Anderson Cooper was in the NYC studio Friday and opened with a run down on the night's top stories: Failing 9/11 Responders; an American jailed in Haiti; and a Reality Show Murder Mystery
KEEPING THEM HONEST, FAILING 9/11 RESPONDERS: A report by Anderson Cooper
9/11 HEALTH CARE BILL IN LIMBO: Follow up interview with Rep. Anthony Weiner (D) NY
KEEPING THEM HONEST, SILENT TREATMENT: Anderson Cooper's report on Rep-elect Renee Ellmers and his attempt to talk to her
SILENT TREATMENT FROM POLITICIAN, Muslims say Rep-elect Ellmers isn't returning phone calls: Anderson's interview with Khalilah Sabra from the American Muslims Society's Freedom Project
SCHOOL BOARD SHOOTING HERO: A report by Anderson Cooper
SCHOOL BOARD SHOOTING HERO TALKS: Anderson's interview with Mike Jones, Security Officer
AMERICAN JAILED: A report by Anderson Cooper about American aid worker Paul Waggoner who is jailed in Haiti on suspicion of kidnapping
U.S. AID WORKER JAILED IN HAITI, Accused of kidnapping dead baby: Anderson's interview with Paul Sebring, Materials Management Relief Corp and friend of Paul Waggoner
"AMERICA'S GOT TALENT" MURDER MYSTERY: A report by Ted Rowlands
360 BULLETIN: Susan Hendricks
The RidicuList: Dr. Jennifer Morse - she wants the rainbow back
From Larry King Live Thursday night-
KING: As you can see, the panel has increased, with the wife and the kids. We'll meet them in a minute. Anderson Cooper and I have been meeting via satellite, Monday through Friday for about five years now. All good things come to an end, Anderson. Sorry you can't be with us tonight.
ANDERSON COOPER, CNN ANCHOR: Larry, I'm not going to talk about what's on my program tonight, which is what I usually do in this program. I just want to use my brief time to say thank you. You have been a friend, a mentor to me all these years that I have been at CNN. And I truly cannot imagine this place without you. And if I can say something very personal for a moment. You and I had lunch once recently and we both talked about our fathers. And we both lost our dads at a very young age. I think you were nine, I was 10. We talked about how one really never gets over something like that. And I was just thinking about how proud your dad must be for all that you accomplished in your career. And more importantly, in your life, being there for your boys, for your family, taking them to ball games, to school, and doing all the things that I know he would have wanted to do for you and that my dad would have wanted to do for me. Right before my dad died, he actually wrote a letter to me. And I just want to read you something that he said to me. He said, quote, "we must go rejoicing in the blessings of this world, chief of which is the mystery, the magic, the majesty and the miracle that is life." And I think you, more than most people, have done just that in your life and on your show. You've rejoiced in the blessings of this world. And you've brought us every night the mystery, the magic, the majesty and the miracle that's life. So I just want to thank you, Larry. We love you here. And we look forward to all that you're going to do in the days ahead.
KING: Thank you, Anderson. I'm really touched. Thank you so much.
End of Larry King Live/Beginning of AC360-
ANDERSON COOPER, CNN ANCHOR: Well, a remarkable moment, a remarkable man has just signed off the air. It's hard to imagine saying this for the last time, but, Larry, thank you very much. And thanks very much for watching, everyone.
And Anderson ended AC360 with -
COOPER: What a man, what a career.
From Twitter today~
@AndersonCooper interviewed @PiersMorgan – and Piers interviewed Anderson – coming soon to TV and web
While I will watch the Anderson - Piers interview, which will be shown on AC360, I don't think I'll be tuning into Piers' program anytime soon. I already miss Larry King. ~ Wonz.