Friday, May 22, 2009

Lovin Old School AC


Hello Anderworld. Hope all is well. I am back and missing the boat. Not missing this nauseous feeling that is finally starting to go away but stories for a different blog. This week has been so crazy for me I don’t think I have made it through a 360 this week without falling asleep. Not due to content or anything of that sort…just catching up on sleep I did not have while on my cruise. So lets get into Friday’s 360.



President Obama to name a Supreme Court nominee in the next few days. Ed Henry reports on the latest news about the Presidents pick. It could come as early as Tuesday. The president has not officially made up his mind but the front runners are all women.
Anderson spoke with Bill Bennett & James Carville about the continuing debate between President Obama & former Vice President Dick Cheney over the closing of GitMo & torture tactics.


Philadelphia, Mississippi has elected its first African American mayor. What a sign of the times. It is a wonderful moment. Anderson shared an old interview with a KKK member. Who did not love seeing the old clip of Anderson from a few years back.
We have been asked for the clip of Anderson's interview. Here you go.




Ed Lavendra reports on the new mayor of Philadelphia, MS. James Young.


In Keeping them Honest Sean Callebs reports on FEMA trying to get people out of the trailers. This story makes me so mad. Mad that after 44 months there are still people living in these trailers to begin with. It is disgusting and hopefully the people in New Orleans will get so much needed help soon.

Anderson spoke with Wendy Murphy, a law professor about the latest news on the Peterson trial.

Up Close took a look at Michelle Obama and other first ladies. Tom Foreman reported


There was of course the Anderca banter and who does not enjoy that!

I will see you all again next Friday…..peace out until then ~ Sapphire


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12 comments:

ACAnderFan said...

Loved the vintage AC clip we go. He was so feisty back then. Every so often we get feisty Anderson. I miss red 360. It was so great then.

The preview of Gary Tuchman's piece that should air next week looks really really really good. Seems like Texas has a problem.

Sean Calebs piece was good. Katrina has to be the biggest embarrassment this country has ever had. It was handled totally wrong.

Laura said...

I really enjoyed last nights AC360.. especially that old interview.
No one managed to clip it did they?

jasper said...

I really enjoyed the vintage clip last night. I never watched the "red" AC, so I had never seen it before.

I wonder why we don't see that side of Anderson as much any more. Wish we would.

I also thought he did a great job last week with his interview of Liz Cheney.

It is so hard to believe those people in NOLA are still in trailers, let alone that they are being made to get out of them. I did not realize that people lived in trailers 10 years after Hurricane Andrew.

Hope every one has a great and safe Memorial Day weekend. Lets not forget to honor our past and present military solders.

Thanks

M in Oregon said...

Were we watching a Freudian moment last night when Anderson presented us with the gift of seeing "the way things used to be?" Only about four years ago and he looked 10 years younger, was capable of true indignation and, more importantly, actual reaction to what his guest (using that term advisedly) was saying. Wow! This wasn't just about Philadelphia MI, was it? Where'd ya go, boy? When it was over, I felt like running out back, beyond the barn, and yelling for Shane to come back. [For those of you too young for that reference, rent the movie.] Oh, and I echo Laura, in the hope that a clip of that entire interview could be made available. We really won't ever see that Anderson again.

Another sporty "picnic" shirt! Actually, all the men of 360 looked especially spiffy last night - that 3 shot with Carville and Bennett sandwiching Anderson is extraordinarily colorful and chic. You don't think thy broke down and got a stylist, do you?

The trailer story did get me riled up - at first. But that second guy, the one who spent his insurance money on other debts and not on rebuilding his house, struck a cord. (1) Insurance claims for the loses suffered in Katrina/Rita were never truly settled, and none at true replacement value; and (2) those who received less than actually needed to rebuild should have had low or no interest loans from the Feds to make up the difference. The trailer debacle is not, generally, the fault of the poor schmucks stuck in those horrible little boxes, the government should be stepping up. I was especially offended by that councilwoman who said she didn't want New Orleans to "look bad" with trailers still present. Really? Nothing like doing something about that, lady!

