Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Frankenfish

The lovely Campbell Brown was again subbing for Anderson Cooper on Wednesday's AC360. I admit I didn't watch the entire program, but what I did see made no mention of AC or when he would return.



On July 26th, at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers, the annual National Association of Black Journlists awards were presented. The awards honor exemplary coverage of the African and African-American experience by the nation’s print and electronic media.
Anderson won an award for his CBS 60 Minutes piece“Stop Snitchin”. Soledad O'Brien also won an award for her CNN piece “Special InvestigationsUnit: MLK Words That Changed a Nation”. Congratulations to both!


With all the talk of sharks and fishing this week I dug through the ATA archives to find something appropriate to share with everyone. No, it's not David Mattingly getting smacked by the Asian carp...it's much better than that. Seriously this is going to make up for the entire Anderabsence, I promise! This is a clip from Aaron Brown's Newsnight, Segment 7. The entire segment is so silly that poor Aaron couldn't even get through the intro without a major case of the giggles! Have I said lately how much I miss Aaron Brown? Enjoy!

That's it for me on this Wednesday evening. Have a great Thursday and fingers crossed that we get Anderson back tonight. ~Phebe




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39 comments:

ACAnderFan said...

Phebe, GREAT clip. That was hilarious. I am guessing AC's accent was supposed to be that of Steve Irwin, however I think he sounds more like Michael Ware...LOL!!! I miss that Anderson that would have fun like that. And the hat he had on very cute!!!

My fingers are crossed that he'll be back tonite. One can only hope.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Phebe for that clip, you really do have a great collection of AC archives. I haven't seen that one. I didn't know Anderson can do a good Steve Irwin, but acanderfan's right - it sounds more of a Michael Ware LOL! I really can't imagine AC doing that nowadays.

Kristien said...

LOL, that might be my favorite vintage clip ever!

Phebe, with you posting all these great clips while Anderson's gone, I might not want him to be back for a while...

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Phebe – I wouldn’t hold my breath if I were you. I have a feeling Anderson won’t be back before Monday! I do believe however, we will have Campbell for the rest of the week! I’m kinda sorta getting used to seeing her sub for Anderson.

Things could be worse, it could be Lou Dobbs subbing for him, imagine that!!! I bet in your mind that you are saying to me “bite your tongue”!! LOL!!

Anonymous said...

Phebe – you know Nic Robertson is in The Hague, Netherlands this week. I was surprised and disappointed they did not have him on 360 on Wednesday night with the reports on Radovan Karadzic’s court appearance after his extradition from Serbia.

This is an unbelievable story and I’m amazed at the dismal coverage The Election Center, AC360 and Larry King have given this story! Pretty Sad!

Guess we will just have to catch up with News from BBC and CNN International if we want any significant International Stories.

Anonymous said...

Hello!
Great clip,thanks phepe.
I didn´t see AC360,because here in Denmark it´s on television 4 o´clocke in the morning.And i have summervacation,YES my bed was holding me down.
My fingers are crossed that i maybe will see Anderson,before i´am going on my summervacation trip tomorrow.
To you all,see you next week and Take Care.
From Dorte

Anonymous said...

Phebe: do you really think Anderson will be back tonight? I don't! Expect the worst, hope for the best.

I miss Aaron Brown.

Quitty said...

That clip doesn't get old. It really shows Anderson's funny side which I wish he'd show more often on the show.

Sapphire said...

Oh my I should have waited to watch this at home. I watched it at work and started laughing.

Ms. Quitty is right this clip does not get old....Love hot Australian accents! This surely helped with the Anderdrought

Manoel Queiroz said...

The Anderabsence is getting to a level that drive me crazy. And Campbell Brown..make me sleep again last night :) About the funny video..i think i'm gonna watch it at home..because when i'm bloggin early it's the hour i'm at work!! Later i'll share with you blog buddies what i've found about it. PS: There is some site that's able for me to found more information about Aaron Brown??

Diana said...

The clip was great! Thanks!

Em said...

Thanks for the clip, it was nice to start my morning with a smile. 'm not expecting Anderson until Monday either...but deep inside am hoping for a nice surprise!

Anonymous said...

Aaron Brown has killer legs. Just a hunch. Has anybody seen them?

Anonymous said...

Anderson has such a great sense of humor. He cracked me up with the Diet coke and Mentos, and the popcorn for the Donald clip. I do miss his darling, goofy humor. Now he's a big serious anchor. Where is the sexy-dorky humor? MIA?

ACAnderFan said...

@Kristine, don't say that. I enjoy the clips too, but I don't know how much more of Campbell I can take. However these clips do help with the Anderdrought.

@anonymous 11:34pm,I think I would rather have Lou Dobbs than Campbell Brown. I think that means the world is coming to an end...LOL!!!

Anonymous said...

Lou Dobbs subs for no one. And I'm not going to be the person to ask him, either. I sort of like having my face.

Anonymous said...

Happy Afternoon Folks;

Roland Martin will be hosting The Election Center as a sub for Campbell Brown tonight; hence, we will obviously have a different sub for Anderson tonight if the man himself hasn’t returned from South Africa.

