February 10th, 2010
09:44 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 02/10/10

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Tonight on 360°, digging out from the blizzard of 2010. We have live reports from some of the cities hit by the storm. Plus, volunteer who helped recovery bodies after the September 11th attacks is now helping out in Haiti. Anderson has his story.

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  1. Emily

    Glad to see you back on the blog! 🙂
    I hope that the weather over there in Germany is better! 🙂

    February 10, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  2. LisaL -Canada

    it would be more difficult to work in haiti without knowing creole or french - unfortunately i would need a translator - but it would be a wonderful opportunity to learn the local languages and cultures

    February 10, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  3. starr formerly known as vincent

    On the missonaries- sounds like Haiti and USA want it to "go away", point made.

    This story certainly and hopefully warned Any Others to stay Away from their children. I hope it works!

    @Emily-genuinely thanks. i had forgotten that Charlie Wilson had passed away today. Although he leaves a "mixed" legacy, i think his heart was in the right place at the time.

    February 10, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  4. David, Indiana

    Good evening Anderson, Gary Tuchman, Isabel, Emily, Starr, everyone.

    It's difficult to believe there are only two people, Joseph and Eric to do the recovery of the students at the nursing school. That is very brave and thankless and dangerous work. Will the families have a chance to see the pictures and claim some of the personal possessions.

    It does seem like two different planets but it's the same world.

    February 10, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  5. Guiselle Vargas@Costa Rica

    Hello Anderson,

    Thank you very much for going back to Haiti, you are the voice of the ones who do not have a voice. You are an amazing and courageous journalist!

    God bless you!

    February 10, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  6. Gabriela Vaughan from Nicaragua

    @ Dodie,

    Oh yes, you have no idea! I mean in April and March you feel like you are inside an oven, there's no fan or air conditioner that help you! I lived all my life in Costa Rica and it's a little less hot but Nicaragua is horrible specially in this months! but is a beautiful country, so that's the good side! :o)

    February 10, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  7. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    Anderson, I think it's time for you to look at where all the money collected has gone. Why must people still scavenge for food?

    February 10, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  8. Earl

    Hey Anderson,

    Great job you are doing covering Haiti disaster. The best coverage on TV. So what about calling out the big rich nations to do more? The G20 or even just the G8, could each take .5% (1/2 of 1 percent) out of their respective defense budgets and easily fund the complete reconstruction of Haiti. Think of it, sustainable agriculture, energy-efficient homes, solar energy, new schools, hospitals, etc. The world needs a shift in how we create peace and prosperity, from bombing to building.

    February 10, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  9. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Karl have good point, I hope they are learn their own lesson, never happen again and I think let goverment do their job as political. I have heard Bill Clinton willing help, now they are still in jail. Anderson, Good question!

    February 10, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  10. Heather - Spokane, WA

    When i first heard of the missionaries in Haiti, I gave them the benefir of the doubt because they were there to do something good, but after hearing about them and their 'ring leader' its hard to still give them that credit, but then I also think that it may be the whole 'pied piper' situation

    February 10, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  11. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    The smell is the one thing that we cannot "experience" through the visual. We must rely on the journalists to describe it to us in order to understand the complete picture of the situation down there.

    February 10, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  12. Isabel Siaba, Brasil


    The temperature usually is around 100.4F and we're having temperatures above 109.4F. Some thermometers marked 120.2F, but is not official.

    February 10, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  13. Cessy-Chicago

    Will there be any consequences at all for the jailed americans?

    February 10, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  14. Adelaide

    I hate to be cynical, but it appears that the missionaries have "bought" their release! It will be interesting to see how this ends in the long run.

    February 10, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  15. Milan, Berlin,Germany

    well for all you Americans on the Eastcoast...you're not the only one's fighting with bad weather and snow right now. almost whole europe is covered by snow,in berlin were having -10°C for weeks with lots of snow,while i heard from relatives in Belgrade,Serbia that they had some blizzard like storm today....

    February 10, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  16. Paula, Colorado

    Hi! It's great to see you outside of the blizzard tonight.
    I very much admire the people who are able to volunteer in Haiti–who have the determination, time and resources.

    February 10, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  17. A. Smith, Oregon

    There are creditable reports these 10 child kidnappers had repeatedly attempted to engage previously in child trafficking. It would be a huge travesty of justice if these criminals were set free and not spend long prison sentences. A huge abuse of interference with Haitian Justice.

    February 10, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  18. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Thanks Emily,
    My heart goes to Charlie Wilson's families and friends!

    February 10, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  19. Jerry

    Does anyone know why people have to buy food!!!!??? I thought there was food being shipped into Haiti. Again, where is the money going!!!?? Where is the food going!!!???

    February 10, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  20. Dodie, Irvine CA

    @ Gabriela Vaughan from Nicaragua

    That is really hot!!!

    It is also humid in Nicaragua?

    February 10, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  21. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Evening Everyone!

    February 10, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  22. Cessy-Chicago

    Hello! everyone and good evening. I hope all is well on the East Coast. Like you guys out there, we had tons of snow on the ground, cold temperature and surprisingly, we had an earthquake very early this morning around 4am ( reportedly 4.3 on the richter scale ). Unusual for us Chicagoans! But all is well here. Looking forward to another busy night....

    February 10, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  23. Emily

    your welcome, I think....

    February 10, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  24. LisaL -Canada

    surreal is a good way to describe both the weather and the situation in haiti.

    February 10, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  25. Kimberly, IL

    God bless the security guard and volunteer going through the rubble of the nursing school!

