Anderson Cooper opened the show tonight talking about Sarah Palin. I so wanted to hit the fast-forward button, but I resisted. In Arizona to campaign for Senator John McCain’s re-election, Palin hit the media hard for reporting on acts of violence and inflaming rhetoric against Democrats. Claims when she talks about taking up arms, she’s talking about votes, yet she hasn’t taken the map with the crosshairs off her Facebook page, and says her pact is to target the specified areas – she will “reload.”
Jessica Yellin was in for the Keeping Them Honest Report – 360 replayed part of Palin’s speech today which showed her inflaming the crowd. She pretty much had the crowd under her spell as she took on President Obama, the Democratic agenda and the faceless critics of the party of “hell” no. McCain followed her lead. He needs her help as he finds himself challenged by Rep JD Hayworth for his Senate seat. The McCain campaign was so pleased with Palin’s endorsement they claimed “the Mac is back.” Did anyone see Phebe outside protesting?
Mark Halperin was in the studio with AC to further discuss the event and the McCain Palin relationship. Halperin used the analogy of a healthy marriage to describe the relationship; said their political fortunes seem to be completely different – that Palin was the draw today; she plays to the crowd; but regarding the rhetoric and things called out at campaign rallies a little over a year ago – McCain let go on to long. I’m thinking history may be repeating itself after what I saw tonight.
The Big 360 Interview was with Sinead O’Connor from Dublin, Ireland. Sinead protested on TV 18 years ago when she tore up a picture of Pope John Paul II on Saturday Night Live in 1992. She gets accused of being anti-Catholic, but says she cares about the church and its victims. She feels they are being lied to and gave her views as a Catholic. She defended her act on SNL in 1992.
The Vatican says the Pope didn’t know what was going on, but the people are looking for acknowledgment of what he knew and when he knew it. There needs to be full disclosure of the Vatican’s role and the Pope’s role.
- US-Russia Arms Deal
- 11 Killed in Kentucky Crash
- New Mortgage Relief announced by the White House today
- Texas Boy’s 100mph Joyride – not a drunk, but a 12 year old
For tonight's Crime and Punishment Report - A beauty queen on the run. Karl Penhaul was in with the report of a woman once named Columbia’s Queen of Coffee is now called the Queen of Cocaine. She’s on the run and there’s an international arrest report out for her. Argentine legal sources suspect she’s running an operation that deals in millions of dollars of cocaine trafficking to Mexico, by way of the Buenos Aires Airport, using fashion models at drug curriers. Karl tracked her story from childhood to today. She updates her Facebook page and claims she’s innocent. The former beauty queen is now one of South America’s most wanted. The best part of this report was AC commenting about her updating her Facebook page – “What’s her status – on the run? Scared? With Baby (her dog)?” She did write to Karl via Facebook that she doesn’t want to go to jail and claims she’s innocent.
Next Anderson previewed the “Gangs of Hollenbeck” special which was shown in the second hour of 360.
- TSA nominee withdraws
- Arenas sentenced in gun case (avoided jail time)
- “Playing” with Fire in Iceland (volcano erupting)
- White House party crashers get TV gig (on Bravo)
- Scientists: Invisibility Cloak created (think Harry Potter)
All photos by Jonathan Torgovnik
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New Anderson Cooper Talk Show Specials?
By Kevin Allocca on Mar 25, 2010 06:01 PM
Page Six's Cindy Adams mentioned this little note about Anderson Cooper at the bottom of her article this week: "CNN adding a nightly talk show for Anderson Cooper?? Eclectic-type guests? It's what I'm hearing."
A new "nightly talk show" for Cooper sounds pretty juicy, but we hear what's being discussed might not be quite so dramatic.
A CNN insider tells TVNewser, "We're looking at doing a few specials on Fridays at 11pm later this spring."
AC360 aired a Special on Hollenbeck in the second hour tonight. A compilation of the reports previously shown. Below are some pictures posted to the 360 Website today and here is the link to a blog post by Anderson.
CNN’s Anderson Cooper interviews Milton Bueno in a patio area where his 20 year old son Steven was killed in a drive by shooting in 2009.
60 Minutes: Anderson Cooper Takes An Unprotected Swim With Great White Sharks
(CBS) CNN's Anderson Cooper joins "The Sharkman" on " 60 Minutes" for an unprotected swim with the ocean's most feared predator.
No one spent more time getting closer to great white sharks than Mike Rutzen. He has learned a great deal about the ocean's most feared predator by swimming just inches away from the toothy creatures, completely unprotected - no cage. That's just what Anderson Cooper will do on Sunday's "60 Minutes" when he reports on Rutzen - a man so convinced great whites are misunderstood that he risks his life over and over to prove it.
How do you swim with the star of "Jaws?" With a paramedic on board and an ambulance on the shore, as Cooper reports from under the waters off Cape Town, South Africa, as they visit with a 15-foot great white.
And lastly, if you were like me and disappointed that the interview AC did with Roxana Saberi never aired, you may like to tune into The Daily Show with Jon Stewart next Wednesday night, March 31st. Roxana is Jon's scheduled guest that night.
That's it for me tonight. I hope you all have a great weekend! Wonz~
All Things Anderson is a blog dedicated to CNN's AC360 and its host Anderson Cooper.