Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sunday Series 7/31/11


Today's edition of the Sunday Series is Anderson's guest co-hosting appearance on Live with Regis and Kelly from December 14, 2007. The guests that day were Nicolas Cage and Michael Bolton. We only have the host chat in our archives. If anyone has the entire program and would like to share please email us at the address on the sidebar. Thank you!

Host Chat (featuring Anderson's famous drunk girl story):


People.com has a brief snippet of AC & Kelly's interview with Nicolas Cage posted from that day. Here's the link if you're interested.



Because we're a little short on content this week we'll include a little treat from the ATA Vault. We don't have an exact date on this clip but our best guess is late 1999 or early 2000. Again Anderson was guest hosting, this time on ABC's World News Now. His mom, Gloria Vanderbilt, made a surprise guest appearance and auditioned for The Mitchellettes.








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Friday, July 29, 2011

Anderson Cooper 360, Friday, July 29, 2011

Anderson Cooper was in the anchor chair with all the breaking news on the Debt Crisis.

Senate block GOP Debt Plan (as expected): Anderson Cooper
Panel: John King, Gloria Borger, Ali Velshi,Jessica Yellin
Interview with Rep. Phil Gingrey (R)Georgia
Further discussion: Anderson Cooper, James Carville & Erick Erickson

House now working on some silly legislation to counter Senate action: Anderson Cooper
Interview with Rep. Steve King (Tea Party)Iowa
Discussion with Fareed Zakaria who calls Tea Party "anti-democratic"
Further: Jessica Yellin, Kate Bolduan, Gloria Borger, Ali Velshi

Update on Warren Jeffs' Trial: Gary Tuchman reports & discusses with Anderson

360 Bulletin: Tom Foreman


AC360 Transcript
AC360 Podcast

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I'm a Reporter, That's My Job


Earlier this week we posted a new 'Anderson' talk show commercial:



This morning we did some digging back in the ATA Vault and found a few of Anderson's vintage commercials for AC360. Enjoy:











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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Anderson Cooper 360, Thursday, July 28, 2011

Anderson Cooper was back in the NYC studio Thursday night, with the all the latest on the debt ceiling crisis.

Awaiting Vote on Debt Plan: Anderson Cooper
Panel: John King, Jessica Yellin, Gloria Borger
Interview with Rep Ron Paul (R)Texas
Interview with Rep. Steny Hoyer (D) Minority Whip

Update, No Vote Tonight: Kate Bolduan
Reaction by John King and Gloria Borger
Further discussion: Cornell Belcher and Carley Fiorina
Intrview with Rep Joe Walsh (R) Illinois
Further discussion: Jessica Yellin and Jeff Tooin

360 Bulletin: Tom Foreman

Live in the 11pm ET Hour:
More Discussion on the lack of a vote on the debt plan
Panel: Kate Bolduan, John King, Gloria Borger & Jeff Toobin

Anderson remained live with the segues for repeats of the Paul & Hoyer interviews before the program went to total repeat and ended with a Perry's Principle.


AC360 Transcript
AC360 Podcast

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New Photos of Anderson at the TCA Meeting in LA & A New "Ask Anderson" Video

From the Anderson Backstage Blog Tumblr page ~

Anderson mics-up to present his new daytime show to the Television Critics Association



Anderson, Hilary Estey McLoughlin (President, Telepictures Productions), Lisa Morin (Executive Producer, “Anderson”), Jim Murphy (Executive Producer, “Anderson”) — at the Television Critics Association press tour in Los Angeles.

Jim Murphy (Executive Producer, “Anderson”, Lisa Morin (Executive Producer, “Anderson”), Anderson, Hilary Estey McLoughlin (President, Telepictures Productions) — at the Television Critics Association press tour in Los Angeles.

Anderson (remember to click to enlarge)


Anderson at the Television Critics Association press tour in Los Angeles.


From the NYDailyNews.com: Anderson Cooper's new talk show 'Anderson' will cover wide array of topics, from celebrity to news

BEVERLY HILLS - When Anderson Cooper's new daytime talk show debuts on Sept. 12, he says we can expect a lot of New York. But we should not expect much Sept. 11.

"We will have focused a lot on Sept. 11 in the previous week" on his nightly "Anderson 360" CNN show, Cooper told television reporters here. "My gut feeling is that Sept. 12 is not Sept. 11. It's the beginning of a new week."

