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. Aileen

    This is pathetic.This seat should have never gone to the Republican. I dont feel sorry for the democratics anymore. They become too complacement. I do hope this is a lesson to all elected democratic
    officials. Its time President Obama hold is ground, and not allow his fellow democrats to throw him around anymore. I am outrage, this should have never happened. Democrats need to focus on what is important to the people of this country and sop the bickering about things that doesn't matter to people who need job. Too much small talk and division and this is costing us (democrats) dearly. Clearly democrats has lost focus.

    January 19, 2010 at 11:24 pm |
  2. David, Indiana

    @Starr, but the issue that we seeing rescuers facing tonight is being prepared to care for those who are rescued against the odds.

    Hard to balance thinking about the recovery from the earthquake in Haiti and the election in Mass.

    Margin of the election is about 100K votes?

    It is a key election, a shot across the bow as is often said.

    Yes good to wait until new senator is seated before proceeding on health care reform, but I feel there are many ways to get to helpful legislation. House and Senate legislation to be reconciled.

    January 19, 2010 at 11:23 pm |
  3. amy

    what is the latest on the 4 other survivors we heard about earlier today?

    January 19, 2010 at 11:23 pm |
  4. Char - Peoria Il

    Thank you Massachusetts, back room deals have also turned me against the current health care reform bill

    January 19, 2010 at 11:21 pm |
  5. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA


    where is the USS Comfort?

    I heard maybe USS Comfort in Haiti by dock other side.

    January 19, 2010 at 11:21 pm |
  6. Emily

    @Jo Ann, I wonder if the Dems could save themselves in they stopped with the Health Care and focused on the other issues? (the ones that can save their seat).'

    January 19, 2010 at 11:18 pm |
  7. starr formerly known as vincent


    The bill that the Dem's are talking about passing is the Senate bill. It is shorter and clearer.

    However, i do not believe the Dem's should Not do that. It is apparent the a reliably "blue state is angry. If Dem's do anything procedural to pass health care, many dem's will loose their seats.

    I strongly support Health Care Ins. Reform, but even i was getting confused about what they were going to pass.

    January 19, 2010 at 11:18 pm |
  8. Lori

    Being a political representative includes understanding what is important to your constituency and following through on that regardless of your personal convictions. I think that the vote in MA is refreshing.

    January 19, 2010 at 11:17 pm |
  9. Joyce, Florida

    A question for Anderson ask and have answered. Who's in charge of the airport, who says who comes into the country? Great coverage guys.

    January 19, 2010 at 11:17 pm |
  10. Patrick - Frustrated


    Obviously the press can communicate to their reporters throughout the country and back to the US news headquarters better than the Haitians can communicate across their country. If there is no gov't updates or sense of leadership can you please force the Haitian government to provide hourly updates to the press by camping out in front of the temporary gov't building. Make them be a visible part of the daily relief operations going on in their country.

    My $0.02.

    January 19, 2010 at 11:16 pm |
  11. Christina from Canada

    @Donna Thank you! I have been asking this for days and sent tweets. I am a practising Catholic and I am disturbed how little I have seen on hours and hours of news stories and I see no clergy anywhere. I saw one story of people at mass. I hope they are not being seen because they are busy comforting the sick and burying the dead.

    January 19, 2010 at 11:16 pm |
  12. Lisa L

    Anderson, I agree, I hope the “Doctors without Borders” can have their cargo planes land to give the doctors the medical supplies they need.


    Lisa L
    Sydney, Australia

    January 19, 2010 at 11:15 pm |
  13. Michelle E

    Our hearts are with you and Haiti. Thank you for letting it be known what is really going on. Why aren't the Doctors Without Borders supplies getting in and yet the Gov of PA. is?? Unbelieveable. Cute babies get out=hundreds of Haitians die.
    Thank you for all you are doing. I am a new CNN fan because of you and Sanjay's coverage.

    January 19, 2010 at 11:15 pm |
  14. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    @Devna AC360°, yes they should wait until Brown is seated to resume health care votes. They should actually start over in a truly bipartisan manner now.

    January 19, 2010 at 11:15 pm |
  15. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    I agree with Anthony Wiener's comment so right..... I felt his feeling... No healthcare for us.