If Gary Tuchman doesn't get an Emmy for his Somali Pirates: Texas Style series, that will be a shame. And, if he doesn't get shot by those buzzards, or hijacked, that will be a miracle.

What? No screen grab of that delightful picture of Anderson in his dressing room, surrounded by a bevy of "Seaman?" I don't think that smile could have gotten any wider! I'd like to know why Erica didn't play . . .you know. Another Andermoment wasted.

Coop1223 said...

I absolutely loved the old clip of Anderson. I loved that Anderson wasn't afraid of asking some tough questions and it was just a great interview. Thanks for clipping it!

snooks said...

The vintage AC was great - ACAnderFan I agree he was feisty - he displayed that the other night when speaking to the Cheney evil spawn

Aries Moon said...

Anderson's interview with the Mississippi mayor is one of my favorites - I have it on tape and I remember being really impressed with how Anderson handled it when it aired originally. Yes, more feisty AC moments would be great now - and more interviews like the one with Liz Cheney where facts are everything - AC won that argument in spite of what Limbaugh and other conservatives are tyring to claim. I miss 360 Red too.

I guess that barbeque place AC mentioned will have an increase in business now. I liked the photo of AC surrounded by those military guys.

M in Oregon said...

Were we watching a Freudian moment last night when Anderson presented us with the gift of seeing "the way things used to be?" Only about four years ago and he looked 10 years younger, was capable of true indignation and, more importantly, actual reaction to what his guest (using that term advisedly) was saying. Wow! This wasn't just about Philadelphia MI, was it? Where'd ya go, boy? When it was over, I felt like running out back, beyond the barn, and yelling for Shane to come back. [For those of you too young for that reference, rent the movie.] Oh, and I echo Laura, in the hope that a clip of that entire interview could be made available. We really won't ever see that Anderson again.

Another sporty "picnic" shirt! Actually, all the men of 360 looked especially spiffy last night - that 3 shot with Carville and Bennett sandwiching Anderson is extraordinarily colorful and chic. You don't think thy broke down and got a stylist, do you?

The trailer story did get me riled up - at first. But that second guy, the one who spent his insurance money on other debts and not on rebuilding his house, struck a cord. (1) Insurance claims for the loses suffered in Katrina/Rita were never truly settled, and none at true replacement value; and (2) those who received less than actually needed to rebuild should have had low or no interest loans from the Feds to make up the difference. The trailer debacle is not, generally, the fault of the poor schmucks stuck in those horrible little boxes, the government should be stepping up. I was especially offended by that councilwoman who said she didn't want New Orleans to "look bad" with trailers still present. Really? Nothing like doing something about that, lady!

If Gary Tuchman doesn't get an Emmy for his Somali Pirates: Texas Style series, that will be a shame. And, if he doesn't get shot by those buzzards, or hijacked, that will be a miracle.

What? No screen grab of that delightful picture of Anderson in his dressing room, surrounded by a bevy of sailors. His smile could not have been wider!

Anonymous said...

AC was so much more assertive back then, and it was just two months before Katrina, when he actually broke the mold. The question remains, WHY? What happened in the interme and why the change? Why is he so resistant to opinion, not being assertive, not going where he's gone before? Why the reluctance? Is it because he feels now he can just sit back and relax? Oddly enough, the ratings indicate otherwise, so maybe the Cheney interview heralded in the "old and improved new anderson."

Anonymous said...

That"feisty AC" was the one we all saw in Katrina. Where did he go? What happened to him? Is he so burned out that he really doesn't care anymore? Maybe if he reappeared, his ratings would improve. Obviously his "WASPISH" background didn't get in the way of this interview!

Anonymous said...

If I can add to the speculation about Anderson :) I think that he might have become uncomfortable with all of the attention. Maybe that has made him withdraw from himself a bit. Maybe a little fear of a few different things... but again, just speculating...

Or maybe he just needs to feel like he's doing more to help the world and he can't find that place yet. He's that type of person.

Anonymous said...

@11:12PM:"doing more to help the world?" AC does his viewer an injustice when he does not engage them all, as he does in this clip. This clip is priceless, because it shows what he is capable of, yet rarely is he as passionate as he once was. What a shame and waste of talent.