January 20th, 2010
09:46 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 01/20/10

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Eight days after the quake hit, another survival is found alive in Haiti. And, desperate to leave. See how some Haitians are trying to escape Port-au-Prince. Plus, the raw politics of the GOP Senate victory in Massachusetts. What does it mean for the Democrats seeking health care reform?

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  1. Kristin mcchesney

    This juxtaposition of politics and Haiti isn't working and the absurdity is especially highlighted when you give Cooper political lines to read from haiti. It comes off as insensitive – and to his credit – less than earnest. I thought that 10:00 was going to be devoted to haiti. Can we stop jumping around?

    January 20, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  2. Kristin

    Anderson and the CNN team - thank you so much for the wonderful job you are doing reporting on all of the different aspects of the story in Haiti. It must be hard to introduce the stories from back in the US. They seem so trivial in contrast to the reality of what you are facing every minute of your days in Haiti. Thank you for continuing to remind us all of the needs that are continuing in Haiti and don't let this story slip into the background.

    January 20, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  3. Isabel - Brazil •

    How long you all will be in Haiti? I fear that in time the Haitians be forgotten.

    No other program or Tv channel is doing a very comprehensive coverage and humanitarian like you.

    January 20, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  4. michelle

    Today I was wondering if CNN staff could be nominated for the "Heros" award.

    January 20, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  5. james Doane

    when the republicans block progress..ie health care coverage why do the democrats get blamed and loose support? shouldn't they get more public support? Things appear backward!

    January 20, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  6. Lisa M.

    What a way to take reporting to a higher level...I thank you for opening many eyes...your bring an interactive approach and is much needed.

    January 20, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  7. Valerie NYC

    Wow... new graphics/video in Massachusetts election segment! Nice!

    January 20, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  8. michelle mendez

    Hi Anderson. You and your team are doing a dynamite job (as always) covering Haiti's heart-wrenching catastrophe. Keep up the good work and don't let them have Kathy Griffin co-host New Year's eve with you next year. Be safe down there!!!

    January 20, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  9. Lori

    There is no doubt that Scott Brown's win is extra shocking due to the previously lengthly occupation of this seat by Ted Kennedy. The result almost adds insult to the injury of our loss of Senator Kennedy. However, I always feel that these things are due to God's work and will be for the best.

    January 20, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  10. Emily


    "Two unlikely survivors found – an old woman and a young boy. Miracles still exist!"

    and if they can both survive after being rescued for being trapped for days, that would be wonderful!

    January 20, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  11. Tamara Mauck

    Anderson thank you for your pain staking reports that you give everynight and your continuing efforts to reach people to help and deliver equipment and supplies. Just know that you make a difference and are a silent hero to many.

    January 20, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  12. Renee

    Why is the delivery of food and medicine is so slow? The army needs to work instead of walking around with guns. Those people need help, the poor will be with us always, read your Bible. If all those American soilders work in feeding and shelter and medicine the people would be taken care of and they could move on to other cities and eventually go somewhere else. I am tired of watching people die when they do not have too, dying from some thing simple. it you haven eaten in a week and no food in sight, would you loot too?
    Keep up the great work Anderson Cooper.

    January 20, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  13. Becky Cochran

    I am a registered nurse with over 20 yrs experience and would be there in a heartbeat if I could. I know thousands of my colleagues want to help, but because of bureaucracy and red tape can't get there to help..I don't care about security, etc.. what's the point in all of the rescues if there is no medical help to save lives after the rescue. Please help us to help the Haitians!

    January 20, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  14. Carolyn

    Anderson, I share in your massive and justifable frustation at the lack of aid-food, water & medicine. It's inexcusable!

    Can't the trucks that bring the crews all around, go to the airport, load up on medical supplies and just start delivering them?

    Or why aren't the choppers delivering aid to the palace feild ALL DAY long?...this way if you're inside the destruction, then trucks can drive around and deliver them

    I'm SO tired of hearing about all the aid coming in and yet each day, all day long reports are telling of how very, very little aid is getting where it needs to be.

    January 20, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  15. charlie

    Seems that independents simply means indecisive. Obama 2008, his opposite 14 months later.

    January 20, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  16. Heather - Spokane, WA

    @Emily-I heard the same too and the biggest one was a 6.5

    January 20, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  17. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    Republicans make up 11% of the registered voters in MA. This is simply a complete repudiation by MA voters of Obama's policies.

    January 20, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  18. Debbie, Austin, TX

    John King is a master in reporting these elections – He breaks it down into understandable language...

    January 20, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  19. Lisa L

    Dear Anderson,

    The Australian, 21 January 2010 at 9 wrote:

    “The US hospital ship Comfort is expected to arrive today with 600 medical personnel on board”.


