January 17th, 2011
09:44 PM ET

Radio Rant Against MLK, Jr. : Join the Live Chat

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Keeping Them Honest, we're looking into hate radio on this Martin Luther King Junior Day. It's the 25th anniversary of the federal holiday honoring Dr. King, but a radio station owner in Colorado is using the occasion to try to tear down King's legacy. Plus, singer Stevie Wonder is tonight's Big 360° Interview. He helped make the holiday happen. He talks about that and more.

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) Keep it short (we don't have time to read a "book")
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3) Use your real name (first name only is fine)
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5) Watch your language (keep it G-rated; PG at worst - and that includes $#&*)

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soundoff (185 Responses)
  1. lisal -canada

    the SNL skit – the writers must have a blast

    January 17, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  2. Vikki

    Great that Isha will be part of the AC360 team every night!It's about time!Now CNN just needs to recognize the other great talent on the team - Randi Kaye - one of the hardest working folks at CNN - and give her a permanent, prominant, slot! And...Piers is off to a super start!

    January 17, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  3. Cessy - Chicago

    Great show, Anderson!

    Thanks for making us laugh on your SNL gig 🙂

    goodnight, everyone! see you all tomorrow!

    January 17, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  4. Carla - Washington, DC

    Thank you Anderson Cooper and CNN for the stroke of genius in choosing to refuse Mr. Reese any further air time. Responsible journalism in media is reflected not only in "getting the story out", but in mature choices to limit the dissemination of any "news" that does not serve to heal and further the unity of our people and our nation. I sincerely appreciate your blatant honesty and level of transparency in noting the human frailties of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., yet acknowledging and applauding his immense contributions to humanity. Kudos to you! Happy MLK Jr. Day.

    January 17, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  5. Karen, MN

    I love Starbuck's cold coffees, but I still call them large when I order. And yes I do need that much caffeine some days. I guess I just made your rediculist. Good night.

    January 17, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  6. Janis

    Good nignt everyone. Happy MLK day. Thank you Stevie Wonder and Pee Wee for the smiles. Thanks Anderson and AC360 team. Good show.

    January 17, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  7. Sue R. Canton MI.

    Goodnight AC360Team and fellow bloggers.
    Great show tonight Anderson.

    January 17, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  8. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Night Everyone! Happy MLK's Night!

    January 17, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  9. Heather - Spokane, WA

    No cloning! It is not ethical!

    The Starbucks venti is big enough for me! I also bring my own travel mug so I don't have to have too much coffee anyway, and I save $1 🙂

    Have a great night everyone!

    January 17, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  10. Sharon Hastings

    Oh no, not more caffeine, I don't need it. I'll have a half caff decaf cappuchino. Say that 10 times fast and if you can you have too much caffeine on board.

    Great show tonight. Good night, sleep well and stay safe.

    January 17, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  11. Lori

    Thank you Anderson! Great show. I loved the SNA clip and your interview with Stevie Wonder.

    Good night Anderson and Everyone! Sweet dreams.

    January 17, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  12. Nina

    Good Night Anderson, team 360 and other bloggers. Have a wonderful work week

    Great Program, Anderson. Love it when you keep the media and politicians accountable!!! Keep up the great work!

    January 17, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  13. Emily

    No difference between a Ricky and Sarah. Now it is really Good Night!

    January 17, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  14. Mike

    Reacting to the story on MLK, continue to be amazed by all the hate, received a number of emails from my "tea party" friends either directing me to the anti MLK site or repeating what the shock jock was promoting. Alternatively, it occurred to me that despite those people who have helped lift up the US, it seems like we're either incapable or unwilling to be bigger than ourselves and learn from our divisive history.

    January 17, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  15. Kenya

    Ricky Gervais was the best part of the entire show. Folks just need to loosen up and take a joke for what it is..a JOKE. Don't let a comedian host the show then!
    And that SNL skit was pure comedy.
    Nite all!

    January 17, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  16. Valerie NYC

    31oz??!!! Shocking! It should be forbidden by law to sell anything that big (kidding... but you get the point)

    January 17, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  17. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Thank you Anderson & Team 360 for a great show tonight. Good night too.

    Goodnight fellow writers. Great commentary tonight.
    I wish everyone a safe and peaceful day tomorrow.
    Love the Ridiculist and the commentary that goes with it!

    January 17, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  18. cicly

    hahahahahahahah.funny again tonight

    January 17, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  19. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    What about 'huge'?

    January 17, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  20. Karoline, Los Angeles

    Recycle that trenta cup!

    January 17, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  21. Nicole The Netherlands

    Good Night Anderson and everyone!
    The clip is hilarous! Watched it 3 times online already. Love it

    January 17, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  22. lisal -canada

    i am just not a fan starbucks – i love my coffee but will not be purchasing one of those (even if they had them in hot)

    the spoof is perfect – i have yet to walk into a starbucks and be able to order an "extra large with double cream" – and you still have to put in your own cream anyway...

    January 17, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  23. Lori

    31 ounces is too much!

    January 17, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  24. Janis

    Isah is so smart and beautiful and so well dressed. Lucky AC360.

    January 17, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  25. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    It was in your face comedy!

    January 17, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  26. Karen, MN

    I didn’t watch the golden Globes last night, but I thought the clips were funny.

    January 17, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  27. Valerie NYC

    I love Ricky Gervais! He was great!

    January 17, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  28. Karoline, Los Angeles

    I am looking forward to that baby mammoth. I think it will happen in my lifetime. I hope the science doesn't fall into the wrong hands.

    January 17, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  29. Nina

    As long as humans do Not clone a T-rex!

    January 17, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  30. Janis

    Face it, we're all addicted to caffiene if we go to Starbucks everyday. This new size will really give us the heebie jeebies (love that word) LOL.

    January 17, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  31. Emily

    Good night Anderson, 360°Team, Jo Ann, Mike, Megan, Nancy, Nicole, Gloria, Casey, Starr, Nina & Bloggers.

    January 17, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  32. michelle

    I could be wrong but how could he come back to be the
    leader in Haiti. Could he participate in an election and he
    is suppose to b e arrested for crimes. Perhaps authorities
    are worried about riots.

    January 17, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  33. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    peace to all ! Great show Anderson!

    January 17, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  34. Emily

    Baby Doc has been gone 25 years and they are still poor – wonder who is the real problem Janis?

    January 17, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  35. Nina

    Baby Doc takes ONE year before he decides that Haiti needs his help? lol I hope Baby Doc would be arrested for all the crimes he committed.

    January 17, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
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