February 8th, 2011
09:55 PM ET

Massive Protest in Egypt: Join the Live Chat

Despite the predictions of many that the protests in Egypt would shrink in size or simply go away, today the exact opposite happened. We'll show you the protests up close. Plus, just how much is Pres. Mubarak worth? We have Tom Foreman checking into that angle. And, tonight's other headlines.

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. Terry Lynch

    It is truly astounding the arrogance of the power elite and especially VP Suleiman showing his government's utter contempt for the Egyptian people with his ridiculous assertion that "Egypt is not ready for democracy", he needs to be on the same plane out of the country as Mubarak.

    February 8, 2011 at 11:00 pm |
  2. Heleni

    This is really the best show on cable news.

    February 8, 2011 at 11:00 pm |
  3. Gerry

    Mubarak will just wait the protesters out and everything will be back to usual in a few weeks. If the population was armed like the US citizens this revolution would have been done a long time ago.

    February 8, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  4. Carolyn

    Another great AC 360° program tonight... thank you Anderson Cooper and everyone!!

    February 8, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  5. Sharon Hastings

    Good night everyone. Wonderful commentary tonight. Stay safe.

    February 8, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  6. Jo Ann, Ohio

    Stay safe Ivan, Ben, & Nic.

    Good night Anderson, Emily, Mike, Starr, Nicole, Nancy in Oregon, and Megan.

    Good luck to the Egyptian people!

    February 8, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  7. Karyn, Indiana

    Thank you AC & Crew for the great coverage on Egypt. Please keep us posted. Some of us have family there, still! God Bless! Good night bloggers

    February 8, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  8. Ahmed Selim

    Hello Anderson:

    Thank you very much for the excellent coverage of Egypt's revolution. I am Egyptian American, and have been watching closely; I finally came to the conclusion that just watching is not enough, so I decided to go there and participate in this iconic revoloution.

    February 8, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  9. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Thank you and good night Anderson & Team 360. And, please, please, do Not leave the Egypt story.

    Good night fellow writers. Have a safe and peacefulday tomorrow.

    Egypt shows us how important safety and peace really is.

    February 8, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  10. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    Good Night. Have a great Wednesday.

    February 8, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  11. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Good night Anderson, Megan, Isha, Jane, Martina, Nicole, Kim, Emily, Gloria, Mike, Casey, Milan, Vivan, Gabriela, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, David-Indiana, JoAnn, Monica, Kathy, Jane, Gayle, Renee, Caroline, (Danie), Lori, (Adelaide), Heather, BettyAnn, Starr, Sharon, A. Smith, Devin, Karin, Dulcie, Michael, Karen, Miranda, Sree, Nancy, Sue, Kenya, Libby, Nina, Samantha, Jana, Chi, Karyn, others and my friend Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!
    See you tomorrow night, Have a great night & Sleep tight everyone!!!
    That's so silly I like ridiculist smile, LOL! So funny Anderson, Thanks Anderson!!!!

    Have a great/good night, Tight sleep & rest,
    See you tomorrow night!

    February 8, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  12. Karyn, Indiana

    I don't care what Lindsey Lohan is or isn't doing! She loves drama... leave her out of the news please! 🙂

    February 8, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  13. Niveen El Guindi

    When we voted for Obama we voted for a change in the direction of the nation. We need a change in our foreign policy from supporting these autocratic governments and dictators. Only then will we achieve true stability in our country.

    February 8, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  14. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Night Everyone! Stay Well!

    February 8, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  15. Paula, Colorado

    Great reporting and discussions tonight! I hope you continue your coverage on Egypt in the days ahead.

    February 8, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  16. nancyinoregon

    Good night, everyone. A stunning time to share. Glad to share it with you.

    February 8, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  17. Rose from Muscoy, Calif

    Night Anderson and staff, have a good night. Take care, all.

    February 8, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  18. Shay

    What is it going to take to make this multi-billionaire many times over, this dictator, to step down? Why hasn't the Whitehouse sent in American troops and removed him? Instead, we're kissing his you know what. what's stopping us from doing this? Is it because the Egyptian people don't want us to do it for them? At this point, pride should not be the issue. Freedome from tyranny should be the issue.

