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February 3rd, 2011
09:47 PM ET

Dangerous for Journalists in Egypt: Join the Live Chat

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Journalists attempting to cover the uprising in Egypt came under attack in Cairo today, including Anderson. He'll have the latest developments. Plus, we'll have tonight's other headlines from around the world.

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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. Cessy - Chicago

    Kenneth Cole comment: Stupid and Dumb. Not funny at all. I guess your Spring Collection now will never make it to the market.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  2. Janis

    As a US citizen, it makes me angry to think of what our diplomacy was with Egypt. The State Department knew full well what kind of man Mubarak was and they paid him huge sums of our tax dollars to build up his 'ego based power' in the mid east to stay away from Israel, I suppose.

    We'll know you are safe Anderson, if you do your broadcast every night. Don't care what the programming content has in it, just to know how you are all doing is good enough for me. Stay safe and love from US.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  3. Gretchen

    The people of egypt did the right thing ,they just didnt have a concrete plan of action as to what or whop will replace their president.If they had lined up leaders from other nations and asked for their assistance before this,it would have been completely different.Now they are forcing the hands of america and others to do something.Must have a plan

    February 3, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  4. Merl, Ohio

    Thank you Anderson, Our prayers go out for your safety and all who fight for freedom.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  5. Dennis

    I am afraid that this is going to get much worse before it gets better. I think the reasoning behind getting rid of the press is because the govorment is going to end this one way or another. Its going to be bloody.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  6. Sue from Syracuse

    I agree with Hala Gorani.. It is the fight for middle east.
    It WILL change the region one way or the other. What we do will make a huge difference in our relationships.
    Peace to the world.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  7. Mary-Lou

    Hi Anderson,
    You are standing in the middle of a hurricane once again but this is a human one. Please be careful, we are all so worried about you. You have been covering the crisis in Egypt so well for us, thank you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  8. Lori

    Good night. I am so worried about Anderson.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  9. Nicole The Netherlands

    Good Night everyone!
    Anderson, crew all reporters there, hope you are able to stay safe!!!
    A lot of Egyptian people want the press to stay.

    In 24 hours we will know if the peaceful demonstraters on the square have gotten their "exit day"
    Sleep well

    February 3, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  10. Emily

    I agree with Hala...this has to do with the Middle East!

    February 3, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  11. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    I want to people of Egypt stop fighting each other during protests..... That is so outrage I have seen this on TV!!! That is so horrible behavior they are throwing stones, knives, or gun each other..... Unacceptable behavior!!!!!!

    February 3, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  12. Rose from Muscoy, Calif

    Night Anderson and crew, be safe and be careful we wish you luck.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  13. Robert

    good evening anderson,be careful and stay safe.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  14. Diane

    @ Ahmed

    I thought that was Mubarak;s plan.. to destroy Egyptian history and blame it on the protesters. He has shown he has no regard for human life and no regard for anything but his own ill gotten fortune.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  15. Sue from Syracuse

    Anderson, John King.. and the lady (I didnt catch the name), your camera people.. ALL of you, stay healthy, stay SAFE. Return when you know you can ABSOLUTELY trust the person planning your return.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  16. Emily

    Can you believe that the suspect in the Casino robbery is the son of a judge?

    February 3, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  17. Elhussien

    Dear All:
    My heart is burning on fire as I see the very near future of the people who stood strong in Tahrir Square.
    Mubarak chased the cameras and the media out to kill all the witnesses he is a master in leaving no trace.
    it will be an elmination process tom for any anti. May god have mercy on the people there.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  18. iman el mahallawi

    What is happening on ground now shows the clinging of the main elements of the system to power everyone who has been benefiting from curruption is sending his thugs and that's why their plan started with attacks on police stations to rule them out I think what is needed immediately is to bring policemen back but they shouldn't be left bare to face these criminals.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  19. Paula, Colorado

    Your reporting has been extraordinary in such difficult circumstances today. I'll be praying for you all throughout tomorrow.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  20. Emily

    @Gloria, Brooklyn, NY
    "Yes, Egypt was on my list to travel."
    I remember I wanted to visit there too one day. I don't think that will ever happen now.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  21. Sharon Hastings

    I am touched by everyone's comments tonight and my continued prayers for everyone's safety in Egypt.

    Anderson is the real deal!

    Good night everyone. Have to take my new puppy out. He is the bright spot in my day today!

    February 3, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  22. Sue from Syracuse

    Egypt was the other end of Israel where people from Israel could escape away from Israel for building some houses near enough to their overcrowded country... a bit away from the madness of their own struggles with Palestine... and now this. Sad.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  23. Conrad Baugh

    @Deb: "The lack of comment from world leaders is telling. If they can't pick a winner, they don't want to weigh in"
    I disagree. Remember that Mubarak is notorious for being stubborn, which I think explains a lot about how this story is unfolding before our eyes.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  24. cicly

    i am not going to subject myself to watching any brutality to come. i will not watch it. i won't let my daughter watch it. even to listen. these days to come, well, i don't want to think about any more. everyone come home safe. god speed.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  25. Ahmad

    Anderson Im very proud to be an egyptian . I always pray for you and your team safity. You are the main source of real news here . We support you . Keep it up .

    February 3, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  26. lilly

    Egypt's image has been damaged completely. It will take years to correct the damage that Mubarak and the military have done.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  27. Jeramiah Smiley

    In a country that's only known autocracy, why are you treating it as if there's a democratic awakening? We'll see just another autocrat come to power and things return to the status quo ante.

