SOME FOOD FROM JAPAN CAN'T ENTER U.S., FDA worried about milk products, produce near nuclear plant: Anderson Cooper alerts viewers to stay tuned for news from Japan at the end of AC360
CLINTON: GADHAFI EXPLORING EXIT OPTIONS: Breaking news by Anderson Cooper detailing HRC's conversation with Diane Sawyer
NEW REPORTS OF AIRSTRIKES IN LIBYA, Near Misrata: Amateur videos from You Tube shown to introduce the days events
Discussion with Chris Lawrence, Arwa Damon and Nic Robertson
Follow up with Jill Dougherty, Fouad Ajami and David Gergen
Peter Bergen and David Kirkpatrick (New York Times) discuss with Cooper the origins of the uprising, is it secular or tribal? The answer is a little of both according to the experts and fundamentalists aren't driving the revolution.
Jonathan Miller reports of the damage done in Tripoli by coalition troops.
360 NEWS & BUSINESS BULLETIN: Isha Sesay
• radiation levels in food grown near the nuclear plant are high
• 17 charter flights with U.S. military dependents voluntarily left Japan today
• brief mention of workers in the Fukushima Dia-ichi plant and update on current conditions at the plant
I'm guessing it's just me and the world has moved on from Japan, but I can't. I'm not saying Libya isn't the big news, of course it is, but maybe one less segment on Libya so we could have a Gary Tuchman report or more human interest stories detailing conditions in Japan? And please don't misunderstand, I am not asking for more Jim Walsh!
Another beef is that we don't see nearly enough of Peter Bergen and way too much of Ajami and Gergen. I guess absence makes the heart grown fonder? Let's ditch Ajami for a while and see if we miss him. ;) ~ Phebe
Congrats to AC360, Mediaite posted this recently:
CNN’s Anderson Cooper finished first among cable news shows Friday night, hitting 599,000 viewers 25-54. That was the highest-rated show on any network for the night, beating usual ratings news champ Bill O’Reilly on Fox.