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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. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    @Emily, "I hope that AC writes another book, this time about what he has seen in Haiti!"

    He certainly has enough material for another one.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  2. Adelaide

    It is so nice to see President Clinton looking in tip top shape!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  3. Necree

    Hi Anderson,

    I admire the work that you do and you do it with such passion and professionalism. Your heart is evident in the work that you do. Continue to do the work that you are doing in Haiti, many have sinced dropped the story, but I am happy to see that you are still there helping us to remember.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  4. Lori

    Bill Clintin looks good. He has a great attitude.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  5. Susan, NJ

    Western medicine is astounding – Bill out in one day.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  6. Cynthia, NC

    An interesting story on the Duvaliers. Two greedy and evil individuals.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  7. Cessy-Chicago

    Anderson, it's been a month now...any updates on haiti's government plan for it's people?

    February 12, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  8. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    @Danie T

    We are not luckey; we are just surviving too!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  9. Emily

    @Megan,
    The Georgian Team made the tour with all the other Countries
    I'm not sure if they are going to stay and compete in the Olympics!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  10. Vivian - Montreal

    I can't believe that Duvalier wanted to go back when he heard about the earthquake. What? does he think that they will be waiting for him with open arms?
    Madame Duvalier-can we say karma!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  11. Nancy in Oregon

    Having AC and friends working on keeping Haiti in the foreground could possibly mean a turning point in their future. I so hope it is true.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  12. Susan, NJ

    How could outsiders not see the obvious that it would have been a massive temptation to give leaders all this money without checks and balances? What happened to trust but verify?

    February 12, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  13. Jennifer - AZ

    I'm glad CNN has given us some historical background to Haiti. I saw the report last night (especially great show last night btw) and it has been something I have been curious about and not yet gotten around to researching. Nice to have more information on what the Haitian people have been through.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  14. Nancy in Oregon

    She was there in white jeans? Weird.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  15. Karoline, Los Angeles

    What a story of such despicable people.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  16. Lori

    The statements about the lack of clean water is really the icing on the cake.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  17. Emily

    @Jo Ann,
    I hope that AC writes another book, this time about what he has seen in Haiti!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  18. Gabriela Vaughan from Nicaragua

    Oh My God the story about the Duvalier makes me feel so upset and angry!!! It's amazing how somebody can make so much damage to their own people and with this make a big scar to the future of the haitans, that they are dragging until today!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  19. Vince

    We hope that the Duvaliers of Haiti will only remain in the pass history of Haiti and that going forward Haiti will become a country where every effort is made to practice good governance in the best interest of the people... with no Duvaliers re-surfacing in the future.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  20. Esther Hendrix

    I want to thank Anderson Cooper and Dr, Gupka for staying with the Haiti tragedy. So many others have lost interest. Night after night they report the stories and share updates. It takes great patience and courage to stay in Haiti and face the awful situations. The whole CNN crew that works with them is to be commended as well. Some of us support missionaries and children in Haiti and are very interested the real situation. Again, a huge thank you!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  21. David, Indiana

    @Isabel, I would like to know more about preparations for shelter too.

    These survivors do need to be celebrated, Anderson, you're right about that. It is good to hear about all of them. But the point that comes through again is that there is so much yet to be done to truly help with with relief and recovery from the earthquake. What is going to be done in the way of shelter for all of these homeless families.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  22. LisaL -Canada

    i've thought about what it would be like to run a country – i always thought that part of the fun would be trying to make the country and the people grow and prosper – i'd make a horrible dictator, i guess

    February 12, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  23. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Money, money, money, moo-ney! Money!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  24. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Emily,
    I think so Georgia athletes were right now process ceremony, I heard.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  25. Dodie, Irvine CA

    Hopefully the "Doc" family will never return to Haiti and the funds be returned!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  26. Karoline, Los Angeles

    It's no wonder the Haitian people cling to their faith so much. It's all they have left.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  27. starr. formerly known as vincent

    Am so amazed @Haitian spirit!!

