Erica Hill anchored Wednesday's 2 hour edition of AC360. True Breaking News dominated the program, as it did for much of the day.
Barbara Starr (CNN Pentagon correspondent), Paul Cruickshank (NYU Law & Security), John McLaughlin (former director CIA), Ken Robinson (security analyst), Ed Henry, David Gergen, Kelli Arena (CNN justice correspondent), Zain Verjee (CNN State Department correspondent), and Andrew Stevens (on the scene at the Taj Hotel) all provided perspective on the terrorist attack. Erica also talked by phone with several eyewitnesses and a CNN employee (ad sales) who was staying at the hotel. Gary Tuchman did the 360 Bulletin.... I'm assuming from Atlanta judging by the newsroom shot in the background.
I cannot say enough about the excellent job CNN did covering this Break News story all day on Wednesday. Also Erica Hill did a terrific job of holding down the fort while Anderson was on vacation. She more than proved that she is up to the task of substitute anchor.
As promised I've dug deep in the ATA vault and come up with an oldie but goodie. We have shared it once before, but it is just too good not to post again. The program was originally aired on Cinemax in 2004 and features Anderson Cooper and a few friends discussing movies, awards and life. I've divided it into 5 parts that I will post over the next two nights. I wonder if anyone will recognize the setting of this program called 'Spoken and Stirred'? Enjoy. ~Phebe
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