April 1st, 2011
09:45 PM ET

Keeping Them Honest in Japan: Join the Live Chat

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We're Keeping Them Honest on Japan's nuclear crisis. Plus, a violent day in Syria. Protesters shot to death on the street by government security forces. Also new attacks in Libya in the besieged city of Misrata, along with new signs of cracks in Gadhafi's regime and possible signs of better organization amongst the opposition.

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soundoff (108 Responses)
  1. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    @Anderson & Team 360 – thank you again for a great show and please have a good weekend.

    Good night fellow writers – I wish All a safe & peaceful weekend.

    @Nichole – thank you for your follow up post and i believe you are so right!

    The rescue of the dog is a wonderful miracle!
    Someone said they wanted to adopt it – please people, the USA shelters have tons of dogs for adoption – go there.

    April 1, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  2. Merl, Ohio

    Good night Anderson,Megan, Nina, and all other bloggers. Anderson, please keep us up with Japan, the people hold a deep place in my heart and in my mind. Thank you.

    April 1, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  3. Lori

    Have a great weekend everyone!

    Good night Anderson. Take care of yourself.
    Sweet dreams.

    April 1, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  4. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    let's find that cute surviving dog a home. And how about a name? Gaman? He deserves a loving home. How can we help?
    Good night and thanks for the happy ending story about man's bestest friend!

    April 1, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  5. Janis

    Good interview with journalists. A very different, dangerous profession to choose but worthwhile in the end.

    Good night everyone.

    April 1, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  6. Jo Ann, Ohio

    @Mike, formerly from Syracuse, "I'd rather see an interview of the rebels than other reporters."

    I totally agree! I think these stories should be told through their words and experiences.

    April 1, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  7. Paula, Colorado

    Your interview with the journalists is fascinating, Anderson–though their experience is an unbelievably terrible one.

    April 1, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  8. Lori

    Star, Thanks for saying that.

    "Some stories are not worth your life."

    April 1, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  9. Sharon Hastings

    Good night everyone. Have a safe and peaceful weekend. I think I will take a break from news and focus on peaceful things for a day or two.

    Excellent program and interviews tonight.

    April 1, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  10. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Good night Anderson, Megan, Isha, Martina, Nicole, Kim, Emily, Gloria, Mike, Casey, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, David-Indiana, JoAnn, Monica, Kathy, Jane, Gayle, Renee, Caroline, Lori, BettyAnn, Starr, Heather, Sharon, Karin, Dulcie, Sree, Michael, Karen, Miranda, Nancy, Sue, Kenya, Libby, Nina, Samantha, Chi, Karyn, Jana, Merl, Lily, others and my friend Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!
    See you on Monday night, Have a great night & Sleep tight everyone!!! Have a great weekend! Thanks for coming in to join us tonight!

    Have a great/good night and sleep at home. Great weekend! See you on Monday night!!! Just a plenty sleep and rest at home!
    Congrats your award last night!!!! 🙂

    April 1, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  11. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Anderson, thank you for this interview with the NYT reporters.
    I also hope you are listening too Anderson.
    Some stories are not worth a person's life, that's why some of us worry about you and your team in the field.

    April 1, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  12. Cindy. Wisconsin

    Amazing stories of the journalists and their courage to present the facts, and the truth. Their bravery is something all of us will be grateful for.

    April 1, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  13. Brock, NY

    Why dont those NY Times Journalist have any marks on them if they were beaten?

    April 1, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  14. Lori

    This is a life changer. It would be impossible to not feel guilty for the death of an innocent man.

    April 1, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  15. Janis

    I'm sure the driver knew how important journalists are for Libyas future.

    April 1, 2011 at 10:50 pm |
  16. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    What a interesting interview with the NY times captives. I can not image how terrifying their experience must have been. So glad they made it out alive. I hope Mohummad does too.

    April 1, 2011 at 10:50 pm |
  17. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    I am watching now Anderson interviews Lynsey Addario, Stephen Farrel, Anthony Shadid, and Tyler of NYT!!!!!! They are so amazing people!!!

