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January 7th, 2011
09:52 PM ET

"One Person Death Panel" - Join the Live Chat

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She's being called a one-person death panel. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer and her budget-cutting decision that leaves nearly a hundred people who need organ transplants high and dry. A number that's shrinking because people are dying. Critics call her a one person death panel. She's defending her decision and we're keeping her honest. Plus, tonight's other headlines.

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soundoff (156 Responses)
  1. Kaytee

    Its a whole new world!

    January 7, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  2. Lori

    Nicely said Anderson!

    Good night everyone! Sweet dreams!

    January 7, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  3. Karen, MN

    I totally agree. The housewives our mean girls. I love my friends and would never rat them out.

    January 7, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  4. Sharon Hastings

    Good night everyone. Sleep well and have a safe and nice weekend.

    I remember that mean girls clip–so funny and you're right, the "housewives" remind me of Junior High.

    January 7, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  5. Emily

    Good night Anderson, 360°Team, Jo Ann, Mike, Megan, Nancy, Nicole, Gloria, Casey, Starr, & Bloggers!
    Great show & blog.
    Have a great weekend everyone!
    What a classy trio tonight on the Ridiculist.

    January 7, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  6. Marguerite

    Just a case of the famous wanting to keep their faces in the spotlight before the public. $$$$$$$

    January 7, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  7. Lori

    Anderson, this is a girl thing. Women are very mean to each other.

    January 7, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  8. Chi

    Mean girls 😀

    January 7, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  9. Jan

    People can get disease even if they have cared very well for their bodies. I am an RN and have personal experience with this. An infection or accident not by fault of the person can cause a need for a transplant. So just because you have an expensive condition to treat, your life is now "thrown away?" Something is wrong with Congress-people getting the best free healthcare and those that voted them in don't qualify for it?? Big Pharma and food companies can add in all kinds of toxins to foods that never had them before. It takes 30 minutes extra per aisle in grocery stores to find things not dangerous to eat. Why isn't this being stopped? If we are supposed to take care of ourselves, why are they not responsible to keep our food supply healthy?

    January 7, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  10. james h. summers

    why can't the us govt pay for the transplants, the us govt. should save life's. JHS

    January 7, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  11. Emily

    I think that for the JonBenet Ramsey case to be solved, it's going to take more time. Someone who has had nothing to do with this case, knowing nothing of it, is going to be the one to solve it.

    January 7, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  12. Terry Phoenix, AZ

    I don't agree with the decision. I also don't agree with this comparison to a death panel. I'm sure it was a hard decision. Lets be more civil and show some respect for the office. Also, thank you Anderson for bringing this to my attention. I sent the Gov an e-mail asking her to reverse this decision immediatly! Your other Arizona viewers should do so as well!

    January 7, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  13. molly

    The handwriting from the ransom note resembled that of Patsy Ramsey's? And a handwriting expert also said John Mark Carr's handwriting matched the note.

    January 7, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  14. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    I agree with John Walsh, Police were big mistake pointing finger at Ramsey...... I am so disappointed with police that was sloppy work against Ramseys.

    January 7, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  15. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    On the those cold case, they are always working on them, quietly.

    January 7, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  16. Sharon Hastings

    Don't you think pedophiles go to those kiddie beauty pagents? It's perfectly reasonable that one would have followed them home and knew where they lived.

    January 7, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  17. Lori

    Our time with Anderson really flys by!

    January 7, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  18. Cessy - Chicago

    I hope someday they will find the person(s) responsible for this little girls' murder and finally give the family a peace of mind.

    January 7, 2011 at 10:50 pm |
  19. molly

    The police should have found her body when they searched the house.

    January 7, 2011 at 10:49 pm |
  20. lisal -canada

    i have a lot of respect for people who have a passion for revisiting cold cases – gone but not forgotten – though years pass it must feel just like yesterday when there are no answers

    January 7, 2011 at 10:48 pm |
  21. Lori

    This is a heartbreaking story.

    January 7, 2011 at 10:48 pm |
  22. molly

    I always wondered if this was a case of an online predator.

    January 7, 2011 at 10:48 pm |
  23. Emily

    This is one of the worst investigations I can recall hearing about. I remember that her father found her, and carried her; that the police completely missed her body.
    I've wondered if this was because it happened during the Christmas holidays.

