January 19th, 2010
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 01/19/10

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A woman found buried alive in Haiti, one week after the quake hit. Plus, we're tracking the aid. What's taking so long to get supplies to those who need it? And, we're awaiting the results in the U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts. Will the GOP win Ted Kennedy's senate seat? We'll bring you the vote totals.

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  1. Emily

    Listening to AC, Dr.Gupta & Ivan there talking, and Sanjay describing what is happening to the people there that are not getting the medical attention that they require ... so sad.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
  2. charlie

    If each of those arriving soldiers had been carrying medical supplies in those huge backpacks it would make a huge difference. Even carrying the weight of a gun in antibiotics would save numerous lives.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
  3. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Dr Sanjay Gupta and Ivan Weston are doing great job reporting from Haiti!!!! They are my favorite reporters heroes! 🙂

    January 19, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
  4. Annie Kate

    Seems like from what Ivan, AC, and Sanjay are saying that the medical facilities and supplies leave much to be desired and that these people who endured a week trapped underneath rubble may have been rescued only to die anyway. The projection in the Carribbean according to scientists is that earthquakes and bad storms will continue and perhaps increase in the next few years – perhaps the aid agencies need to work together to plan how to get aid into the disaster area in a more coordinated way and not shorting one type of aid for another.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  5. Devna AC360°

    Thank you for joining us tonight. A busy night w/ the latest from Haiti and the GOP win in MA.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  6. LisaL - Canada

    it was wonderful to hear that elderly lady singing her thanks and gratitude and celebrating her life when she was free of the rubble

    so sometimes when life and death stare each other down, life does win

    January 19, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  7. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    @Diana, I have been very impressed with Ivan Watson's reports from Haiti. He is a wonderful journalist!

    January 19, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  8. starr formerly known as vincent

    @Caroline, LA

    I take your point.

    I am a strong supporter of Health Care. But, even i have to admit that the present bill has be muddied up".

    I do believe tha modified tort reform and buying ins. across state lines.
    Both of these ideas fom Republicans were ignored.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  9. Emily

    "How did she survive" it says, yet...How IS she surviving Right Now?

    January 19, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  10. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Has the military or anyone else thought of using all terrain vehicles or back roads to get the supplies and help to Port Au Prince? Im sure the military has access to vehicles like that and Im sure there are alot of back roads there that may not be blocked or damaged so that everyone can get in there

    January 19, 2010 at 10:43 pm |
  11. Caroline, Los Angeles

    One of the blurbs on CNN tonight said the longest someone has lived in rubble is 14 days. Amazing!

    January 19, 2010 at 10:43 pm |
  12. Sara

    The 70 year old woman would have been better served by a local terrestrial Doctors Without Borders field hospital... if there WAS one. The flight alone could have killed her if the broken femur had cut the femoral artery. She would have bled out in minutes.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:43 pm |
  13. Angela - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

    @ amy

    Like yesterday when they were looking for the kids... I wonder if they went back, which I doubt.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:43 pm |
  14. Elsie

    I am Haitian and I have been told that some people may eat "dirt" as a survival mechanism. Are the people being pulled from the rubble telling their story of survival? It would be interesting to know...

    January 19, 2010 at 10:43 pm |
  15. Steve Gurley

    Even though I live in AZ, I contributed to the Scott Brown MA campaign because we need change that starts contributing again to the God fearing United States that we used to know.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:43 pm |
  16. Emily


    I just read your first post there...I see you are not happy with this win. I wonder if there are many (older) Dem., that didn't vote at all for "neither of them are a 'Ted Kennedy' ". After all, he was there for over 43yrs and I'm sure that MANY grew up with him. I know that older people do not like 'change', and sometimes it doesn't matter who the other (or next) person is. (Esp. after 43yrs!).

    I hope that you end up likely Scott Brown. He sounds sincere,

    January 19, 2010 at 10:43 pm |
  17. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    That woman must have been in excellent health to begin with. I wish her all the best!

    January 19, 2010 at 10:43 pm |
  18. Larry

    Props to the technical crews of CNN on the ground in Haiti that are as heroic as we deem Anderson & Dr. Gupta.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:42 pm |
  19. Thomas Frauenshuh

    Anderson – we are so proud to have a down-to-earth American who
    is willing so give his help in disasters. Once again, you prove that
    America cares. This 70 year old that was rescued is indeed a miracle.
    Praise God, He gives us life so that we can serve Him and others.
    God bless CNN and all who are in Haiti making a difference!

    January 19, 2010 at 10:42 pm |
  20. Marsh

    Kudos to Anderson!!!! When the elderly lady was pulled from the rubble today, Anderson asked if anyone watching could send aid to get her to a hospital. Anderson, I'm sure your plea on the air helped get someone there. Thanks for all you are doing!

    January 19, 2010 at 10:41 pm |
  21. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Great statement by Senator Webb. He realizes that it will make the Dems look desperate if they force the health care vote before Brown gets sworn in, especially in an election year.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:41 pm |
  22. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    @Caroline, LA, it's true Coakley had the personality of a fish, but Brown hit a cord with voters. As they are saying in Mass., this was 'the Scott heard 'round the world.'

    January 19, 2010 at 10:41 pm |
  23. Nina

    Anderson, Soledad and everyone else, Thank you so much for everything you are doing. Please continue to report on the orphans. We are trying to push our representatives to help get them here for foster care and medical care. Do not need to rush adoptions. We just want to save their lives. The rest can be settled later. Thank you for reporting on Governor Rendell. Hopefully more will follow.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:41 pm |
  24. Anna

    Are they going to go to the hotel montana (spelling may be wrong) to check on the teens there....Keep them honest Anderson!!!!