    April 1, 2011 at 10:50 pm |
  18. Nicole Netherlands

    @Starr, I have trouble keeping up myself, now dreaming about Nic Robertson reporting.
    Not a good sign (
    But it helps to meet people who also care, on this blog! 🙂
    And seeing AC and team work so hard to get it all- on the show...

    April 1, 2011 at 10:50 pm |
  19. Janis

    That's what I thought too, after seeing interviews and footage of the regime and its' denizens. Power – power over everyone they come in contact with, gaining the upper hand, instilling fear, etc. – it's all power. No logic, no humanity, no diplomacy, no even judgement of situations, nothing but how do I intimidate and put my will on people.

    April 1, 2011 at 10:49 pm |
  20. William Miller

    The situation in Libya would be comical if it wasn't such a tragedy. It's like the police going into a bank being robbed and shooting all the customers in an effort to convince the robber it's in his best intrest to give up. Come on take out the robber!

    April 1, 2011 at 10:47 pm |
  21. Sharon Hastings

    At least the journalists have each other for support and to process what happened to them. I hope they keep in touch with each other and can recover emotionally. What a terrible experience!

    April 1, 2011 at 10:45 pm |
  22. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    @Nichole re: No fly zone

    Thank you for your smiley face, i guess my mood is dark tonight with so much bad news.

    People should not have to continue to die in counties all around the world for people who simply want their freedom – God given rights!

    @Chi- perhaps you are right – a book for the opposition could be helpful too. Thanks

    April 1, 2011 at 10:45 pm |
  23. Merl, Ohio

    @ Anneke VV, Is the situation in Libya more important than the nuclear disaster in Japan....

    I feel that America and other countries should be more involved, from the beginning, in Japan but I think the U.S. should have attention on Libya also. I agree we all should be more informed of what is going on with the nuclear disaster in Japan.

    April 1, 2011 at 10:44 pm |
  24. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    I'd rather see an interview of the rebels than other reporters.

    April 1, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  25. Chi

    @Anneke 10:34 If we talk about their effect on the whole world and generations, both are important. One on the mental heath and the other on the physical health.

    April 1, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  26. Kalie

    In war there is never good guys or bad guys. As in any other war, the good side will be the one who survives to write history. The number of horrible stories we hear about Gaddafi troops will have been done by the rebels as well.

    Nations around the world have the responsibility to protect civilians from attacks on both sides, and to try to play the mediator in this conflict.

    April 1, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  27. Jim Hoffman

    I, surely along with others suggested use of long reach pumps. I communicated this to World Nuclear News on March 19. It was forwarded on. Shortly after, they obtained a 58m trailer rig. Two weeks later, here come the big guns! Unfortunately, the report tonight about switching back and forth from water to concrete is not quite right. It takes substantial time to switch from one type of pump to the other. And, given they will get contaminated, switching might not even be possible. Do a fact check with Putzmeister, please. We are getting more than enough bad info from Tepco...

    April 1, 2011 at 10:42 pm |
  28. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    There is no peace, so how can there be any justice?

    April 1, 2011 at 10:42 pm |
  29. Janis

    Sometimes you need just one little thing, like a dog rescue, to help with the coping of all the rest. A tiny light in Japan during a very dark time.

    April 1, 2011 at 10:41 pm |
  30. Paula, Colorado

    The president of Syria seems as disconnected with the will of the people as the leadership in Egypt and Libya have been.

    April 1, 2011 at 10:40 pm |
  31. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    That is a miracle that dog was still alive and rescued! YaY! We need that story. What a tale~

    April 1, 2011 at 10:39 pm |
  32. Jo Ann, Ohio

    It seems like a lot of these Muslim countries are ruled by ruthless despots that are unwilling to relinquish power.

    April 1, 2011 at 10:39 pm |
  33. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    @Meri~ I totally agree. Nuclear Power is a mistake for a quick fix and a forever disaster.

    April 1, 2011 at 10:38 pm |
  34. Lori

    This is really a place where one could disappear and never be found.