    January 19, 2010 at 11:14 pm |
  16. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    @Emily, If the Dems try to push the health care bill through before Brown gets sworn in they will pay for it in November.

    January 19, 2010 at 11:14 pm |
  17. Pamela

    Anderson, Thank you for your continued questioning of why the order of help to Haiti has been so problematic! You are so right that the search & rescue & medical teams should be the 1st responders. The grand standing from the diplomats & govt. agencies are so wrong in their priorities. Three search & rescue teams from CA were told to stand down that could have helped in these last few days... people do have the WILL to hang on as you have been seeing each day. And it is unforgivable that the Doctors Without Borders are unable to land their planes where needed. Keep the pressure on!!!!

    January 19, 2010 at 11:14 pm |
  18. Emily

    @Kim from Texas,

    "CNN has done a terrific job reporting from Haiti."

    I agree w/you. I've had people tell me that they have tuned into CNN just to watch their coverage!

    AC, Sanjay, Ivan, Chris, & the rest of the crew has just been outstanding!

    January 19, 2010 at 11:13 pm |
  19. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    @Darrin, 60% of us are against this health care bill. If it were an election you'd call it a landslide. Congress needs to listen.

    January 19, 2010 at 11:13 pm |
  20. Donna

    We have heard a great deal, thanks to CNN's coverage, about the relief efforts. My question – Where is the Catholic Church in this disaster. Haiti is predominately a Catholic country . . . where is their church?

    January 19, 2010 at 11:12 pm |
  21. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    This isn't only Coakley's fault, this loss was a clear repudiation of Obama's policies and the arrogance of the White House.

    January 19, 2010 at 11:12 pm |
  22. Arlene Greenstein Horenovsky

    My son, David Hames is still trapped in the rubble of the Hotel Montana. Don't give up the search PLEASE!

    January 19, 2010 at 11:12 pm |
  23. starr formerly known as vincent


    Thank you. I came into the blog 10 mins. late, so i didn't know how long the blog was open tonight.

    January 19, 2010 at 11:12 pm |
  24. Himel Pouponneau

    Hi Anderson Cooper

    Thank you for everything and the cnn crew
    please let the world know that we are so gratefull for what they doing
    and haitian people think it is the time for USA to take over Haiti

    January 19, 2010 at 11:11 pm |
  25. Colleen


    Please, please, please tell us more about what is happening at the Hotel Montana.

    We are desperate to learn of the rescue of Air Force Major Ken Bourland.

    January 19, 2010 at 11:11 pm |
  26. Heather - Spokane, WA

    No one wil ever replace Ted Kennedy

    January 19, 2010 at 11:11 pm |
  27. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Good question...... Most people are so survive on depends how long to be live when people were trapped into the buldings, homes, schools or business. Or more days than 10 days.

    January 19, 2010 at 11:11 pm |
  28. Emily

    @Devna AC360°,

    "Do you think the Senate should wait for Brown before they have a vote on health care?"

    Absolutely! I think that they seemed very rushed in trying to past something before Christmas...now if they put their deadline as "in the next few days", could you imagine what would be in that bill?

    January 19, 2010 at 11:11 pm |
  29. Sara

    @don As an EMT in Florida, a mobile electric bone saw is available on many Adv. Life Support ambulances right here in our state. If there is enough electricity to run them it is far quicker and more humane than a hack saw, especially when anesthesia is beyond the reach of most clinics

    January 19, 2010 at 11:11 pm |
  30. Mike

    What is the status of the port repair? I read that normally they get 70 ships per month. How may airplane cargos equols one ship?

    January 19, 2010 at 11:09 pm |
  31. Lori

    I think that people are willing to accept risk in the hope to get positive change that fixes immediate needs of the people.

    January 19, 2010 at 11:09 pm |
  32. Devna AC360°

    Do you think the Senate should wait for Brown before they have a vote on health care?

    January 19, 2010 at 11:08 pm |
  33. Himel Pouponneau

    Hi Anderson

    I really want to thank you and everybody from cnn for what you guys were able to do for our haitian people in the last days of that tragedy.
    You probably think that you are only reporting ,but you are doing much more . I want to also think every single person on the ground of haiti right now helping one way or another. I just want to say that what is happeneing now is a way for the international comunity to see that haitian people are tired of this government and also want to say that it is time for USA to take over haiti, get rid of every haitian in this government .Please USA take this country to another direction

    January 19, 2010 at 11:08 pm |
  34. Darrin in Albany, NY

    A sad day for Health Care... It's too bad that those against it seem to place a dollar amount on a human life. . . I'll bet those against health care, have health care!

