Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Year In Review 2009

Anderson traveled the globe this year to bring us the news






January 2009






1/5- Anderson anchors live from Ashkelon, Israel – Day 1

- On The Daily Show as moderator of the Puppedential Debate (for the perfect

Obama dog)
1/6- Anderson anchors live from Ashkelon, Israel – Day 2
1/17- Anderson in DC Co-Hosts the Obama Express
1/18- Anderson Anchors from DC as part of the Inauguration of Barack Obama Special
1/19- Anderson & Soledad O’Brien Co-Host A Celebration of America

- Appears on the Oprah Show

- Anchors 360 Live from DC
1/20- Anderson in DC for the Inauguration of Barack Obama (live coverage)

- Anchors 360 Live from DC
1/23- Anderson is Co-Host on Live with Regis & Kelly






February 2009






2/3 - Anderson interviews President Obama in the Oval Office

- Anchors 360 from DC
2/6 - Anderson spoke with students at Poly Prep in Brooklyn
2/12 - Anderson was called back to the studio to cover the deadly plane crash in

Buffalo, NY – he was back on the air from 1:20a.m. until 4:00a.m., when

American Morning began 2 hours early
2/15 - Anderson spoke at Thousand Oaks as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series

of Southern California
2/16 - Anderson spoke at Redondo Beach as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series

of Southern California
2/17 - Anderson spoke at Pasadena as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series
of Southern California

- The 2nd CNN Money Summit with Ali Velshi and Anderson airs during the second

hour of 360
2/18 - Anderson Anchors 360 Live from LA – Day 1

- Attended the Children Mending Hearts Gala at the House of Blues in West

Hollywood where he received the year's humanitarian award from the

International Medical Corps.
2/19 - Anderson Anchors 360 Live from LA – Day 2
2/20 - Anderson Anchors 360 Live from LA – Day 3
2/21 - Anderson attends Barry Diller’s Pre-Oscar Party
2/24 - Anderson was part of the BPTOT covering President Obama’s address

- Anchors Live 2 hour 360
2/25 - Lunch with Anderson Cooper went for $7,500 at Bailey House's annual

fundraiser, which raises money for homeless people with HIV and AIDS
2/26 - Anderson is Co-Host on Live with Regis & Kelly
2/27 - Anderson is Co-Host on Live with Regis & Kelly

- Bobby Flay surprises Anderson on the set of 360





March 2009






3/1 - Anderson’s “The War Next Door” story airs on 60 Minutes
3/4 - Anderson interviews George Clooney concerning the Crisis in Darfur
3/6 - 360 Airs an Ali Velshi Money Summit
3/9 - Anderson Anchors 360 Live from Atlanta
3/10 - Anderson Anchors 360 Live form LA

- Tapes an appearance on Ellen (to air 3/19) – Day 1
3/11 - Anderson Anchors 360 Live from LA – Day 2
3/12 - Anderson is in the studio with Ryan Seacrest for a radio interview

- Anchors 360 Live from LA – Day 3
3/16 - Anderson Anchors 360 Live from LA – Road to Rescue – Day 1
3/17 - Anderson Anchors 360 Live from Chalmette, Louisiana (outside

NOLA) - Road to Rescue – Day 2
3/18 - Anderson Anchors 360 Live from Detroit – Road to Rescue – Day 3
3/19 - Anderson appears on Ellen (pre-recorded)

- Speaks at Hofstra University on Long Island

- Anchors 360 Live from Hofstra – Road to Rescue – Day 4
3/25 - Anderson Anchors 360 Live from El Paso, TX – The War Next Door – Day 1
3/26 - Anderson Anchors 360 Live from El Paso, TX – The War Next Door – Day 2
3/27 - Anderson Anchors 360 Live from El Paso, TX – The War Next Door – Day 3

- The second hour of 360 is a Money Summit with Ali Velshi
3/31 - Anderson was the moderator at the Radio City Music Hall Speaker’s Series





April 2009






4/1 - Anderson is Live in London – Day 1 – to cover the G-20 Summit

- Talks with Roland Martin (filling in for Campbell Brown)

- Anchors 360 Live at the Tower Bridge
4/2 - Anderson in London – Day 2

- Interviews Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner

- Talks with Wolf in the Situation Room

- Talks with Larry King during Larry King Live

- Anchors 360 Live at the Tower Bridge
4/3 - Anderson in London – Day 3

- Anchors 360 from the CNN London Studio

- The second hour of 360 is a pre-recorded Special “President Obama and

the New World Order” anchored by Anderson.
4/5 - Anderson’s “Torture in Iran” story airs on 60 Minutes
4/7 - Anderson does an interview with Ryan Seacrest on KIIS-FM in the morning

- Spoke at Elon University in North Carolina in the evening
4/15 - Anderson spoke at the University of Delaware
4/29 - Anderson Co-Anchors The CNN National Report Card: First 100 Days with

Wolf Blitzer, John King and Soledad O’Brien at 8p.m.

- Anchors 360 Live for 2 hours.




