We received notice today that Anderson will lead the network’s team of reporters from Cape Canaveral, FL for the special coverage of the final launch of the United States Space Shuttle program. Space Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to launch at 11:26 a.m. (ET) on Friday, July 8th.
As we know from Anderson's tweet on Wednesday he's on his way to do a new 60 Minutes report from Cuba.
Dr. Gupta was in the anchor chair tonight and here's a rundown of the program:
Topic: Japan nuclear cover-up
Panel: Kyung Lah and Michael Friedlander
Topic: Prescription Drugs Online
Reporter: Drew Griffin
Topic: DSK Case in Trouble
Reporter: Susan Candiotti
Follow-Up: Jeff Toobin
Topic: Casey Anthony Trial
Reporter: Martin Savage
Panel: Linda Kennedy Baden and Sunny Hostin
360 News & Business Bulletin: Isha Sesay
Hope you like our abbreviated outline of AC360 because starting next week it will be our new normal. With the talk show starting in September we need to streamline a bit since we plan on covering both programs. We will post both programs in the abbreviated format and add any extras we find throughout the day.
Please understand this is a work-in-progress for us and will probably require some tweaking along the way. Please be patient, but feel free to offer your feedback in comments. We love to hear from you!
Since we're ATA lite tonight we'll give you a serving of extras with the program rundown.
During AC's appearance at PromaxBDA: The Conference 2011, he discussed how the format of his new daytime talk show, Anderson, will be different from his cable news programs.
Anderson confessed his love for the Real Housewives franchise and told a story about getting drunk-dialed by NeNe Leeks.
AC confessed to loving Hoarders, Cheaters and more.
Cooper joked about appearing on Celebrity Jeopardy! – and losing to Cheech Marin
Anderson joked about the ages of his coworkers at 60 Minutes.
Anderson Cooper discussed the overlap between daytime and hard news, and how that will impact his upcoming new daily syndicated program Anderson.