February 24th, 2010
09:49 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 02/24/10

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Tonight on 360°, Toyota's CEO and President in the hot seat on Capitol Hill over the more than 8 million recalls here in the U.S. Plus, a killer whale lives up to its name. A trainer dies at SeaWorld when a six-ton whale strikes.

Want to know what else we're covering? Read EVENING BUZZ

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soundoff (178 Responses)
  1. David, Indiana

    @Starr, I was noting the two cases of high cost that Dr. Gupta began his rept on hospital costs with.

    It is very good to hear about how Kimberly is doing after recovering from her surgery performed by Dr. Gupta. I think Sanjay's reporting and all the reporting from Haiti was outstanding and compassionate and has helped in a very difficult situation

    Congratulations Jessica!

    Good night everyone

    February 24, 2010 at 11:00 pm |
  2. Emily

    @Danie, LOL. re. Naked Chuch...we didn't see anything, thank goodness!

    February 24, 2010 at 11:00 pm |
  3. Danie T.

    Good night all – Hasta manana

    February 24, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  4. Cessy-Chicago

    night all... we miss you Anderson! Hope to see you back soon! Bloggers–great seeing all of you again here. see you all tomorrow!!!

    You did great again,Jessica–Congrats and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    February 24, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  5. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Me too!!!!! Missed Anderson! 🙂

    February 24, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  6. Don, WA

    I wonder if the gas pedal throttle moves down every time a toyota accelerates mistakingly – can it be related to cruise control – electronics are tricky gremlins – huh – hope they find it soon – toyotas been real good cars for a long time

    February 24, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  7. Emily

    Have a great night Jessica, Briana, Kira, Devna, 360Team, Megan, Starr, Gabriela, Dodie, Mike, David & Isabel, JoAnn, Gloria, Casey, Adelaide A.Smith, Kim, Devin, & Bloggers!

    It was a great show tonight; great to see Jessica filling in for AC.

    Bye HUMMER!
    OMG, the Naked Church! I can't believe it! -lol

    Congrats Jessica on your award!

    February 24, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  8. Kim- Ohio

    Well had to say some thing else....gross...naked church!!!

    Good night!!!

    February 24, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  9. Danie T.

    Naked Church? just when we thought we have seen it all...

    February 24, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  10. starr formerly known as vincent

    Thank you and good night Ms. Yellin and Team 360. Great show tonight.

    Good night David, Emily, Dodie, Megan, Devin, A. Smith, Mike and everyone else too.

    Have a great day tomorrow.

    Congat's Ms. Yellin on your award!

    February 24, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  11. Helen

    @ Mary,
    don't feel angry because that is not the whole story.

    February 24, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  12. A. Smith, Oregon

    Congratulations on winning the Gracie Award Jessica! Well Done!

    February 24, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  13. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Have a good night everyone and have a good weekend, my work week starts tomorrow (ugh!)

    February 24, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  14. LisaL -Canada

    so sad, the incident in florida.

    February 24, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  15. A. Smith, Oregon

    Good night Jessica, AC360 and CNN Staffers, and fellow bloggers Dodie, Mike and others, have a good week!

    February 24, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  16. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    @Mike Hughes, I never said you can't find an intermittent fault. It's not easy in many cases. A systematic problem would be in EVERY car. An condition based fault will on;y appear when those conditions are met. Electronics can have faults that only appear on occasion, or when it overheats, etc.

    February 24, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  17. Mike Hughes

    I personally cannot understand why anyone would buy a Toyota after this. The American manufacturers have proven that the Quality gap is non existent and our companies deserve the support.

    February 24, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  18. Kim- Ohio

    Good night everyone!!!

    February 24, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  19. michael armstrong sr. TX.

    Good night Whale lovers .

    February 24, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  20. Kellie

    @ Emily,
    If you are looking for the people who have the control over the donation money . It's not the government because the NGOs or charities control most of the aid money. The government only receive one cent per dollar. That's why the country stay crippled because charities have more power than the government

    February 24, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  21. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Good night Anderson, Poppy, 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, BettyAnn and my friend Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!
    See you tomorrow night, Have a great night & Sleep tight everyone!!!
    Day of the shot with Brian Jones and Ismael Vasquez hold a Burmese Python snake, I love my favorite snake, It is so cool!!! Nice shot, Thanks Jessica!!!!!!! HUGS!

    that is so great job for you fill-in for Anderson this week!! 🙂
    Good night, See you tomorrow night!

    February 24, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  22. charlie

    Why is reconciliation more controversial than fillibusters?
    Both are misuses of parlimentary procedure. Fortunately one misuse (Fillibuster) can be cancelled by the other, (reconciliation).

    February 24, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  23. starr formerly known as vincent

    Excellent comments by the panel on bipartisan offenders!

    I do think the president has tried to reach out and has been met with NO!

    It's very shameful what Congress is doing to the country. Legislation is virtually at a stop on almost anything the Republicans don't want.

    We, the People should be the primary concern, not politics and political games to see who can have more power!

    February 24, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  24. Gabriela Vaughan from Nicaragua

    Good Night Megan D, Emily, Dodie, Heather, Isabel and 360 Crew!!
    I miss Anderson tonight, but it was a great show as usual!
    Sleep well and see ya tomorrow!!!

    February 24, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  25. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Cant everyone in Washington just get along?

    February 24, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  26. charlie

    Why is Bi-partisanship seen as a requirement for government?
    Most democracies work on 50% + 1 and then it is clear who is accountable. Accountability should come once every 4 years at the ballot box.

    February 24, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  27. Mike Hughes

    Mike, formerly from Syracuse,

    Then how could a professor from Indiana reproduce the defect after 2 hours work?


    Mike, Syracuse University grad

    February 24, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  28. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    Mitch McConnell is old school and needs to go, permanently. He's incredibly insincere and self-serving.

    February 24, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
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