    April 1, 2011 at 10:37 pm |
  35. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    There are videos on u-tube of just the opposite, rebels killing Gadhafi's soldiers who were taken prisoner. There are no good guys in this, both sides are savages.

    April 1, 2011 at 10:37 pm |
  36. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Abu Adnan..... was so brave speak on the phone and talk Anderson, My heart goes out to him, I hope he stay safe place for his life!

    April 1, 2011 at 10:36 pm |
  37. Janis

    I hope the CIA can do more to help Libyans. This is a nation that just needs that chance at democracy. All these countries that have lived so long under a dictatorship are not going to be forming new nations perfectly. Go back and read about US after revolution – how long it was before there was a constitution, how much in-fighting. Libya has to have a chance.

    April 1, 2011 at 10:35 pm |
  38. Anneke VV

    Is the situation in Lybia really more important than the nuclear disaster in Japan that ultimately will effect the whole world and generations?
    World leaders intervene!

    April 1, 2011 at 10:34 pm |
  39. Chi

    @Starr 10:22 I believe it will better if pro-Gahdafi and Gahdafi have a "Green Book" to kind of guide them, the opposition should have one of the same kind to pull them all together and push them forward.

    April 1, 2011 at 10:33 pm |
  40. Merl, Ohio

    @ Richard, Shocking stuff...world at risk...

    I agree with you wholeheartedly! There is radiation detected all the way across the U.S. And on the east coast radiation being detected in rain, now snow, and in the ground. Who can we believe?

    April 1, 2011 at 10:33 pm |
  41. Jo Ann, Ohio

    I have heard that Qaddafi has been using the bodies of people murdered by his supporters and blaming it on the opposition.

    April 1, 2011 at 10:33 pm |
  42. Nicole Netherlands

    There appears to be discussion in the coalition.
    There appears to be a lack of humanitarian aid.
    The Lybian opposition appear to have to have a lack of supplies to communicate amongst each other in the field facing Gaddafi's man..
    There appears to be a lack of medical supplies..

    But there is a No Fly Zone 😉

    April 1, 2011 at 10:31 pm |
  43. Sharon Hastings

    @Janis: I absolutely agree with you about Gadhafi's sons. Not to be trusted at all.

    April 1, 2011 at 10:31 pm |
  44. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA


    Anderson how are they going to keep the reactors in japan cool if the work force is going to die from acute radiation sickness?

    Good point question........ U.S will bring new reactor to ship to Japan....... It is too late for water, have cause water leaks now, is not working good. they were tried water hose on reactors as well.

    April 1, 2011 at 10:31 pm |
  45. Janis

    @Megan 10:27 I agree. Gadhafi and his sons have to go.

    April 1, 2011 at 10:30 pm |
  46. Kalie

    The situation in Libya is at the moment unsolvable. Until both sides can agree to a cease fire, nothing can be gained. And if the rebels do manage to push Gaddafi out, then what? Who will be responsible for setting up a government. They have no organization in war, no clear leaders. How can they make a trustworthy government in times of economic distress, with a country in ruins?

    April 1, 2011 at 10:30 pm |
  47. MaryfromOregon

    Anderson, I would love to adopt that dog found at sea today. Have you heard about the well being of the other two dogs that were supposely recused? There has been talk that they were'nt really resuced.

    April 1, 2011 at 10:30 pm |
  48. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    Before the end of WWII Libya wasn't even a nation, it was a group of tribal regions. There was one and only king who pulled the country together. Gadhafi staged a coup and took over 42 years ago.

    April 1, 2011 at 10:29 pm |
  49. Paula, Colorado

    The images of violence from Libya are disturbingly graphic, but no person's life is insignificant or should be forgotten.

    April 1, 2011 at 10:29 pm |
  50. Richard

    Shocking stuff! Its obvious to me we can not believe anything we are being told.
    This nuclear situation is being under played!
    Everyone in the world is at Risk right now.
    Believe that!

    April 1, 2011 at 10:28 pm |
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