    January 7, 2011 at 10:47 pm |
  24. Heather - Spokane, WA

    I think the parents had something to do with the murder. There is no other that there was an intruder and no one heard anything. Too much evidence pointing to the family

    January 7, 2011 at 10:47 pm |
  25. Marguerite

    More than likely Jonebenet Ramsey was murdered by someone that she knew.

    January 7, 2011 at 10:46 pm |
  26. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Wow, Bill was so furious at people..... Oh boy! I know what Billy felt that way, I agree with Billy.

    January 7, 2011 at 10:46 pm |
  27. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    They'll never catch the killer now.

    January 7, 2011 at 10:46 pm |
  28. Sharon Hastings

    I love the focus on cold cases. There are so many and none as mysterious as the Jon Benet Ramsey murder. Patsy Ramsey is dead now but weren't they suspicious that she wrote that long rambling ransom note.

    January 7, 2011 at 10:45 pm |
  29. Lori

    The murderer has to be someone the family knew.

    January 7, 2011 at 10:45 pm |
  30. Saera El Paso, TX

    i think my mother must have watched some of the coverege of the murder of that little girl. my sister and i were never allowed anywhere!

    January 7, 2011 at 10:44 pm |
  31. Karen, MN

    I remember the Jonebenet Ramsey story. It is so sad that her mother has passed away before they found the killer.

    January 7, 2011 at 10:44 pm |
  32. Marguerite

    Now there is a murder case where the ball got dropped.

    January 7, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  33. Emily

    It doesn't seem like 14yrs have passed seen the death of JonBenet Ramsey.

    January 7, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  34. Lori

    Nothing is worse for a mother.

    January 7, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  35. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    I love "The Shot" of Pee-Wee, Anderson best interview Pee-Wee!!!!!! Awesome shot! 🙂

    January 7, 2011 at 10:42 pm |
  36. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Pee-Wee Herman brings back alot of childhood memories for me.

    January 7, 2011 at 10:42 pm |
  37. Evelyn

    BTW for those who are saying they should have taken care of themselves.
    My brother got HEP C when donating blood in '73. He is now 60, lost his job 2 years ago, but is in need of a liver transplant. I have been diagnosed with Parkinson's – no family history. A friend of mine was running up and down hills at age 56. One day he was having pain and had a double by-pass the next day.
    Sometimes things just happen.

    January 7, 2011 at 10:41 pm |
  38. Paula, Colorado

    Looking forward to your full interview with Pee Wee Herman.

    January 7, 2011 at 10:40 pm |
  39. molly

    I think that some people have died while donating a kidney. Seems the governor is risking a lawsuit.

    January 7, 2011 at 10:40 pm |
  40. Lori

    @Emily: I agree with you. I am just saying that these are the reasons why many people do not take proper care of themselves.

    January 7, 2011 at 10:40 pm |
  41. Cessy - Chicago

    Anderson + Pee- Wee = Funny!

    January 7, 2011 at 10:39 pm |
  42. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    I always knew Bill had street in them. He gave up the tears! That's a boy, Bill!

    January 7, 2011 at 10:39 pm |
  43. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    I guess Pee Wee Herman is officially rehabilitated.

    January 7, 2011 at 10:39 pm |
  44. Lori

    I like this interview with Anderson and Pee Wee! Really funny.

    January 7, 2011 at 10:38 pm |
  45. Danielle

    For those who are interested in making a donation to help with Douglas Gravagna's transplant-related expenses, you can do it through National Transplant Assistance Fund.

    January 7, 2011 at 10:38 pm |
  46. Cessy - Chicago

    unemployment rate fall to 9%...IL about to get income tax increase – 75% in the next four years.

    January 7, 2011 at 10:38 pm |
  47. Karoline, Los Angeles

    @Emily-judges have a lot of latitude in what they can order people to do. Some of them abuse that power.

    January 7, 2011 at 10:38 pm |
  48. Emily

    @Lori,
    "A balanced diet takes planning."
    When it comes to your health, and your children, I think that any amount of time is worth it. As people are now seeing, it's costly later if it's not done at the time. (many different health problems, such as obesity, diabetes, etc).

    January 7, 2011 at 10:37 pm |
  49. pete

    If AZ collected just two percent on greyhound racing, rather than subsidizing this "sport" and the off-track betting that supports it, there would be more than enough $$$ to fund these transplants.

    January 7, 2011 at 10:37 pm |
  50. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    I like that guy in Louisiana. He tells it like it is.

    January 7, 2011 at 10:37 pm |
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