"Good evening everyone. We're live for the next two hours from Japan from here in Tokyo and up in the North and all points in between. Two obviously twin disasters happening at this time. We'll talk about the disaster in the North as it relates to the aftermath of the tsunami. Trying to get aid to survivors and the conditions there are brutal and that's not helping. But the drama of this hour occurring right now in the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant." ~ Anderson Cooper
WATER DROPPED ON NUCLEAR PLANT NHK: Spraying operation targets reactors 3 & 4: Discussion with Jim Walsh, Tom Foreman and Dr. Sanjay Gupta
JAPANESE NUCLEAR CRISIS Official: Pressure rising in reactor No. 5: Continued discussion with Jim Walsh, Tom Foreman & Dr. Sanjay Gupta
PEOPLE WORKING ON THE NUCLEAR PLANT: Interview with Anna Coren with additional information from Jim Walsh
AMERICAN MISSING IN JAPAN: Anderson spoke with two families whose daughters are missing and also shows another American who hasn't been found.
WEATHER PATTERNS OVER JAPAN: Report from Chad Myers
JAPANESE NUCLEAR CRISIS Govt. official: Engineers to attempt power restart at plant: Discussion with David Brenner and Dr. Sanjay Gupta
360 BULLETIN: Isha Sesay
WATER DROPPED ON NUCLEAR PLANT Japanese military helicopters involved in mission: Interview with Noriyuki Shikata, Government Spokesman
DEFENSE FORCES TO FIRE WATER CANNONS ON NUCLEAR PLANT: Discussion with Michael Friedlander, Jim Walsh and Dr. Sanjay Gupta
STRATEGIC LIBYAN TOWN UNDER SIEGE Fighting rages in Ajdabiya: Discussion with Arwa Damon, Nic Robertson, & Fouad Ajami
SEARCH AND RESCUE CREWS: Reports by Brian Todd and Gary Tuchman
360 BULLETIN: Isha Sesay
A couple extras for tonight:
Some exciting news to look forward to. Anderson along with Piers Morgan and Richard Quest will be covering the royal wedding throughout April including a live seven hour broadcast on 4/29, the day of the wedding, from 7 PM to 2AM. AC360 will be live from London beginning on 4/27 and will continuing through 4/29. Here's the article.
Also, Mediaite is reporting that 360 now has the highest ratings in cable news among views 25-54. Here's a link to their article that has a more detailed outline of the numbers:
•With his AC360 broadcasting from Japan, CNN’s Anderson Cooper snatched a title Tuesday night that usually belongs to Fox’s Bill O’Reilly: the highest rated show on cable news. Among viewers 25-54, the prime demographic for advertisers, Cooper had 917,000 viewers 25-54 at 10 p.m. and 975,000 at 11 p.m., easily outpacing O’Reilly, whose 8 p.m. hour attracted 787,000. At 11 p.m., when AC360 faces O’Reilly’s rebroadcast, the gap was wider, with O’Reilly attracting 626,000.
Among total viewers, O’Reilly stayed on top, with 3,506,000 viewers at 8 p.m., more than a million viewers ahead of Cooper’s 10 p.m. show, which had 1,916,000.
•Overall, Fox News won primetime, (narrowly beating CNN among viewers 25-54 and more widely beating CNN among total viewers) and MSNBC, widely criticized for its decision to stay with taped programming as the Japan story’s magnitude became known, was a distant third. MSNBC’s usually strong performers, Lawrence O’Donnell and Rachel Maddow, both struggled, failing to reach the levels of CNN’s lowest rated shows.