Hello everyone. Hope everyone is doing well. It has been a very busy and hectic week. I wrote earlier in the comments today, we have had an Anderoverdose with Planet in Peril and the breaking news of the California wildfires this week. We are now about to enter an Anderdrought next week. Anderson is heading to the Congo this weekend to begin work on a 60 Minutes piece. We all wish Anderson a safe journey and hope he get much accomplished. Since there is no Anderson or AC 360 tonight I thought I would do a cornucopia of Anderson Cooper and 360 info. Enjoy!!!!
Tonight instead of a 360 with a sub, we got part one of Planet in Peril. Just a reminder you can get Planet in Peril from iTunes, Netflix and Amazon.com
While you are at Amazon.com, I would highly suggest looking up The Mole. I purchased the first season of the Mole. Let me tell you there is nothing better on a rainy day then popping the Mole into the DVD player and watching Anderson travel the world. It is probably the best $17.99 I have spent in a while.
Speaking of Planet in Peril, Ms. Sheryn came across a terrific article in regards to the series. The article compares Anderson and his team's work on PIP to a segment John Stossel did for 20/20. This part of the that caught my eye.
I have to say that I was skeptical when I sat down to watch the first segment of "Planet in Peril" on CNN. The title itself seemed to promise the typical sensationalized fare. But I found it to be remarkably well reported. CNN pulled out all the stops on this one, sending Cooper, Corwin and Gupta around the world to report on biodiversity loss, pollution and climate change. They were even unafraid to include science in their reporting. Imagine that! We've now gone from not having a single full-time environmental reporter or producer in all of broadcast and cable news just a few years ago, to four hours of gorgeous high definition imagery and solid television journalism on the fate of the planet. Unbelievable.
To read the entire article, click here
This week was not only the premier of PIP but also what has been referred to as California in Peril. As the days pass and the residents of California will begin to pick up the pieces of their lives, we continue to send our thoughts and prayers to those effected by the wildfires. Here are some pictures of Anderson in California I found on flickr.com.
Courtesy of Misssewon
Courtesy of alexhempton
A field of poppies orange
How they dance to me
All merry and heart true
May green grass around and around that blue
And around that and everywhere….you
© Gloria Vanderbilt – 1955
Thanks to Purple Tie who found this lovely photo of Gloria on her wedding day to her first husband Pasquale DiCicco. Gloria is only 17 years old in this photo. She is a classic beauty.