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. Anthonia-Bay Area

    Hey everyone!

    I hope that the people in Haiti will receive support quickly! And I hope those Americans that are missing will found soon. But that's only hoping...I wish they can come true!

    January 26, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  2. Larry

    Do members of the media ever suffer PTSD from being in such an environment?

    January 26, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  3. Dianne


    I can understand your concern for bodies. However, what about the living?

    What do you expect? This is a catastrophe! What do you want to do? Line the bodies up, row on row, in the sun until they blow up from body gases? What do you expect that the Haitian government leave the bodies lying there until they're are identified? Which in reality wouldn't be possible. Look at the decay, can anyone truly be identified.

    The mission is Haiti has turned to RELIEF, the RECOVERY is over.

    NOW is the time to turn to the LIVING & the WOUNDED.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  4. Emily


    Thanks for that info!

    @Casey Jones,

    Interesting to see the statement that you posted that the Hotel has on their site. I wonder if they hope that they can rebuild their hotel?
    I'm sure that everyone down there is either still in or just coming out of a state of shock.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  5. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    That's so breakig heart for his daughter, My heart goes to her.... She is really emotionally losing her father in Haiti.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  6. Glenda

    Read your twit about the bodies. Has someone contacted the Undertakers of the World to see how they should handle these bodies, or better yet, have the Dept of Disease control tell them what they should be doing ?
    Sounds like the President of Haiti, has not control or is so overwhelmed he doesn't know where to start.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  7. Heather - Spokane, WA

    I think its disgraceful that the Hatian government has decided to put the bodies of those who died in along with the rubble like they were part of the building and not being respectful enough to at least bury them, if not in their own, in a mass grave. Its only fair that they are buried respectfully and not left out like garbage

    January 26, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  8. Kayla

    its sad that the body's are not getting a proper burial, but I'm sure the Government is concentrated on the Living, they can't be spending a lot of time on the dead, without sacrificing time on the living, which could just result in more deaths. The graves are probably still open because they intend to put more bodies in there.

    The Haitian Government loves their people and are doing their best. The Haitian people are not Looting, they are Surviving. They are not Rioting, they are freaking out.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  9. starr formerly known as vincent

    The situation regarding the remains of so many individuals is very sad. However, removing the dead is important to prevent disease.

    However, we are appalled at the Haitain "govenments" treatment of peoples remains. It certainly could have done better. My heart goes out to the family and friends of those who were lost in the earthquake and whose bodies are now "lost" forever. My prayers go out to these families & friends.

    @Casey Palm Spring, CA- i agree with you whole heartedly.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  10. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    I feel so badly for Lauren Bruno. I cannot begin to understand the pain she and her family are experiencing right now.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  11. Tzila

    Thank you, thank you! It's about time! I have been wondering what's going on with missing Americans there in Haiti. Watching the bodies being dumped into trucks and then in a ditch somewhere, and wondering if missing Americans are among them, I have been appalled. Isn't there some sort of law about this? How horrible if Americans never have closure on their missing. Thank you for covering this, and I hope your coverage brings the Haitian government into line.

    Where ARE they anyway? I haven't seen the Haitian President since he was at the airport being interviewed by Dr. Gupta shortly after the quake. Was he there trying to leave? Today I read about the Haitian Prime Minister being in Montreal trying to get aid. Why isn't he on the streets in Haiti? Amazingly awful!

    January 26, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  12. michael

    It's amazing that in an age where technology advances in the blink of an eye...that a culture is forced to use mass graves to care for their dead...how primitive...how sad.

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

    The CNN team are doing well as busy there and I know they are really sad too.

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

    As bad is it is to haul off bodies to mass graves, having them in the city would cause disease to break out among survivors.

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

    That's a shame!

    January 26, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  16. Moriah N.

    Just saw the mass grave on your show and let me tell you, that made my heart grieve in one of the hardest ways possible. Thinking of those dead tonight <3

    January 26, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  17. Kelly - Harrisburg, PA

    Take care to Anderson and the entire AC360 crew... I appreciate the coverage but hope you all are taking care of yourselves and your own sanity...

    the first images you showed last week of the dead being shoveled into dump trucks was so disturbing, made me think of the holocaust.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  18. Emily

    @Casey Jones,
    I agree with you...ALL those people that have lost their life should not be so dismissed! (no matter what country they are a citizen of!). They were all human beings on this earth. What a tragic sight that was seeing all those bodies just piling up!

