April 19th, 2010
09:46 PM ET

Volcano Chaos: Join the Live Chat

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Tonight on 360°, breaking news on the Iceland volcano. New details on why the plan to open more airspace tomorrow could be in jeopardy. Plus, did Goldman Sachs rip-off investors so that a hedge-fund billionaire could get even richer? The latest on the lawsuit against the Wall Street powerhouse and the larger effort to regulate Wall Street.

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  1. Dulcie - Denver

    That chick is scary. That's about all I have to say about her

    April 19, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  2. Jane - Vt

    Are there really that many people that believe that President Obama is that evil or are they just noisier. I think they are noisier.

    April 19, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  3. Diane

    What do you know about the war ships that are going into the UK area. My daughter is stuck in London Englanc

    April 19, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  4. LisaL -Canada

    personally i think if there is such easy access to guns, and people are so darned determined to have them and keep them, there should be a (mandatory) "FREE PSYCH EXAM WITH EACH GUN" ... and i am NOT joking. i really do believe that if someone is allowed to carry a gun, they should undergo periodic psychological exams. really.

    i don't care if there are any gun-owners who disagree with this statement. it only takes on nut-job to cause a disaster and anyone who doesn't think their sanity is questionable shouldn't have a problem with this. hmm?

    April 19, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  5. Emily

    radical or right? hmmm...is that "right" as in conservative or "right" as in "correct"?

    April 19, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  6. Lori, S. California, USA!

    Do you think these people pay taxes? Wouldn't they be thrown in jail if not?

    April 19, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  7. Susan

    We are scheduled to do a river cruise in the Netherlands next week. My husband has cancer and a weak immune system and I have asthma. Does anyone know the health risks for being on the ground next week even if we can get a flight into Amsterdam?

    April 19, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  8. Sonya, TN

    This is scary!

    April 19, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  9. Susan, NJ

    We take flight travel for granted.

    April 19, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  10. Sheila Toomey, Woburn, Massachusetts

    this is Freedom. Freedom to bear arms and freedom of thinking.

    April 19, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  11. Nicole from the Netherlands

    @Mike, yep first reports were happy reports from Iceland, active vulcano was a good thing for them

    April 19, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  12. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    That is scary~ We don't want a revolution.

    April 19, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  13. Kenya

    Hi everyone...

    April 19, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  14. Soledad Gomez

    Say good evening to us.

    April 19, 2010 at 10:22 pm |
  15. Veronica Kahn

    I remember Mt Saint Helens history, it effected our weather dramatically, I lived in Long Beach, CA at the time and every single day was overcast, it was as if our summer was taken away. If this carries on for two years what is global weather going to be like?

    April 19, 2010 at 10:22 pm |
  16. Dulcie - Denver

    This year has been so very strange so far this year. Political upheaval, global recession and huge joblessness, many large earthquakes hitting major cities...

    It's pretty interesting and not a little scary

    April 19, 2010 at 10:22 pm |
  17. Sue R --Canton,Mi

    @ Meagan Dressler,,,,Have you heard from your father's family in Iceland? The living condition's have to be awful.

    April 19, 2010 at 10:21 pm |
  18. Sandra Spence

    Hi there,
    Just wondered if you will be covering pilots and procedures in these trying times.
    I believe that planes fly on autopilot apart from taking off and landing. Has/will this change? What's the story?

    April 19, 2010 at 10:21 pm |
  19. Emily

    I can't believe that 15yrs have gone by! Wow...

    April 19, 2010 at 10:21 pm |
  20. Mei- Arizona

    @Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    You are correct. She is humbling.

    April 19, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  21. Jane - Vt

    There's a group of kids from Britain stuck at Jay Peak Ski Resort for another week. They are not complaining. Another week of skiing. 🙂
    Mother Nature even gave them some fresh snow this weekend. Oh to be a kid again

    April 19, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  22. Susan, NJ

    Jo Ann, Most businesses strive for positive long term relationships with their customers. Those that are dishonest are punished by the free market and don't last long. That is, UNLESS, they are propped up by dishonest government.

    April 19, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  23. Theresa

    I certainly hope flights only begin if it is truly safe to doso. I know it must be horrible to be stranded...some vacationers are running out of money. I saw parents stranded in Amsterdam...they were talking via web cam to their children...children are quite young..mom was quite distraught. Hopefully soon things will get back on track. Anymore is it worth it to travel abroad...too many calamaties! Thankfully my daughter no longer lives in S. Korea..too many miles in between!!!

