January 26th, 2010
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 01/26/10

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Tonight on 360°,  what's being down to try to find the nearly 5,000 missing Americans in Haiti.  Plus,  Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on the damage to one of Haiti's medical schools and how it could impact the country's health crisis. We also continue our special report "The Stimulus Project". See how your tax dollars are being spent in hopes of boosting the economy.

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  1. David, Indiana

    Will the Haitian Medical student be able to study at medical schools in the US?

    Good night Isabel, good night everyone.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:00 pm |
  2. Larry

    G'nite all; a very interesting evening, as always:)

    January 26, 2010 at 11:00 pm |
  3. pamela

    Thanks for your updates about the situation in Haiti. A few years ago i spent 2 weeks there working with a PEPFAR program. I found Haiti to be a beautiful and vibrant country and know that it will rise again. It is sad to hear about the indignity that the victims and the survivors of the quake are undergoing.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:00 pm |
  4. Lori

    Good night everyone. Sweet dreams.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:00 pm |
  5. Renee

    Good night all!

    January 26, 2010 at 11:00 pm |
  6. starr formerly known as vincent

    Anderson Et Al, thank you again and good night to you and your entire team in Haiti and at CNN.

    Good night fellow blogges & friends. This blog is so great!

    @Emily – maybe our prayers re: Monley (and his two brothers) will have a chance at living in the US with their own family- their Aunt!!

    January 26, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  7. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Night Folks!

    January 26, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  8. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Good night Anderson, Gary, and Ivan. Take cafe.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  9. Mandy

    Goodnight people and be safe Anderson and crew.. See you tomorrow, and thank you for staying in Haiti and keeping this to the forefront of our minds.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  10. Dianne


    Indeed, the "meek shall inherit the earth".

    The Haitian people are the true HEROES and they have endured much since 2008, 4 hurricanes some Cat 4 & 5, and now this.

    Haitians are the Heroes!

    With LOVE from a Canadian.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  11. Adelaide

    Good night everyone.
    Thank you Mr. Cooper! Be well!

    January 26, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  12. A. Smith, Oregon

    Goodnight Anderson Cooper, AC360, CNN Staff and fellow bloggers, compelling show Anderson!

    January 26, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  13. Vivian montreal

    Why doesn't the goverment just spend there money on re-educating the unemployed in a dirrerent field or trade?

    January 26, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  14. Dodie, Irvine CA

    Good Night Anderson Cooper, Ali, 360 team and fellow bloggers. Have a wonderful week!

    January 26, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  15. Renee

    I hope Monley can make it with his brothers to Florida!

    January 26, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  16. Lori

    Monley is so cute.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  17. Dorothy

    That is terrible there is not a better way to treat the dead in Haiti...no one would want their own to be thrown away like trash. Respect the dead...by now they are too far gone there needs to be a better way...unfortunate to learn from this experience. We love you Anderson!

    January 26, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  18. Heather - Spokane, WA

    1 million dollars for a stupid sign???? I can make a sign for close to nothing, its not going to be metal like those are, but at least Im not going to waste a million dollars

    January 26, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  19. Jennifer - AZ

    @ Elliott R

    You're right that they should be doing a better job of getting resources out, but nothing is ever "SO SIMPLE" and certainly not natural disaster response or political and economic systems. I am guessing in addition to incompetence and general confusion, distributors are also wary of supplies being hoarded by a relative few trying to make a profit by reselling it to those most desperate. And declaring that the Obama admin will be responsible for thousands of death is ridiculous; it is due to generosity, not obligation, that we are there to start with.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  20. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    Good for CNN. This stimulus is nothing but payback to special interests.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  21. Lori

    I think that if we deducted a million dollars from the decision makers' income over the next three years, they would understand what one million dollars is. They do not understand what one million dollars is because it is other peoples' money.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  22. 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 tomorrow night!
    Have a great night and sleep tight everyone!!!! 😀
    Thanks for coming join us tonight & Bye guys!!!!!!

    Keep going to speed up there in Haiti...... We (fans) miss you so much. Keep safe and come home as soon as possibe. 🙂

    January 26, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  23. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    The Stimulus Project should have included giving back the taxpayers their money!

    January 26, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  24. starr formerly known as vincent

    1 Million for "signs"??!! This is rediculous. Thank You Randi-Kaye for such a revealing report.

    $3.8 Million across the country. Good for the "reality based thinking" fo Not using money for signs!

