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August 8th, 2011
08:18 PM ET

Stocks Plunge, Somalia Famine: Join the Live Chat

Stocks take a beating on Wall Street. The Dow plunging 634 points with investors losing a trillion dollars in one day. The fallout from the S&P's credit rating downgrade. Plus, Anderson reports live from a refugee camp along the Kenya-Somalia border where nearly half-a-million people a desperate for help.

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soundoff (51 Responses)
  1. Paula, Colorado

    Excellent program tonight, Anderson. I hope somehow assistance will come quickly for these people. I pray you all stay safe in your travels.

    August 8, 2011 at 8:58 pm |
  2. lisal -canada

    no matter what timeslot this show is in, the hour always seems to go too quickly
    looking forward to following the journey over the next few days
    nite – thoughts of comfort to all who are suffering

    August 8, 2011 at 8:57 pm |
  3. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Good night Anderson, everyone and my friends!!!!!!!
    See you tomorrow night, Have a great night & Sleep tight everyone!!!

    Anderson,
    Be safe and careful for me and see you tomorrow night in Kenya!! 🙂

    August 8, 2011 at 8:57 pm |
  4. Sharon Hastings

    Good night everyone. FYI, if you go to American Red Cross you can select the African famine to donate to–or whoever you choose. Stay safe and see you all tomorrow.

    August 8, 2011 at 8:57 pm |
  5. s gomez

    It's hard to believe that prolonged situations/places like this still exist. There should be ways of getting these people pregnancy prevention education and resources while under these conditions. They would not make a conscience choice to bring additional children into the world with the circumstances at hand
    .

    August 8, 2011 at 8:56 pm |
  6. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    30,000 people are a lot of people who are suffering and dying because of the famine.

    August 8, 2011 at 8:55 pm |
  7. Lori - CA

    Good night Everyone! Sweet dreams

    August 8, 2011 at 8:54 pm |
  8. Grant

    Good night everyone.

    Pray for the young children.

    August 8, 2011 at 8:53 pm |
  9. Lori - CA

    How has this been repeated? What are the exact circumstances?

    August 8, 2011 at 8:49 pm |
  10. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Monday – Thursday
    Hellooooo everyone and Anderson!!!!

    Thanks for coming in for join us tonight! 😀
    Hope you have great weekend! 🙂
    Happy Monday night!!!
    I am sorry be late of live blog today...... That is so horrrible situation in Somalia right now....... and Big dive 600 point,,,,,,, Yikes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am pleasure Jill Biden visit there and interview Anderson!!! 🙂

    August 8, 2011 at 8:46 pm |
  11. Kiano

    thanks Anderson360 for bringing hope to these desperate children....this compassion is what puts you apart from the crowd.

    August 8, 2011 at 8:46 pm |
  12. Sharon Hastings

    Good for Jill Biden. And so glad Anderson is calling attention to the emergency needs in Somalia. Even a small donation can be so helpful.

    August 8, 2011 at 8:43 pm |
    • Lori - CA

      Those are very harsh conditions

      August 8, 2011 at 8:45 pm |
    • Grant

      I will donate, anyone else?

      August 8, 2011 at 8:47 pm |
      • Cathy

        I will definitely donate; just hope it helps.

        August 8, 2011 at 8:51 pm |
    • Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

      Sharon,
      Yes,.,,, It is......... She is so concern about children as well, They don't have food/water either.

      August 8, 2011 at 8:48 pm |
    • Carla

      I donated today. Hope to be able to keep donating a little each month.

      August 8, 2011 at 8:49 pm |
  13. Lori - CA

    I do not understand why these people continue to have children under these conditions. I am not sure I would.

    August 8, 2011 at 8:42 pm |
  14. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    I see Jill in a different light!

    August 8, 2011 at 8:42 pm |
  15. Lori - CA

    I like Anderson's new time!

    August 8, 2011 at 8:38 pm |
    • Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

      I agree with you, Lori!!!!!!

      Me too!!!!!

      August 8, 2011 at 8:41 pm |
    • Sharon Hastings

      Me too Lori but I think I heard that it was just temporary for a couple of months until the new 8 p.m. programming starts ?

      August 8, 2011 at 8:49 pm |
      • Grant

        Lol Sharon this is the 8 pm programming it is just a wierd adjustment for those of us in Cali.

