western corporations make some commitments to the people of Haiti. By the way, when they start to rebuild they will also need places to work so how about a factory or two?

    January 14, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  32. A. Smith, Oregon

    I hope CNN shows Dr. Gupta assisting in trauma operations in actual surgical rooms aboard USS Carl Vincent, or the USSN Confort Hospital ship when those ships arrive.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  33. Nancy in Oregon

    Shanny, let's hope that if so much of Haiti's population is under 18 that there are other nursing mothers who can help.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  34. emily

    Heartbreaking, I feel for the children who have lost their parents. Could you do a segment on how Haiti has become a poor country? Every news outlet talks about how Haiti is such a poor country, but no news outlet talks about HOW Haiti became a poor country or the history of Haiti (colonialism/imperialism). In order to help a country come out of poverty we need to understand how and why it has become a poor nation. let the truth come out

    January 14, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  35. Emily

    This is amazing seeing Dr.Gupta w/baby here...how is she doing?

    15 days old! awww....what a cute baby!

    How is Dr.Gupta, AC & the others doing after being there for a few days?

    what an amazing seen! 🙂

    January 14, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  36. Jessica Leriche

    My uncle is stuck under the rubble on Rue Saint Gerard. He owns a school and there are school students there. They Neeed help ppppppppppplease

    January 14, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  37. GlenUpNorth

    I've actually stepped out of work (on the iPhone) on a break to catch the first 15 minutes. Hi Anderson, Erica, and all you bloggers out there! Harrowing to see about Haiti... Prayers are with them.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  38. Wynne

    Dr. Sanjay with infant is so touching.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  39. Francisco Rivas

    I am looking for my uncle, Luis Infante, who was at Port a Prince at the time of the earthquake.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  40. starr formerly known as vincent

    Hello Anderson, Dr. Gupta, Gary Tuchman and All of the reporters & men and women behind the scenes in Haiti & entire Team 360.

    Hello fellow bloggers and friends.

    I don't know how long i can hand out tonight. The coverage, although absolutely excellent, is emotionally exhausting!

    January 14, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  41. A. Smith, Oregon

    Good evening Anderson Cooper in Haiti, AC360 Staff, CNN reports and fellow bloggers

    January 14, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  42. Nancy in Oregon

    As awful as this is, I'm still somehow reassured to see images of humans helping humans (and hopefully animals too), instead of humans hurting others, messing with others, trying to one-up others. There is something inspirational about seeing neighbors trying to help neighbors, however horrible the situation.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  43. tompan

    i'm so glad Sanjay is there to help

    January 14, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  44. Bernie Filippi

    Thank you to CNN for the coverage and keeping us informed. There are no words that can the describe the horror and pain, we in the Haitian American community are feeling. CNN is doing a masterful job in its coverage of this terrible tragedy.

    God Bless our friends and families.

    Bernie Filippi
    Tampa Fl.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  45. Emily

    Good evening Anderson, 360 Crew in Haiti & 360Team, Megan, Martina, & Bloggers!

    Things in Haiti look so depressing!

    January 14, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  46. Isabel - Brazil.

    Dr. Gupta, this was the scene more beautiful and moving these days!

    January 14, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  47. Shanny


    the baby that Gupta treated today ... he said she didn't have a skull fracture but the mother died in the collapse of the house and I am wondering HOW is the family going to feed a 15 DAY old baby with no breast milk?

    There are probably a lot of infants suddenly without nourishment. Is formula being sent down? They have no running water to make it so it would have to be another product.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:01 pm |
  48. Jane - Vt

    Good evening all.

    This is so heartbreaking.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:01 pm |
  49. Isabel - Brazil.

    Good evening Anderson, David (Indiana) and bloggers.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:01 pm |
  50. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Helloooo Anderson, Megan, Jessica Y, Ed Henry, David Gergen Martina Ilstad, Emily and my friends Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!!
    Thanks for coming to night, We have breaking news more information from Anderson.... That is very serious situation after earthquake, It is very sadden picture images. My heart goes to Haiti's people. Please help send some things to send to Haiti.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
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