February 12th, 2010
09:43 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 02/12/10

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Tonight on 360°, faith and hope in Haiti on the one month anniversary of the quake. Plus, new starling details about the legal team for the Americans accused of kidnapping Haitian children and the day's other headlines.

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  1. Adelaide

    Anderson, you have shown much empathy and sympathy to the plight of the Haitian people. I can imagine how hard it is for you to report it.
    May God bless and keep you safe and strong always! Thank you!
    Have a great night and week -end everybody!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  2. LisaL -Canada

    the whole situation is so surreal. stay safe.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  3. Cessy-Chicago

    Great photos!

    Your are one exceptional journalist Anderson!

    goodnight, everyone. be safe.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  4. Jennifer - AZ

    Beautiful report, Anderson

    Thank you all for being there and bringing us these stories

    February 12, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  5. Kim- Ohio

    Good night all...have a good weekend!!!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  6. Isabel Siaba, Brasil

    Good night Anderson, friends and bloggers!

    Great show! today.... AC360 went so fast .... too bad it's over!!!!

    See you next week! ! Have a great weekend!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  7. Molly

    Have a good evening bloggers. Thank you Anderson and crew, you have made it difficult for the world to turn their heads and pretend the tragedy doesn't exist.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  8. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Night Everyone! " Anderson, we like you so very much!" Good weekend everyone!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  9. Susan, NJ

    Not an easy job to process all this suffering. We have the luxury of changing the channel.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  10. Isabel Siaba, Brasil


    Your narrative was so deep! It's great to hear the real situation in Haiti. Really no other program or journalist is doing it.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  11. Linda in Arizona

    Anderson, your Reporter's Notebook was very moving. Thank you for sharing your feelings with us all.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  12. Danie T.

    Good night all. Enjoy your weekend and see you next week. I guess we'll see you back in the states next week AC360 – be careful and have a safe trip. Dr. Gupta come back to your wife and kids who are anxiously waiting for you:) Good night!

    Whoa! Anderson you make me cry! Thank you.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  13. Kimberly, IL

    Anderson, we are still interested in Haiti. Not everyone forgets and moves on! Thank you for your reporting, along with the rest of your crew and producers. Your work is not done in vain. Stay safe~

    February 12, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  14. Emily

    Have a great night & wonderful weekend: Anderson, Dr. Gutpa & Karl Penhaul & 360Crew in Haiti, Devna, 360Team, Megan, Martina, Gabriela, Dodie, Starr, Mike, David & Isabel, Jo Ann, Gloria, Casey, Adelaide & Bloggers!

    I hope that you all have a terrific Valentine's Day Sunday.

    @Anderson, you are a great storyteller!
    I hope that you will write another book.
    You have been telling the story of the Haitian people with great dignity!
    There are many of us that are still here and remember!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  15. starr. formerly known as vincent

    Good night and haopy weekend every !body

    February 12, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  16. A. Smith, Oregon

    To those still here, Good night Anderson, AC360 Staffers, fellow bloggers, and have a great weekend!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  17. Lori

    I just want to wish everyone a very happy Valentine's Day! You all have wonderful hearts.

    Dear Anderson, Happy Valentine's Day. You are beautiful.

    Good night and sweet dreams.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  18. Dodie, Irvine CA

    Beautifully written! Thank You Anderson

    February 12, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  19. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Anderson, I hope that you never regret your emotion over this terrible tragedy. It is what makes you so special.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  20. Gabriela Vaughan from Nicaragua

    Good night Anderson (you're great) Dr Sanjay, Emily, Dodie, Megan D, Isabel, Heather and all the 360 crew and Bloggers!!

    Have a nice weekend!!! See ya all on Monday!

    Great show tonight as usual!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  21. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Good night Anderson, Megan, Jessica, Candy, David G, Ed Henry, Emily, Gloria, Dodie, Mike, Casey, Milan, Vivan, Gabriela, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, David-Indiana, JoAnn, Monica, Kathy, Gayle, Renee, Caroline, Danie, Lori, Adelaide and my friend Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!
    Thanks for coming in to join us tonight! Bye guys!!!! 🙂

    See you on Monday night, Have a great night & Sleep tight everyone!!!
    Day of the shot of Anderson took pictures of Haiti people!!! Nice shot Anderson!!!! Thanks Anderson!!! COOL!

    Have a great night & good sleep at home after work!!!
    See you on Monday night!!! Just a plenty

    February 12, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  22. Marva Blake

    Good evening Anderson,

    I would like to help 12 year old Kimberly who was featured on your show on Friday 2/12. I was very moved by her story and would like to offer my assistance in helping her get through this difficult time. How can I help her directly? Can you make a suggestion as to how I can directly make a contribution to her? I very much would like to contribute to her cause as she nagivates this journey.


    February 12, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  23. Charlotte

    Thank you Anderson and Sanjay you may never truly understand how much people appreciate what you are doing.
    Please stay safe.

    One question...has anyone checked on how the seniors near the airport are doing?

    February 12, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  24. Dodie, Irvine CA

    Thank you and good night Anderson Cooper, Sanjay Gupta, 360 Team….. Another really great show!

    Good night Starr, Emily, A. Smith, Megan, Gayle, Isabel-Brasil, Linda-Az, Gabriela-Nicaragua, and other fellow bloggers.

    Have a wonderful weekend and Holiday!!!

    ~*~ T G I F ~*~

    February 12, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  25. Susan, NJ

    The tragedy is really still unfolding.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  26. jackie

    thank you for going back to haiti. the world needs to remember the suffering that continues here. my father was haitian and it breaks my heart to see his native land in complete ruins.
    again, sincere thanks!!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  27. Cessy-Chicago

    Getty Images Photographer, Jonathan takes amazing photos! Check it out on CNN website!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  28. Kyle

    Who wrecked Haiti story? You have to dig deeper on who wrecked Haiti. The Duvaliers as bad as they were; are part of a long list of people and countries who abused and exploited Haiti.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  29. Susan, NJ

    Not his day to die. hero.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  30. Paula, Colorado

    Your reporting from Haiti this first month since the earthquake has been excellent.
    Happy Valentine's Day weekend!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  31. Vivian - Montreal

    The athletes from Georgia showed up at the ceremony, got a standing O, but it was said that they will leave-still not sure.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  32. Nancy in Oregon

    Good night folks....good weekend to you all.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  33. Cessy-Chicago

    wonderful to see the former President walking and looking healthy,and eager back to go to what he do best! Just take it easy, Mr. Clinton!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  34. Dodie, Irvine CA

    Talk about being dedicated. On a conference call to Haiti when being wheeled into the operating room! He really is an amazing man!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  35. Isabel Siaba, Brasil

    I am liking Candy Crowley doing the 360 bulletin. She is great!!!!!!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  36. Wendy Alden

    I'm sending this from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and prefer to watch your show, Anderson rather than the Olympic's Opening Ceremonies. Your coverage is stellar and I was so pleased to see how several of the children you met a month ago are doing and that you did follow up to see how they were.
    My heart aches every night when I watch the struggles within your reports and know that the challenges of Haitian homes, jobs, schooling, health care, roads and so much more will be needed for many years to come.
    Bless you for your journalistic skills in bringing this story a human face that touches all of us far away.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  37. Nancy in Oregon

    We are still lucky, Gloria....we were not born in a war zone, we have clean water.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  38. Emily


    "money, money, money"

    It's amazing to see how people like "Baby Doc" behave and then when we saw all those Haitian people at the start of AC360 tonight!
    What a contrast!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
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