January 23rd, 2010
03:32 PM ET
soundoff (35 Responses)
  1. steve

    Mr. Anderson Cooper, you must do a follow up on the little boy
    Monley. I have to know if he is adopted b/c someone must step up to the plate. If you do not do a follow up on Monley then please notify me as to how I can find out about him in an effort to support him and possibly adopt him. Thanks for all your work, especially your summary of the crisis in Haiti.

    January 25, 2010 at 3:53 pm |
  2. makula

    Thank you Anderson. We love you!

    I like the fact that you cover the news while highlighting the heroism of the people of Haiti-and not treating them as" those people" that need saving .

    I believe the media should not continue to stereotype Haiti with the persistent " poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere", but rather share stories that demonstrate the great resilience and humanity of the Haitian people.


    January 25, 2010 at 3:49 pm |
  3. Mary Ann Corder

    Anderson, crew and Dr. Gupta thank you so much for all that you are doing in Haiti. My heart just aches at the devastation there, especially with the children. Why can't some one make arrangements for those homeless and parentless to brought to the states for proper medical treatment? And let those of us who would like to give them love and ahome do so. It broke my heart to see that 11 year old girl screaming in pain and no treatment for her. May God be with you and your crews. I challenge every family out there that has room for 1 child to think about provideing a safe and loving home for these kids, they need our help. Please let me know how is "Monley" and the young girl with the broken legs. I'm very interested in providing a home for "Monley" and the young girl and what about the older children?

    January 25, 2010 at 3:46 pm |
  4. Cathy Morisset-Jean

    Hi Anderson,

    As Haitian-American citizens living in the New York Metro Area, we would like to express our sincere gratitude for all the tireless work and diligent service that you have given to the people of Haiti. The compassion and dedication exemplified by you has been inspirational and has touched the Haitian community world-wide. You are truly gifted and blessed with the heart of a humanitarian and the spirit of a fearless leader. Thank you for remaining steadfast and ensuring that the proper exposure is given to a country that has been devastated by this tragic event. You have ensured that the story and the images of our country and the suffering of our people has been acknowledged world wide. For that we, and the people of Haiti are truly grateful to you.

    The Jean and Durandisse Families

    January 25, 2010 at 3:32 pm |
  5. Jasmine

    Anderson your coverage has literally brought me to tears. Your bravery and compassion is exactly what this world needs. I pray for haiti constantly and I pray that more people would be like you. Thank you and god bless!

    January 25, 2010 at 3:05 pm |
  6. Lindsay

    My frustration is with the government of Haiti and its President also. Here the President of Haiti is out running around the world, sleeping in soft beds, eating well when his people are starving and there is no coordinated efforts to get the food from the ground to the people. He would gain the trust and appreciation of his people more if he would at least be a visible leader to the people who voted him in than going out "glad handing" with other leaders in other countries.

    Haiti is ripe for a coupe and he seems to be more interested in protecting his own hiney. This man needs to grow some "male appendages" and get back to leading his country out of this mess instead of begging for more. He certainly does not gain my feelings of good will. The plight of his people do, though.

    Anderson – you're reports are stellar as usual.

    January 25, 2010 at 2:23 pm |
  7. Clennie Burnett

    Dear Mr. Cooper:

    I am writing you and many other celebrities and government officials regarding immediate assistance for Haiti. I would like to recommend contacting various cruise lines to have the injured and displaced people of Haiti moved to ships for immediate medical care, food and shelter. Is there anyway this can be possible? I think this would be the best solution to meets their needs at this time.

    Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
    Norwegian Cruise Line
    Carnival Cruises
    Princess Cruises Liners

    I wish I could do more to help. If I can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me

    Clennie Burnett

    January 25, 2010 at 2:20 pm |
  8. Karen

    Please keep covering Haiti's story. CNN, please do not waste precious air time on Tiger Woods when you could be giving us more information on the situation in Haiti.

    January 25, 2010 at 2:14 pm |
  9. Carol

    My heart really goes out to all of the people in Haiti but I have just have one question what happened to all of the BILLIONS that we have sent to this country way before this earth quake what happened to it?