    January 19, 2010 at 11:07 pm |
  35. Isabel - Brazil •


    I hope so... that the year will only get better!

    January 19, 2010 at 11:07 pm |
  36. Kim from Texas

    CNN has done a terrific job reporting from Haiti. While some in our government may not appreciate it.......it is imperative to get the truth out. Please keep the truth coming. You are making a real difference.

    January 19, 2010 at 11:07 pm |
  37. stu

    where is the USS Comfort?

    January 19, 2010 at 11:07 pm |
  38. Emily

    Brown has a sense of humor too!

    I still think that he won in the same way that Obama did! As John King just said, "The great Republican Hopeful!"
    That's what the Dem's were saying about Obama at one time.

    January 19, 2010 at 11:05 pm |
  39. Don , Florida

    If the doctors need medicine and a bone saw so bad, why not put them a a helicopter and get it to them. I keep hearing that their plane can't land, and I know that would help, but why not get the important stuff to them and get the rest of their stuff when it can get there.

    January 19, 2010 at 11:05 pm |
  40. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    starr formerly known as vincent
    Yes, 2 hours live blog now.

    January 19, 2010 at 11:05 pm |
  41. amy

    If a 70 year old woman could survive 7 days then why can't their be survivors on day 8 or 9 or 10? Please don't let them give up hope yet.

    January 19, 2010 at 11:03 pm |
  42. LisaL - Canada

    well i must admit that as soon as i heard that brown won, my first thought was "get the popcorn..."

    January 19, 2010 at 11:03 pm |
  43. Caroline, Los Angeles

    I think these numbers are impossible for most of us to comprehend. When you hear of 200,000 possibly dead that's just unimaginable.

    January 19, 2010 at 11:02 pm |
  44. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    What a difficult spot for the doctors to find themselves. Make it work, doctors!

    January 19, 2010 at 11:02 pm |
  45. Kathy - Columbus, Ohio

    Thank you Anderson, Dr. Gupta, and 360 for letting the world know about the awful conditions in Haiti. You are saving lives by shining light on what is happening and what is needed.
    Please consider asking (on air) for pharmaceutical companies to donate antibiotics and first-aid supply companies (like Johnson & Johnson) to donate gauze & other supplies.

    January 19, 2010 at 11:01 pm |
  46. gary

    Great work AC Ivan and Sanjay Incredible Guys. Who's in charge in Haiti?
    Why doctors w/o borders having so much difficulty getting the supplies they need?
    Who's to blame?
    Why can't we show compassion and fly the sick to US for medical care?

    January 19, 2010 at 11:01 pm |
  47. Bill

    Scott Brown's win sends a strong signal to the White House that America wants to take their country back! Stop Government growth, taxes on the "rich" and Government health care. The Senator's win is the start of a giant populous wave that's going to sweep the country. Hurray for 2010!

    January 19, 2010 at 11:01 pm |
  48. Louise

    Thank you for covering the problems that Doctors Without Borders are having getting their supplies into Haiti. I've written Obama, Kennedy, etc. and you're the first I see who is getting the news out. Keep up the good work.

    January 19, 2010 at 11:01 pm |
  49. David, Indiana

    The same problem with the rescue rept'd by Chris Lawrence yesterday, need to get someone rescued to a hospital and having trouble doing that. Is the hospital ship there?

    @amy monesmith what is the floating hospital and where is it located?

    Problems with priorities with flights landing at Port au Prince ariport. I read that the sea port might be working by Jan 18th. Is the port working? Can supply ships dock.

    Anderson, I see that it is problem and maybe not an easy one to get those medical supplies where they are needed in the overwhelming quantity of supplies being delivered

    January 19, 2010 at 11:01 pm |
  50. Dean M.

    Just to let you know that there are ecstatic rumbles felt way out here in the liberal NW (i.e. Oregon) from the great upset in Massachusetts. May it continue from other states as well over the next months. Great coverage on this, esp. having to keep the Haiti coverage as priority.

    January 19, 2010 at 11:01 pm |
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