Tuesday, January 18, 2011

News & Broadway Bound

Keeping Them Honest, Guns, Kids and Politics: Anderson Cooper reporting

GUNS, KIDS AND POLITICS, Fla. bill would make it illegal for docs to ask about guns: Frank Artiles (R) Florida State House, Dr. Louis St. Petery, Fla Chapter Amer. Academy of Pediatrics and Jeffrey Toobin (phone in)

TRAGEDY IN TUCSON: Tom Foreman reporting

GRADING PALIN'S PUSHBACK, Critics rip her Tucson response
WHITE HOUSE HARDBALL, Grading the anti-repeal push
LIEBERMAN TO BOW OUT, Conn. Sen. to skip 2012 re-election bid:
Ari Fleisher and Lisa Caputo (thank you AC360 for giving us a rest from Dana Loesch)


360 NEWS BULLETIN: Isha Sesay

360 MOST NOTORIOUS COLD CASES, Amber Hagerman: Gary Tuchman reporting, follow up with John Walsh

Broadway World.com announced today that Anderson Cooper will be making his Broadway debut in late February. Here's the clip:

The producers of the 50th Anniversary production of the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical comedy HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING are excited to announce that Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist Anderson Cooper will make his Broadway debut as the voice of the narrator in the new production. Anderson Cooper follows in the footsteps of Walter Cronkite who was the voice of the narrator in the 1995 revival of the musical starring Matthew Broderick. Starring Daniel Radcliffe as J. Pierrepont Finch and John Larroquette as J. B. Biggley, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING begins previews Saturday, February 26, 2011, at 8pm, at Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street) and Opens Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 5pm.

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ACAnderFan said...

360 wasn't too bad last nite. I think 5 years in prison is a bit harsh for a doctor asking about guns in the home. Personally I think it should be up to each doctor to decided if they want to discuss guns in the home or not.

Dr.Laura is an idiot. Its not CNN's fault that a fiasco occurred after she used the "N word" 11 times. That's her fault. She's the one who kept saying the word, not CNN.

As for Anderson voicing How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying , good for him. I love plays and theater so anything that has to do with theater is good.

judy said...

Anderson was right about Dr.Laura on the Ridiculist. He told her to be accoutable for her own actions and stop her whining, something she always tells her own listeners.
This was all in reference to her sit down with Matt Lauer today, complaining about CNN's rehashing her disgraceful comment in August of 2010.
I never trusted Dr. Laura. She never struck me as having the other person's interest at heart.
According to TVN, AC will be doing a pre-taped voice over for How To Succeed.
Good for him.

Anonymous said...

@judy, if you read the post you commented on or even the title of tonight's entry you would realize that ATA shared the information about AC on Broadway AND posted the video of Anderson doing the voice over recording for 'How to Succeed'.

No disrespect intended, just pointing out the obvious.

judy said...

@12:53PM: I did read it, but I wasn't sure that it said PRE-TAPED.
I always read the summation before commenting.

Anonymous said...

It has been mentioned that if Anderson Cooper had not signed on to hosting his own daytime talk show, that he would have gotten the role to take over for Regis Philbin on Live! With Regis & Kelly. I really wish he could get out of that contract and do it becuase Anderson & Kelly have great on air chemistry. Also, it would give him a better opportunity to go out on the field and report around the world for AC360 because they could easily get a substitute for a while. It just now seems with his new upcoming show that he won't be able to do that at all unless it's somewhere domestic.

aries moon said...

@sydney--regarding your comment on the previous ATA post, it's been laughable to read some of the stories about how "upset" the big, overpaid, overindulged stars are with Gervais--do they REALLY expect us to feel sorry that their feelings were hurt? Please.

(thank you AC360 for giving us a rest from Dana Loesch)


Bobby Duval had the real story on Baby Doc and his corrupt and violent legacy in Haiti--good interview with AC.

Dr. Laura was rightfully put in her place by AC--she is ridiculously arrogant.

Leave it to Isha to throw in something as unexpected as "Eliza Doolittle" in the 360 Bulletin--she's great. All those initial "AC on Broadway" announcements were really weird to see--for a minute I thought he was doing a SERIOUS career 180. ;)

Anonymous said...

@anon 1:26 - I might be wrong, but I don't think AC is contractually obligated to do the new show. It's his show. He's the executive producer.

Regis is 80 years old with health problems. I don't think his retirement is any huge surprise.

Anonymous said...

Am I the only one that seems like Anderson is stretching himself a little thin? 360, 60 Minutes, a daytime talk show and now a prerecorded Broadway show?

I really like Anderson, but I just feel like he is getting away from his roots in serious news.


Thank you

judy said...

@1:26AM: I think Anderson was well aware of Regis and his retirement plans.
Usually, the most obvious person to get the position, doesn't get the job. AC must have known that.
Look at Joan Rivers and Johnny Carson.
Kelly Ripa wasn't supposed to suppose to get her position initially either.