    January 26, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  19. Cynthia, NC

    Hello. Oh my God, the sight of the mass graves is even more difficult to watch now than it was two weeks ago. Such disrespect for humans to be littered in piles of dirt with their limbs sticking out.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  20. A. Smith, Oregon

    There will be many multi-religious faith's ceremony's at those mass grave sites. I hope in the future that CNN shows some of those large ceremonys by Christians, Catholics and Voodou Houngans and Mambo's praying for those now dead people to find lasting peace.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  21. Cheryl L., Michigan

    Hello All. We're thinking about all of you and sending our well wishes for you.

    I'm sure that I'm not alone when I express concern about everyone's well being.

    Please take good care.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  22. Vivian montreal

    Every sad about the mistreatment of these bodies.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  23. Jim

    What is the latest news about the little boy who was found 8 days after the earthquake? Is he now apart of an orphanage? How is his health? My last understanding both parents past away and his uncle is not able to take care of him. What would the next step be for the little boy, adoption?

    January 26, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  24. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Emily & Mike, formerly from Syracuse
    It says that might around 56 American dead or missing, I think The survive people flew home before earthquake strike.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  25. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    The record of the Haitian government is pretty clear; they have no respect for life.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  26. Larry

    Has there been any assistance to the African-Haitian people from their brothers and sisters in Africa; has Archbishop Desmond tutu made any appeals and was he at the funeral for Haiti's Archbishop Miot?

    January 26, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  27. Dodie, Irvine CA

    Possibly there would be a memorial in weeks to come due to the horrific loss.

    Thank you Anderson for bringing this out in the open

    January 26, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  28. Renee

    How's the CNN crew doing with all this sadness?

    January 26, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  29. Heather - Spokane, WA

    My heart breaks for those who do not know if their famiy members are dead and if they know that they are dead, that they cannot have any closure by burying them and being able to have a final goodbye

    January 26, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  30. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    Interesting. I was just checking the Hotel Montana web site and found this statement "We regret to inform you that the Hotel Montana Haiti will be closed until further notice." It pretty much looks like there is no Hotel Montana, nor will there ever be one again. Hmmm......

    January 26, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  31. Vivian montreal

    Hello Anderson!
    Hi everybody!

    January 26, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  32. Emily

    are there forensic people down there in Haiti helping out?

    January 26, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  33. A. Smith, Oregon

    After two weeks of mostly silence, where is the Haitian Government, it appears to be entirely missing. Its almost like a blank slate after losing all of the various governmental documentation for Haitian citizens and residents.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  34. Renee

    How sad for this man to suffer with the loss of his wife.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  35. Dodie, Irvine CA

    Good evening Anderson, Ac 360 Staff and Fellow bloggers

    January 26, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  36. Sonia

    Anderson, please-please be safe and God's Speed! Amour'

    January 26, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  37. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    I agree with you, That is very horrible news our American people are missing or may have fear dead buried at Hotel Montana.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  38. cathy m.

    AC great job on reporting the highs and lows w/Haita. god bless.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  39. Emily

    What about the bodies that were being burnt and people that were being put into crypts?

    Are all those peoples' bodies accounted for?

    January 26, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  40. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Anderson is right. The way they are treating the bodies of the victims is something that the Haitian government would not like anyone to see.

    However, the corrupt Haitian government has always mistreated its people in life so their deaths mean nothing to them.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  41. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    Why must we always place all the emphasis in these situations on "Americans?" It always seems so selfish and the implication is that only "Americans" count.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  42. A. Smith, Oregon

    Recovery with dignity, a grim but needed duty across many areas of Port au Prince.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  43. Emily

    How many people are going to just go "missing"?

    January 26, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  44. A. Smith, Oregon

    Good Evening Anderson Cooper, AC360 Staff, CNN and fellow Bloggers

    January 26, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  45. starr formerly known as vincent

    Hello Anderson Et Al & 360 team in studio too. Anderson, you look like you have gotten some sun.

    Hello fellow bloggers & friends.

    Thank you again for staying in Haiti to keep us all posted from Haiti.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  46. Emily

    Good evening Anderson & 360Crew in Haiti, 360 Team in Studio, Megan, Martina, & bloggers.

    looks like some disturbing things there in Haiti!

    January 26, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  47. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    How many 'missing' Americans just left Haiti and came home?

    January 26, 2010 at 10:01 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 Tuesday Night, & Thanks for coming to join us tonight! 🙂

    January 26, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  49. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Evening Everyone!

    January 26, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  50. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Evening everyone!

    January 26, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
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