Anderson is back in the studio and all is right with the world. That may seem a little bit dramatic but frankly I'm just so tired of the Kiran debate. Many of us call ourselves news junkies but I think some were thinking with their hormones not their brains when it came to Ms. Chetry. I'm sure some of you were genuinely annoyed by her, as I am by John Roberts. It's just a gut reaction. But the swiftness of the attack on her reminded me of the days when Barbara Walters attempted to anchor the nightly news with Harry Reasoner. She really wasn't given a fair chance, instead she was judged by the fact that she was a woman in a man's world. I think I would have respected the comments on Kiran more if a little time had past. That's just my opinion and it is not meant to chastise anyone in particular. You know we love each and every comment that we post and we don't shy away from posting a dissenting opinion. So if I've upset you with my commentary, have at me!
I didn't talk about the autism story from Dr. Sanjay the other night, so seeing the follow up on Thursday's show presents the opportunity for some discussion. Such a good topic and Amanda's ability to communicate her thought processes is awesome. Dr. S conducted what must have been a very challenging interview in a very respectful way.
I really liked the concept of viewers sending in questions for story subjects. This interactive approach really makes you think about the story and what else you want to learn. I didn't send a question in, but I found the ones that were used on Thursday's show excellent. I'm wondering if this approach could be used with other interviewees, such as political candidates, or maybe Michael Ware? The possibilities are endless.
I'm with Anderson in not being able to watch the courtroom proceedings concerning Anna Nicole Smith. I think he said something like it was frankly too much for him. He said he wanted to scream at the screen 'There's a war on, there's a war on, there's a war on'. I was amazed none the less when AC commented on Thursday night that it would be hard to find a less competent judge than the one who presided over the hearing. It seemed like Jeff Toobin agreed whole heartedly with Anderson. And let's not forget AC's bold prediction that Zsa Zsa Gabor's husband had nothing to do with fathering Anna's baby. Now that's really going out on a limb.
Did anyone find Randi Kaye's 'Keeping Them Honest' about patient dumping extremely difficult to watch? My heart just goes out to that poor, poor paraplegic who was forced to crawl in the gutter with his possession's bag clutched between his teeth. The state of health care in our country is absolutely abysmal. Something must be done and it really needs to begin in Washington.
The worst news of the night? The Anderca reunion was a nonevent. The best news of the night? "We'll see you tomorrow night" Yes you will Anderson Cooper, yes you will.