Another 2 hour edition of AC360 with Anderson Cooper & Company. We were treated (?) to live Obama and Clinton and prerecorded McCain, since it was past his bedtime. Interspersed between these snippets from the campaign trail were some great discussions. This is my last night blogging pre-election......so hopefully it will be my last night that I feel the necessity to speed blog. • Candy Crowley was yet again tagging along with Obama. She also did a report on some new McCain strategies and the dreaded robo call. When I think I've had enough I need to remind myself how CC must feel. Poor lady hasn't slept in her own home for months.• The Strategy Session panel was David Gergen, Paul Begala and Alex Castellanos.
• 27 minutes live with Obama speaking in Missouri
• 4 minutes live with Clinton speaking in Minneapolis • AC, John King and The Gerg discuss Sarah Palin, her liability to the McCain campaign and her future. This was, for me, the best discussion and panel I've seen on AC360 in a long time.• John King was also at the magic map again on Thursday's program.
• Prerecorded John McCain from Defiance, Ohio
• Prerecorded Sarah Palin from Missouri
• Poor Gary Tuchman was stuck interviewing the Republican faithful at the McCain rallies.
• Tom Foreman filed in for Erica Hill with The Beat and the 360 Bulletin.
I've got a huge treat for you tonight. We've been trying for weeks now to upload the webcasts to our blog. We had a mini break though today, thanks to DAFan. She managed to record, convert and send us Erica and Jack Gray's little discussion on Wednesday's webcam. The audio and video are a bit out of sync, but still well worth a look. We hope this is just the beginning of us being able to share the webcast with those of you who aren't able to view it on a regular basis.
Our BA watches Ellen religiously and I'm grateful that she does. Look at what was on the Ellen tease on yesterday's program. Seems that Mr. Cooper will be making an appearance on Ellen's show on Election day. I tried to get some clarification from CNN on this but no luck, so I'm going to speculate a bit and guess it will be a remote interview. I can't imagine AC being MIA from the Election Center.
As is our tradition here at ATA we always go out on a limb and try to picture what Anderson will be wearing to the company Halloween party. Thanks to Lori for her fabulous creative help!
I'll see you back here next Tuesday night when we'll be live blogging during the Election Center broadcast. More details in Cyn's Monday post.
Until then ~ Phebe
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