YES, Things are looking up this afternoon!!

Anonymous said...

Is Campbell still usually of Friday's? Wasn't that the norm for her? Sorry - I don't pay a tremendous amount of attention to her program so I don't know. So Campbell is probably off the rest of this week then.

John King? Nah......

Anonymous said...

Maybe Anderson will be back. Either way,Campbell is history today. Yay!

Phebe said...

Campbell is working on a special that will air on Friday night. It is titled "Roads to Ruin: Why America is Falling Apart” and features New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

It is scheduled to run in her regular 8PM hour.

Anonymous said...

Phebe: I was about to post about the Road to Ruin for tomorrow night and saw your post. Is Road to Ruin taped or live?

Either way, if she is too busy to do her own program tonight, she won't be doing 360 either.

But if tomorrow night is live for Campbell's program, she could also do 360.

Anonymous said...

anon 10:17 AM: The man himself? Sometimes he looks like a little boy, though. I don't get it?

Anonymous said...

Why did Aaron call it Segment 7?

Anonymous said...

oh, i hope John King or Erica Hill sub tonight!

Anonymous said...

Kyra Phillips just said on the NewsRoom that she is co-anchoring The Election Center with Roland tonight. So it could be that they are doing both shows like Campbell does.

Kristien said...

@ACAnderfan: I was just kidding of course!
Nothing could make up for the real thing, not even a video of Anderson getting in that wetsuit! (I'm kidding about that too ;p)

Anonymous said...

It was an okay show last night, don't care much for political campaign news but I love congressmen in political scandals news, Joe Johns had a great report on Stevens from Alaska.

Disappointed with The Shot -the two cats - it was the exact same footage shown earlier on Keith Olbermann's show and Keith had a better line, "Moving from a Jesus cat to a cat who looks like he ate Jesus and then the apostles for dessert."

Loved the Aaron Brown clip. If only Anderson would behave like that more often. Terrific accent and acting. Wasn't it called Segment 7 because it was the seventh and last segment of the show?

Jaanza

Anonymous said...

John King will not sub on 360 tonight he is on the road with John McCain. Wolf just showed an exclusive interview that John King did with McCain today.

Anonymous said...

I like Kyra. She is good.

Anonymous said...

anon 12:45: you mean could be Kyran and Roland doing both Campbell's program and 360 tonight?

Anonymous said...

Omg Phebe that clip was great. I had never seen it before. I wish we could get more fun out of Anderson now. He was hilarious.

I have my fingers crossed that maybe Anderson will be back tonight, since everyone else seems to be off, unless Solidad is going to fill in.

Anonymous said...

I'm not with you all. I much prefer the anderson of today, mature and distinguished. I also found last nites 360, terribly boring. Watching paint dry is more exciting.
Soledad will surely win another award for BIA.

Manoel Queiroz said...

Wow...Mrs.Anonymous from 04:16 PM get to the point..sometimes AC360 when Mr.Cooper are not in are on the most boring things that's exists like Mr.Anonymous said "Watching paint dry is more exciting." But I Always hope that every night we'll have a great show. About McCain and Obama i think the american election in this moment is became a children fight. I Think it's more important to know what the candidates we'll do to make the U.States a place worth living in than saying Obama is like Britney or Paris Hilton for example, Get Smart Guys..About the Video..i'll say with only one phrase how much i like it. "One of the most funny things i've saw in my life".PS: American Morning and Lou Dobbs Tonight are Good Shows, because the don't pass in CNN International and i always want to see them??? Good Night and Good Luck!!

Anonymous said...

@ anon – 10.02 am – you’re funny!! Your sentiments, I’m sure are echoed by a lot of us...!!

BTW Folks – did anyone happen to catch the first part of the VIEW today!! I know y’all hate talking about politics, but, wow, what an exchange ‘tween Elizabeth and the rest of the ladies!!

Seems like Elizabeth really needs to learn to control her emotions. Now I really understand Anderson’s lack of understanding during his last exchange between Sharpton, Tara and Anderson regarding Elizabeth’s uncontrolled out bursts. Seems like she can never have a civil, sensible conversation about politics, without allowing her emotions get in the way, and acting like a spoilt child!!

Sorry. Just bugs me when adults behave like children!! Anderson was right!!

Anonymous said...

anon 4:16 I'm sure we all love Anderson of the gravitas. I think we were saying he's a funny guy. elections only show one part of a seemingly complicated man .Jmo.

Anonymous said...

Looks like Anderson may be back....Erica just blogged her news note thing.

Anonymous said...

Erica just blogged. Maybe if Anderson is still off we will get her tonight.

Anonymous said...

usually when Erica blogs she doesn't sub.

Anonymous said...

@anonymous 4:49

yes, some were saying the Anderson was mocking Elisabeth, but i disagree. I think he was making an honest comment about what he saw. Elisabeth often gets emotional and yells and doesn't make sense.

Oh i hope we get Erica to sub. :)