    January 25, 2010 at 1:43 pm |
  10. Leon

    Anderson, THANKS SO MUCH for being there. You are not just a journalist reporting, you are a humanitarian leader. Haitians are heard through your voice and decisions are made based on your honest description of the facts. Please, don't leave the people of Haiti. Once you leave.... things are going to be different. We trust you Anderson. God bless you.

    January 25, 2010 at 1:14 pm |
  11. Beatrice


    January 25, 2010 at 12:32 pm |
  12. Danielle Remp

    Anderson, I just heard an American Soldier distributing food in Haiti say on CNN that after all, there can't be food for everybody everyday.

    Anderson, with your power, can you do something about this?

    I can't believe that, with the amount of money collected, Haitians can't be fed every day. It sounds like another bureaucratic distribution problem.

    Thanks for doing so very much!

    January 25, 2010 at 11:49 am |
  13. Memo Prickisie

    Dear Anderson Cooper,
    This tragedy has been such an eyeopener in many ways more than you need to explain,
    Because through your eyes we have seen defiant dying spirits rekindle and live again.
    The bewildered fathers,crying orphans and wailing mothers,
    uncles and aunts in agony,cousins,sisters and brothers.
    We have cried with joy when you found one more ,buried,alive!
    Then we cried when we heard they died ,waiting for help to arrive.
    "Stupid death",you called it and with this we all agree.
    What can you do ,it's painful but what is meant to be will be.
    Before you knew it,your moment came to play your part.
    You helped that bleeding boy from the looting mob,from your own heart.
    How can we not marvel ,want to emulate how you acted so humble?
    even if it means that the ground we stand at any minute may crumble.

    Thank you CNN and all the Good Samaritans helping Haiti

    January 25, 2010 at 10:36 am |
  14. Scott

    Thank you for staying in Hait and the continued coverage. The world needs it. I need it. The people of Haiti need it.

    January 25, 2010 at 10:32 am |
  15. CJ Crawford

    I was troubled when I saw who you called an American business man instructing Haitian police to fire their weapons in the air to scare away desperate people trying to take supplies. No one has money. Why wouldn't he try to organize and share these goods during this traumatic time. Was that just pure greed? Thank you Anderson for taking that bleeding child in your arms. We pray that he will be safe and get care.

    January 25, 2010 at 10:24 am |
  16. leslie chain

    Anderson- when I saw you comforting the little boy the other night it was like watching a dad comfort a son- not just a reporter. As a mom with 2 adopted children and 1 biological child- maybe the next part of your life is being a father to a child from Haiti. Just think of all the adventures you and your son(or even better sons) could have together.
    You are a wonderful man and I thank you for your hard work.
    Peace to you.

    January 25, 2010 at 10:21 am |
  17. Kristie in Massachusetts

    To: Anderson, Dr. Gupta, and all who have helped bring the truth and message about what's going on in Haiti into our living rooms via the 360 show,
    Thank you, and God bless you! I'm completely wrapped up in it, and my prayers are with you and the people of Haiti. Thank you for being so professional, and yet so human at the same time. You are all a real testament to what it means to be a human being. Peace.

    January 24, 2010 at 6:58 am |
  18. Ruby

    Dear Mr. Cooper,

    I just want to thank you for a job well done, reporting from inside Haiti. I've watch you on numerous reports you have done, and I've always been pleased, and you keep it real. You're one of few who never candy coats thing. You just kep it real, and I admire that about you. May God Bless you, and keep you safe. I'm watching you now as you are reporting. The little boy that you picked up from the streets just made me cry. I hope in your journey that you locate him. I thank you!

    January 24, 2010 at 5:33 am |
  19. Michelle

    I just want to thank CNN for the constant coverage of Haiti. I hope you don't stop because America can't forget Haiti or they will suffer even more, especially the children. I want to send a special thanks and a big hug to Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta for everything they have done to help the people of Haiti. You are true Heros and Angels to the Haiti people. I've cried many tears for Haiti, especially for the children, and will contimue to donate and do fundraisers for them. God bless you for the love and compassion you show.