        August 8, 2011 at 8:51 pm |
      • Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

        Yes, for now......... Sharon........ 🙂

        August 8, 2011 at 8:54 pm |
  16. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Well, food shortage!

    August 8, 2011 at 8:35 pm |
  17. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Evening Everyone! Greetings!

    August 8, 2011 at 8:34 pm |
  18. lisal -canada

    it appears as though "politics as usual" is morphing

    August 8, 2011 at 8:33 pm |
  19. Sharon Hastings

    The market meltdown is terrible. The global response is scary and increases my anger over our congress and their inability to work together for the people of this country. I think the President should call congress back and get them to take ACTION. Time for tea partiers to get real.

    August 8, 2011 at 8:33 pm |
    • Grant

      Yes Sharon, How is our country supposed to heal while congress is on vacation. It's like they are trying to ride out the storm out of the spotlight. They have abandoned us. Even if you don't like Obama at least he is on the job.

      August 8, 2011 at 8:36 pm |
      • Cathy

        Yes he is but as you know, he doesn't have a pre-set vacation schedule every year like Congress so it's really apples and oranges. However, I agree with those who think he should call Congres back. They all got us into this so let them come back and stay focused on the issues to resolve it.

        August 8, 2011 at 8:40 pm |
        • Grant

          Fair enough if they come back and get to work, maybe even come together to save our economy the bad blood toward politicians might just evaporate.

          August 8, 2011 at 8:42 pm |
      • Carla

        Ever since Anderson reported the other day that they scheduled 23 weeks out of session this year I have been angry about this. Wrote my congressman letting them know I expected full time work for the full time wages he is getting. I too feel like they just said, well that crisis is averted so were done for now.

        August 8, 2011 at 8:42 pm |
        • Sharon Hastings

          Good for you Carla. I think records are being set on numbers of people writing their congressmen and the President.

          August 8, 2011 at 8:46 pm |
  20. Lori - CA

    President Obama really needs to do something to ease unemployment.

    August 8, 2011 at 8:32 pm |
  21. Grant

    I was looking at cnn facebook poll it appears Americans are apathetic towards the starvation, it's a little sad.

    August 8, 2011 at 8:32 pm |
    • Carla

      I know Grant, I was really embarrassed at some of the comments, or maybe ashamed was more in line.

      August 8, 2011 at 8:35 pm |
      • Grant

        Me too.

        August 8, 2011 at 8:38 pm |
  22. Grant

    Welcome back Sharon, Carla you found us.

    August 8, 2011 at 8:30 pm |
  23. Paula, Colorado

    Anderson,
    Hi! Great reporting from Kenya–though very heartbreaking to see.

    August 8, 2011 at 8:30 pm |
  24. Carla

    Hello

    August 8, 2011 at 8:27 pm |
  25. Lori - CA

    Hi!

    August 8, 2011 at 8:26 pm |
    • Grant

      How are you weathering this storm Lori?

      August 8, 2011 at 8:28 pm |
      • Lori - CA

        I am rolling with the turbulence. And you?

        August 8, 2011 at 8:34 pm |
        • Grant

          I bought a few shares we will survive this.

          August 8, 2011 at 8:38 pm |
          • Cathy

            It's encouraging that you dipped your toe in; hope it works out. Historically it's been the thing to do but no one has the nerve at the time.

            August 8, 2011 at 8:45 pm |
  26. Grant

    Hi guys. Where is everyone?

    August 8, 2011 at 8:24 pm |
    • Cathy

      This new time is quite early for the western half of the country; maybe that's why some aren't here yet.

      August 8, 2011 at 8:46 pm |
      • Grant

        Yes it is what will I do for the rest of the night when the news cycle ends?

        August 8, 2011 at 8:49 pm |
  27. lisal -canada

    the situation in somalia sounds so horrible – the numbers quoted are staggering

    August 8, 2011 at 8:23 pm |
    • Sharon Hastings

      Yes Lisal–it's hard to watch and my mind has a hard time taking in the sheer numbers of starving.

      August 8, 2011 at 8:30 pm |
  28. Lori - CA

    Hi Anderson! Hi Everyone!

    August 8, 2011 at 8:20 pm |