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March 10th, 2010
09:46 PM ET

Sean Penn's Mission in Haiti: Join the Live Chat

Tonight on 360°, actor Sean Penn on his efforts to help quake survivors in Haiti. Why are the homeless still in limbo nearly two months after the disaster? We're keeping them honest. Plus, big questions being raised after  the arrest of the Pennsylvania woman who goes by the name "Jihad Jane" and the Islamic extremists here in the U.S. who support her.

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

Scroll down to join the live chat during the program. It's your chance to share your thoughts on tonight's headlines. Keep in mind, you have a better chance of having your comment get past our moderators if you follow our rules.

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  1. Miriam - Toronto

    Hell Anderson Cooper team!

    March 10, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  2. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    I believe that the people should not have been allow to setup tents like that because of health risk.

    March 10, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  3. Charlotte

    That little boy who call 911 was so brave god was watching over that family

    March 10, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  4. Holly

    Yet another health concern is that with the rains come an increase in Malaria in Haiti. May usually brings an uptick in cases there, and no doubt will be worse this year, due to the living conditions.

    March 10, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  5. David, Indiana

    Good evening Anderson, Isabel, Emily, Starr, Megan, everyone.

    The shelters shown in those videos is not adequate in any way. I don't understand what Sean Penn is saying about aid topping out at 8M. That's aid that's working now?

    There are storm resistant tents, geodesic and tunnel tents that could be used.

    March 10, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  6. Karoline, Los Angeles

    Hello Anderson, AC crew and bloggers,

    Can't stay long. I'm so glad you're sticking with Haiti and talking about the 2nd disaster that is happening-the rains.

    I did a little research on prefab housing options and low cost ones do exist. I even told a Congresswoman's office about them when I heard she was working with relief agencies there. But so far, is any agency bringing in prefab housing?

    Once again our aid wastes time and money because it is reactive rather than proactive.

    March 10, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  7. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Thank you Sean Penn for being true to your word and staying and helping the people of Haiti and not being a celebrity who is just there for a photo opportunity

    March 10, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  8. starr, formerly known as vincent

    oops, meant 911 Carlos, wrote 011, sorry

    March 10, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  9. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    @Vivan,
    Good point, There was so dry since 2 months ago earthquake, sometimes only way stop flash flood, That's horrible weather there. Good question.

    March 10, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  10. Vivian - Montreal

    "Jihad Jane" is a crackpot! I guess she had nothing better to do with her life.

    March 10, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  11. Emily

    @BettyAnn,
    They are real survivors there in Haiti!
    It really does seem very unfair, yet I have so much respect for them....they have endured so much, and still have the will to over come it all!

    March 10, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  12. Steve

    Why aren't we building the concrete block houses in Haiti like we did in Guatemala after the 1976 quake?

    March 10, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  13. Danie T.

    Sean Penn's still helping us thanks Sean. I have been thinking about this coming rainy season I don't know what the people on the streets are going to do – I know the government doesn't give a flip. Please don't use Preval as a chanel for aid it won't get to the needy.

    March 10, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  14. Sabrina in Los Angeles

    There has to be a way to assist these people.

    Thank you for keeping the light on them so we can see that they are not getting all of the assistance they need.

    March 10, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  15. Tatiana

    Good evening everybody! So scared for my fellow haitians. My mom, in Haiti, has decided to go back inside our house. She says she is tired of sleeping outside. It should not be a surprise, the haitian government has never done anything for us. I don't think they going to start now. If they get their hands in the aid money, trust me it will go straigt to their pockets. Thanks Anderson for keeping the focus on Haiti. A big thanks to Sean Penn for his dedication in my homeland.

    March 10, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  16. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    I think that they need someone to oversee the funds in the right direction.

    March 10, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  17. Sharon Hastings

    Good evening everyone. I have to admire Sean Penn for sticking with the Haiti situation. And where is the aid? I hope pressure continues to get help to these people. We heard about all the tents that were donated. Where are they?

    March 10, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  18. Gabriela Vaughan from Nicaragua

    Good Evening Anderson, 360 Crew, Megan D, Isabel, Emily, Dodie, Heather, Starr and everyone!
    I hope you all had a great wednesday!!!
    I love Sean Penn, thanks for all the good work and help that you are doing in Haiti!

    March 10, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  19. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    How could people like Sean Penn attend those ostentatious Oscar parties when they know the Haitian people are sleeping in tents?

    My conscience would not allow me to do it.

    March 10, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  20. A. Smith, Oregon

    Cholera, Malaria seem to be a concern wouldn't you think?

