Saturday, August 25, 2007

Stuck in the Mud


Well, I guess we'll be Anderless for a few more days...Broadcasting & Cable has posted the AC360 schedule this week and it looks like we won't be seeing Anderson until Wednesday. He will be in New Orleans for the 2nd anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Soledad will be hosting AC360 Monday and Tuesday night.

The clips you frequently see of Anderson covering Katrina show him in the 9th Ward, Mississippi Gulf Coast, or chewing out members of Congress. But, before Katrina hit, Anderson was stationed in Baton Rouge. With the 2nd anniversary of Katrina looming, I thought I'd post a clip of Anderson in Baton Rouge pre-Katrina. This is one of the few videos of Anderson covering Katrina that you can laugh at!











Anderson, next time watch out for that Mississippi mud!

18 comments:

ACAnderFan said...

Quitty, great post as always. I don't remeber seeing this clip, but it is funny though.

It's a shame Andy didn't actaully fall into the mud...that would have been HILARIOUS!!! I would have died laughing.

I must admit that he looked so cute standing there. And I LOVE his hair short like that.

Annie Kate said...

That was so funny. AC sinking.....how do you find such good videos Quitty? I wish you would share your secret!

thanks much for the post - good as always! And if we can't have AC, Soledad is a good sub (as is Tom or John King or John Roberts!!).

Addison said...

That reminds me of a clip I saw on the Daily Show of (I think it was) Shepherd Smith covering Katrina, where he got blown over and went rolling off down the street. Then Jon Stewart says "Fox News, fair, but not always balanced."

anne carter said...

Awww Anderson is such a stick in the mud!LOLThat clip is cute!You ladies must have a great collection in the Ander archives.I really don't think that the little orange CNN jacket kept him dry for very long,I bet.His hair is so short in that clip too,I like it!

Sapphire said...

lol I was watching the video think god Anderson looks good in pretty much anything and admiring his outfit when he got stuck in the mud. that was so funny. He was really stuck in there!!!

OT but Carol Costello looked really nice in the video.

Thanks for sharing Quitty......fantastic as usual!!!!

Anonymous said...

Great video. It would have been funny if Anderson would have fallen in the mud. No not really.

So has anyone found out what he is up to with being gone 2 days last week and 2 days this week?

I wonder if he will have 2 hours on Wednesday or just the new 1 hour format?

cactuskid said...

Thanks for the video, Quitty! Can't believe it's been 2 years since Katrina. I had wanted to go to NOLA for the anniversary, but I guess it wasn't meant to be. I do still want to go and see for myself the progress that has been made. All of that was so horrible for everyone. I wonder what happened to Pauline in Mississippi and if she was able to rebuild her home.

Hope said...

@Cactuskid. Anderson had an update on Pauline, but I don't remember exactly when. She and her husband had moved and were getting their life back together.

Well tell Anderson you all said hello.

Aruna said...

Awww, that's cute :) I remember from 'Dispatches' how Anderson mentioned that people like seeing reporters get "b****-slapped" by Mother Nature and he was certainly right, but all in good fun :)

I really can't believe it's the 2nd anniversary. It's so unbelievable to me. I love how devoted he is to NOLA.

BookAsylum said...

Great video clip! I don't remember seeing that during the original coverage.

gray angst said...

I was watching when this happened. AC had been gone for a while on vacation and all of a sudden in the wee hours of the morning he popped up in Baton Rouge on CNN in his red hurricane jacket. I also remember him being blown around on this bridge there; it seemed like he was all alone out there, even though his crew was with him. His initial Katrina reports from the area were almost lighthearted considering the horror that was to unfold later.

Debbie, Denham Springs, LA said...

For the last couple of years at this time in August I remember what it was like in those weeks after Katrina. I live about fifteen minutes from Baton Rouge and even though we were spared Katrina's wrath, things were tense here for a while. I don't think I'll ever forget standing in my driveway watching the Shanooks flying overhead and the dozens of Entergy trucks on I-10 headed to New Orleans. It was scary because we really didn't know when things would be restored down there. There were thousands of New Orleans residents in Baton Rouge with no idea of where to go or how to get there. And then I would watch the news when I got home from work and just sit in front of my TV and cry. It seemed like New Orleans was forgotten and I didn't know what to do to help. I felt like New Orleans was dying and all I could do was watch it struggle. My friend Jeff Opdyke is a journalist for the Wall Street Journal and he was covering the story for the Journal. He would leave everyday and at some point on the interstate, he would have to travel by boat because of the flooding-the interstate was stll unpassable for days. The things he must have witnessed - I can't even imagine it. But the images that to this day bring me to tears are those of people on their rooftops with water everywhere and no help in sight. And the dead bodies floating in the water or the footage of people wandering on I-12 with nowhere to go. I'll never forget that New Orleans was abandoned during a time when it needed the government the most. Why do I pay taxes?? To support a government that abandons its citizens? Is that what I get in return-inaction and apathy?? I guess so and everyone out there should ask themselves the same thing.
So maybe it's easy to understand why I think we owe Anderson Cooper so much. There are only two news broadcasts from New Orleans this week that I know of and one of them is AC 360. Two years later his commitment is still going strong.

Evelyn said...

haha that was a great clip Quitty! I love it when Anderson is out in the field. I would have laughed so hard if he actually fell.

Carol Costello is so talented, I wonder why they took her off anchor. Oh well, at least we still have her on TSR.

cactuskid said...

@ Hope: Thanks for the update! And how did I miss that?!!!!! Please be sure to tell Anderson I said hello!

m.minkoff said...

Uh oh! Just a few steps away from Mississippi Mud Pie!

Anonymous said...

Ok. That is not Mississippi mud. That is Louisiana mud. Baton Rouge is further from Missippi than New Olreans is.

Anonymous said...

@ anon 6:55

I believe they are speaking of the Mississippi river, where he was reporting from.

Quitty said...

anon@6:55...Ok. That is not Mississippi mud. That is Louisiana mud. Baton Rouge is further from Missippi than New Olreans is.

I was referring to the river, not the state. The Mississippi river flows through Baton Rouge so I technically "Mississippi River mud" is what Anderson gets stuck in.

@m.minkoff...Mississippi Mud Pie sounds good to me.