    Anderson & Sanjay appreciate the updates on
    everyone!!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  28. Molly

    Can't someone go to the ex-wife's penthouse and ask her to give the jewelry and mink coats to the people of Haiti?

    February 12, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
  29. Susan, NJ

    The lowest ring of hell for these people – along with child traffickers.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
  30. Emily

    Abbie's reporting here about the Duvalier's is very interesting!

    It would be fascinating to see what has gone on politically in Haiti since their Independence.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
  31. Kimberly, IL

    It is unfathomable to me how people can be so greedy and heartless. Stealing $500 million from Haiti. The Haitian people have beautiful and honorable souls and this is how they were treated by their leaders? So sad, let us hope that history does not continue to repeats itself.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  32. Karoline, Los Angeles

    $27 million for decorating!!!?

    February 12, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  33. Isabel Siaba, Brasil

    Michèle Bennett, replaced the Babe Doc's mother as the head of the faction's most repressive regime ... a whole family of corrupt tyrants

    February 12, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  34. Nadine

    Great to hear that Anna Sissi is doing well! Thank you for that update! I wonder if the efforts of my friend Andy Baldwin (the navy doctor that appeard on the Bachelor) had something to do with her rescue to the USS Comfort.

    When I saw Anderson asking for help for Anna some weeks ago, I contacted Andy and some other people and asked them to contact everyone they know on the ground in Haiti. Since Andy worked before on the Comfort he has some contacts there.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  35. Lori

    The spending is really shocking. Why is Michelle living freely in France? How can France allow that?

    February 12, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  36. Susan, NJ

    Why hasn't she been prosecuted? Sounds like the phillipines.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  37. Suzanne

    I can adopt Johnny or any of those kids who need help. How can I help?

    February 12, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  38. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Yes Emily, Isabel and others,
    That is very serious danger sport as luge.... it is speed 90 mph!!! it was out of control!!!! I agree all of you.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  39. Danie T.

    @Gloria,

    Aren't we lucky? We have the best of the best... I don't take them for granted.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  40. Vivian - Montreal

    @ Emerson
    I agree, with the help of everyone we can make a difference.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  41. Nancy in Oregon

    Haiti is so victimized....natural catastrophe is one thing, but human predation is another altogether.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  42. Karoline, Los Angeles

    Great story on the Duvaliers.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  43. Vicky, Ottawa

    Thanks for the update on Monley. I've been wondering for awhile if he could be involved in a foster child program, like sponsored by World Vision or another group so we could financially support him but still let him be in Haiti with his uncles and family.

    If possible, please try to let us know what's happening with him.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  44. Molly

    Where is the money? It's been 20+ years since "Baby Doc" was president "for life" of Haiti. According to earlier reports on CNN, the U.S. has given BILLIONS of dollars to Haiti. It looks like the people don't have one cent!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  45. Susan, NJ

    With an 80% poverty rate, Haiti was a failed state. Now it's destroyed and won't be rebuilt for a generation. Where is the money to come from?

    February 12, 2010 at 10:43 pm |
  46. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Anderson's report reminded me of the end of his epilogue in "Dispatches from the Edge":

    "It's the way it should be – no distance between the living and the dead. Their stories are remembered, their spirits embraced."

    February 12, 2010 at 10:43 pm |
  47. Vince

    Glad to get the update on Monley and hope UNICEF is able to help. One of the hardest part is to have to tell the innocence kids like Monley that his parents have died? They do not fully understand the scope of what has happened...

    February 12, 2010 at 10:43 pm |
  48. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    "Dr. Sanjay you are one of a kind just like our Anderson!"

    February 12, 2010 at 10:42 pm |
  49. Lori

    It just makes me sick to hear the stories about the history of Haiti's money.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:42 pm |
  50. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Wow!!! Monley, Johnny, old woman 70 yrs old are doing well!!!
    Anderson,
    Yes, I remember him also. I agree with you!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:41 pm |
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