While Anderson has been out of the office vacationing in Colombia this week, the staff at 'Anderson' has been keeping busy posting new "Ask Anderson" videos ~
Thursday: “Do You Have Any Advice for Aspiring Reporters?”
Friday: “Would You Consider Doing Behind-The-Scenes Filming?”
Hope Mr. Cooper enjoys the rest of his time in Colombia and we look forward to him being back in the anchor chair on AC360. FYI - This week wasn't Anderson's first vacation to Colombia. From the AC360 blog - April 14th, 2008 ~
Anderson's view: A week in Colombia
So I’m back, and yes I actually did take a whole week off. I can't remember the last time I did that. As I’ve said before, I don't relax all that easily and since most of my vacation days are used up shooting stories for 60 Minutes, I rarely take a whole week off. I spent last week in Bogota and Cartagena, Colombia.
Many of you will say to yourselves, "why in the world would anyone go there for vacation?" But the truth is, it's a great place to go. Cartagena is an old colonial city that, even during the worst years of violence in Colombia, was a safe spot. Bogota is a vibrant, chaotic place, that hums with life. It's got great food and music. There are huge problems with violence in Colombia, narco=traffickers and armed groups are still out of control, but the violence is way down, and at no time did I feel unsafe.
Everywhere I went in Colombia, complete strangers, who didn’t recognize me from television, asked me if I was enjoying my trip, and wanted to know if there was anything they could do to make it better. Anyway, it was nice to discover a new place, and I will definitely be going back.