Sunday, May 01, 2016

Anderson Cooper on 60 Minutes: Strike-Through & On Assignment in Somaliland +


Anderson Cooper had the lead story on 60 Minutes Sunday about faulty medical protection gowns:

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Anderson posted to both his Facebook page and IG account about spending the weekend in Somaliland for an upcoming story:

 

 


Andy Cohen posted the following photo of Anderson and Lilly to his IG account promoting their upcoming AC2 Live show dates.
 

And WWHL posted a video about Life on The Road with Andy and Anderson.  Wonder if the hotels will start putting Lilly photos on Anderson's bedside table?

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And a group of flight attendants on Anderson's flight posted the following photo to IG:



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Friday, April 29, 2016

Anderson Cooper 360 and Anderson Cooper on The Chew & The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Friday, April 29, 2016


With Anderson Cooper away on assignment this weekend, John Berman was in the AC360 anchor chair.  Most of the program centered on politics, but Berman ended the program with a taped piece talking to Anderson about his documentary, "Nothing Left Unsaid" that aired on CNN following AC360:

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Anderson also spoke to Wolf Blitzer on The Situation Room:

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Anderson appeared on The Chew this morning cooking with Mario Batali.  Anderson's chopping skills may need some work!

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Anderson has a story on 60 Minutes on Sunday:


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From 60Minutes.com :

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Company accused of making faulty protective equipment for Ebola sold gear to U.S. Strategic National Stockpile for medical supplies. Halyard Health denies allegations. Says no one was ever harmed by its product

2016 Apr 29
A company accused of supplying faulty protective equipment to hospitals during the most recent Ebola outbreak also sold the equipment to the U.S. government's Strategic National Stockpile for use in future outbreaks and emergencies, Anderson Cooper reports this week on 60 Minutes. The story airs this Sunday, May 1 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.

Cooper's investigation focuses on Halyard Health's MICROCOOL Surgical Gown, which is supposed to meet a rigorous industry standard known as AAMI Level 4, meaning it is impermeable, so that blood and body fluids containing dangerous viruses like Ebola can't get through. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended AAMI Level 4 gowns for use during the Ebola outbreak.

But 60 Minutes reports that when the government's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health commissioned tests of MICROCOOL gowns produced in 2014 for the national stockpile, there were some sleeve seam failures in three out of four batches tested.

Bernard Vezeau, Halyard's former global strategic marketing director for MICROCOOL, tells Anderson Cooper the MICROCOOL gowns didn't consistently meet industry standards.

"They would leak when we pressure tested them," Vezeau says, "especially in the seams."

California attorney Michael Avenatti shows Cooper a December 2012 laboratory test report of MICROCOOL gowns, commissioned by one of Halyard's competitors, Cardinal Health. According to the report, 77 percent of the gowns tested failed the industry-recognized test on one or both sleeves.

Avenatti represents hospitals that are suing Halyard Health in civil court for fraud. "Forget about the civil liability," he tells 60 Minutes. "This is criminal conduct."

But Chris Lowery, the Chief Operating Officer of Halyard Health, tells Cooper the test commissioned by Cardinal Health is an "extreme outlier" that is not consistent with the company's own laboratory tests.

Lowery says the allegations against the company "aren't based in the facts...We get less than one complaint for every million gowns sold. And... we've never received even one report of a health care professional contracting an infection as a result of a flaw in our product."

Halyard Health was a division of the Kimberly-Clark Corporation until it was spun off into a separate company in November 2014. The government's Strategic National Stockpile of medical supplies is maintained by the CDC.

Anderson Cooper's investigation was produced by Andy Court and Sarah Fitzpatrick.



Anderson Cooper was a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Friday night.  (The segment was taped Thursday afternoon.)  Enjoy!

