April 22nd, 2010
09:57 PM ET

Immigration Battle: Protection or Profiling? Join the Live Chat

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Tonight on 360°, inside the battle over the toughest immigration law in the U.S. that could be signed in Arizona this weekend. Is it protection or profiling? We're keeping them honest. Plus, actor Dennis Quaid's mission to prevent medical mistakes after he nearly lost his twins.

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.

Here are some of them:

1) Keep it short (we don't have time to read a "book")
2) Don't write in ALL CAPS (there's no need to yell)
3) Use your real name (first name only is fine)
4) No links
5) Watch your language (keep it G-rated; PG at worst - and that includes $#&*)

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soundoff (270 Responses)
  1. Sara Asif - Toronto, Canada

    snazzy indeed!!! I love that word...

    April 22, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  2. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Sara Asif,
    Good night Anderson, Lisa Bloom, Megan, Jessica, Candy, David Gergen, Ed Henry, Martina, Nicole, Kim, Emily, Gloria, Dodie, Mike, Casey, Milan, Vivan, Gabriela, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, David-Indiana, JoAnn, Monica, Kathy, Gayle, Renee, Caroline, Danie, Lori, Adelaide, Heather, BettyAnn, Starr, Sharon, Casey, A. Smith, Devin, Karin and my friend Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!
    See you later, Have a great night & Sleep tight everyone!!!
    Day of the shot with Awwww!!! I love William and dude sang together duet! LOL!!! So funny shot! Awesome! Thanks Anderson!!!!!!! HUGS!
    Oh, By the way, Happy Earth Day!
    Have a good Friday!

    Thanks for coming in, for join us tonight! 🙂
    Have a great night & good sleep at home after work!!!
    See you later!!! Just a plenty sleep at home!

    April 22, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  3. Isabel Siaba (Brazil)

    Total Eclipse Of The Heart – Bonnie Tyler .... this is old! lol ...

    April 22, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  4. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    "Beam me off Scotty"!

    April 22, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  5. Shannon

    I don't understand why someone would be upset to answer questions or produce an ID/documents if he/she is here legally. If you have nothing to hide then you should be happy to provide the appropriate documents. There are many illegal immigrants here in the US and stricter laws need to be put in place to control the issue. Anyone who cries about racial profiling needs to lighten up. People are too sensitive these days.

    April 22, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  6. shawn oliver scott

    I come from a multi–coulter family . I approve of the immigration bill in the state of arizonia to be passed because there aretoo many illigal accors the border.

    April 22, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  7. Lori, S. California, USA!

    Great voice!

    April 22, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  8. Sue R --Canton,Mi

    @ starr,,, It's hard for some people to know all the education that goes with being a nurse. I admire the field you were in. I tried so hard for many years But for economic reasons I had to let it go. You do have to stay sharp all the time.

    April 22, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  9. Karen, MN

    Love how the worker just walks away like nothing happened.

    April 22, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  10. Smith in Oregon

    The Muslim 'religion' of peace would cause violence if South Park didn't censor its bear character! That must be a eye opener to some.

    April 22, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  11. angela

    what happened to dennis quaids babies is awfull and should not have. ive worked in health care for 20yrs. and ive seen alot of accidents occure the reason is not enough money. over worked under paid not enough education not enough staff no benifits. if he wants to blame someone for what happened to his children blame the government its hard to get 100% when your only given 10. im glad the babies are doing well.

    April 22, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  12. Isabel Siaba (Brazil)

    The episode (South Park ) with Jesus Christ, then-President George W. Bush and the U.S. flag was also heavy!

    April 22, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  13. Isabel Siaba (Brazil)

    South Park is fun and irreverent. I do not think they are aimed at attacking, but rather arguing. Sometimes South Park really exaggerated, but I love it!

    April 22, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  14. Arvind Salvekar

    Medical errors have been researched. Hospitals need to standardize processes. Six sigma methodology is an excellent tool to reduce and/or eliminate medical errors. Federal government should get involved in this. Hospials have not been able too police themselves and change their systems. Even accreditation agency has not been that very efective in making changes.

    April 22, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  15. Miranda Huntington Beach CA

    i needed to laugh Anderson thanks

    have an uncensored night everyone


    April 22, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  16. Nancy in Oregon

    Sabrina, do you mean the alleged girlfriend?

    April 22, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  17. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Oh boy! That's so sad for her,. found body, My heart goes to her mom & sisters! Not good day for them! Thanks Ted!

    April 22, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  18. Maria ~ MA

    Ugh! I hate stories like this. He seems guilty. I feel badly for the children. Also, if they really wanted to work on their marriage, why did they bring the kids with them? They were privy to the fighting. So sad.

    April 22, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  19. LisaL -Canada

    selling or revealing someone's emails or other personal correspondence or personal information indeed requires the word "friend" to be in double quotes and laden with heavy sarcasm. that is the kind of friend no one needs.

    April 22, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  20. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Another celebrity behaving badly. So what else is new?

    April 22, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  21. Cessy - Chicago

    sad story... I have a hard time hearing news like this. How can ANYONE do this? prayers for the victim's family especially her children.

    April 22, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  22. Chi

    Re Diving with sharks: Are you going to do it again? Pls don't : )

    April 22, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  23. Karen, MN

    Sad to say, but the husband seems guilty.

    April 22, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  24. Sabrina in Los Angeles

    That is just so sad. I hope that the woman who caused the issues should be brought forward.

