Monday, May 23, 2011

AC360 from Joplin, MO

Anderson Cooper and the AC360 team were live on the ground in Joplin, MO on Monday night to cover the terrible devastation a F4 tornado caused on Sunday night. Anderson opened the program with several videos taken by tornado survivors then he gave us an overview of the situation.



Anderson spoke with Sara Norton whose brother is missing after being sucked out of his SUV while driving home from graduation. Her aunt said there is some hope as a hospital has said they triaged him then transferred him to another unidentified hospital.

AC spoke with the mayor of Joplin, Mike Woolston

Chad Myers gives us news of more severe weather that could be on the way

Cooper interview Issac Duncan, Brendon Stevins and Corey Waterman who survived the tornado in a convenience store and filmed the storm on an iPhone

Mike Bettes of the Weather Channel was one of the first reporters on the scene after the tornado moved through. He recounted his emotional experience with AC

Marie Colby, a volunteer for the American Red Cross, spoke of her storm experience and the volunteer effort

AC360 News & Business Bulletin: Joe Johns

Thunderbolts and lightening, very, very frightening: Anderson's close call during a live shot on Piers Morgan tonight


AC360 Transcript

AC360 Podcast

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ACAnderFan said...

The interview with Mike Bettes was good. He seems pretty emotionally involved with this story. I feel so bad for the people of Joplin. The devastation is just horrible. My heart goes out to those people.

judy said...

I'm glad AC is on the site but I do hope he stays safe.
The weather is terribly unsettled and no place is secure, except a basement.
Joplin looks like a war zone and it is frightening to think that man actually can't control his environment.
Liked AC's interview with the Red Cross volunteer. Even though her own home was destroyed she is trying to help others.
Chad Meyers reports are interesting but he fails to mention the gulf stream which has given the entire Midwest an eratic weather pattern all spring.

Anonymous said...

If I was a Hollywood casting director and I needed the All-American good-looking boy-next-door, I would hire Will Norton. That kid is adorable and I hope he's found soon and happily reunited with his family.

Yesterday tornadoes touched down in northern Minneapolis and sporadic landings in the north metro area before the storm moved into Wisconsin. There's damage but nothing like Joplin, MO.

Judy - I don't know where you are but Spring here hasn't been all that erratic. Nice and warm for a few days then cold and blustery then rinse and repeat but that's pretty normal for Minnesota.

Thanks, ATA for posting Anderson's 60 Minutes report; I totally forgot to watch it.


Anonymous said...

Will Anderson be in Joplin again on Tuesday night?