And from Sunday's Parade Magazine (please click on image to enlarge)
Parade put more of their interview with Anderson on-line.
Anderson Cooper: 'I Really Want to Empower People'
While his serious side will still be on display (“I really want to try to empower people,” he says), Cooper promises to reveal his silly quirks as well, which includes an obsessive love of reality television. PARADE chatted with the New York native about everything from his Manhattan biking mishaps, what we still have to learn ten years after the Sept. 11 tragedy, and the truth behind that swoon-inducing T-shirt look of his.
You say you want the show to be a platform for those who usually don’t have a voice in the media.
“Throughout my career, I’ve always tried to give everyday people a voice. In news, that often means going to places that are out of the mainstream or don't have access to power. Like the people in the wake of Katrina in New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast or people in Haiti after the earthquake. I like to talk to people who are facing challenges and finding ways to overcome those obstacles. Those are the people who I learn from and grow from. I really want to try to empower people. I want this show to be a place people feel they belong and can tell their stories. We can all learn from their stories.”