February 9th, 2011
12:01 AM ET
soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. dina

    from the bottom of my egyptian-american heart, thank you for sustaining attention on egypt during this critical time. please keep reporting... we need you.

    February 9, 2011 at 4:53 pm |
  2. David

    After seeing you last night, I sent posts to 4 newspapers/media calling for demonstrations or flash mobs in support of the Cairo protesters before Friday. I also sent emails to the editors of all the six student newspapers in the Washington DC area, asking them to collaborate and cooperate in organizing demonstrations or flash mobs before the big Cairo demonstration on Friday, and before the Secret Police kill them all. I also called for such flash mobs in all the capitols of the world. Please report this on your show tonight to help get the word out. Time is of the essence. The western political powers will try to slow it up the revolution because they fear that which they didn't orchestrate or can't control. This will kill it!


    February 9, 2011 at 3:14 pm |
  3. Jim Swatzell

    The revolution in Egypt has only one weapon. The Voice of the People is a W.M.C.(weapon of mass change). The new social media tools, where they are used by large portions of a society, can communicate a small message to many and that message can become a Voice of the People,resonating through the society at the speed of thought.

    February 9, 2011 at 1:33 pm |
  4. Rich Foss

    Anderson, thanks for your brave, brilliant and determined reporting on this story. Glad you're home safe.

    February 9, 2011 at 11:35 am |
  5. David

    Anderson,your reporting from Egypt and from America on the Egyhptian revolution has been just superb.Its a stark reminder to other american journalists that this is what their job is,to report the truth,not some sponsors versaion of the truth but the actual reality.Well done but i'd also like to see more direct questions being asked of the White House.Do they truly stand for democracy or for convenient allies/dictators who will protect U.S. financial and energy needs in the middle east.Its THE question to be asked because Egypt is the truest revolution we've seen in decades.It is the start of something new for the world and official America is WAY behind the loop.

    February 9, 2011 at 9:42 am |
  6. Christiane G.


    As an Egyptian, I am writing to thank you deeply for not stopping your coverage on Egypt. You are right that this is the most dangerous time and I applaud you for being consciensious in your work and caring to the people you report on. I also want to tell you that true Egyptians enjoy being having foreigners visit and usually are very hospitable. I sincerely apologize for what happened to you in Egypt. Please don't give up on Egypt until it changes for the better!
    God Bless !

    February 9, 2011 at 9:29 am |
  7. Laura

    Anderson Thank you for keeping the focus on Egypt. This is like the Civil Righs movement. I am wondering why we in America are not standing in the streets. Are we the people not the government in this country? Why are we not showing the Egyption people That we support them, and their fight for Liberty.

    February 9, 2011 at 3:32 am |
  8. William

    Yes,I'm all for an open, free, democratic society. As long as it's ok with all the Kings.
    Isn't that sad?

    February 9, 2011 at 2:45 am |
  9. Dave

    Anderson are you going to investigate the Egypt Interior Ministry Bombing and 20-plus deaths at the Christian Church in Egypt a few weeks ago?

    February 9, 2011 at 1:37 am |
  10. emily w hsu

    dear anderson,

    what a great job you guys did in continuing
    to cover the egyptian freedom fighters!!

    pls let me know what i can do to help them.
    can we,as american citizens, set up a fund for them?? in part, we paid taxes to help the mubarak regime, we are obliged to help the
    egyptian people to get their freedom back!!

    pls keep on covering the news of the protesters
    also, pls organize the americans to help the
    brave protesters form a peaceful and organized
    group to replace the dictating regime.emily hsu

    February 9, 2011 at 1:35 am |
  11. koij

    I admire your courage, you are one of the best in the game, keep the good work. God with you.

    February 9, 2011 at 1:31 am |
  12. Adele Capozzoli

    Hosni Mubarak slipped into the Presidential Palace like a snake 30 years ago and has held the Egyptian people hostage under the worst kind of tyrannical "Emergency Rule". Not ready for Democracy? It is being born TODAY in the streets of Cairo and all over Egypt, as the twenty- something youth culture REALIZES THEIR POWER- IN- NUMBERS to liberate themselves. The Mubarak Regime has lost its once powerful grip as the Egyptian people take this giant leap into the 21st century, fueled by a burning desire to claim their Basic Human Rights and the right to a Free and Democratic Society.

    February 9, 2011 at 12:46 am |
  13. HSA

    While no one can ever deny the role of the media in the Egyptian revolution, I would like to point out that when a nation decides it has had enough, nothing in the world can stand against the people's will. Speaking of Egypt, in 1919 when Saad Zaghlool formed a delegation & went to the British & demanded an end of the occupation. The Brits exiled him. Egypt witnessed a massive revolution in ALL its cities with ALL sectors of the society including women and young teenage girls who demonstrated in their uniforms. They didn't have TVs. They didn't have the internet. They were not playing to cameras. They were expressing the will of the people. This is what is happening now. "The Will of the People". This will, is going to continue, media or no media. Don't fall victim to the Mubarak regime rhetoric & blame the media for igniting the protests NOR credit the media for keeping the flame alive. The Genie is out of the bottle... The people have spoken, so let's credit the people for choosing freedom & dignity & stop looking elsewhere to explain or justify their actions. They are not out to become famous. They are not out because they were prompted by the media. They are out because the "Freedom" instinct is a million times stronger than any other thing in the world.

    February 9, 2011 at 12:43 am |
  14. eugene karadjian

    It is with awe that we find Mubarak now creating the atmosphere of attracting radicals by his sheer stuborn old man/regime tactics. He is single handedly driving the young to side with the radicalist Islamic brotherhood – in order to garner the fear that will sway both the US and Isreal to come to his aid and turn a deaf ear and a blind eye to the uprising – this does not take great wisdom to figure out. The only saving grace of this revolution is the untiring work of the worlds media to stay the course – all of you will have really earned your keep if you help this succeed, and you will certainly show how a new world order will work in the future. Good luck to you and your team.

    February 9, 2011 at 12:20 am |