May 2009







5/1 - Anderson was honored as Central Connecticut State University’s Robert

C. Vance Distinguished Lecturer for 2009

- Anchored 360 from CCSU’s Media Center studio

- The second hour of 360 was an airing of the Special “Time World’s Most

Influential People with Anderson Cooper” which included Anderson’s interview

with the women of The View.
5/4 - Anderson in LA - appeared on Ryan Seacrest’s radio program in the morning

- Appears on the Late Show with Jay Leno

- Taped an appearance on Ellen

- Anchored 360 Live “Up on the Roof”
5/11 - Anderson appeared on Jeopardy asking a video question
5/13 - Bidding is underway for a chance to meet Anderson after a 360 taping

proceeds to benefit the Robert F. Kennedy Charity Auction.
5/14 - Anderson appears on Ellen (taped when he was in LA 5/4)

- Co-Hosted a Money & Main Street Special with Ali Velshi at 8pm
5/17 - Anderson gave the keynote address at the 2009 Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture

at UCLA 5/20

- Anderson attended a cocktail party for Larry King in

honor of his new autobiography
5/21 - Anderson Cooper and CNN’s Planet in

Peril Team were honored by Conservation International with the Global

Conservation Hero Award for commitment and action toward a healthy, secure

planet for all people at its 12th Annual New York Dinner

- The second hour of 360 was an Extreme Challenges “The Next 100 Days”

pre-recorded special.
5/31 - Anderson’s 60 Minutes Story on Michael Phelp’s re-aired





June 2009







6/1 - Anderson joined Campbell Brown on her show & Anchored 360
6/2 - Anderson Anchors 360 Live in LA
6/3 - Anderson attended the Gracie Award Gala and spoke at the award ceremony

- Anchors 360 and receives a Surprise Birthday Celebration!
6/4 - Anderson is Co-Host on Live with Regis & Kelly
6/5 - Anderson is Co-Host on Live with Regis & Kelly (taped 6/4)
6/10 - Anderson Anchors 360 Live from LA – Day 1
6/11 - Anderson “Tweets” about interviewing Melissa Ethridge for upcoming special

- Anchors 360 Live from LA –Day 2
6/15 - Anderson attended the Ghetto Film School's 5th Annual Spring Benefit Dinner
6/17 - Anderson Cooper was the keynote speaker on Wednesday night at the US Fund

for UNICEF's 2009 Annual Meeting entitled "Believe in Zero."
6/18 - Anderson “Tweets” plane trip nightmare (Plane trouble prevented Anderson from

landing in DC. Where he was to Host a World Refugee Day event and interview

Angelina Jolie. Hillary Clinton had cancelled her interview the night before because

she fell and broke her wrist.) While he missed the hosting the event, he was

able to interview Angelina Jolie via satellite

- Anderson joined Ali Velshi for another Money Summit special at 8PM ET.
6/21 - 60 Minutes replays Anderson’s “War Next Door” story
6/24 - Anderson Anchors 360 Live from Paris, France
6/25 - Anderson flew home from Paris, did an hour show with Campbell and two live

hours of AC 360, plus voice overs and a prerecorded phone interview with

Clive Davis
6/30 - Anderson is Co-Host on Live with Regis & Kelly in NYC

- Anchors 360 Live from LA – Day 1






July 2009






7/1 - Anderson Anchors 360 Live from LA – Day 2
7/2 - Anderson Anchors 360 Live from LA – Day 3
7/3 - Anderson Anchors Campbell Brown

- Anchors Larry King Live

- Anchors 360 Live from LA – Day 4
7/6 - Anderson Anchors 360 Live from LA – Day 5
7/7 - Anderson Co-Hosts (with Soledad O’Brien) live coverage of Michael Jackson’s

Memorial Service

- Anchors 360 Live from LA – Day 6
7/9 - Anderson is travelling to Ghana to interview President Obama
7/10 - Anderson “Tweets” his arrival in Accra, Ghana

- Makes an appearance on 360 from Elmina, Ghana to report on his day
7/11 - Anderson Interviews President Obama at Cape Coast Castle, Ghana
7/13 - Anderson is back in the NYC studio & 360 airs Part 1 of his interview with

President Obama in Ghana
7/14 - 360 airs Part 2 of Anderson’s interview with President Obama in Ghana
7/16 - Anderson appears on the Late Show with David Letterman
7/18 - AC 360 Special “President Obama’s African Journey” airs
7/29 - Anderson is Co-Host on Live with Regis & Kelly
7/30 - Anderson is Co-Host on Live with Regis & Kelly (was taped on 7/29)





August 2009







8/14 - Anderson is Co-Host on Live with Regis & Kelly (was taped on 8/13)
8/21 - The second hour of 360 was an Extreme Challenges – Health Care Special

- Anderson called in during the Midnight Booty Call segment of Bravo's Watch

What Happens Live
8/27 - Anderson Anchors 360 Live from NOLA
8/28 - Anderson back in NYC – NOLA trip cut short due to death of Senator

Ted Kennedy
8/29 - Anderson Co-Anchors CNN’s coverage of Senator Kennedy’s funeral and burial at