    January 19, 2010 at 10:40 pm |
  25. anthony

    The US is in charge of the airport in port-au-prince.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:40 pm |
  26. linda

    Of course in MA they aren't concerned one way or the other about health care. They already have health care run by their state....and they have showed us tonight, by their votes....they don't want anyone else in the USA to have what they have.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:39 pm |
  27. starr formerly known as vincent

    I wonder if the "authorities of MA wil ask for a recount??

    At least Sen. Brown is respectful of Ted Kennedy.

    It sounds like Sen Brown ran a great campaign and is an individual who is charismatic.

    Again, this could be a good thing for the country. It could bring some balance and decrease in the arrogance of the Dem leaders Pelosi and Reid.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:39 pm |
  28. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Anderson, they have hospitals set up all around there. Is it because not all of the hospital are set up with all of the needed equipments?

    January 19, 2010 at 10:39 pm |
  29. Dave

    Senators take a close look at what happened today in Ma. The People of this country will not go down without a fight.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:39 pm |
  30. amy

    Has anyone thought that maybe the rescuers stop hearing tapping or sounds of life after dark may simply be because the trapped is sleeping? Why can't they atleast send a rescue team in the morning to at least check?

    January 19, 2010 at 10:39 pm |
  31. Carl

    Perhaps neither party deserves a super majority. I am encouraged that the people of MA, well at least the majority, that can think and not just do a brainwashed lever pull for blue. Way to go! Seems the gap for such a traditionally totally one sided state is even a more of a mandate to think, America! This is a referendum!

    January 19, 2010 at 10:38 pm |
  32. Emily

    Congrats to the people of Massachusetts!

    Scott Brown sounds great! 🙂

    January 19, 2010 at 10:38 pm |
  33. anthony

    @ Caroline
    I agree, politics has become more about personality then almost anything.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:38 pm |
  34. David, Indiana

    @Isabel yes it is great news everytime someone is rescued from the rubble. This is almost literally a miracle that this 70 year old woman survived for seven days under the rubble of the cathedral in Port au Prince. It's difficult not to feel that there are others also trapped needing rescue.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:38 pm |
  35. Diana

    Anderson, Ivan Watson and Dr. Gupta are doing amazing work. I am so moved and touched by the whole situation.

    PLEASE keep us updated on that 70 year old woman most recently saved. After all she has been through she deserves the best care possible.

    I hope you repoerters are getting rest and time to take care of yourselves.

    You must be exhausted.
    I don't know whenyou will return to the US but it will be quite a shock I imagine to be back in the land of plenty.
    Thank you very much for all that you are doing. It seems you are not motivated by money or fame but by telling the stories of heroes both big and small.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:37 pm |
  36. pam

    What organization/country is in charge of deciding what planes land? Who decides medical supplies vs. whatever other planes are trying to land?

    January 19, 2010 at 10:37 pm |
  37. Pam

    Did ya'll see where the Air Force has been dropping radios in an air drop over Haiti so that there is some form of communication? I think that's a great idea to help the Haitian people know what to do and what is going on.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:37 pm |
  38. Bunni, Arizona

    Can you tell us how bad the Les Cayes & Gonaives areas have been hit? We have Compassion Internation kids there that we support.
    Thanks for all you do. U R Gr8.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:37 pm |
  39. anthony

    I truly hope that the democrats still get healthcare passed, even though its looking harder and harder by the minute! Senator Brown, best of luck...you may have been the wrong pick in my opinion, nevertheless I wish you well.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:37 pm |
  40. Caroline, Los Angeles

    @Rodger-Both the House and the Senate plans do that.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:37 pm |
  41. Amanda

    I find it amazing and so hopeful that all these countries are coming together to help those in Haiti! Anderson your doing an amazing job and all of CNN! Only place I go to get news

    January 19, 2010 at 10:36 pm |
  42. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    @Emily, Those rescue dogs are fantastic!

    January 19, 2010 at 10:35 pm |
  43. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Heather – Spokane, WA
    Good point taken, they are process right now tohelp them there, I think they are so hard workers right now 24 hours to monitor updates.

    Thank you for your comment. I agree with you. 🙂

    January 19, 2010 at 10:35 pm |
  44. Caroline, Los Angeles

    I think Brown won on the politics of personality. Maybe Coakley should have bought herself a truck?

    But all politics is about personality these days.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:35 pm |
  45. Heather - Spokane, WA

    I hope that 70 year old woman was able to find someone to perform surgery on her after she was pulled from the rubble for her injuries

    January 19, 2010 at 10:34 pm |
  46. Betty Murphy

    Doctors without Borders.....are they on the ground as we "speak"?

    January 19, 2010 at 10:34 pm |
  47. Emily

    "The Independent Voice" – Scott Brown, now Senator-elect!

    He hit the nail on the head there!
    (The Peoples Seat).

    Congratulations Scott Brown.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:34 pm |
  48. Elsie

    @ Caroline, agreed!

    January 19, 2010 at 10:33 pm |
  49. Rodger

    The reason Brown won is simple. We are mad as hell and are not going to take it anymore. The Democrats' answer to every problem in this country is to spend more of our hard-earned money. Enough already! Since when is making healthcare coverage more expensive for the average American considered reform? Reform shouldn't be about bigger government and more expense. It's about creating more competition among insurers to reduce cost.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:33 pm |
  50. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    @Oliver B,

    "This is not about whether democrats in trouble keep there jobs. Being a senator is about representing the people not a job."

    It used to be about that, but not anymore.

    January 19, 2010 at 10:33 pm |
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