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. Isabel Siaba, Brasil


    I lost my father a heart attack in 2005 and the doctors told me it was okay and then they said that a noble area of heart had been reached. This circumstance within a hospital is very difficult.

    February 11, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  2. Caroline, Los Angeles

    So is there any discussion on what Haitians will be receiving for housing, if anything? I hope it's not tents. That would be a waste of money.

    February 11, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  3. Gabriela Vaughan from Nicaragua

    @ Isabel

    Why you think that what Dr said is suspicious?

    February 11, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  4. Danie T.

    I am happy the former president didn't have a heart attack but he has to be a little scared especially that his dad died of a heart attack. Some genes just didn't need to be inherited.

    February 11, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  5. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Unfortunately, genetics usually come into play more when people start to get older.

    February 11, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  6. LisaL -Canada

    bill clinton's work load probably trippled recently - i think he just needs time to adjust a bit - i'm quite sure he'll stay involved in everything he's been working on

    February 11, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  7. Arthur Morris

    Hi Anderson Cooper i am a Guyanese who live in Barbados and i just want to say thanks to you sanjay and others who went back to Haiti to continue covering to story so people will note forget our brothers and sister who are struggling to live to see the next day.

    thanks again
    arthur morris

    February 11, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  8. Renee

    Did I hear Dr. Gupta right? Heart disease = 70% lifestyle and 30% genetics?

    February 11, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  9. Emily

    It's great that Dr. Gupta is here and he speaks so well about every medical procedure...in "basic terms" to that everyone can understand what he is saying...it's very beneficial.

    February 11, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  10. Monicq Vel

    Hi bloggers. Hi to all the A.C team. Thanks for keeping Haiti in the news and bringing not only the sad news but also the ones that bring hope. You remind us that journalists can do more than just "report" and actually help. Again, thanks for great repoting, story telling and being able to transmit emotions.

    February 11, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  11. Gayle McCauley Malden,Mass.

    I take my Lisinopril, Prevastatin and an aspirin for my heart every day.I too, lost my dad when I was a child to heart disease.I can only wonder if all of this technology was available in 1970 would he still be here?Glad Mr. Clinton is taking good care of himself!

    February 11, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  12. Isabel Siaba, Brasil

    Prognosis is "excellent" .... I don't like it... Really I'm a suspicious about what the doctors say!!!!!

    February 11, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  13. Kellie


    Thank you for the story about the rasing orphan. It makes me smile for the first time since the quake when I see the kids smiling despite their hardship.

    February 11, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  14. nicole

    Bonjour Anderson & Gupta,
    I love you guys. A million thanks for all the coverage in Haiti. I ran to the TV at 10 o'clock. That Duvalier story was great. well done. Gupta, I really appreciate you calling the burned patient in miami and put his wife on the phone.... the first time they spoke to each other. You guys are doing great work in Haiti. Anderson & Gupta, stay there as long as your hearts let you... listen to no one who may pressure you to leave because they do not think Haiti is a cool place. God will keep you in great health. And PROSPER YOU in your profession. Go guys... you are speaking for the voiceless...Please continue to tell the story of my people.

    February 11, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  15. Nancy in Oregon

    I think it would person-by-person, Caroline, like any other 'volunteer' in any other cause. You find all types.

    February 11, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  16. Renee

    Does anyone know how quick your recovery is after stents?

    February 11, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  17. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Dr Sanjay Gupta and Joe Johns are doing job interview our former president Bill Clinton talk about his heart, and it is good interview! 🙂

    February 11, 2010 at 10:43 pm |
  18. Linda in Arizona

    I was amazed to see a fully-functioning orphanage in PaP. They must have come through the earthquake without much damage, fortunately. They have the right idea too, keeping Haiti's children in Haiti, and are obviously doing a wonderful job raising them. Their goals are commendable. It's also reassuring to see a real missionary, who has a deep understanding of the situation and the best way to help, especially after witnessing the arrogance of the Idaho 10. Keep up your great coverage in Haiti, please.

    February 11, 2010 at 10:42 pm |
  19. Emily

    @David Gergen,

    I think that Bill Clinton should be applauded for what he has done re. his health, and speaking out about it....more men need to talk about things like this. You all need role models, to draw attention to just how important your health is...much like the way that women have with Breast Cancer, you men need to do the same thing with health care.

    February 11, 2010 at 10:42 pm |
  20. Jacky

    Good Evening All. Great story on orphanages doing good work.
    Looking forward to the Amanpour interview with Jolie. She been with the UNHCR for over 10 years and knows Haiti. I hope frmr. President Clinton a speedy recovery.

    February 11, 2010 at 10:42 pm |
  21. Claus

    Sorry to hear about so much cardiovascular disease in your family. Familial heart disease is tough to fight. I will just hope you are seeing your physician regularly and helping as bet you can with diet.

    February 11, 2010 at 10:41 pm |
  22. Caroline, Los Angeles

    I disagree that the celebrities are there for selfish reasons. I think many of them use the Lady Diana Tactic when it comes to causes. Princess Diana figured out she was never going to get rid of the cameras so she decided to use the paparazzi to highlight all the causes she cared about.

    It's a good tactic.

    February 11, 2010 at 10:41 pm |
  23. Valerie NYC

    I am so very sorry to hear that British fashion designer Alexander McQueen, is dead... Sad news.