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A couple of paparazzi shots were posted on JustJared.com :



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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Anderson Cooper 360 & Anderson's Very Busy Thursday, April 28, 2016


Anderson Cooper anchored AC360 from the NYC studio.  Most of the program was devoted to politics, but there was a 360 Bulletin and a segment on the investigation into Prince's death.  The program ended with a segment on Dennis Hastert:

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Anderson appeared with Brooke Baldwin on Newsroom today to talk about CNN airing the HBO documentary, Nothing Left Unsaid:

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After AC360 Anderson appeared on The Kelly File with Megyn Kelly to talk about his book and documentary, the political season and the opening on Live!:

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Anderson and Gloria's appearance on WWHL with Andy Cohen aired at 11pmET:

WWHL Part 1:
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WWHL Part 2:
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WWHL Part 3:

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Anderson brought Lilly along:



WWHL After Show Part 1:

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WWHL After Show Part 2:

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Tomorrow (Friday) Anderson has scheduled appearances on The Chew and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert!  Mr. Cooper is a busy man!

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Anderson Cooper 360 on Wednesday, April 27th, 2016


Anderson Cooper anchored an expanded two hour edition of AC360 from the NYC studio.  Much of the two hours was spent on The Donald.   A couple of segments caught our attention and not necessarily for good reasons.  The first was with David Gergen and Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling (Ret.) discussing The Donald's foreign policy speech today.  We once looked forward to the wise counsel of Gergen, but now he seems totally in Trump's corner and never misses a chance to take a swing at President Obama.  Thankfully, Hertling was on to point out the at times incoherent rambling the The Donald touted as a foreign policy speech.

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Next up was a segment on Trump accusing Hillary Clinton on playing "The Woman Card" and AC360 had on Trump supporter Clueless Kayleigh who just makes us do a head desk.  And as per usual, Anderson gave her the last word.

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In the second hour there was a panel on the path for Clinton and Trump after last night and Christine Quinn was brought in and she gave Clueless Kayleigh push back on "The Woman Card."

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The program ended with a story on the sentencing of Former Speaker of The House, Dennis Hastert today.  This was the lead story on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, but was given 4 minutes and 24 seconds on a two hour AC360 and Anderson complained about the story being swept under the rug.   This has been in the news for over a year and there has been a lot of coverage in the Chicago media across many platforms for the last month.  If CNN could pull their eyes away from Trump's every move and covering his every sneeze, perhaps Anderson wouldn't be surprised by the story?  Here's the segment that was obviously taped earlier in the day as Anderson is wearing a different tie when speaking to Jeff Toobin.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Anderson Cooper on Tuesday, April 26, 2016


Anderson Cooper was in CNN's Washington DC Bureau for Super Tuesday 4 coverage.  Coverage began for Anderson at 5pmET with Wolf Blitzer in The Situation Room and continued through the 1amET hour.    Anderson spent his time moderating giant panels about the results of the primaries in 5 states.

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Anderson Cooper 360 on Monday, April 25, 2016


Anderson Cooper was back in the AC360 anchor chair and anchored an expanded two hour edition of AC360 from the NYC studio.  Much of the program was devoted to the remaining Republican presidential candidates, but towards the end of the second hour there was a segment on Prince being celebrated in a private funeral and what Prince's religion meant to him:

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and the final segment of the program was about new developments in the Ohio slayings:

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With tomorrow night being Super Tuesday #5 it will be at least Wednesday before we get any more non-political news on AC360.


Just Jared had a few photos of Anderson at his book signing at Bookends Bookstore in N.J. on Sunday:



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Friday, April 22, 2016

Anderson Cooper on April 22, 2016

Anderson Cooper received Yale's Undergraduate Lifetime Achievement Award today and the very capable John Berman was in the AC360 anchor chair.


CNN posted some videos of Anderson eating and talking with Anthony Bourdain about the new season of Parts Unknown which new season begins Sunday:


Anthony Bourdain and Anderson Cooper talk about the cuisine of the Philippines. "Parts Unknown" goes to the Philippines Sunday at 9 p.m.

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Anthony Bourdain challenges Anderson Cooper to taste some of the hottest dishes at Mission Chinese Food in New York City.

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Anderson "re-tweeted" the above tweet with a link to an iTunes podcast promoting his book.


And speaking of promoting The Rainbow Comes and Goes, in addition to the two signings in the greater NYC area Sunday, Anderson will be in Rogers, Arkansas at WalMart tomorrow (Saturday) morning.  The following was posted to Twitter today:


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