Tuesday, December 28, 2010

AC Talk Show Memories 12/28/10

Today we've got Anderson Cooper's appearance in the Fall of 2005 on The Colbert Report for your enjoyment.


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ACAnderFan said...

I can't take much of Colbert and that clip was too much. He too much and even Anderson was annoying in that interview.

judy said...

Steven Colbert does a very good immitation of Bill O'Reilly, who is very self absorbed and full of himself. He plays a character interviewing real people and he does it well. That's his gimmick.
Jon Stewart starts out as a fake anchor, but becomes himself when interviewing others and does this equally well.
If Anderson is to succeed as a talk show host he has to find way to make people want watch him, as Steven and Jon have done.
If he plays himself, he may find success fleeting, especially with
daytime audiences.

Anonymous said...

I totally enjoyed the Colbert interview! Oh, the Andergiggles!

Anonymous said...

I don't think AC has been hired to play a fake host of daytime talk show. He should do the thing that works for him: Find issues he's passionate about and make his viewers passionate about them too.

I actually think most AC360 special reports are quite good, but find the format frustrating - broken up over the entire week with too much repeated each night.

Oprah and Donahue succeeed where many fail because they were sincere.

Anonymous said...

@10:31AM: AC is NO Oprah or Donahue.
Both were the first of their kind.
They were trail blazers in the field of talk.
Get real. There are times when Anderson Cooper is just plain boring and his ratings prove it.

Anonymous said...

Oprah and Donahue tackled the issues with sophistication and tact, today's talk shows are all about the WOW factor and who can shock you the most. I hope AC takes the former path, but my gut feeling is that we will see silly things that he hopes will draw his core viewers to the show, but that's not all he needs to do. Anderson used to be able to mix fun and serious topics and give a good show, but now its all about playing to those who made him a celebrity and fell in love with him. But in today's world that just doesn't work any more.

Anonymous said...

Wow. Bitchy much, people? Just stopping by for a change, and gee, one wonders why I ever stopped reading the comments.