    February 11, 2010 at 10:40 pm |
  24. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    You're so amazing guy to show kids these mobile phones!!!! I have seen many Haiti children Orphanage...... I am glad you are most important reporting update what happening next in Haiti!!!! Thanks Anderson!!! I love your piece of boy saved and many people found rubble from building!!!! 🙂

    February 11, 2010 at 10:38 pm |
  25. Cessy-Chicago

    Mr. Gergen... I wish President Clinton's speedy recovery. Heart disease is something that my sister and I hope NOT to inherit ( both sides, especially my father's side). I lost my father 13 yrs ago ( he just turned 56y at the time), my grandfather and great grandfather both died in their mid-50's. My paternal aunt has it, her middle brother who is a physician has it, and their younger brother has had 4 – yes, you heard it right, 4 bypass ( now imagine how his body looks like ), but he is still very much alive. He just turned 62.

    February 11, 2010 at 10:38 pm |
  26. Claus

    I agree about the stars.

    February 11, 2010 at 10:38 pm |
  27. Renee

    Okay, Candy, you are making me feel sober over this.

    February 11, 2010 at 10:37 pm |
  28. Caroline, Los Angeles

    @ Valerie NYC-I don't know how he still puts in 18 hour days. I guess if you have the energy you have it.

    February 11, 2010 at 10:36 pm |
  29. Emily

    @ Nancy,

    "I think the motives were more selfish than unselfish."

    I agree – that seems like a perfect remark for many of the stars that show up at these places too!

    February 11, 2010 at 10:36 pm |
  30. LisaL -Canada

    iran is interesting in the sense that it not only is a issue of "how much is seen through the lens", but also "where the lens happens to be" at any given moment

    February 11, 2010 at 10:36 pm |
  31. Isabel Siaba, Brasil

    Angelina Jolie has a very good heart. I admire her attitude.

    February 11, 2010 at 10:35 pm |
  32. Sharon Hastings

    Good evening everyone. A continued thank you to Anderson and Sanjay for their coverage and good work in Haiti. They are good people. Right along with President Clinton. Impossible not to like him and all that he does.

    February 11, 2010 at 10:34 pm |
  33. Valerie NYC

    I ´m sure Bill Clinton would love to blog through the night! My best wishes to our former President, may he have a very speedy recovery.

    February 11, 2010 at 10:34 pm |
  34. Caroline, Los Angeles

    Angelina Jolie does a lot for charity. It just doesn't get as much publicity as her personal life.

    February 11, 2010 at 10:33 pm |
  35. Nancy in Oregon

    I agree, Monica.....there can be an arrogance that implies 'our way of life' is superior to theirs. In some ways, it may be....in other ways, inferior!

    February 11, 2010 at 10:33 pm |
  36. David, Indiana

    I am a fan of Bill Clinton, and he is hard driving and passionate about helping people around the world where they need it most, but he should take it easy recover from this procedure. Certainly Presidents and those in leadership take on extremely challenging responsibilities.

    This makes me think I need to contribute a lot more to relief efforts.

    The Mercy and Sharing orphanage a very loving place. Orphanages throughout the country must need all kinds supplies. Are classes taught at the orphange?

    February 11, 2010 at 10:33 pm |
  37. carline Verrier

    Thank you so much for the piece on the orphanage. It's so great to see missionaries who are doing such great work in Haiti, without the intention of removing the children from the country.

    February 11, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  38. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    "That is a true happy story of the little boy returning back to his family!"

    February 11, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  39. Vivian - Montreal

    There are so many people that have done such great things for Haiti over the years, like building orphanges and hospitals. God bless them!

    February 11, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  40. LisaL -Canada

    oh that is a great story about kenzy - proof indeed that attempts to reunite families do have happy endings

    February 11, 2010 at 10:31 pm |
  41. Kathy Chicago

    It is wonderful to see those children being loved. They should be able to stay in Haiti.

    February 11, 2010 at 10:31 pm |
  42. Caroline, Los Angeles

    @ David Gergen--I spent way too much money about 5 years ago to take my kids to see President Clinton speak. It was a great experience and after all, how often do your kids get to see a former president speak live and in person?

    February 11, 2010 at 10:31 pm |
  43. Lori

    How can you donate money when you do not know if it will go to actually help the people of Haiti?

    February 11, 2010 at 10:31 pm |
  44. Isabel Siaba, Brasil

    Great report about missionaries who have been helping Haiti's orphans!

    February 11, 2010 at 10:31 pm |
  45. Monica M. Williams

    Look at those sweet children.

    There is no crime in being Haitian. Nothing wrong with growing up in Haiti. Look at Kenzy. He looks great!! These families need each other.

    February 11, 2010 at 10:31 pm |
  46. Emily


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

    That was an outstanding piece. ...it was good to see AC so happy too! 🙂

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

    Hi David Gergen!!!!!
    Yes! Our former president Bill Clinton can read our comment & best wishes for him, he is really amazing guy!!! I agree with you! exactly right David! Thanks! 🙂

    February 11, 2010 at 10:30 pm |
  48. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    @Milan, Too many kids is a huge part of the problem. Haitians have stripped the countryside bare. A once fertile country now has massive soil erosion. There are too many people.

    February 11, 2010 at 10:30 pm |
  49. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    I am so sick of celebrities sticking their noses in things like this. IMO, they cheapen the cause.

    February 11, 2010 at 10:29 pm |
  50. Lori

    looking forward to the interview with Angelina. Kenzy looks very hap.py

    February 11, 2010 at 10:29 pm |
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