Cooper and his producers are careful to stress that they aren't disregarding the continuing impact of 9/11, particularly in New York. But they say they'd rather start by giving viewers a sense of what "Anderson" will be as it goes forward - not a story they suspect will have hit its emotional peak the day before.
(please click on here to read the complete article about how NYC will be an integral part of 'Anderson')


And Today's "Ask Anderson" ~

“What sort of freedom will your new show give you that you don’t have on AC360? And what can the average young male gain by watching it?”



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Yesterday in San Diego


Anderson Cooper visited the CBS affiliate in San Diego on Wednesday to promote 'Anderson'. Here's his interview on the 5PM news with Barbara-Lee Edwards.


Also there were quite a few pictures posted on Twitter of people posing with AC at the news station. If you're interested they're after the jump. We'll have more for you later today.

Wednesday's The Shot & RidicuList: Kat Von D

The SHOT



The RidicuList: Kat Von D



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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

360 on Wednesday 7/27



Anderson was anchoring from San Diego tonight even though he was a bit under the weather. Here's a tweet from earlier today and today's rundown:




HOUSE VOTES TOMORROW ON GOP DEBT PLAN: Report by Kate Bolduan
Follow up discussion with Gloria Borger and David Gergen
Additional follow up with James Carville and Ari Fleischer

NORWAY TERROR ATTACKS: Report by Nic Robertson

360 BULLETIN: Isha Sesay

INSIDE WARREN JEFFS' POLYGAMIST SECT: Report by Gary Tuchman

360 BULLETIN: Isha Sesay

AC360 Transcript

AC360 Podcast


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Anderson Cooper at the TCA

As many of you know Anderson Cooper was in Los Angeles yesterday to promote 'Anderson' at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour. Here are a few of the write ups we came across of his talk at the Beverly Hilton.

From Broadcast & Cable.com:Anderson Cooper Wants Daytime Talker To Be ‘Smart, Honest, Provocative'

From The Wrap.com: Anderson Cooper Assures TV Critics Daytime Duties Won't Affect Primetime

From The Hollywood Reporter.com: Anderson Cooper Plans to Show Softer Side in New Daytime Talk Show

From Deadline.com: TCA: Anderson Cooper Could Do His Syndie Show Live From Anywhere In The World

From USAToday.com: Cooper by day



Anderson "tweeted" after AC360 about why he was off ~

And that he may have more than a "cold" ~



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More Anderson Talk Show News

From the "Anderson Backstage Blog on Tumblr"

Anderson listens to the show’s theme music (please click to enlarge) ~


And another new commercial for 'Anderson' ~

"Every day I try to learn something new. I don’t have all the answers but I do have the questions.” ~ Anderson Cooper




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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Anderson Cooper 360, Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Anderson Cooper was off tonight and Dr. Sanjay Gupta was anchoring AC360

Keeping Them Honest on the Debt Crisis: Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Jessica Yellin reporting
Follow up discussion with Gloria Borger and David Gergen

Norway's Terror Attack: Dr. Gupta reporting
Digging Deeper: Nic Robertson and Thomas Hegghammer (Norwegian Defense specialist)

Texas Trail of Warren Jeffs: Gary Tuchman reporting
Follow up interview with KTVK's Mike Watkiss

AC360 News & Business Bulletin: Isha Sesay


AC360 Transcript

AC360 Podcast

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Anderson Out & About in NYC Commercial

A new 'Anderson' commercial was revealed today. This one shows Anderson out and about in NYC ~





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Anderson Cooper on Good Day LA

Anderson Cooper Talks Daytime Talk Show

Good Day LA interview report.
Los Angeles - Anderson Cooper is on CNN, CBS and now he's joined FOX with his new daytime talk show "Anderson." On Tuesday Anderson talked to us live on GDLA about the show, and how he conquered his fear of sharks...




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Ask Anderson - Where Would You Go?

Today's Question: "If You Could Travel Back in History, Where Would You Go?”

“I’d almost like to go back to see what he was like when he was a kid…” ~ Anderson Cooper


We know our parents, as parents, and forget sometimes that they were children and young men/women with hopes and dreams... Luckily for Anderson, his father was a writer and provided Anderson with some information/insights through his writing.


