Monday, September 12, 2011

'Anderson' Premieres

Today was the Premiere episode of Anderson's talker and we have it covered for you!

Anderson bikes to the set while explaining why he's doing the program on Amy Winehouse ~

Anderson's welcome and voice over video about Amy Winehouse ~

Amy's parents - Mitch and Janis discussed Amy as a young child/woman and her foundation.

In the following clip Anderson asks "Why was it important for you to talk?", the importance of Amy's fans to the family and a promotion for tomorrow's program ~

The following clip is about a father and daughter's special relationship, but in the end it wasn't enough ~

Anderson then chronicled Amy's decline in a voice over video and brought Amy's step-mom, Jane Winehouse (Amy's parents divorced when she was 10) and her great-aunt, Rene Selner onto the stage to share their impressions of Amy ~

In the following clip Anderson chronicled "what we know" about Amy's final days and Amy's boyfriend Reg Traviss joined the group to talk about his relationship with her ~

The family then talked about what they felt caused Amy's death, Mitch talked about getting the call about Amy's death,how Amy's is still with him and the black butterfly that flew in when he was giving the eulogy at Amy's funeral. At this point, Anderson took to the audience - one member spoke about how Amy had influenced her and another about losing her son to drugs ~

Anderson wrapped up today's program in the overflow room (there were more fans than seats for the program) and had a special message for those who had lost someone on September 11th ~

Blogger's Commentary ~

I must admit I was pleasantly surprised with the premiere of 'Anderson'. While I have always admired Anderson as a storyteller, especially in the field, I wasn't sure how I felt about my newsman hosting a daytime talk show. I really knew nothing about Amy Winehouse other than a snippet here or there that made the news about her drug and alcohol abuse and then her untimely death; I was not a fan of her music. I was a little underwhelmed when I heard that her parents would be Anderson's first guests; but when I tuned in today I learned about Amy as a young girl, the bond of a father and daughter, a boyfriend who tried to help her and looked forward to a future with her and a talented individual whose life was cut short most likely from years of drug and alcohol abuse. Anderson did a wonderful job "telling her story and the story of the people who loved her." I must say I'm looking forward to tuning in tomorrow to see what Mr. Cooper has in store for his viewers. Good job, Anderson, good job! ~ Wonz.

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ACAnderFan said...

I was actually surprised by the first episdoe. I liked it more than I thought I would. I wasn't real wild about Amy Winehouse's parents being the first guests, but it was a good show. I liked it.

Dayna said...

Have to disagree Wonz I didn't like the show, it was boring, the audio was bad and it just plain made me turn it off half way through.

And before any of you fangirls jump on me remember I am entitled to my opinion just as you are.

Anonymous said...

Have to agree with the other commenter Wonz and your view of "your" newsman.
And for the record, if AC is going to eagerly bicycle to his show in his promo, I suggest he act like an adult and wear a helmet.
It is a real turn-off when an adult you admire, acts like a child.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Wonz, but no thanks.
AC is opposite Ellen in my area.
Are you kidding me or what?
And then my next fav is Judge Judy which I have on DVR.
Sorry I watch AC for news only.

Jazz said...

I didn't think the show was too bad. I wasn't a huge fan of Amy's music but from what I heard she was a good singer. I do know from media reports that her parents did actually try to help her. There's only so much one can do to help someone who is addicted to anything. But they were definitely no Michael(?) and Dina Lohan.

I did notice that Anderson needs to slow down on his questions. He needs to allow people to answer his question and talk a bit without jumping into the next one. He asked Amy's parents questions as though they were on AC360 and there was a time limit.

All in all it wasn't too bad and I'll watch again as long as the DVR keeps working.

Anonymous said...

I too didn't know much about Amy Winehouse, but I did like the way he talked about her and did the voice overs, kind of like 60 Minutes.

I am sure as he gets more into doing the show he will have a chance to get better at it. We just all need to give him a chance and see what happens.

Thanks for posting the show as this will be the only way for me to see it.

Thank you

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting the clips. I live in SanDiego and they are showing the end of the US Open. Really pissed we won't get to see the 1st show but these clips help a lot.

Tedi B said...

I felt the show is off to a pretty good start. I really did like the story about the Butterfly that Mitch Winehouse told because it reminded me of when my brother passed away and a few days later I saw a deer standing alone looking at me near my house. Sometimes you just know.

Overall I thought Anderson did pretty well and am really looking forward to Tuesday's show and the one with Gloria. I give today's show a 6 1/2 out of 10 :)

SM Pratt said...

Anderson delivered on his show today - it seemed to me to be all he had described and more. I learned a lot about Amy Winehouse, who I had never heard of until she died. The coverage was tasteful and informative. I will tune in again but probably not tomorrow - I just don't like Kathy Griffin and I believe she is the guest tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Dayna you are entitled to your opinion and you are lucky you were posted because somehow the negative posts just don't get by.
I know. I wrote one.

Wonz said...

@Anon 6:11 - Sorry if my choice of words ("my newsman") for my Blogger's Commentary offended you - but in the context of it being my commentary, I felt it the appropriate choice of words. I don't consider him my personal newsman, if that's what you are hinting at....

Dorothy said...

I really liked today's show, but you probably all ready knew I would. I think the subject was handled well. I'm not an Amy Winehouse fan, however, I do have friends that are fighting addiction with their children and it has got to be one of the loneliest places to be. I think that if Anderson touched one parent or one child listened then the show was a huge success.

Anonymous said...

I think Amy Winehouse had her fans, and the story was good for her, but the show---well, it seemed stiff and formal to me---which might be related to the content and guests. I think AC has a good sense of humor, but some of the topics coming up (with the exception of his mom) seem a little trashy to me. JMO