    Lisa L
    Sydney, Australia

    January 20, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  20. Betty Murphy

    Have been noticing so many posts from people who want to do something on a physical/active level...since you can't go to Haiti.you have your own communities.a very good place to begin service....you will not regret one moment of it.

    January 20, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  21. Molly

    Maybe a replay of the little girl with the braids (reported by Ivan Watson) that died after she was rescued will hasten action.

    January 20, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  22. Emily

    That is an outstanding commercial by Scott Brown!
    Know your audience! I hope that he remembers where he came from when he gets to Washington!

    January 20, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  23. charlie

    Substantial quantities of medical supplies could be handcarried from the airport by already. There are hundreds of uninjured Haitians wandering around the streets.

    January 20, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  24. Molly

    Two unlikely survivors found – an old woman and a young boy. Miracles still exist!

    January 20, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  25. Emily

    @Heather, I've heard that there has been 51 aftershocks in the last eight days in total!

    This country is really fighting for its survival!
    This CNN Team there & all those helping out are doing an amazing job.

    January 20, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  26. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Wow! That is amazing boy only 4 yrs old to be lucky alive for 8 days since last week...... He is miracles on the book, He saw little light!

    January 20, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  27. Paula, Colorado

    Hi! I'm glad you're ok since the aftershock. It's disturbing to think of you in a building while so many continue to occur. Stay safe!
    It's great to hear of the little boy being rescued from the rubble. He seems strong–I hope he recovers fully.

    January 20, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  28. LisaL - Canada

    that little boy was like a little seed - curled up and waiting to be revived - rehydration and love will go a long way now

    January 20, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  29. amy

    Can we do air drops 24 x 7 just for medical supplies? 20,000 stupid deaths is not acceptable.

    January 20, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  30. Debbie, Austin, TX

    Good evening, everyone!
    Another day of remarkable coverage of these horrific events in Haiti. You all are doing an amazing job.
    Thanks for the update on the elderly lady pulled out of the rubble yesterday.

    January 20, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  31. Sara, Tampa FL

    Thank God for some good news. That little boy is a miracle. There still aren't enough search and rescue teams if this little guy was dug out on Day 8 by an Uncle.

    January 20, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  32. J Stroud-Greenville,SC

    Anderson and Dr Guptay thank you for what you are trying to do to bring to light to many agencies step on toes and things can't get done

    January 20, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  33. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    God blessed the little five yrs old!

    January 20, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  34. Heather - Spokane, WA

    I call that five year old little boy Mr Miracle

    January 20, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  35. Emily

    What a wonderful story. 🙂
    This five-year-old boy!

    What a survivor. Glad to see that he is w/family too. (uncle).

    January 20, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  36. Lisa Cotter

    Your coverage of what is going on in Haiti is remarkable, heartwrenching and moving. Watching you pick that child up who was hit with the cinder block was unbelievable. I pray he is okay. Take care my prayers are with the people of Haiti.

    January 20, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  37. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Yes, there is Comfort USS other side in the ocean is on the way there.

    January 20, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  38. Isabel - Brazil •

    What sad and lost looking! It hurts to see him!

    he is the size of my son, although my child is 4 years!

    January 20, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  39. Lori

    Hello Anderson. Hello everyone!

    January 20, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  40. kate

    Anderson, I have always had great respect for u and your work. U are still making us all proud. U fill that void for us that would like to be in Haiti helping and can't be. Thanx's and keep it up. God bless u.

    January 20, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  41. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Wow!!! That's so scary, Anderson....... It was so shocking I have seen earthquake rocked so quickly!

    January 20, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  42. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Just what Haiti does not need....more aftershocks

    January 20, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  43. Emily

    This lack of medicine & medical treatment reaching Haiti is really disturbing.
    I have no idea how you, Anderson & all the others have made it there in Haiti for eight days!

    January 20, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  44. amy

    Another day of unremarkable reporting CNN.
    Is Comfort at its full capacity yet?

    January 20, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  45. Lisa L

    Dear Anderson,

    Top marks to CNN, especially to you Anderson Cooper, for the effort to bring supportive things to Haiti so quickly.

    Also a special thanks to Larry King’s telethon for raising an additional $9 million in aid.

    Stay safe my hero and return soon.


    Lisa L
    Sydney, Australia

    January 20, 2010 at 10:01 pm |
  46. Emily

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

    What awful news that Haiti awoke to a 6.0 earthquake! As if that country has not had enough trouble.

    January 20, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  47. Isabel - Brazil •

    Good evening, Anderson, David (Indiana) and friends!

    Day after day we see the miracle of life. This is a something so rewarding.

    January 20, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  48. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Helloooo Anderson, Megan, Jessica Y, Ed Henry, David Gergen Martina Ilstad, Emily and my friends Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!!
    Happy Wednesday night, HUGS! 🙂
    Thanks for join us tonight.

    January 20, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  49. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Evening everyone!

    January 20, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  50. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Evening Everyone!

    January 20, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
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