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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

    @ Emily,
    "It's just sick that there are criminals that come out at times like this when so many people are in need and prey on them!"

    You are so right! It is really nauseating!!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:33 pm |
  2. Danie T.

    What? You got to be kidding me? Who hired him as a legal adviser?

    February 12, 2010 at 10:33 pm |
  3. Isabel Siaba, Brasil

    Luge death of Nodar Kumaritashvili is very sad!!!!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:33 pm |
  4. Susan, NJ

    Third world legal nightmares. I can see why Americans would be more hesitant to help.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  5. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    YES! Emily...
    They are!!!!!!! The crew CNN are also heroes in the year!!!! I agree!!!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  6. Emily

    R.I.P. Nodar Kumaritashvili @>–

    So tragic that he lost his life today when practicing for the Olympics.

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

    Gosh, such a tragic situation as Haiti has drawn such a wild assortment of characters to it.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:31 pm |
  8. LisaL -Canada

    @Jennifer – AZ
    @Emily
    re Haitian culture

    the sheer magnitude of the horror of the piles of dumped bodies mixed in with garbage, and those lost under the rubble is just so difficult to wrap one's mind around - and all of the people it affects.

    i would like to think of the souls of those hundreds of thousands of people being able to transcend the "physicalness" of the tragedy, and hear the prayers and the songs of the living and find comfort, and to provide comfort in return.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:31 pm |
  9. Vince

    The story of Kimberly is heart breaking....people no longer homes – all gone in the fleeting moment of the earthquake.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:31 pm |
  10. Adelaide

    For Kimberly and all the thousands of children like her, please do not let Haiti be forgotten...please...

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

    My condolences to the family and friends of the Georgian athlete that died today. Very sad. RIP

    February 12, 2010 at 10:30 pm |
  12. Molly

    Very sad about the fatal luge accident. He was wearing a helmet but that didn't help. Why isn't their padding around those metal bars?

    February 12, 2010 at 10:30 pm |
  13. Danie T.

    Watching those kids going through this is more than I can take – Look at the sadness on Dr. Gupta's face.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:30 pm |
  14. Anthonia-California

    I'm glad that Anderson pointed out that the earthquake in Haiti is reality. Its not a movie, and I think people should be reminded by that. Everything that is going on down there is real and may not have an immediate happy ending to it. This is reality, and I feel extremely sad about the Haitian people who are suffering over loss of love ones or disabilities caused by the quake.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:30 pm |
  15. Susan Duniga

    Extremely grateful to Mr. Cooper and colleagues for their commitment to not only Haiti but to viewers as well. As a viewer I depend on their reporting to keep this important human event of our time in our daily conciousness. As reported, the situation in Haiti will demand the world's attention for a long time into the future. Perhaps future reports could offer information about how medical personal can provide hands on care in Haiti during the coming months. It is clear that many caregivers who responded during the first month will need to return to their homes, practices, hospitals etc.. Is there a mechanism being organized for others to replace them?
    Thank you again and Godspeed.
    Susan Dunigan MSN, RN

    February 12, 2010 at 10:29 pm |
  16. Jennifer - AZ

    Darling girl. I'm glad she's at least recovering and with her father. And I'm glad Sanjay is giving her some help.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:29 pm |
  17. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Agreed Emily,
    She made her face smile!!!! Thanks Dr.Gupta!!!!! 🙂 She is really amazing girl!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:28 pm |
  18. Kim- Ohio

    ok...i'm in tears over this "Kimberly's Recovery" story....how sad.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:28 pm |
  19. Dodie, Irvine CA

    It is wonderful to hear the Haitians singing in the background....

    February 12, 2010 at 10:28 pm |
  20. Emily

    Anderson, Dr. Gupta, and Karl have been doing outstanding reporting over the last month!
    CNN should be so proud of all of them, and their Crew.

    They are All CNN HEROES!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:27 pm |
  21. Susan, NJ

    The word that comes to mind is BROKEN – everything is BROKEN, the society, the buildings, the people, their entire world. How disorienting.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:27 pm |
  22. Gabriela Vaughan from Nicaragua

    Oh that's a sweet story about Kimberly!!!! I am almost to cry!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:26 pm |
  23. Susan, NJ

    No WAY they sent him with a perscription – that's absurd.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:26 pm |
  24. Danie T.

