Friday, September 30, 2011

Anderson Cooper 360, Friday, September 30, 2011

Anderson Cooper opened AC360 with the breaking news of the assassination of Anwar al-Awlaki ~


U.S. WARNS OF RETALIATORY ATTACKS, Aftern American-born al Qaeda cleric is killed in drone strike:
Report by Anderson Cooper
Panel: Fran Townsend, Barbara Starr, Jill Dougherty, Peter Bergen

AMERICAN-BORN AL QAEDA CLERIC KILLED, Source: al-Awlaki wanted to use WMD in attack against U.S.: Anderson and Jeff Toobin discuss the legal issues

CODE NAME, OPERATION TROY, Anwar al-Awlaki killed by U.S. drone strike in Yemen: Anderson's interview with Ali Soufan, Fmr. FBI Supervisory Special Agent about al-Aelaki's importance within Arabian Peninsula al Qaeda

360 BULLETIN: Isha Sesay

DOCTOR ON TRIAL: Report by Randi Kaye on the latest in the Conrad Murray Trial
Follow up: Anderson Cooper talks to Randi Kaye, Sanjay Gupta and Mark Geragos

360 BULLETIN: Isha Sesay

Anderson gave a shout out to the app on FACEBOOK.COM/STOPBULLYINGSPEAKUP and the AC360 series of special reports on Bullying: It Stops Here starting October 9th

THE RIDICULIST: Anyone Who Sneezes

BLOGGER'S COMMENTARY: Those of you who follow me on Twitter will know I haven't been exactly happy with the content of AC360 for the last week or so. I, also, give credit where credit is due and tonight's 360 got it right, in my opinion. I know it was the big news of the day, but Anderson did a nice job with his opening report and the first half of the program had good guests with intelligent discussions, looking at different aspects of the assassination of Anwar al-Awlaki. I've come to accept that the Conrad Murray trial will be a nightly segment and I do enjoy Sanjay. All in all a good program and on a Friday night! Thanks, Anderson and Team 360 ~ Wonz

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judy said...

I agree with you ATA Blogger.
This was the best 360 of the week and usually is with breaking news.
Unfortunately, news isn't always breaking.
But, no news is good news, except in the news business.
Glad the terrorist cleric was killed but it is a scary thought that he was American born.
As an aside, it bothers me that Mark Geragos cares so little about, "His Teeth."
I know this may sound trite, but doesn't he have enough $$$, to have a brilliant smile?
Maybe he's just afraid of the dentist.
I kind of understand the health teacher and the sneezing.
I don't know where the "God bless you," comes in, but kids can overdo
certain things in the classroom.
One sneezes and the rest start to cough and sneeze and there goes the lesson. It happens!

Anonymous said...

While the news of a high-level Al Qaeda is very important and was breaking, I lost interest after the first two segments. Maybe I have a short attention-span; I left 360 and even forgot to come back for the Ridiculist.

Anderson and the 360 crew must be getting feedback from somewhere that their viewers want lengthy reports about the Jackson doctor's trial. Judging from comments here nobody likes it. The trial is heavily covered on HLN, does anyone know if it has been getting them big ratings?