    March 10, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  21. Vivian - Montreal

    Good to see Sean Penn out 'n about

    March 10, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  22. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Wow!! Oh boy, There are lot of rain in Port-au-Prince, Haiti since Janurary!

    March 10, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  23. Kim- Ohio

    It's just awful...I've been camping in the rain before...it was miserable. I couldn't imagine living in those types of shelters in those kind of down pours.

    Thanks Sean Penn for all that you have done down there.

    March 10, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  24. Adelaide

    I would like to know who exactly trusts these clowns in the current Haitian government?

    March 10, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  25. lori

    What can be done right now?

    March 10, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  26. Christine - Texas

    Hey guys. : )

    March 10, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  27. Devin

    Thats sick to hear does each voulenter get €2 million euro from all that money that was supposed to be givin to the people?

    March 10, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  28. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    Oh my gosh, now the rain. How much can these people endure? It seems so unfair.

    March 10, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  29. Vivian - Montreal

    Haven't we been talking about the rainy season that would happen for the past month on this blog?

    March 10, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  30. Vince

    Hi all,

    AC360 – thanks for bringng the plight of Haiti to the forefront tonight because the situtation is still very bad... and the rainy season will only worsen the situation.

    March 10, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  31. Charlotte

    The tent city is unbelivable were did all the aide money go .

    March 10, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  32. Cessy-Chicago

    good question! Where are the money that were donated? why is it taking too long ?

    March 10, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  33. Paula, Colorado

    Anderson,
    Hi! It's great to see you on tonight.
    Haiti really does need stronger leadership–charity assistance organizations can't do everything.

    March 10, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  34. Emily

    "Saving Haiti" is very interesting to hear the update!

    March 10, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  35. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Yes @Emily!!!!!
    Boy saved his family!!!!!! Cute 7 yrs old boy!!!!

    Wow!! Oh boy, There are lot of rain in Port-au-Prince, Haiti since Janurary!

    March 10, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  36. Danie T.

    Good evening Anderson, AC360 team, hi everyone

    March 10, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  37. A. Smith, Oregon

    Total donations now are over 2.2 Billion dollars in CASH to Haiti. There has been ample warnings and my fellow Oregonian's have been building as many Geodesic structures for Haiti as possible. What about other States and Countrys for suitable storm proof shelters?

    March 10, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  38. lori

    Hello Anderson and Everyone! What a set of circumstances facing Haiti!

    March 10, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  39. starr, formerly known as vincent

    Good eveing Anderson & Team 360

    Hello, David, Isabel, Nichole, Devin, Emily, Dodie, Mike, A. Smith, Megan, KimOH, Gabriela, Casey, Cessy, everyone....

    Can't wait for the interview with Carlos (911).

    March 10, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  40. Heather - Spokane, WA

    I remember not very long ago hearing that anyone who was sending tents to Haiti had to give them over to the government and then the government was going to give out the tents. In this case, I blame the government for not giving out those tents knowing very well that the people were going to need them

    March 10, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  41. Cessy-Chicago

    good evening everyone! Whoa! it was a warm wednesday for us here in Chicago! short and flip flops for a change!

    Hi Anderson 🙂 and you amazing 360 staff!

    March 10, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  42. Adelaide

    Hello everybody!

    March 10, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  43. A. Smith, Oregon

    Good evening Anderson Cooper, AC360, CNN Staffers and fellow bloggers!

    March 10, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  44. Emily

    911 Hero is very cute boy!

    March 10, 2010 at 10:01 pm |
  45. Kim- Ohio

    Good evening Anderson, 360 team, fellow bloggers!!!

    March 10, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  46. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Helloooo Anderson, Poppy, Megan, Jessica, Candy, David G, Ed Henry, Nicole, Kim, 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!!!!
    Thanks for coming in for join us tonight! 😀
    Happy Wednesday night!

    March 10, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  47. Emily

    Have a great night Anderson, Briana, Kira, Devna, Eliza, 360Team, Megan, Starr, Gabriela, Dodie, Mike, David & Isabel, Jo Ann, Gloria, Casey, Adelaide A.Smith, Devin, Nicole & Bloggers!

    The more of we hear about "Jihad Jane" is eerie"!

    March 10, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  48. Vivian - Montreal

    Good evening Anderson + 360 team.
    Good evening fellow bloggers. Looks like it's gonna be a great show tonight! We love the updates from Haiti– so keep up the great work!

    March 10, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  49. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Evening Everyone!

    March 10, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  50. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Evening Anderson and everyone. Sounds like its going to be a busy night tonight!

    March 10, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
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