Anderson Cooper opened AC360 with the news of Former IMF Chief Strauss-Khan's release on bail. He's under house arrest in lower Manhattan. His wife's apartment building refused to let him stay there because they didn't want the 24 hour media circus. Susan Candiotti had a report on the time line of this story.
FORMER IMF CHIEF RELEASED ON BAIL, Strauss-Kahn under house arrest in lower Manhattan: Anderson's follow-up discussion with Eliot Spitzer and Mark Geragos
SYRIA, DEADLY CRACKDOWN: A report by Anderson on the latest news out of Syria
Human right's activists report that at least 34 people were killed in Syria today. ...Night after night on this program we've witnessed the bravery of Syrians who have given their lives calling for change. It's easy to say all the pictures look the same, it's easy to turn away, feel frustrated that nothing's changed. But we think we owe it to those dying in the streets to bear witness to their struggle and even to their deaths. ...But we're showing it to you because we think it's important for the world to witness the violence inflicted on innocent people; and to witness the heroism in the face of repression. ~ Anderson Cooper
CRACKDOWN IN SYRIA, Protests erupt after Friday prayers: Anderson's interview with Raza Zaytouni
ILLEGAL WAR?: Anderson's report on the latest in Libya and the War Powers Act
WAR POWERS ACT, Sen. Paul says White House in defiance: Anderson's interview with Senator Rand Paul
CELL PHONE CANCER QUESTIONS: An introductory report by Anderson
IS YOUR CELL PHONE SAFE?: A report by Dr. Sanjay Gupta and follow up discussion with Anderson
MAN VS. FLOOD, Miss. family builds levee to save home, farm: A report by Martin Savidge
360 BULLETIN: Joe Johns
Anderson apparently isn't too worried about the rapture ~
In the second hour ~ Anderson's interview with Jason Stearns, author of Dancing In The Glory Of Monsters
Anderson "re-tweeted" a tweet today ~
Here's the sign mentioned in the tweet ~
Here's the entire video ~
CNN.com posted another short video of Anderson Cooper's "Lunch Habit" - some of the content was contained on the office tour visit, but the end is new ~
And a little "Anderson" talk show in the news -
From TVNewsCheck.org ~
LIFE BEYOND OPRAH COMES INTO FOCUS
Warner Bros., which is selling Anderson, makes the bold claim that Cooper will be making daily headlines on his talk show and making the show the perfect companion for a local newscast. But a doubting syndication source wonders how much time Cooper can give to the talk show when he’s still hosting a nightly show on CNN and racing around the world to hot spots at a moment’s notice.
With Oprah viewers, Cooper’s news niche might makes sense, say two sources, one on the station level and the other familiar with the syndication business.
“Where would Maria Shriver go in daytime to be interviewed after Oprah’s gone?” asks the station source, referring to the dust-up after it was revealed that actor and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger fathered a child with a family housekeeper more than a decade ago. (Where Shriver actually went was to one of Winfrey’s farewell shows in Chicago, as it turns out.)
The syndication expert acknowledges the Cooper station lineup doesn’t have the best time slots or stations at launch. He calls the Cooper station lineup a place holder that looks like it does because the show came together too late for Warner Bros. to shop it. In this syndicator’s view, it’s really a case of “wait until next year” when the competition shakes out.
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