Not only was Monday's AC360 full of breaking Iraq news but we here at ATA also uncovered breaking Anderson Cooper news.
• Anderson's website has been nominated for a Webby Award for best celebrity/fan site. That's the good news. The bad news is he's in 3rd place in the voting. Please take a minute (that's really all it takes) to register and vote. Voting closes on April 27th (Friday).
• Harper Collins announced on its website that Anderson will be appearing on 'Live With Regis and Kelly' on Friday, May 4th to promote the paperback release of 'Dispatches from the Edge'.
• CNN announced “CNN Heroes,” ordinary people who accomplish extraordinary deeds, will kick off May 1st. Anderson, along with an array of notable co-hosts, will present the winners of awards during a special live global broadcast on CNN/U.S. and CNN International on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 9 p.m. (ET). The gala will include musical performances and documentary tributes to those being honored as well as to their accomplishments and continued work.
• CNN also announced the rescheduling of Larry King's anniversary celebration for next week. It was originally supposed to air last week but was postponed due to the tragedy at Virginia Tech. Anderson and Ryan Seacrest will be hosting a two-hour special 'Larry King - 50 Years of Pop Culture' on Thursday, May 3rd beginning at 9 PM (ET). The wonderful PR people at CNN Atlanta were kind enough to forward this promotion picture to us. Enjoy, I know we did! How does AC keep it all straight? I have no idea. Maybe that's what he was working on so intently with his laptop Monday night? One thing I do know, he wasn't emailing me!
I had to stay off caffeine (that includes chocolate!) all day on Monday because of some tests I'm having run today. So since I didn't consume my usual gallons of Diet Pepsi I had a little trouble focusing on the show Monday night. I tried, but I kept switching to 'Dancing with the Stars' and forgetting to switch back. I planned on watching the show when I was doing the screencaps, but without that caffeine jolt I can't keep my eyes open. So I'll leave you tonight with some caps of the show and a promise that by Tuesday night I'll be running on full octane. I plan on hitting every 7-11 on my way home from the doctors for refills of my Big Gulp!
PS: I've hotlinked this post to death but I'm adding one more because I love when someone agrees with me. This article from today's Advertising Age addresses the little whirling logo that appears in the bottom corner of 360. They found it particularly annoying during the coverage from VT. I find it particularly annoying all the time.