January 21st, 2010
09:44 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 01/21/10

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Tonight on 360°, gunfire and chaos in Haiti over five bags of rice. Plus, a look at the what's happening to Haiti's orphans. And, a Supreme Court ruling that could have a major impact on November's mid-term elections.

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  1. Nancy

    Anderson, Why can't you or someone on your team go to the police station where the President of Haiti and his staff are and interview them.

    You all are doing a great Job-thank you so much

    January 21, 2010 at 11:00 pm |
  2. Lisa

    Please get some aid to La Pleine, Haiti and Del Mas silo. They are thirsty and hungry. Please. May God bless you.

    January 21, 2010 at 11:00 pm |
  3. Isabel - Brazil •

    @David Indiana

    I can not understand or accept. I have stopped my car to help in such a time like this. I acted with my heart and did not think with reason.

    January 21, 2010 at 11:00 pm |
  4. megan

    If Dr. Gupta was able to get a bag of meds via the military at the airport, why then are the nurses and doctors flying in to Haiti not grabing a similar bag of supplies for there assigned venue?
    thanq for your heart!

    January 21, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  5. David, Indiana

    @June in Ga I agree

    1400 flights overall or ea. day?

    Anderson, Unicef is helping linking children left alone because of the earthquake with their parents and family. This one of their main priorities.

    January 21, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  6. Patty

    Renee, you are so right. AC, Sanjay and the rest of this great team deserve hero status. 🙂

    I pray for their safety and thank God for their humanity.

    January 21, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  7. Susan

    I don't care why the men had the rice. I don't care whether they were stealing or not, but I am sure they were not. The rice would eventually get to someone in need of food. Who now will take care of the mother of the man who was murdered by the police?

    January 21, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  8. Gayle McCauley Malden,Mass.

    Goodnight everyone.Peace to all of you and yours.360 and CNN,stay safe in Haiti and thank you again for your respectful and caring reports.

    January 21, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  9. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    I am a little worried about all these offers to adopt these children. When the cameras and attention are gone will these "parents" still feel the same way? It is beginning to look like some trendy thing everybody wants to be a part of. It would be a shame to put these children through anymore suffering.

    I hope I am wrong.

    January 21, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  10. Linda

    This comment relates to Dr. Sanjay Gupta's ability to walk directly into the airport to obtain medical supplies. To help solve a small portion of the problem, Dr. Gupta should coordinate his efforts with several doctors and nurses and accompany them to the same airport, in order to get additional medical supplies. Each clinician should assess the amount of supplies they can carry and go directly to the airport to get them. Waiting for the bureaucrats is ridiculous. Dr. Gupta is applauded for his herculean efforts. Dr. Gupta is practicing by using the "help ever, hurt never" motto. He understands that service to humanity is service to God. Keep up the good work, Dr. Gupta.

    January 21, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  11. Paolo

    I may have to agree with Joe Johns. That may be a silver lining for democrats and a chance to demonstrate how populist they are. Of course they should now be able to stand-up against what should be money-spending corporate donors.

    January 21, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  12. Tracie B.

    Anderson, and team at CNN, thank you. I wish, so many hopes, so much to do, try and rest, know we care. thank you seems not enough. I will try, thank you.

    January 21, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  13. Bob Hedlund

    I'm an old retired guy and first time on this site, not sure I know what I'm doing. I would like to add I think Mr Gergen is the best political analyst on cable. I would like to ask him, would it help Obama to have some "staff" contact average citizens on a daily basis to get a read on public's mood. It seems very odd to me they could seem to be surprised by Tues Mass. election results.

    January 21, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  14. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    David G,

    January 21, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  15. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Night Everyone! Be safe in Haiti! All of you will be in my prayer tonight!

    January 21, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  16. starr formerly known as vincent

    THANK YOU Anderson & entire 360 team in front of the cameras and behind too.

    Thank you bloggers and fiends too. Your commentary has been incredibly empathetic and full of great ideas!

    It looks like CNN is becoming part of the Haitian infrastruction with ALL that the reporters have been doing to help.

    January 21, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  17. LisaL - Canada

    stay safe during those aftershocks

    January 21, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  18. Isabel - Brazil •

    Good night Anderson, Ivan, Dr Gupta and Karl! Good night David (Indiana) and friends!

    Great show today! Thanks!

    Tomorrow is the day of hope. Hope i Haiti!

    January 21, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  19. Yoly Weston, Florida

    Why isn't this situation brought up at the president's daily briefing?

    January 21, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  20. Dodie, Irvine CA

    We have severe weather warnings. We just had Huge hail storm lost satellite TV Ugh, one of the big skylights just cracked! I have never seen hail like this! probably on its way to Palm Springs

    January 21, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  21. Emily

    Have a great night Anderson & all the 360 Crew in Haiti! (Hope that you all stay safe!). Have a great night 360Team, Megan, Martina, & Bloggers!

    Hope to see you all tomorrow! It's Friday and sounds like it's going to be an interesting evening there @CNN! 🙂

    January 21, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  22. Renee

    I wonder how many more people will die when CNN leaves. This 360 team has really saved a lot of lives! Great job!

    January 21, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  23. Michelle S-Michigan

    CNN- You all have done a great job. Anderson and Dr. Gupta...wow.. you are amazing. Thank you is so inadaquate, but its all the english lang. has for us to say.

    January 21, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  24. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Good night Anderson, Megan, Jessica Y, Ed Henry, David Gergen, Martina Ilstad, Emily and my friends Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!!
    See you later!!!!!!!!! Have a great weekend!
    Have a great night and sleep tight everyone!!!! 😀
    Thanks for coming in tonight! Bye guys!

    January 21, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  25. Su from Fort Lee, NJ

    Thank you for the update on the senior nursing home!

    It's terribly sad for both the orphans and the seniors – the most vulnerable in society...
    I hope the babies, esp. are not being flown out of Haiti so quickly in case there are still relatives wanting to be reunited.

    Thank you for all your hard work!!!

    January 21, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  26. Lori

    Thank you Anderson, Gary, Dr. Gupta, and Ivan. Stay safe. Thank you CNN. Good night everyone and sweet dreams.

    January 21, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  27. ClaudiaN

    Have the CNN correspondents passed on location information (GPS coordinates for instance) for the medical clinics, old age homes & orphanages who need aid & haven't gotten it to the military or others who are distributing aid? Just curious.

    January 21, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
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