Tuesday, January 25, 2011

SOTU, AC360 Style

Anderson Cooper joined the best political team on television after the President's State of the Union speech and the Republican's response. At the table were Candy Crowley, Erick Erickson, Roland Martin, David Gergen and Wolf Blitzer, moderator.

At the top of the hour, after the Tea Party's response, Wolf turned the night over to Cooper for AC360. This edition broke down of the speeches, showed reactions in instant polls and focus groups and also the pundit analysis.

OBAMA'S POLICY, RIGHT DIRECTION? Joe Johns manned the three-dimensional virtual graphics to illustrate


STATE OF THE UNION REACTION: Erick Erickson, Cornell Belcher, Candy Crowley, David Gergen and Ari Fleisher in studio and Paul Begala and Gloria Borger by satellite made up the panel.

REP. GIFFORDS AWAITING MOVE TO REHAB, Drain is removing excess fluid from her brain: Dr. Elizabeth Cohen reporting from Houston

Tom Foreman joined Cooper to talk about CNN's focus groups and their electronic responses to the SOTU.

And there you have it, AC360 for Tuesday January 25th 2011.

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ACAnderFan said...

360 was just too much re-hash for me. I couldn't get into it at all. I did like however that earlier in the evening CNN had Piers Morgan on the panel. I thought it was refreshing to have a voice on the panel that dosen't have ties to Washington. Good for CNN for doing that. I think its something they need to continue to do in the future

judy said...

The POTUS was absolutely brilliant in Tucson, not so tonite.
I know he was in front of an entirely different audience, for an entirely different occasion, but as a viewer, the address was mediocre. I actually switched to Joan and Melissa on WE.
The only riveting part was seeing the Greens join the first Lady.
If the emphasis was on jobs, jobs, jobs, it was lost on those who don't have one. JMO
I was also surprised to see AC come on after the SOTU address and be part of the panel. This is something that has not occured before and I predicted on ATC, that the Ed Show would probably help MSNBC more, than 360, and unfortunately, I was right. The Ed Show won the nite, Monday.
I fear that because AC is showing interest in daytime TV, that he is going to be seen as a lite weight in the news biz.....I hope I am wrong.
@Jaanza: Please read my comment on the post prior about Mad Men.

Anonymous said...

I watched SOTU and 360 on and off, mostly off due to switching channels a lot. My brain just goes numb after too much political stuff.

Michelle Bachmann's speech will be remembered less for what she said and more for how she said it, like she was talking to someone else and you were uncomfortably eavesdropping. Does anyone remember what Bobby Jindal said last time? The only thing I can recall is that he sounded like Kenneth from 30 Rock.

I know I should pay more attention to politics and what politicians are saying but sometimes it's so darn hard. Kudos to Anderson and his team for being able to do it.


Anonymous said...

@Judy - maybe I will try to get the DVDs of the previous "Mad Men" seasons. Or maybe I'll just start watching whenever it's on and figure things out eventually. "Mad Men" sort of sounds like "Heroes" or "Lost "- shows in which you really got to watch from the start in order to get the meaning/nuances/impact of what is going on now.

Sorry I didn't respond sooner, didn't see your post until after I posted mine.