    I hope I'm wrong. I'd love to see the post-colonial order fully die and a new democratic order replace it. I only see so far different visions of autocracy or oligarchy.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  28. Deb

    @Emily How many years of damage have been done in the past 10 days? How long will it take for them to recover from just this alone?

    Great point. Who will pick up the pieces?

    February 3, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  29. cathy

    Anderson we support you, stay safe. Were you able to sleep last night???

    February 3, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  30. Mark Opperman

    Thank You Anderson I hope you stay safe I started watching on Tuesday so please stay safe and keep up all your good work. I will pray for you and all reporters over there.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  31. Karyn, Indiana

    @Starr: No luck. Still trying, and crying. Maybe tomorrow will be better? Did speak with him tonight on messenger. Senator=No response to emailsss and callsss. Red Cross=Not sure

    February 3, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  32. karen

    Thank you Anderson for brining us the latest info under very difficult circumstances. I have an bad feeling about what will happen Friday. My heart goes out to the people of Egypt.....all I can do is pray for them. Also, want to say please stay safe.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  33. Nicole The Netherlands

    @ Jo Ann They do not know. One Dutch journalist has been helt captive all night after arriving at airport. One real war veteran was attacked today.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  34. sarah

    wow, i'm so glad your ok, that's pretty intense stuff...but on a political point, shouldn't America stay out of Egypt's business? I agree that the pres. over there is a bad guy, but it's not our fight...

    February 3, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  35. Merl, Ohio

    I was proud to see the Egyptian military standing side by side with the protesters. Then now I'm seeing military taking up arms in a total reversal against their brothers and sisters. It sickens my heart and stomach. I am afraid for the Egyptian people.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  36. Ahmed

    @Nicole they infiltrated our lines we know that, but whenever we find one of them we take him to the outer lines and tell him thank you for expressing your point of view and now go, that was until they shot us, we're armless we check people entering the square and anyone having anything on him we don't let him in because he can be a thug, so all the ppl inside the square are completely armless, and he shot us, they even tried to burn our egyptian museum, our hertige burned by pro mubarak thugs, extremely sad, Mubarak is 82 what does he want

    February 3, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  37. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Yes, Egypt was on my list to travel.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  38. Sue from Syracuse

    This situation is comparable to when a mad elephant is finally found and provoked. It only goes stir crazy and goes on uncontrollable stampete.
    Pres.Mubarak and his power structure is going to be extremely destructive both in the short and long-term. No easy solution.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  39. Rose from Muscoy, Calif

    I wonder how the children of Egypt, think? I think about my granddaughter and her future. I can't imagine the children's fear when they try to sleep at night. When they hear gunfires and people being killed. What a nightmare for them!

    February 3, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  40. Alys

    So glad Anderson and team are safe and sound. Very dangerous work. Commentary from John King showing lay of the land is very helpful. Also, commentary from Prof. Ajami fleshes out story and gives back story on Mubarek. Thank you. Stay safe and keep us informed.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  41. Emily

    How many years of damage have been done in the past 10 days? How long will it take for them to recover from just this alone?

    February 3, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  42. Karyn, Indiana

    @Sue: Thank you! I am still trying to find him a safe way out. Still no luck. At least I got to see his tired face on messenger tonight!

    February 3, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  43. Ken in Canada

    All you guys and gals are doing a fantastic job
    I can remember the china square so stay safe.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  44. Emily

    @Nicole The Netherlands, "Dutch journalist today recognized a man on the square among the peaceful protesters, who -yesterday- was pro Mubarak."
    I've heard of a few that were police with different ID's too.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  45. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    @Karyn, Indiana

    How are you doing? Did you get any results, did you find your husband yet? Please advise.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:50 pm |
  46. Deb

    The lack of comment from world leaders is telling. If they can't pick a winner, they don't want to weigh in.

    Unless there is a strong, loud and, most importantly, multi-national condemnation of the situation with offers of assistance to broker a peaceful solution, the civil war will be the opportunity for Al Kaida and other terrorists to exploit the situation.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:50 pm |
  47. lisal -canada

    perhaps this should happen:
    * there SHOULD be cameras placed in tahrir square and other locations
    * the feeds (including audio) should go directly to several large screens in a private viewing room for mubarak
    * he should be required to spend 72 consecutive hours watching and listening to what is happening

    leaders should be encouraged to watch and enjoy the fruits of their labors and the development of their country and people – one would hope they should be proud of it rather than be able to stomach it

    February 3, 2011 at 10:50 pm |
  48. Jo Ann, Ohio

    @Nicole The Netherlands, "Dutch journalist today recognized a man on the square among the peaceful protesters, who -yesterday- was pro Mubarak."

    I have suspected that there might be infiltrators. How can the journalists know who to trust?

    February 3, 2011 at 10:49 pm |
  49. Sue R. Canton MI.

    @Karyn, Indiana,, I've been following your story on the blog for a few day's. I'm glad to hear your husband is OK. Please hang in there and try to stay strong.

    @ Ahmed,, Been reading your comments for a few days also. Be careful and stay safe.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:49 pm |
  50. Arlene

    Anderson Please stay Safe!
    Can our government force the reporters to leave? what is our USA doing for these reporters? anything?
    thanks Anderson and All for being there to show us what is really going on!
    Be Safe

    February 3, 2011 at 10:49 pm |
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