    April 22, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  25. starr, formerly known as vincent

    @Nancy, thank you for your comments.

    Any patient today needs to be their own advocate, or have someone who can advocate for them.

    I have a number of medication allergies. Twice, while in hospital, nurses tried to give me a medication that could kill me.

    It is very important that patients constantly remind medical people of their allergies, diagnosis, etc. Question everything to make sure it is appropriate for You.

    April 22, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  26. Isabel Siaba (Brazil)

    The interview with Monica' sister is interesting and exciting.

    April 22, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  27. Heidi

    Yes I got in the house to watch the show ..Good evening to everyone ..Hello Andersharkson

    April 22, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  28. Sara Asif - Toronto, Canada

    Oh dear...instead of selling them to a gossip place why didn't she submit them to the police? Would that question the legitimacy of the e-mails?

    April 22, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  29. David

    Most nurses are not paid well and work 12 hour shifts plus, as required by employers. I know some doctors work 20 hour days. No one can keep up a safe standard with these kind of hours doing any kind of job, even news casting. But to require life caring and life saving people to work such hours, so profits can grow, is ludicrest.
    Yet the government says it has the answers. It hasn't fixed this problem. So yes, even babies are at risk.

    April 22, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  30. Lori, S. California, USA!

    We have received the wrong medication from our pharmacy more than three times recently. I always check the description of the medication against the pills now.

    April 22, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  31. Sharon Hastings

    Can't wait to see you swim with the sharks on Planet in Peril. Looks like fun but scary.

    April 22, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  32. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Anderson, you are a diver!

    April 22, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  33. Debby, MI

    I am a nurse and the Keystone ICU project from John Hopkins University Hospital started after a child died from a medical error. Now there are many new safety rules that 75% of US hospitals now follow. We ,as health care professionals, attempt to do everything within our power not to make errors but we are only human. When our staffing is so short and we are working long hours for many days in a row, errors are more likely to occur despite the systems approach. Thank God the Quaid's twins are Ok.

    April 22, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  34. Karen, MN

    Remarkable Shark clips. Anderson, didn’t you go swimming with Sharks?

    April 22, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  35. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Anderson, Do you find swimming with Great Whites humbling?

    April 22, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  36. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Hi Anderson!!!
    Can't wait to see this!!!!!! I am so exciting to see you goes in the cage and see scary shark! I love this!! 🙂

    April 22, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  37. Sara Asif - Toronto, Canada

    Evening Anderson! welcome to the chat 😛

    and is Planet in Peril tonite or on Saturday at 8?

    April 22, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  38. Cessy - Chicago

    Pretty cool indeed, Anderson 🙂

    MY bucket list # 8,475.... HAHA.

    April 22, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  39. Kathryn- Plym Mtg, PA

    Censoring the producers of South Park–Isn't that some kind of an oxymoron?

    April 22, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  40. Kenya

    You brave soul Anderson. Swimming with sharks. Some things you do just amaze me!

    April 22, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  41. Sophia Garcia - Texas

    "Don't scare the sharks"! Hahaha!

    That's awesome! And crazy! But way cool! I love sharks...

    April 22, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  42. Grace

    look at you in that wet suit! 🙂
    that's so awesome! i can't wait for planet in peril.

    April 22, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  43. starr, formerly known as vincent

    Also, as an RN, if you have a med order from a doctor that seems inappropriate to the patient's weight, age, medical history, etc., it is Your (RN's) responsibility to re-check with the doctor to make sure that medication order is correct.

    If a question on the medication remains, the RN may refuse to give the medication and contact the nursing supervisor.

    RN's who make medication errors based on a doctor's inappropriate medication order, is named 1st in any resulting litigation as we are educated to know better.

    April 22, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  44. charlie

    That comment from Quaid was really scary. "never be in a hopital alone". Presumably one needs a lawyer and a private physician to protect one from private health care. What about just doing things properly and prosecuting the pharmaceutical companies?

    April 22, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  45. LisaL -Canada

    there are a few things i can't get enough of, and this vid of the sharks is one of them. i am absolutely fascinated with sharks – they are just pure raw power running on instinct, but are so highly intelligent.

    April 22, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  46. Sara Asif - Toronto, Canada

    Speaking of mistakes the other day my pharmacist was asking why I was allergic to penicillin because apparently it was on my file but they didn't know how it got there. I told him I wasn't allergic to pencillin I am allergic to another antibiotic but it was funny/weird/disturbing to think that someone at the pharmacy got it wrong!

    April 22, 2010 at 10:43 pm |
  47. Molly

    You're tempting fate. I'm talking to YOU Anderson Cooper!

    April 22, 2010 at 10:43 pm |
  48. Soledad Gomez

    God wants to keep you alive Ac. Why do you use every opportunity to make his job harder.

    April 22, 2010 at 10:43 pm |
  49. Smith in Oregon

    Good evening Anderson, enjoying watching you swimming with Great White's, pretty cool stuff.

    April 22, 2010 at 10:43 pm |
  50. David, Indiana

    That has to be dangerous to be close enough to the oil rig to shoot water at the fire. Looks like the oil on the water could ignite.

    I hope they can find the 11 people still missing. I read there's a probability that they are out there in the gulf. How is that search proceeding?

    Good evening Joe Johns.

    April 22, 2010 at 10:43 pm |
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