    February 8, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  19. Mohamed Allam

    I am an Egyptian American and i just want to say thank you on my behalf and on behalf of my family in Egypt ( they are all in Tahrir square )to you and your brave crew for facing dangers to reveal the truth about Egypt
    Many in Egypt are very very grateful to you

    February 8, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  20. Jo Ann, Ohio

    Our government should never look the other way when it comes to human rights.

    February 8, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  21. nancyinoregon

    I agree, Heleni. Not everything can be done like a wrestling act.

    February 8, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  22. lisal -canada

    i wonder if some of the dictatorship-types look at our democratic governments and laugh at how slow and drawn-out a process it is – where it locks itself up with planned grid-lock and no decisions get made. i mean, they are used to making a decision and giving an order, and the whole country can change. i wonder if they scoff at democracy and it's weaknesses sometimes. do they have a point?

    February 8, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  23. Paul O'Sullivan

    Absolutely outstanding news coverage and analysis.

    I pray President Obama acts on Ronald Reagan's words: "The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of these United States are covenants we have made not only with ourselves but with all mankind. Our founding documents proclaim to the world that freedom is not the sole prerogative of a chosen few. It is the universal right of all God's children.

    Ronald Reagan, Los Angeles, California, July 15, 1991.

    February 8, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  24. Jo Ann, Ohio

    The American people should be outraged that our government has given so much money and support to a government that lacks so much transparency.

    February 8, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  25. Rose from Muscoy, Calif

    Journalist James Hider,wow I feel for him. The V.P. of Egypt is the lier, trying to hide the truth by arresting reporters. The truth can't come out. Because if it does it will not look good for the the Egyptian government. Some much is happening behind closed doors.

    February 8, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  26. lilly

    Everyone have a goods night, tried to participate this evening but I was studyng for a test at the same time.

    Anderson great job once again for calling out again the Egyptian Government.

    Someone need's to remind them of the unjustice that they are commiting everyday.

    See you tomorrow

    February 8, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  27. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    That is very expensive speed rail train $50 billion...... Wow!!!! I like Vice president Biden's idea!!!!! Nice one!!!!

    February 8, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  28. Jo Ann, Ohio

    @Ron Fox,"Can the Obama administration provide you with a detailed accounting of how the $1.3billion in foreign aid yearly over the last few years has been spent?"

    That is an excellent question, but I doubt we will ever get an answer to it. I would be surprised if anyone would dare to ask them.

    February 8, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  29. Heleni

    If Obama said he is on the side of the protestors many people will say that
    America is meddling again. I think it is best to support the protestors behind the scene and try to push mubarak out. We also have Israel in the region to consider. We cannot play a stronger hand. It is not like the philipines.

    February 8, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  30. Jamal Edwards

    Anderson..... WOW, you have outdone Al Jazeera English.

    keep on going...

    We will keep watching....

    Jamal Edwards,

    February 8, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  31. Catherine, Texas

    Anderson, Since Muslim Brotherhood seems to be the "boogie man" and is now on all channels, I wonder if you can give that subject some more attention. It seems that Mubarak is using them as the "boogie man" and we are buying it without questioning. I wonder if the burning of Coptic Churces is really the doing of the Regime so that to keep the fears in the country. As you know, the burning of churces began when Sadat was president, but it was on a much smaller scale. Can you do a segment on that? Love your work. Loved your coverage when you were at Meedan Tahrir. Thank you for saying today that Christian and Muslim are there together.

    February 8, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  32. Janis

    The US is being way too wishy-washy about Egypt. Where does America stand on this? I don't accept that this is complicated – Mubarak is a tyrant. The administration says one thing in public and do absolutely nothing which means complicity to what Mubarak is doing to me. Doing nothing is akin to accepting his behavior – we all know that.

    February 8, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  33. nancyinoregon

    Yipes, it's scary to me to see people bringing their children into the square and the foray. If something does erupt, I presume they are prepared to sacrifice the child. I have to wonder about that.

    February 8, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  34. cicly

    makes my blood boil when reporters are targeted!

    February 8, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  35. Hatim, NYC

    is there any truth to rumor that the Egyptian President gets a % of any arms sale in Egypt?

    February 8, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  36. Duaa

    Apprecitae all the true coverage on egypt.

    Thanks so much

    February 8, 2011 at 10:50 pm |
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