From the 'Anderson' website ~
Anderson spends the hour exploring the world of child beauty pageants to examine the real impact of pageants on children. Anderson speaks with some of the biggest pageant stars of today, including Eden Wood from “Toddlers & Tiaras,” as well as two pageant stars from the ‘90s to see how their lives turned out. Anderson is also joined by the mothers of today’s pageant stars, including Mickie Wood, Eden Wood’s mother, who defends the longtime tradition of beauty pageants.
According to the 'Anderson' website, Anderson's mom was in the audience and had this to share ~
BLOGGER'S COMMENTARY: Sorry for the generic post. We’ve tried to be supportive of Anderson’s foray into the talk show field but frankly on days like today we just can’t be; the news of the death of Moammar Gadhafi has our attention and the attention of the world. The fact that child beauty pageants exist and that TLC airs a program about them sickens us and no matter what the spin on 'Anderson', it doesn't mean we need to spend our time covering today's talk show.
Hala Gorani and other CNN anchors are doing a great job, but Anderson should be in the CNN studio covering the major breaking news today. He has followed the Libya story from the beginning, conducted many interviews with Libyan's to get their story out and stated that his college thesis was on Libya/Gadhafi; so his interest is genuine. Anderson was in the NYC newsroom the day Hosni Mubarak fell in Egypt with excellent coverage of the breaking news and today he's in the talk show studio taping a Halloween show... for us this is just wrong on so many levels. ~ The ATA Team