Thursday, March 31, 2011

AC360: A 360 Degree Look at The Day's Events in Libya

Anderson Cooper opened Thursday's AC360 with, Breaking news, everyone. Tonight, with signs of Gadhafi's inner circle is shrinking, perhaps even splitting, late word that Colonel Gadhafi might -- and I say might -- be looking for a way out. Britain's "Guardian" newspaper reporting tonight that the regime has sent one of Saif Gadhafi's most trusted aides to London for confidential talks with British officials, the paper's sourcing, British government officials familiar with the meeting, a British Foreign Office spokesman telling "The Guardian" the envoy was told that, bottom line, Gadhafi has to go and he will be held account an by international courts. Meantime, on the battlefield, in Libya, opposition fighters today fired rockets outside Brega. However, for the most part, they are still largely regrouping and waiting for the weather to clear, which would allow greater allied air support. For now, it's a strategy of shoot and run.

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GADHAFI EXIT STRATEGY?, Guardian: Envoy told Gadhafi will still face accountability: Anderson explained that CNN was able to send correspondent Frederik Pleitgen into Misrata. He got remarkable access to the opposition forces still fighting in that city. Here's what he saw.


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GADHAFI EXIT STRATEGY?, Guardian: Envoy in Britian for secret talks: Anderson's discussion with Fred Pleitgen in the Mediterranean & Ben Wedeman in Ajdabiya, Libya


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GADHAFI EXIT STRATEGY?, Guardian: Envoy in Britain for secret talks: Anderson's Keeping Them Honest report on Moussa Ibrahim, a Libyan Govt. Spokesman

The British newspaper "Guardian" reporting a Gadhafi envoy traveled to London reportedly making peace overtures. There's also new word tonight of a fresh crack in Gadhafi's inner circle, another apparent defection, a former foreign minister now in Cairo denouncing the regime. The most recent foreign minister, Moussa Koussa, this man, meantime, is in Britain. Officials say he's talking to them willingly and that no deal was made to secure his cooperation. They say he's as close to Gadhafi as someone can be without being family. Yet, to hear the regime tell it today, his departure was no big deal and neither is he."Keeping Them Honest," even if that scenario were not absurd on the face of it, it also runs hard into a freight-load of facts.


GADHAFI EXIT STRATEGY?, Guardian: Envoy told Gadhafi will still face accountability: Anderson's follow-up discussion with Nic Robertson, Bob Baer & Anne-Marie Slaughter (Is the defection of Moussa Koussa is a big deal; is it actually a success of the coalition strategy?)



360 FOLLOW on Eman al-Obeidy: A report by Anderson Cooper

As you know, she was last seen on Saturday when she stood up before cameras in Tripoli in a hotel and said that she had been gang- raped by Gadhafi troops. Plainclothes officials, thugs dragged her away, and ever since, authorities have been -- well, they have been blowing smoke about what's become of her.


JOURNALISTS IN TRIPOLI, Reporter's describe the experience as "surreal": Anderson's follow-up interview with Jonathan Miller, ITN Reporter present when Eman al-Obeidy entered the hotel, told her story and was taken away by officials



BOUND & BEATEN IN LIBYA, N.Y. Times journalists on their ordeal in Libya: Anderson's Exclusive interview with Tyler Hicks, Anthony Shadid, Lynsey Addario & Stephen Farrell



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360 Bulletin: Isha Sesay



CNN won a Peabody Award for their coverage of the Gulf Oil Spill ~



There was a "Perry's Principle" at the end of the second hour ~


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I'll see you tomorrow...




Extras:

Anderson tweeted tonight about his interview with the 4 NYT Journalists and also a little explanation of why he's sometimes unable to live "tweet" during 360~



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Anderson Cooper In The Arena 03/31/2011

Anderson Cooper spoke with Eliot Spitzer In The Arena about his exclusive interview with the four N.Y. Times journalists that were held captive in Libya.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Revolution & Rage

Anderson Cooper opened AC360 with a rundown on the breaking news across the Middle East and North Africa.

