Friday, April 08, 2011


Anderson Cooper opened AC360 with the news that no deal had been reached and the budget deadline was drawing near. 360 was live for two hours with discussion of what the sticking points were, what would happen if a deal was not reached, speculation of what was happening behind the scenes; and finally broke the news that a budget deal was reached and a government shutdown avoided.

The first panel of the evening consisted of Dana Bash, Dan Lothian, John King and David Gergen ~

Anderson spoke with Rep. Anthony Weiner (D) New York ~

Tom Foreman was in at the Magic Wall breaking down "Riders" and later with a "Budget Timeline" ~

Anderson spoke with Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R) Texas ~

Panel number two consisted of Paul Begala, David Gergen and Susan Molinari ~

Dana Bash broke the news that a budget deal agreement had been reached ~

President Obama, Sen. Harry Reid and Rep. John Boehner spoke ~

Then the panels were brought back in for further discussion of what had just happened and what could happen going forward.

360 BULLETIN: Isha Sesay

And best of all - Dana Loesch had tweeted earlier in the day that she would be on AC360, but apparenty was bumped?


A Perry's Principle from the second hour of Thursday's program ~


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ACAnderFan said...

360 went over board last nite. We did not need two hours of "Lets Make A Deal" either there is a deal or there isn't. No need to speculate until there is one or isn't one. The whole show was ridiculous.

aries moon said...

Loesch got slashed--if only it could be permanent. The difference between Dana and Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson and Susan Molinari is that while I may not agree with their positions, I had no problem listening to either of them and actually wished Molinari had gotten a little more time to talk--it was good to see an actual adult discussion after the Dana debacle on Thursday. Was happy to see Rep. Anthony Weiner interviewed, Begala (love him) and Gergen had a vigorous debate and Dana Bash did a first-rate job monitoring all the breaking budget news. Glad there was no shutdown, but as John King said several times, the real battles are ahead and they will be fascinating and/or unsettling to watch given the stakes for the politicians and the country.

Anonymous said...

Why is Perry's principle never on the first hour :̣̣(?

Broadway Bound Bunny said...

OT Director Sidney Lumet, one of Gloria's husbands has passed away. He was really a great director, one of his best films was 12 Angry Men starring Henry Fonda. The New York Times has a great write up on him.

Anonymous said...

@aries moon - couldn't agree more. Susan Molinari and Kay Bailey Hutchinson both represent the Republican view in a way that makes me listen and consider their side.

I don't want AC360 to just present views I agree with, but I do want them to use analysts that I can respect.

Anonymous said...

I read a comment by a blogger, who said that the Tea Party sends women to be "experts" even though they don't have the facts, but have the looks instead. The female Reps and Senators may not be beautiful, but these ladies(most anyway), have their facts down and know what they are talking about.

Anonymous said...

If I'm not mistaken, all of Gloria's husbands have passed away now - it is the first one I'm sure about - I would have to look it up.

aries moon said...

@anon 11:55, your point about wanting to see analysts you can respect is well taken--I'm not sure what CNN thinks Loesch brings to the table other than her supposed good looks since facts aren't her friend.

Sidney Lumet directed two of my all time favorite movies, Network & Dog Day Afternoon. RIP.