    April 19, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  24. Emily

    @Nicole, Netherlands: "1200 people stuck, transfers, stuck behind customs. Couldn't get off the airport.."

    How are you all surviving there?
    That's a lot of people that have been "stuck behind" like that...

    April 19, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  25. Steve in Houston

    Great report....curious though, if the ash does damage to airline engines, what will happen to car engines on the ground that process this ash through their air intakes? Are the air filters sufficient to avert problems in cars?


    April 19, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  26. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    I think volcano tourism is helping the economy of Iceland right now.

    April 19, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  27. gia

    Hello Anderson love your Show as an Airline employee it broke my heart to see all these people strandred. I wanted to find out why cant the Airlines go Via Siberia it is going to be a longer trip yet these passengers could get home

    April 19, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  28. Helen

    It is great thing for democracy to dissent and protest, but it is another thing to carry firearms to make a point. Elections are designed to kick people in the government out. In may opinion anyone who has been in congress for more than 6 years, regardless party should be voted out of office.

    April 19, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  29. Susan, NJ

    Our food distribution systems are "tightly coupled." Ecological disturbances can lead to interruptions. I know we have a substantial amount of food stored for these types of emergencies.

    April 19, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  30. jeff fetter

    Does the ash have the same effect on propeller planes as it does on jet engines?

    April 19, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  31. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Anderson, "A rip-off or business as usual"? To some organizations business as usual is a "rip-off".

    April 19, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  32. David, Indiana

    Good evening Anderson, Isabel, Emily, Starr, Megan, everyone. Sorry to be a bit late.

    I was wondering if the volcano would be erupting again. Amazing to see the size of the area and flight paths affected on the display behind you and Richard Quest, Anderson.

    April 19, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  33. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Yes, Richard Quest rocks on too.... He is so funny man I like! 🙂

    April 19, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  34. Susan, NJ

    Being stranded is a very helpless feeling.

    April 19, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  35. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    The long term economic effect will be felt around the world. What a travisity

    April 19, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  36. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    @Mei- Arizona, "Wow!!! Mother Nature is amazing!!!"

    She is quite humbling.

    April 19, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  37. Jane - Vt

    I don't remember St. Helens being this bad, but of course we didn't have the wonderful photography we do now.

    April 19, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  38. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    Wouldn't the airlines have business interruption insurance that would cover at least SOME of the losses from the fallout of the volcanic activity, or is that an issue with a natural disaster? Likewise for other businesses.

    April 19, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  39. Paula, Colorado

    Hi! I hope you had a great weekend.
    The photos of the volcano are amazing. Being stranded because of the cloud must be a nightmare, though it also must be tense thinking of being among the first to fly once the air clears.

    April 19, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  40. Rick B -San Diego

    Could Eurocano become the 21st century version of the 1930s dustbowl?
    Imagine the economic possibilities.
    Another financial meltdown?

    April 19, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  41. Emily

    Iceland is already in really bad financal shape...what are they going to do now?

    April 19, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  42. Soledad Gomez

    You look as amazing as always tonight Ac.

    April 19, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  43. Susan, NJ

    Viruses are "Mother Nature" too, and we certainly do all we can to manage and defeat those.

    April 19, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  44. Diane Dabney

    When my grandfather crossed back and forth to his home land of Great Britain early in the last century, it took two weeks by ship.(one way) We are spoiled today.

    April 19, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  45. LisaL -Canada

    i wonder if this volcanic eruption has had anyone thinking about de-globalizing our markets, and starting to really focus on local supply and demand.

    i mean, it makes you think about what the world would be like if this volcano DID continue to disrupt things for two years. i think there should be more focus on local markets and economies again, as trying to supply global markets from some sources are depleting resources WAAAY too fast.

    > hello richard quest – hope you make it to where you are headed eventually and safely. sorry to hear you are stranded (but it's pretty cool to see you sitting in the studio there)

    April 19, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  46. Mary - Florida

    Can't believe cruise ships aren't jumping on changing itineraries and going transatlantic to help out.. are freighters doing anything to get people across the Atlantic???

    April 19, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  47. Krasi

    So glad I came back from Europe before this chaos started...

    April 19, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  48. Nicole from the Netherlands

    At Schiphol (Amsterdam) airport there were 1200 people stuck, transfers, stuck behind customs. Couldn't get off the airport.. Flying for U.S and asia

    April 19, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  49. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    I doubt you could outrun these ashes.

    April 19, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  50. Emily


    I heard that too! It's effected flights from the north east part of Canada... stopped flights from there as of last night... not sure if they have resumed.

    April 19, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
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