Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Hurricane Alex Makes Landfall

Anderson Cooper began Wednesday's show with "Good evening again from the Gulf. Two big breaking stories tonight. One involving former Vice President Al Gore lewd and embarrassing sexual allegations from a masseuse. A closed criminal investigation now reopened. The potential damage to the Oscar winning Nobel laureate almost incalculable. It's a lot more than just an inconvenient story especially if it's the inconvenient truth. All the allegations and the new investigation coming up tonight."

HURRICANE ALEX NOW COMING ASHORE Category 2 storm, sustained winds of 100 mph: Reports by Reynolds Wolf and Chad Myers

HURRICANE ALEX MAKES LANDFALL Storm complicates oil cleanup efforts: Report by Tom Foreman


HURRICANE ALEX MAKES LANDFALL Storm complicates oil cleanup efforts: Interview with Julia Reed, Newsweek Contributing Editor, and John Young, Council Chairman, Jefferson Parish.

HURRICANE ALEX MAKES LANDFALL 100 Miles south of the U.S./Mexico Border: Reports by Reynolds Wolf & Chad Myers

POLICE RE-OPEN AL GORE INVESTIGATION Accused of "unwanted sexual contact" in 2006: Interview with Jeffrey Toobin CNN Senior Legal Analyst

360 BULLETIN: Report by Joe Johns

BP UNDER FIRE Company wants to shut down safety watchdog unit: Report by Drew Griffin

Tonight's Extras:

Two articles on who should be Larry King's successor:

Here's a link to one from who recommends AC takes the job.

And a People Magazine article and poll that also mentions AC when discussing who should replace Larry King. Here's the link.

AC360 Transcript

AC360 Podcast

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Anonymous said...

I wish Anderson would change his clothes, the first cap from tonight's show is the exact same as last night, confusing!!LOL

Anonymous said...

Why does the person who does the photo caps on Wed. or Thurs. make it to where you can't click on the photos to enlarge them except for 1photo? It's really irritating when you can usually click on the photos you have on a given night and enlarge them to see them better and then on one particular night you can't except for one token photo. Is there a reason behind this?

MichellenLomita said...

Tracking Hurricane Alex was exciting. At last some stimulating 360 coverage.

Confess I listened closely to the Gore scandal and Jeff Toobin's take on it. Gossipy sensational material, and I was all ears.

Also interesting investigative reporting on BP by Drew Griffin. That company is a real oily well of corruption if CNN reports are accurate (forgive the analogy).

Nice impression: sweet quality in Anderson's manner and expression tonight. A different 360 Wednesday. Maybe we shouldn't give up on the show yet?

Izziecoop said...

I think the problems with the show are coming from the higher ups then ac. I think that is why sometimes ac seems so upset. I think he doesn't have as much leeway then we thought. I hope that changes when he renews his contract. I'm kind of shocked on what I've been reading about ac. Some of it I can believe and others I think is just bu!!s#*+. Sorry but I do. i don't think Anderson will leave CNN. I think he will renew his contract for 2 years with conditions. And if the conditions aren't met he will leave after those 2 years. So, i believe we will have atleast 3 more years of ac360. But to tell you the truth I think we will have 7 years of seeing ac in anything. I think in 7 years he will take a personal leave to do personal stuff in his life. I'm only saying that because he will turn 50 in 7 more years. And I think he is waiting on some of his personal needs until he beats the over 50 year old thing.(His dad died at age 50).But the whole 7 year thing is just my own opinon about ac.

Jaanza said...

I was impressed by the segment about Al Gore's alleged sexual misconduct and thought Jeffrey Toobin did a great job. I wish 360 would break away from oil spill/hurricane coverage more often to report on what else is going on.

The placement of the hurricane reports puzzled me. Why were they spread out and interspersed with other stuff instead of having all of the huricane news together?

I don't know who will replace Larry King. I can't see John Roberts interviewing Lady Gaga, can't see Ryan Seacrest interviewing Senator Feingold and don't know enough about Piers Morgan. King was CNN's biggest name and after he leaves they should try everything they can to keep Anderson. What other big name/face is there to identify CNN?

ACAnderFan said...

I could not get into 360 at all last nite. Tuesday nite was so good and I guess it was too much to hope for another show just as good. Well hopefully tonite will be better.

Anonymous said...

First time didnt change channel loved the show last night.

Hurricane Alex coverage was great very exciting and informative.

Cannot wait to see Jimmy Buffet interview

ATA is my favorite web site by far


Anonymous said...

Apparently Charlie Moore is now the executive producer of 360. Joniel I believe tweeted it just recently.

Phebe said...

@anonymous 12:29, I asked one of the producers where Charlie Moore has been and he answered that he's now an executive producer for 360. That's a good thing, IMO. Moore has always done quality work. David Doss is still the Senior Executive Producer, that has not changed.

@everyone, AC sent his staff an email today that said:
"Just in case you happen to believe what you read on the internet from unnamed sources, I just want you to know I am very happy at CNN, have no plans to leave, and am not in conflict with anyone. I am really proud of the work all of us are doing here in the Gulf, and all the other stuff just seems like silly gossip and sour grapes. "

As I am always saying 'time will tell'.

ACAnderFan said...

Yeah I believe Anderson's statement to his staff about as much as I believe Breaking Benjamin is still together and Ben Burnley hasn't disbanded the band.

judy said...

@ACanderFan: Good for you. I feel the same way.
I felt AC was very distracted last nite and very detached from the show. It was as If he was thinking how to reply to all the "internet stuff out there."
Suddenly Charlie Moore is in the mix....seems like there was some truth to The Wrap article and AC is trying ever so hard to deflect whatever he can.

Anonymous said...

@AC "all the other stuff seems like silly sour grapes." Guess again.
Sanjay Gupta and Co, including Gary Tuchman, aren't thinking it is sour grapes to want "some of them grapes you got Sunday in LA." Some of "them grapes belongs to them." Remember: It takes a village.

ACAnderFan said...

@Judy, I agree that Anderson seemed rather distracted last nite. Lets hope he has a little more focus tonite.

Anonymous said...

For those who think he's been overlooked, Sanjay Gupta was given an award at the White House for his work in Haiti a couple weeks ago. I think it's silly that people complain about AC being in NOLA. What CNN reporters weren't in the Gulf in recent weeks? John King was there. Ali Velshi was there. So was Sanjay Gupta, Gary Tuchman, etc. Petty jealousies aren't going to get people very far.

Anonymous said...

@10:25 pm. It's not petty jealousies making people speak out. Anderson regularly cancels vacations to go work on assignments, knowing that's how a reporter can break into the public consciousness, by temporarily replacing the anchor on holiday. He's so aggressive no one else is getting a shot; plus he does get more than his share of personal credit (via awards, high paying speeches) for work others are included in.

Charles A. Crummer said...

Re the analysis of the chemical content of the oil in the gulf: Why is anyone dependent on bp to give them oil samples? The oil is on the water and the beaches already. Please clarify this on the show. Thanks.