    January 24, 2010 at 3:59 am |
  20. Thelma Condon

    Dear Mr. Cooper:
    Night after night, i watch your coverage of the horrific disaster in Haiti. It pains me to see the frustration and pain in your face. It is apparent that you want to do so much more but you and Dr. Gupta and the rest of your team are doing such an incredible thing. I am certain that you have touched the lives of those who you've come in contact with and have survived. You, Dr. Gupta and all the people of Haiti are continually in my thoughts and prayers.

    Thank you for all you do. You are a true hero.

    Warmest regards,
    Thelma Condon

    January 24, 2010 at 3:21 am |
  21. Nancy Wall

    Thank you for being you!! When I see you work it is like I am there.Keep it up .. The real news ..I worked in Africa long ago I will return because of you..one day the world will get it if the stories are told.. People do hear what they see...

    January 24, 2010 at 2:17 am |
  22. Lisa

    Anderson, this is my first time on your blog and I just want to say what a wonderful job you, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Ivan Watson, Gary Tuchman and all of your crew have done in Haiti, and I am so very glad to hear you will continue on there in the coming week, as these stories absolutely must not get pushed aside. Keep up the great work and my best to all of you.

    January 24, 2010 at 2:07 am |
  23. susan white

    Thank you Anderson, for being our eyes and heart and conscience in the midst of this terrible disaster.

    January 24, 2010 at 1:43 am |
  24. Christina

    Thank you for the wonderful work that you are doing in Haiti Anderson! God bless all of you out there!

    January 24, 2010 at 12:57 am |
  25. Jennifer- CA

    This is a very touching video, Anderson. I can only hope for the best for the people of Haiti during their time of need..

    January 24, 2010 at 12:29 am |
  26. askcherlock

    No one has done a finer job of reporting from Haiti than Anderson Cooper. Always making himself a voice for the backdrop of the suffering, his sadness at the horrific sites he has seen only makes us more aware, more willing to reach out, and more able to understand what seems beyond comprehension. Thank you for not being the story, but for allowing the story to unfold in its rawness to the world. By so doing, you have compelled millions to help, even in small measures. Our prayers are with you as well as for the Haitian people.

    January 24, 2010 at 12:29 am |
  27. Faythe

    I have been fixated on your Haiti coverage. Thank-you Anderson for all your reports being our eyes and ears in Haiti. Faythe

    January 23, 2010 at 11:02 pm |
  28. Sistateacher

    For the past several hours I've been watching CNN and have been impressed with you since your coverage of Katrina. However, I want to say it was inspiring, admiring and great the humanity I saw you demonstrate in your report about the boy who was hit in the head. If your not part of the solution, you're part of the problem. From your response to that assault, I say you're part of the solution. Be encouraged because we need to see news like that.

    January 23, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  29. DonnaM.Woods

    Anderson the people of Haiti are fortunate you are there. Your kindness and the way you jump in to help save this country does give them hope. You are their voice reaching for help. You are a true humanitarian.

    January 23, 2010 at 9:42 pm |
  30. Lorraine Pimentel

    Once again, superb reporting, superb video! Bravo Anderson, Bravo!

    January 23, 2010 at 7:21 pm |
  31. Isabel - Brazil •

    Thank you for your dedication to this long-suffering people and for work for a better world and with less inequality.

    January 23, 2010 at 4:22 pm |
  32. Isabel - Brazil •

    Amazing picture!!

    Very beautiful and strong the text narrated by Anderson!

    January 23, 2010 at 4:20 pm |
  33. Ann-sofie

    Thanks for all your reports on Haiti, I also wish it wont stop until...well until things look a bit better for them. Its only through your cover that most people will know about the need of aid, how long they will need that and so forth. Even if it wont be a daily cover, a weekly peek on the (hopefully) progress would be welcomed!!
    best wishes

    January 23, 2010 at 4:07 pm |
  34. Matt Rose

    Thank you Anderson.

    January 23, 2010 at 4:06 pm |
  35. Tim Gibson

    An ocean of sorrow, a sea of pain. And a people left to fend for themselves in a disorganized effort of relief.

    January 23, 2010 at 3:47 pm |