Anderson Cooper was back in the 360 anchor chair and opened with the latest news out of Syria. Keeping them honest; with blood on the streets in Syria and blood on the hands of a dictator who promises reform, but continues to kill his own people.
BLOODY CRACKDOWN IN SYRIA, Eyewitness speaks out: Anderson interviews a man in Syria
Anderson and Isha discussed the upcoming nuptials...
...and silliness ensued.
And the entire Royal Wedding Etiquette Lesson video from the AC360 blog ~
Note: I checked the AC360 Website this morning and found that is has been completely reformatted. And I must say, it was a pleasant surprise. I really like the new look and the new layout. Well done, AC360. If you haven't had a chance, you may wish to check it out - www.ac360.com
Anderson spoke of a photograph that Tim Hetherington took of him during his tribute to Tim tonight. This is the photo ~
And a couple of more photos Tim took during that 2009 Afghanistan trip with Anderson/AC360 ~
Sebastian Junger wrote a very touching tribute to Tim for Vanity Fair.
Sebastian Junger Remembers Tim Hetherington
The death of an incomparable photojournalist, killed on April 20 while covering the conflict in Libya, is recounted by his collaborator, confrère, and friend. Here is part of that tribute ~
You had this idea that young men in combat act in ways that emulate images they’ve seen—movies, photographs—of other men in other wars, other battles. You had this idea of a feedback loop between the world of images and the world of men that continually reinforced and altered itself as one war inevitably replaced another in the long tragic grind of human affairs.
That was a fine idea, Tim—one of your very best. It was an idea that our world very much needs to understand. I don’t know if it was worth dying for—what is?—but it was certainly an idea worth devoting one’s life to. Which is what you did. What a vision you had, my friend. What a goddamned terrible, beautiful vision of things.
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Devna Shukla, an Associate Producer for CNN's AC360°, added a new post to her blog eatocracy on CNN.com This entry is titled Fame Bites - Kelly Ripa; and contained the following. To see the full post/interview, please click here.
What is one food that reminds you of Anderson [Cooper], who often fills in when Regis takes time off?
"That is such a loaded question! Probably peanut butter and jelly. Or pecan pie. He loves pecan pie. He’s got that New Orleans-Mississippi-Southern thing in him. I think it comes out when he eats.
There are a lot of other foods I’d associate with him but I can’t go there."