    February 10, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  26. Isabel Siaba, Brasil

    they overcoming the difficulties of language! so good!

    February 10, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  27. Milan, Berlin,Germany

    Hello Anderson and 360 crew! Good evening/morning guys!.....those two show that language isn't a barrier if you truely want to help.words are not needed!

    February 10, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  28. Dodie, Irvine CA

    coming from a country where you do not see dead bodies, it would be difficult to comprehend what Anderson is expressing. To realize and see parts of people everywhere. Just so tragic.

    February 10, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  29. Emily

    Those that are rescuing these people, and pulling those out of the rubble are also heroes! I have to wonder just where are all the bodies going?
    I remember a story that AC told us I think his second week there....

    February 10, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  30. Gabriela Vaughan from Nicaragua

    WOW! that's a snowstorm!!!!! And here in the tropic we are in summer time and is really, really hot in the day! 38 or 39 degrees farenheit!

    February 10, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  31. Adelaide

    So far this year, the US is getting more snow than Canada! Yikes!

    February 10, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  32. starr formerly known as vincent


    What is your normal temp. for this time of year in Brazil and what is it today??

    February 10, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  33. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Hi Emily! We got a lot of snow here.

    Anderson has done a lot of great reporting from Haiti. I hate to see him back behind the anchor desk.

    February 10, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  34. Dodie, Irvine CA

    Good evening Anderson Cooper, 360 Team,
    Emily, Starr, A. Smith, Megan, Linda-Az, Gabriela-Nicaragua Gayle, Isabel-Brasil and other bloggers

    February 10, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  35. A. Smith, Oregon

    The Haitian people with roots to Benin, Africa have a deep respect for the dead. It is hard to fully understand from the Western view, how close the Haitian people are to those that die and are dead.

    February 10, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  36. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Im getting flashbacks from last year here when I look at the snow pictures! It looked exactly like that and our city was pretty much closed down for almost a week because of all the snow we got. All I can say is hang in there guys!

    February 10, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  37. Adelaide

    Good evening AC 360 team both visible and not, fellow bloggers!
    Looking forward to another informative show!

    February 10, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  38. Emily

    Are they "being buried with dignity" or dumped somewhere?

    February 10, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  39. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    There are list of east coast northern states airport are closed this week. I am surprised Gary Tuchman is standing on the street and very deep cold in NYC! Hope there will more blizzard snowstorm! YIKES!

    February 10, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  40. starr formerly known as vincent

    @ Emily, thanks for reminding me.....

    My thoughts and prayers to the friends and family of Charles Wilson.

    February 10, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  41. Carol M

    I would like to know where to send my nomination for CNN Hero Award 2010.

    I think there is only one person who should get that award this year and that is your own Anderson Cooper for his unselfish, hard driving reporting in Haiti. His work to keep the people of Haiti in front of our faces and to remind us that they STILL need our help and prayers is beyond words.

    What an amazing man!

    February 10, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  42. Isabel Siaba, Brasil

    So much snow in the U.S. and in Brazil we are experiencing the warmest February in 50 years. What's happening?

    February 10, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  43. Claire Lesley

    I had tears of frustration when I saw that woman so sick at the tent city on the AC360 show. How is it that four weeks after the quake, there still isn’t enough of the basic needs like water, food and medication? What comfort to the dying is it that billions of dollars have been raised for relief efforts? There are some parts in Haiti who haven’t seen a dime of it. It is just so terribly ironic to me to see the media, as noble as it is to ask, to say we can help with the relief efforts by donating money, then watching a program like AC360 where people are interviewed saying they haven’t seen any relief at all and have resorted to using plastic canvasses for shelter. Can we really say the money is being used effectively and honestly? Why is this a continuous motif after natural disasters?

    Thanks to those at CNN, Anderson, Ivan Watson, Sanjay Gupta, Karl Penhaul and others we don’t get to see for caring so much. You are so very precious.

    February 10, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  44. starr formerly known as vincent

    Good evening Anderson Et Al and the crew in studio.

    Good evening fellow bloggers and friends.

    The snow is incredible for that area of the country!!

    February 10, 2010 at 10:01 pm |
  45. Emily

    Good evening Anderson, Dr. Gutpa & Karl Penhaul & 360Crew in Haiti, Devna, 360Team, Megan, Martina, Gabriela, Dodie, Starr, Mike, David & Isabel, Jo Ann, Gloria, Casey, Adelaide & Bloggers!

    RIP former Congressman Charles Wilson.

    The snow has shut down much today.
    I bet that you are missing all the snow in NY, AC!

    What are the odds that AC or any of the others there could catch TB? It seems very scary that this it flying around.

    February 10, 2010 at 10:01 pm |
  46. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Helloooo Anderson, Candy, Megan, Jessica Y, Ed Henry, David Gergen Martina Ilstad, Emily, Gabriela, Dodie, Isabel, A. Smith, Heather, Sharon, Gloria, Vivian, Cynthia, Gayle, Casey, Cessy-Chicago, Starr and my friends Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!!
    Thanks for coming in to join us tonight!
    Happy Wednesday night!

    February 10, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  47. Isabel Siaba, Brasil

    Good evening, Anderson!

    Hi David (Indiana), friends and bloggers!

    February 10, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  48. Gabriela Vaughan from Nicaragua

    Hiii Anderson, Megan, Emily, Isabel, Dodie and all the 360 crew and bloggers!

    Good evening!

    February 10, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  49. A. Smith, Oregon

    Good Evening Anderson Cooper, AC360 and CNN Staffers and fellow bloggers!

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

    Evening everyone!

    February 10, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
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