February 11th, 2010
09:44 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 02/11/10

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Tonight on 360°, breaking news on former Pres. Clinton's new heart trouble. Plus, the legal way to help Haiti's children. We're also looking back at the life of fashion icon Alexander McQueen who died today at the age of 40.

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  1. Nancy in Oregon

    I agree, Emily-I think the motives were more selfish than unselfish.

    February 11, 2010 at 10:29 pm |
  2. martine

    Great piece on the orphanage Anderson. What a difference with the ten missionaries! These are people with good intentions wanting to help kids no matter what...they didn't go out looking for healthy looking kids so that they can put them for adoptions for their own benefits. Instead these people are taking care of the least cared of Haiti: disabled and terminally ill kids.

    February 11, 2010 at 10:29 pm |
  3. Caroline, Los Angeles

    It's so sad how money is not valued around the world.

    For example, somewhere tonight in New York someone is paying $50 or more for one dinner in a fine restaurant.

    But that same $50 would take care of a Haitian family for how long? A month? Two weeks?

    February 11, 2010 at 10:29 pm |
  4. Emily

    Little Stevie, talking his first steps was so cute!

    February 11, 2010 at 10:28 pm |
  5. Valerie NYC

    Raising Haiti´s Children: What a fabulous story! That was wonderful Anderson.

    February 11, 2010 at 10:28 pm |
  6. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    @Emily, " So true...I think that Clintons father passed away from heart disease 2 months before he was born."

    I had not remembered that.

    February 11, 2010 at 10:28 pm |
  7. Vince

    I agree that you cannot take all of the kids from the country and so there are ways of helping. I have been assisting through "Save the Children which allows you to sponsor the child and create a bond through letters where the kids can keep in touch with their sponsors and visa versa. It is wonderful to know that you can support and touch a child's life and yet they are with the families they love.

    February 11, 2010 at 10:28 pm |
  8. Danie T.

    More than like they'll be released ... I think there are some kind of game playing there... too bad

    You are right Anderson children are the future of a country the best thing that can be done for them is to educate them give them the structure so they can become the successful, good effective citizens that the country need to go forward...

    February 11, 2010 at 10:28 pm |
  9. Simonne

    Mr Cooper , Dr Gupta, thank you for taking the time to report for so long on the earthquake of Haiti. Only God can repay you for what you have done for this country.
    Thank you, thank you, thank you


    February 11, 2010 at 10:28 pm |
  10. Gayle McCauley Malden,Mass.

    Nice to see some bright lights shine on those that are doing good works in Haiti.

    February 11, 2010 at 10:28 pm |
  11. Cessy-Chicago

    God Bless those workers! Mentally and Physically disabled kids are hard work ( my own experience in my early career ).

    Great story, Anderson.

    February 11, 2010 at 10:28 pm |
  12. Vivian - Montreal

    @ Milan
    I think your right! It crossed my mind that maybe something is off with her.

    February 11, 2010 at 10:27 pm |
  13. Emily

    I don't believe they were trying to help those children when told that they were breaking the rules!

    ....also, that is not the best thing for all of them...this sounds like a great goal here at Mercy and Sharing Orphanage.

    February 11, 2010 at 10:27 pm |
  14. Kimberly, IL

    What a wonderful orphange– its great to see such a wonderful place that takes kids who have mental disabilities and terminal illnesses!

    February 11, 2010 at 10:27 pm |
  15. Isabel Siaba, Brasil

    @ Anderson

    kids love a mobile.... always! 🙂

    February 11, 2010 at 10:27 pm |
  16. Milan, Berlin,Germany

    @ Mike ... what would you rather do? take the kids away from the environment and put them in another country? without haitian kids there is hardly to be a future for haiti. i'd rather see this state being rebuild and to get the life standard finally on a normal,human level.

    February 11, 2010 at 10:27 pm |
  17. LisaL -Canada

    that is exactly right - you can't take all of the children out of the country.

    i do like the concept that this orphanage has - children can be a real bright spot sometimes - their needs are really so simple when you think about it.

    February 11, 2010 at 10:27 pm |
  18. Debbie, Austin, TX

    How precious are these children! What a beautiful work these folks are doing – it's great to see missionaries with integrity, doing it right.

    February 11, 2010 at 10:27 pm |
  19. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Those women are right, the children are the future of Haiti. They are needed to rebuild the country and retain its culture.

    February 11, 2010 at 10:27 pm |
  20. Lori

    Those poor babies.

    February 11, 2010 at 10:26 pm |
  21. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    "Anderson, that is so caring!"