Arlington National Cemetery





September 2009






9/3 - Anderson is spotted on the streets of NYC with Drew Barrymore (filming a story

for 60 Minutes)
9/6 - Anderson “Tweets” his arrival in Kabul, Afghanistan
9/7 - Anderson Anchors 360 Live from Patrol Base Jaker, Afghanistan – Day 1
9/8 - Anderson Anchors 360 Live from Patrol Base Jaker, Afghanistan – Day 2
9/9 - Anderson Anchors 360 Live from Patrol Base Jaker, Afghanistan – Day 3
9/10 - Anderson Anchors 360 Live from FOB Geronimo, Afghanistan (Where it is

already 9/11)
9/17 - Anderson Anchors 360 Live from LA – Day 1
9/18 - Anderson Anchors 360 Live from LA – Day 2
9/21 - Anderson wins News Emmy in the category of 'Outstanding Continuing Coverage

of a News Story in a News Magazine' for his 60 Minutes report entitled 'War

Against Women'
9/22 - Anderson Hosts New Yorkers for Children’s 10th Annual Fall Gala
9/23 - Anderson attends the kick-off luncheon for Joy Behar’s new show on HLN
9/25 - Anderson interviews Former President Bill Clinton





October 2009






10/7 - Anderson Anchors 360 Live from Chicago and Interviews Secretary of Education

Arne Duncan
10/9 - Anderson is Co-Host on Live with Regis & Kelly
10/14 - Anderson attends LL Bean Preview Party
10/15 - Anderson “Tweets” he’s in the South Bronx shooting a story for 60 Minutes
10/16 - Anderson is Co-Host on Live with Regis & Kelly
10/18 - Anderson’s 60 Minutes Story on Drew Barrymore airs
10/23 - Anderson Anchors 360 Live from LA








November 2009






11/5- Anderson Anchors 360 Live from Chicago
11/6- Anderson appears on Oprah
11/9- Anderson takes part in the live simulcast w/CNN.com and Oprah.com
- Anchors 360 Live from LA
11/13- Anderson subs for Campbell Brown in addition to anchoring 360
11/16- Anderson is a guest on Live with Regis and Kelly
- Emceed the Elton John AIDS Foundation Annual Benefit
11/19- Anderson appears on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien
- Anchors 360 Live from LA
11/20- Anderson is on the Ryan Seacrest radio program
- And in Hollenbeck to follow up on the gang documentary from a few years ago
- Anchors 360 Live from LA
11/21- Taping of the CNN Heroes program at the Kodak Theater in LA, Anderson
is the Host
11/26- CNN Heroes airs, with Anderson as Host





December 2009






12/3- Anderson is Co-Host on Live with Regis & Kelly
12/4- Anderson Anchors 360 Live from Washington, DC
12/6- Anderson’s 60 Minutes Story on The Harlem Children’s Zone airs
12/9- Anderson was a Guest at the Oliver Scholar’s Program
12/10- Anderson Anchors 360 Live from Otay Mesa Border Crossing in CA
12/14- Anderson is Co-Host on Live with Regis & Kelly – Day 1
12/15- Anderson is Co-Host on Live with Regis & Kelly – Day 2
12/16- Anderson is Co-Host on Live with Regis & Kelly – Day 3
12/17- Was in DC for interviews all day

- Anchors 360 from NYC studio


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5 comments:

ACAnderFan said...

Busy doesn't even begin to describe Anderson this year. It was nice that he co-hosted R&K so many times this year. Always a highlight. 360 from El Paso was some of the 360's I've seen in a long time, as was his reports from Afghanistan. He also had some good 60 Minutes pieces this year. The Drew Barrymore one, being one of my favorites.

Hopefully in the coming year he'll blog and tweet more as I enjoy reading what he has to say.

Great job on the post, Wonz!

Tedi B said...

Wow, great post, Wonz. I was tired just reading it!

I'm looking forward to NYE w/AC and Kathy!

judy said...

Wonz, you certainly gave us a precise look at everything AC did in 2009. Certainly the inauguration, which he co-hosted with Wolf, and his Presidential interview from Ghana,Cape Town were his biggest achievements,IMHO, and his trip to the Afgan area to interview those in the military.
I could have done without when he saw Ryan Seacrest, Leno, and Ellen, and did R&K, and etc, but that's just me.
He has done more in one year than most of us will do in a life time, that is for sure.

Wonz said...

A great big Thank You to Quitty for all her help with formatting this post -- I couldn't have done it without her! Thanks, again!

@TedB - It's amazing to see how busy Anderson really was, bringing us the news, reporting stories, making us laugh in the morning, giving speeches, supporting charitable causes, etc. He must feel at home on an airplane!!

ACAnderFan said...

@TediB, I got tired reading it too...LOL!

Since Anderson and Ryan Seacrest will both be in NYC tonite, wonder how long it will be until he's on Seacrest's show again. I like when he's on there and last time was nice since he was on for about 30-40 minutes. Typically not a Seacrest fan, but he brings out the Angergiggles which is always a good thing.