    January 26, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  25. Rabakkah

    Jo Ann of Ohio:

    They need to build a cage for the government of Haiti. Who put these people in office? They need stoning.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  26. Renee

    Come on Randy?! All states use this advertising for tax funds.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  27. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    What better way? How about a complete set of books on spending on the internet?

    January 26, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  28. Claus

    @Mike, formerly from Syracuse,
    Agree with 10 years being a stretch. Again, basically taking actions that will ruin their lives rather than rehabilitate. They are basically harmless, let them work to help the poor and needy as their punishment; anything constructive would be good.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  29. Mandy

    These signs are called propaganda people....

    January 26, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  30. Kathy

    The Hatian peope continue to teach the world what it means to have faith! I would love for The Pope to make a visit and comfort them. "the meek shall inherit the earth."

    January 26, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  31. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Ali Veshli have good point talking about stimulus package project and good infomation magic wall! 🙂

    January 26, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  32. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    I bet at least half of the stimulus is wasted, and the other half only provides temporary jobs as long as the money lasts.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  33. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Why is stimulus money being used on picnic tables? How is that going to stimulate the economy?

    January 26, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  34. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio


    "A donut and a coffee or Two loaves of bread or Three dozen eggs or $4 per day or 80 per month. Unbelievable."

    I'd like to see what Preval and his cronies eat in a single day.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  35. Tanya Tweeton

    Thank you so much Anderson for continuing to report every night and updating us on the situation there. And thank you CNN for letting him do this. It is so important to get all the news! I share your disgust over the lack of decent buriel of the bodies thrown out in an empty lot outside of town. How awful!
    But you ask, how this could happen? Well Anderson, a society that permits the "restavek" situation to continue over all these years obviously has no respect for human beings . The Haitian government treats these bodies this way precisely because in their society, humans just do not have much value........ dead or alive.
    Plantation .Florida

    January 26, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  36. Dodie, Irvine CA

    @ Ali

    Keep up the good work! I am very delighted about the uncovering of all the 'pork' spending along with the stimulus.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  37. Elizabeth

    Mass burial is ok, but they deserved to be covered and not just thrown away like trash. Also the infrastructure is so screwed, with supposed leaders like that, how is it even possible to think the country could ever rebuild.It's hard to limit comments, because it's so much to take in. It breaks my heart to know that people are not getting food and I am so worried about what would happen when it starts to rain and there is no shelter. Thank you Anderson for what you and the others are doing to keep us informed.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  38. Chip

    Anderson and CNN Staff, Thanks so much for your excellent coverage from Haiti. After Katrina, over 17,000 students from our ministry went to the Gulf Coast to help. Many went b/c of your excellent "vision casting" re: needs in N.O. – and now you're doing it again in Haiti. Great job, and thanks again! Chip

    January 26, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  39. whitney Nash

    Anderson, Please have some coverage of the nurses there. I know, as usual the doctors get the credit, but I know there are some wonderful nurses doing amazing things-their stories need to be told.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  40. David, Indiana

    @Emily, I didn't catch that but rain is serious concern, w buildings collapsed on hillsides around Port au Prince, more importantly, I don't see how the tent cities could provide enough shelter when it rains.

    8 hours of electricity a day will be of great benefit and it's good to hear crews are restoring power, but will people in temporary shelters get any light and power?

    January 26, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  41. starr formerly known as vincent

    I remain incredibly impressed with the people of Haiti! The fact that there have only been a few disturbances among Millions of people speak loudly the to Spirit of these amazing people.

    Anderson, your continued live coverage in Haiti is invaluable and we (family & friends( thank you And all of the team with you so much! Your reports have revealed many, many important issues and in some cases you guys have stepped in and saved lives! God bless all of you and the people in studio as well.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  42. Betty from West Palm Beach, Fl

    Since the Earthquake my husband and I have watched your show everynight. You are doing a great job! Your coverage is amazing. From all the news coverage that I have seen your report is the best. Sometimes it's very difficult to see some of the images that you are showing but it's reality. I'm very disgusted by the way the Haitian government is treating the dead and thanks to your great reporting we are able to see the reality that they keep us from seeing. I commend you for the great work you are doing in Haiti and showing your viewers your kind heart. I was touched when you were reporting and the kid was struck by a rock and was bleeding from his head and you did not hesitate to run to his aid. Keep up the good work!!!

    January 26, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  43. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    @Claus, I'd say a 10 year sentence is pretty harsh for what looked like an attempt to embarrass a senator.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  44. Dawn

    Perhaps Haiti's Future Healers could benefit as Foreign Exchange Students until their educations are complete? US sponsors?

    January 26, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
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