    Hi everyone, TGIF even though I have a headache tonight. There is some improvement but for some reasons I am feeling the same way I felt in the first two weeks of the earthquake. My heart is aching again but the truth has to be known. Thank you Anderson, Dr. Gupta and others... I know it's cliche now but I can't think you enough for the hard work you are doing in Haiti.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:25 pm |
  25. Isabel Siaba, Brasil

    Himberly's recovery.... it's amazing!!!!!!!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:25 pm |
  26. Vivian - Montreal

    Hopefully , Haitians who have been studying in US and Canada can one day go back and help.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:25 pm |
  27. joan

    Hope n faith are really important right now.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:25 pm |
  28. Alexandra

    Hey Anderson, I have a Question –

    With the coming Hurricane Season, what is the Haitian Government planning to do with it's people living in these "Tent Cities"?

    I was wondering because no one really seems to be talking about this dilemma. Thankyou, and be safe to you and your CNN team.

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

    The "resilience" is in part Overadaptation to a very abusive brutal environment. If they lived in a healthier place economically, they would be angrier and not as passive and accepting.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  30. Emily

    Great to see "Kimberly's Recovery" story here by Dr. Gupta!

    "So good to see that smile indeed!" 😛

    February 12, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  31. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    That is so sad to see this children are so suffering much, They are checking them up their healthcare. Anderson have good point! 🙂

    February 12, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  32. Susan, NJ

    Only a percentage of these children will be alive by age 5.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  33. Emily

    @ LisaL -Canada,

    I agree with your comment re."the Haitian culture"

    AC & the 360Crew & reporters have had fantastic coverage.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:22 pm |
  34. Kellie

    Wow! Anderson, thank you for showing the true spirit of the People of Haiti. It’s true what they say, these people are resilient survivors . It’s a beautiful scene to see these people singing and praising God . These people are great inspiration to the world. They lost everything and yet they are so rich in faith. They make my day.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:22 pm |
  35. Vince

    It's uplifting to see the faith of the Haitian people as they pray and hope for better days ahead... We stand with them in prayer and faith.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:22 pm |
  36. Susan, NJ

    There is no good outcome for Haiti, they will be dependent for a decade.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:22 pm |
  37. Linda in Arizona

    The courageous Haitian people never cease to amaze me and inspire my total admiration. Where else would people organize themselves into such a large group, with no security or police whatsoever, to create such a meaningful. joyful, and healing gathering. Thanks for showing us firsthand once again, AC, the exceptional qualities of the people of Haiti. It breaks my heart to see how much they are still suffering.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:21 pm |
  38. Isabel Siaba, Brasil

    feel so sorry for these people are being treated on the floor!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:21 pm |
  39. Susan, NJ

    These "crush" injuries are devastating because the muscle and bone damage floods the bloodstream after the rescue and poisons the person.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:21 pm |
  40. David, Indiana

    Good evening Anderson, Isabel, Emily, Starr, everyone. A very moving observance, a service, a prayer service as you just said. How much that must've been needed. So many different emotions that the people there experiencing and overwhelmed with. God please continue watching over everyone in Haiti.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  41. Nadine

    Thank you Anderson, Sanjay, Carl and the rest of the 360 team for going back to Haiti!!! Thank you for showing what wonderful people the Haitians are and remembering us, how much help is still needed!

    As a former news journalist I have to say your reporting from Haiti is one of the best I've ever seen and it's the kind of journalism I've always liked, but was told in Europe it's too emotional... Thank you for showing and expressing emotions, thank you for opening the viewers hearts around the world! I believe that's the only way, we all wake up and start to care for each othe again. My heart goes out to the people in Haiti and you guys for the amazing work!

    Love, Nadine

    February 12, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  42. michael armstrong sr. TX.

    Rail Road Cars will be perfect shelter for Haiti .

    February 12, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  43. Auni

    Sure anxious to hear how this missionary story plays out.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  44. Jennifer - AZ

    @LisaL-Canada

    re Haitian culture – very interesting. Thanks for the comment.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  45. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Yes Bloggers,
    They are so mourning and hope and faith..... It is so celelbration life together on the street surround by Anderson. 🙂 It is so sad and joy since last month.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  46. Isabel Siaba, Brasil

    There is no denying ... Haiti seems much with Brazil

    February 12, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  47. Jennifer - AZ

    They are amazingly resilient. What a wonderful display of the good side of religion.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  48. J - McDowell-Maryland

    GOD BLESS the Haitians. I love them.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  49. Paula, Colorado

    It's amazing how the people in Haiti have pulled together through the ordeal of the earthquake. Their strength is very moving.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  50. Vivian - Montreal

    Good Friday everyone!

    Missionaries...confusing?
    It's like watching an episode of "Lost"-- the story goes in circles.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
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