October 2nd, 2010
09:59 PM ET

The day's most popular stories

The five most popular stories on CNN.com in the past 24 hours, according to NewsPulse.

Sanchez out after controversial comments: CNN anchor Rick Sanchez abruptly left the network Friday afternoon, just one day after making controversial comments on a satellite radio program.

J.K. Rowling hints about more Harry Potter: Fans, rejoice - J.K. Rowling offered a bit of hope on Friday that, perhaps, the final Harry Potter story has yet to be told.

Liberal coalition rallies for jobs, education: A coalition of liberal and progressive groups, including unions and civil rights activists, rallied in Washington Saturday to press for good jobs, immigration and education reform in a show of strength one month out from midterm elections.

U.S. apologizes for infecting Guatemalans: The United States apologized Friday for a 1946-1948 research study in which people in Guatemala were intentionally infected with sexually transmitted diseases.

Life of a Navy surgeon: Blood letting, rum rubs and even the sight of Australia were some of the treatments used – with varying degrees of success – by surgeons of Britain’s Royal Navy to treat patients from the late 1700s to the late 1800s, government records released Friday show.

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  1. Texas Vic

    I could not stand to watch Rick Sanchez. I always thought he was a complete idiot. Never did understand how he got his on segment on a major news channel.

    October 4, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Louise (Canada)

    I completely agree with Lianne, I will be boycotting CNN wasn't Rick on his own time? And he's 100% right, he had an entertaining show, I will miss him and hope to see him on of course another station maybe it' s a good thing for him CNN are full of old hacks anyway. Good luck Rick Sanchez!

    October 4, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. CPC

    Please, CNN, we want in depth NEWS, not entertainment. Good riddance Sanchez, he was an idiot showman. I especially disliked the banter between Sanchez and Brooke

    October 4, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Dione Smith

    I for one will miss Rick Sanchez. I liked him alot and watched him almost every day. Also, I never watch Jon Stewart. I am sure we will see Rick some place else or at least I hope so.

    October 4, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. LVS

    I like Rick Sanchez and he should be brought back. He said nothing that was explicitly racist, and I have to believe CNN is being even more racist when they fire him for his remarks. He was interesting and real. That is more than Jon Stewart can say.

    October 5, 2010 at 4:22 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Lorelei Pusateri

    I am totally upset with Rick Sanchez being fired. My husband and I looked forward to watching him in the afternoon and also in the early evening.

    We were upset to see his early spot gone and sure don't like your replacement. CNN will not be the same without Rick Sanchez. I think you made a big mistake to react so quickly. He gave the news a personal emotional edge. He is a good family man with 4-children. Your replacement is NOT!!!.... What a shame!

    This could have been handled much better. What he did wasn't right, but what you did wasn't either. You didn't consider your viewers reactions only your own. I still can't believe it!

    October 5, 2010 at 10:50 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Marjorie

    I do not think that his comments were that far off, he was right Jewish people are in charge of all of the networks. Plus, many of the shows on CNN were so slanted to far right, and because of that I really loved good ole down to earth Rick !!

    Funny my family and I, totally enjoy Rick's show !! He is educated, personable and really gets you into whatever subject he is discussing !! Plus did I mention he is very good looking !! Who are they considering to take his place ? Good Luck with that CNN.

    October 6, 2010 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. RoyalRay

    Rick Sanchez will be missed .. I nortice its ok to disrespect President Ombama on CNN , just be carful when you talk about Jewish people .. I bet Rick Sanchez CNN boss is Jewish ..CNN fair and balance , YEA RIGHT !!

    October 7, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Marlene Cyrus

    Rick Sanchez you will really be missed!! We loved your show so much!!! Good luck I'm sure we will be able to enjoy you on another network soon!!!

    October 12, 2010 at 7:04 am | Report abuse | Reply
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