Can you believe that we’ve reached the last day of 2007? Anderson will be bringing in the new year once again from Times Square. The New Year’s Eve Special starts at 11pm ET on CNN.
The Times Square Alliance website has a schedule of events for New Year’s Eve and its listing that Anderson will be doing an hourly countdown starting at 10pm ET (at least for those of you who will be at Times Square.)
9:58 p.m. to 10:01 p.m.
Hourly Countdown with Anderson Cooper
As we approach the New Year, Anderson Cooper will appear on the Countdown Stage to say “Happy New Year”, and lead the Times Square revelers in counting down to the end of each hour as a fifteen second video countdown is displayed on the giant Panasonic screens accompanied by special sound effects.
This is a great website if you want to brush up on your New Year’s Eve from Times Square trivia. You know that Anderson will have all sorts of trivia for the NYE broadcast. Did you know that there’s a new New Year's Ball? This is the 100th anniversary of the dropping of the ball. The new and improved ball has 672 crystal triangles and is more than twice as bright as the old one.
Of course, this isn’t the first year that Anderson has been the host of the New Year’s Eve special. Below is a clip from the CNN All Access podcast of the behind the scenes from last year’s program.
What are your plans for New Year’s Eve? We’re having a party and you’re invited! If you’re going to be watching Anderson, why don’t you join us here, too? We’ll be running a live chat starting at 10pm ET. Cyn will be your moderator for the evening and will be posting comments in real time to tomorrow night’s New Year’s Eve post.
One last treat for 2007- a new puzzle. This is one of my favorite pictures of Anderson from New Year’s Eve past.
I hope you all have a Happy New Year – see you in 2008! ~Book Asylum