    February 11, 2010 at 10:25 pm |
  22. niwat kurusattra, chicago

    Hello,Mr Cooper and Team ac360, fellow bloggers. My best wishes for FP Bill Clinton to have quick recovery from the surgery.

    February 11, 2010 at 10:25 pm |
  23. Isabel Siaba, Brasil

    @ David, Indiana

    I also think it's precipitated he return to work on Monday.

    February 11, 2010 at 10:25 pm |
  24. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    Why is keeping the children in Haiti the best for them? Their future in Haiti is bleak at best.

    February 11, 2010 at 10:25 pm |
  25. Gabriela Vaughan from Nicaragua

    @ Danie

    I hope this time you'll be able to see Anderson holding the baby! :O)

    February 11, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  26. Vivian - Montreal

    These kids are sooooo cute! I want to hug all of them too.

    February 11, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  27. David Gergen

    Hello everyone - Bill Clinton would be delighted to read all of your good wishes. He is one of the most resilient men I have ever met and as long as his heart keeps ticking, he will keep bouncing back and give his all.

    February 11, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  28. Caroline, Los Angeles

    Hi everyone,

    Glad President Clinton is doing well. I agree that the key to helping Haiti's children is helping their parents and families.

    February 11, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  29. Milan, Berlin,Germany

    @ Vivian .... maybe that's just an indication of her mental status....

    February 11, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  30. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Vivian – Montreal
    Hi, Yes, Agreed indeed! 🙂

    February 11, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  31. Gabriela Vaughan from Nicaragua

    It's great what Anderson just said: The situation in Haiti is not a headline anymore, but it should!
    The people just forget to fast about this thing, but at least, in my case, I can't stop thinking about Haiti and this poor people!

    February 11, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  32. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    I find it amazing that the Haitian government, which all but invisible during this crisis, seems to have the time to worry about prosecuting these missionaries. Why isn't medical care and food for the people what they're worried about?

    February 11, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  33. Guiselle @Costa Rica

    This is a very beautiful scene, Anderson holding an Haitian baby! Anderson Cooper is so compassionate that one can only love him!!! God bless you and your huge heart!!!

    February 11, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  34. Debbie, Austin, TX

    Awesome reporting from Karl Penhaul.

    February 11, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  35. Vivian - Montreal

    I don't understand why Laura Silsby is always smiling?

    February 11, 2010 at 10:22 pm |
  36. Jerry


    Totally agree!!!

    February 11, 2010 at 10:22 pm |
  37. Gayle McCauley Malden,Mass.

    Greetings to All!Anderson and Sanjay and all 360 staf,fCasey,Dodie,Isabel,Megan and Emily Good to hear that Mr.Clinton is doing well.The world needs him and his huge heart!

    February 11, 2010 at 10:22 pm |
  38. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    Keep the criminals in jail...for good.

    February 11, 2010 at 10:22 pm |
  39. Vivian - Montreal

    @ Vince
    I agree with taking care of the children in their home country.

    February 11, 2010 at 10:21 pm |
  40. Danie T.

    Anderson holding a baby? I missed that I came in late – I'll have to watch the show the second time around... I am sure that was a great picture...

    February 11, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  41. Renee

    Best sound bite of the night on Clinton by Gergen......."His passion level is high." Makes me laugh.

    February 11, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  42. Isabel Siaba, Brasil

    I'm a little suspicious about what the doctors say (sorry Dr Gupta) ...
    I just believe that the person is well when I see it.

    February 11, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  43. Cessy-Chicago

    Anderson- any update on Monley? How about the boy you saved?

    February 11, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  44. Cessy-Chicago

    well said about President Clinton's dedication by Mr. Gergen.

    February 11, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  45. Isabel Siaba, Brasil


    I agree.... Help with the wedding of an only child isn't relaxing!

    February 11, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  46. Danie T.

    Hope President Clinton will continue the wonderful work he's doing in Haiti while taking good care of his health of course.

    February 11, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  47. Emily


    I think that this would a good kind of stress for him, however...at least for this time being...staying close to home,

    February 11, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  48. Debbie, Austin, TX

    Mad props to CNN for continued coverage of Haiti! It is so important to keep the world's attention on this situation, which is far from "fixed".

    February 11, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  49. Cessy-Chicago

    I'm curious..how are the orphanages in Haiti surviving if they dont get a lot of support from their own government?

    February 11, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  50. Debby

    Anderson -Thanks for the updates on President Clinton and heart disease. Hopefully, those so-called missionaries and others that thought they could do the same thing have learned a lesson from this. You holding the baby from the orphanage -How precious both of you are! God bless you . Stay safe and healthy!

    February 11, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
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