Tuesday, August 26, 2014

What's On Your Mind? 8/26/14

If you don't follow the cable news business closely then you might not be aware of the big shake up currently going on at CNN. Seems old timers are being retired, contracts of others are being bought out and all hell is breaking loose.  CNN is, and has been, a hot mess for the last few years and if they think that reducing staff is going to make their news reporting any better then I'm guessing they're smok'in something stronger than cigarettes.

•CNN's request that older staff members participate in the Voluntary Separation Program

•Article about Turner axing positions and a follow up that the purge of employees  at the Washington DC bureau has begun

Wall Street Journal reporting that Glenn Beck's The Blaze may merge/buy HLN

•A voice of reason amid the madness on Huff Po and words of wisdom from a former CNN anchor who was fired several years ago

While we're assuming none of this directly affects Anderson Cooper's job security it surely does impact his staff's morale and possibly even their size.  It has to be disheartening to work for an organization who has put the bottom line above delivering a quality product. 

Feel free to add your two cents worth or to open a discussion related to CNN, AC360 or Anderson.

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Anderson Cooper Guest Co-Host on Live With Kelly & Michael on Monday, August 25, 2014


Anderson Cooper guest co-hosted Live With Kelly & Michael today.   (Live opted to tape several episodes in advance vs going to re-runs in August, so this program while new to viewers was taped in July.)

Host Chat:
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Summer Sizzle Travel Trivia:

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Guest - Anna Paquin:

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Kelly & Anderson learn to make Mozzarella with Tony Baloney (Mike Hauke):

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In-Box & End:

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Anderson Cooper Speaks at Connect MP & Tries To Do ALS Ice Bucket Challenge


Anderson Cooper was the keynote luncheon speaker at the ConnectMP Conference in Orlando, FL on Saturday.  Below are a few photos from the event....








 

Apparently, there was an attempt for Anderson to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge before/after the event, but it seemed that the folks involved were more interested in dumping ice water on him than the actual challenge from the video that was posted to Instagram.

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So who Anderson nominated for the challenge remains to be heard....


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Sunday Flashback Series: Season Two, Episode 7, Part 1



Episode 7, part 1 finds the eight remaining contestants in Lucca, Italy on day 23 with $236,000 in the pot!  There is a surprise message from The Mole at breakfast and the group breaks up into two groups to face their next challenges. In the first segment a sassy Anderson Cooper states, "Remember, you can grease your own gnome, but you can't grease your friend's gnome!"


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Join us next week for the conclusion of this episode and find out it Caesar keeps her crown, an exemption is earned and see Anderson dance?

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Anderson Cooper Talks to James Foley's Brother & Nancy Writebol's Son


Anderson Cooper was back in the NYC studio for Friday's expanded AC360.

Anderson remembered James Foley with an in-depth interview with Foley's brother:

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And while Anderson's interview with Ebola survivor Nancy Writebol's son was shortened on air, here's the full version posted to the AC360 website:

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Anderson is the General Session and Lunch speaker at a conference in Orlando on Saturday, which may explain why he was back in the NYC studio tonight while other CNN anchors were still in Ferguson.  We will watch for photos from the event.  


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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Anderson Cooper 360 Live From Ferguson, MO on Thursday, August 21, 2014


Anderson Cooper anchored AC360 live from Ferguson in both the 8PM and 9PM ET hours.  The big interview was with the parents of Mike Brown.  Part one was shown in the first hour and part two in the second.  (If there are other videos you are interested in seeing posted here, please leave your request in comments.)


Part 1:
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Part 2:
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Anderson Cooper Live from Ferguson, MO on Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Anderson took over anchoring just prior to President Obama's presser and stayed on to anchor Wolf today.

He appeared on the 3PM ET Newsroom with Brook Baldwin:

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And anchored two live hours of AC360.   The highlight of the 8PM ET hour was Anderson's interview with Michael Brady, a new eye-witness to the Michael Brown shooting:

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Highlights from the 9PM ET Hour -

Anderson talks to Charles Blow, Jeffrey Toobin and Neil Bruntrager:

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Anderson's interview with Treyvon Martin's mom (where he calls out a disrespectful protester):

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And remembering James Foley:

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