Anderson's father, Wyatt, wrote about his family in his book Families: A Memoir and A Celebration. He wrote not only about growing in Mississippi, but also about his children. Perhaps he was Anderson's inspiration for telling people's stories, giving a voice to those who so often don't have one.... "At my house, the boys watch Walter Cronkite with us every night, and we talk about the rights and wrongs of we see and hear. I don't think it has ever occurred to either of them that their opinions are not being taken into consideration, and I hope that they never begin to assume such a thing."

And from a letter Anderson's dad wrote to him shortly before his death, (which he shared with Larry King one night) "We must go rejoicing in the blessings of this world; chief of which is the mystery, the magic, the majesty and the miracle which is life." Perhaps some of his inspiration for 'Anderson'?

Anderson tweeted about today's "Ask Anderson" video and asked how viewers would reply to the same question ~



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Monday's Ridiculist: HSN & Mariah Carey






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Monday, July 25, 2011

Anderson Cooper 360 - Monday, July 25, 2011

Anderson Cooper anchored AC360 from Los Angeles on Monday night.


The Debt Crisis Speeches: Anderson Cooper and Jessica Yellin reporting
Panel: James Carville, Erick Erickson, David Gergen and April Ryan

Norway Massacre: Anderson Cooper reporting
Follow up discussion with Nic Robertson

DSK's Accuser Speaks Out: Segments played of Robin Robert's ABC exclusive interview
Follow up panel: Jeff Toobin and Christopher Dickey (Newsweek & Daily Beast)

Amy Winehouse: Anderson talks with Dr. Drew Pinsky

AC360 News & Business Bulletin: Isha Sesay

The Ridiculist: Mariah Carey on HSN


AC360 Transcript

AC360 Podcast

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Anderson Heading to LA


The Wall Street Journal online is reporting in it's Media & Marketing section that Anderson Cooper will speak at the semi annual meeting of the TCA (Television Critics Association) in Los Angeles tomorrow. He's scheduled to appear with his talk show producers Lisa Morin and Jim Murphy.

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Worst Drought In 60 Years & Anderson Cooper

The following commercial caught my attention during Thursday night's AC360. It had been awhile since I had heard anything about Plumpy'Nut. I was happy to learn that it is still being used to fight starvation.


While there has been the occasional report on CNN and there is information on their Website on the current crisis in East Africa; here's hoping Anderson and AC360 covers the story in-depth. There was a time when Mr. Cooper would have hopped a plane and been reporting from the field on a story such as this. Are those days over? In the meantime, a look back ~


In this piece Anderson did in October of 2007, he talked at length with Dr. Milton Tectonidis, the chief nutritionist for Doctors Without Borders. He spoke about the miracle of Plumpynut, "Now we have something. It is like an essential medicine. In three weeks, we can cure a kid that is looked like they're half dead. We can cure them just like an antibiotic. It’s just, boom! It's a spectacular response." And he traveled to Niger to report on how Plumpy'Nut was helping improve the situation in that country.

Part 1:


Part 2:


And just some screen grabs, just because (more after the jump; as always, please click to enlarge) ~


Anderson reported on the famine in Niger in 2005. He wrote about it in his book, Dispatches From the Edge, A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival; and we did a retrospective post on ATA in April 2010. In case you missed it, click here.

To follow CNN correspondent David McKenzie, reporting on the current drought/famine (from Kenya) on Twitter, click here.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sunday Series 7/24/11


This Live with Regis & Kelly /Anderson Cooper co-host flashback is from Friday, September 7, 2007

Highlights of the host chat were:

•Anderson: I love this time of year, you see all the parents taking their kids to school, and you're walking to work and all of the kids are crying on the street, its great....

• Anderson has come to the conclusion that they only ask him to be substitute co-host when they have gray haired guests scheduled.

• Gelman broke the news to Anderson that he was nominated for a Relly... last year... and didn't win.

• Kelly tried her best to get Anderson to play the "Good Evening" game, but he just wouldn't go for it.



Host Chat

Part 1



Part 2



Travel Trivia




Richard Gere




2007 was the 20th anniversary of Live with Regis and Kelly. Through out the months leading up to the anniversary show they included flashback segments. This next clip is the history of dance on Live. Now you all know if it's dancing it's going to be an Anderson Cooper free clip (except for the introduction).




Avril Lavigne and show sign-off




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