There was very sad news today, Tim Hetherington, Anderson's friend and occasional AC360 guest, was killed while working in Libya. AC tweeted the news:
The following statement was released to Vanity Fair from the family of contributing photographer Tim Hetherington:
It is with great sadness we learned that our son and brother, photographer and filmmaker Tim Hetherington, was killed today in Misrata, Libya by a rocket-propelled grenade. Tim will be remembered for his amazing images and his Academy Award–nominated documentary “Restrepo,” which he co-produced with his friend Sebastian Junger.Our condolences to Tim Hetherington's family, co-workers and friends. May his soul rest in peace.
Tim was in Libya to continue his ongoing multimedia project to highlight humanitarian issues during time of war and conflict. He will be forever missed.
Here's Hetherington's last appearance on AC360, August 5, 2010
Night three of Soledad O'Brien in for Anderson Cooper. Tonight's program originated in NOLA and focused on the first anniversary of the BP oil spill.
As we anticipate the Royal Wedding on April 29th, and Anderson Cooper's coverage, we went searching through the ATA archives for anything royal.
Here's a clip of Anderson and Richard Quest, from April 2, 2009, discussing Quest's meeting the Queen of England:
And more flimflammery with Quest (just watch the clip and you'll get the reference):
More giggles and the show-show tell-tell clip to round out the night:
Yet another recognition for Anderson, this time from The National Wildlife Federation. Just click the graphic to enlarge or follow the link.
Hi, everyone, this is Cyn. I had the great privilege of meeting Tim Hetherington last year and will never forget his huge heart, his great smile, and his brilliant talent. This is one of the photographs he took during the 360 trip to Afghanistan in September 2009, which CNN posted yesterday on their tribute page. Not only is it an incredible photograph of Anderson but look at the composition of the photograph... catching the helicopter in such a perfect angle, balancing the two focal objects so well... just stunning. He will be sorely missed.