KEY LIBYA DEVELOPMENTS, Reports: Pres. Obama secretly okays CIA operations: A report by Anderson


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KEY LIBYA DEVELOPMENTS, Libya's foreign minister resigns, arrives in London: Anderson's interview with Nic Robertson and Ben Wedeman in Libya and Fran Townsend (by phone)


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KEY LIBYA DEVELOPMENTS. Reports: Pres. Obama secretly okays CIA operations: Anderson's interview with Saddoun El-Misurat, Spokesman for Libyan Opposition in Misrata



KEY LIBYA DEVELOPMENTS. Reports: Pres. Obama secretly okays CIA operations: Anderson's follow-up discussion with Bob Baer & Paul Wolfowitz



360 FOLLOW on Eman al-Obeidy: A report by Anderson Cooper



REVOLUTION AND RAGE: A report by Anderson on the day's events in Syria



UNREST IN SYRIA, Syrian Diplomat, "My president is a reformer": Anderson's interview with Jahad Makdissi, Syrian Diplomat



PRES. ASSAD DOUBLES DOWN, Syrian reformers demand change: Anderson's phone interview with Ted Kattpuf, Fmr. U.S. Amb. to Syria



RADIATION RISING IN NUKE PLANT SEAWATER, Authorities: Levels now 4,385 times limit: Anderson Cooper reports on the latest news of the nuclear power plant issues in Japan.



RADIATION RISING OUTSIDE EVACUATION ZONE, IAEA finds spike in town 25 miles from plant: Anderson's follow-up with Michael Friedlander & Dr. Sanjay Gupta



360 BULLETIN: Isha Sesay



And don't forget to tune in tomorrow night for ~




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Anderson tweeted this evening ~



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Last night's Beat 360 from the repeat hour ~


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Sanjay Gupta was guest on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson last night. Larry King was Craig's first guest and stuck around for Sanjay's segment. Laughs ensued ~


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More details were released today on CNN's coverage of the Royal Wedding~

On the day of the wedding, Friday, April 29, beginning at 4 a.m. ET, CNN’s special live program will be anchored by Piers Morgan, Richard Quest, Anderson Cooper, Kiran Chetry and special contributor Cat Deeley, noted British broadcaster and fashion expert, across CNN/U.S. and CNN International.

Wednesday, April 27 – Friday, April 29: Anderson Cooper will anchor Anderson Cooper 360, also live from London, at 10 p.m. ET on CNN/U.S. and CNN International.

For complete coverage information please see our sister site, ATC.


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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Libya, Japan and Ratings News


ARMING THE OPPOSITION IN LIBYA? White House signals openness to sending arms: Anderson Cooper shares the day's events, including Sec. Clinton and President Obama's comments on the subject of arms for the opposition


DISCUSSION: Stephen Hadley (former Bush security advisor) and James Marks (Ret. Army Major General)


A VOICE OF TRIPOLI RESIDENT: Cooper speaks with a resident about the conditions in the city


Arwa Damon in Ajdabaya and Nic Robertson in Tripoli speak with Anderson


TAKING ON GADHAFI'S REGIME, One woman's disturbing charges: Anderson reviews the recent events pertaining to Eman al-Obeidy


DISCUSSION: Nic Robertson and Reza Sayah



SEAWATER NEAR JAPAN NUCLEAR PLANT HIGH, Reports: radioactive iodine at 3,355 times the legal limit:
Anderson details the latest radiation reports and the Japanese government's reactions and statements


NEW CONTAMINATION FEAR IN JAPAN, Workers at nuclear plant struggle to remove water: Tom Foreman reporting


RADIATION NEAR JAPAN NUCLEAR PLANT HIGH, Reports: radioactive iodine at 3,355 times the legal limit: Dr. Gupta and Tom Frielander talk about the health risks of the plant workers


AC360 NEWS & BUSINESS BULLETIN: Isha Sesay





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Just Jared posted two pictures of Anderson walking the streets of NYC on Monday morning.




Ratings:

CNN led their ratings press release today with:

CNN’S ANDERSON COOPER 360 IS #1 CABLE NEWS PROGRAM AT 10 PM IN MARCH; FNC’S ON THE RECORD SLIPS TO SECOND IN KEY DEMO 25-54 FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OVER TWO YEARS

Here's the rest of the news:

In March, CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 was the #1 cable news program at 10 pm in the key demo adults 25-54, overtaking FNC’s On the Record with Greta Van Susteren for the first time in 26 months (January, 2009). For the month, AC 360 averaged 496k among adults 25-54, while FNC slipped into second place with 480k and MSNBC’s The Ed Show was a distant third with 266k. Compared to a year ago, the CNN 10 pm program had significant growth, increasing +153% in the key demo (496k vs. 196k) and +66% in total viewers (1.165m vs. 702k). During the heightened news cycle, FNC actually lost viewers at 10 pm, decreasing -13% in the demo (480k vs. 552k) and losing -16% in total viewers (1.802m vs. 2.154m) vs. a year ago.

Check our sister blog, All Things CNN, for the full release and more ratings news.

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