Friday, January 27, 2012

Anderson: What Does Confessed Murderer Joran van der Sloot's 'Guardian Angel' Say Now? Plus, Anderson Surprised by a Special Guest

TOPIC: Panel Discussion of today's headlines (above video includes this segment)
Guests: *Andy Cohen, Host of Bravo TV's "Watch What Happens Live"
*Ashleigh Banfield, CNN's "Early Start" anchor
*Rachel Feinstein, Comedian
*Amy Walker, @andersoncooper 2 Million Twitter Winner

TOPIC: Joran's Guardian Angel
Guest: Mary Hamer is back

TOPIC: Anderson's Mystery Guest
Guest: Henry Winkler

And a backstage photo of Anderson with his friend Andy Cohen ~

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Anonymous said...

Skipping to the second part of the show I have to say seeing a Fonzie obsessed Anderson made up for the Joran obsessed nut job on the first segment.

The Joran nutjob really doesn't understand what is going on and I'm glad Anderson didn't let her get away with her explanation. When she denied that Joran is using her then you hear him asking for 1000.00 for a phone kind of makes one wonder what is going on in that brain of hers.

OK back to the Fonz. I have been a fan of Henry's since his time on Happy Days, but never realized what an accomplished author he was. It was so cute to see Anderson go fanboy over him and let all the pent up adoration just come out.

This was a 50% better show than usual and I wish they were all like that.


On_Love_Street_With_Jim_Morrison said...

The part about Joran Vandersloot was really bad but the rest of the show was great.

The best part of the show was by far Henry Winkler. He was a great guest. It was cute seeing Anderson so excited. The show needs more guests like Henry Winkler. He made the segment enjoyable to watch.

Also really liked Andy Cohen on the panel to discuss headlines. I find Andy to be hysterically funny and would love to see him on for the hour.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, Fonzie was nice back in the good ole days, but seeing Anderson be "fan obsessed" was no highlite.
AC was supposed to be someone who didn't like celebrities and now all he wants is either to be like Andy Cohen or jump up on tables because of an Old icon, like Winkler.
Pleaze give me a break.
Someone needs to put Anderson and his audience out of their misery.
All he's doing is making a fool out of himself.
So sad.
From an A-1 journalist to the good humor man.

Anonymous said...

Anon 9:42 PM - C'mon, give Anderson a break. Who among us didn't idolize SOMEBODY when we were kids? I thought it was a hoot to see the 7-year-old Anderson come out for awhile in the presence of his idol. He wasn't fawning over him - he was genuinely excited to meet Henry, exactly the way a kid would be. It's nice that Anderson can still be that kid sometimes - once we grow up, most of us lose that ability.

Anonymous said...

"He was genuinely excited to meet Henry."
That's fine. I was genuiely excited to meet Anderson during a book signing, but I didn't jump on a table.
No, I don't want to see the kid in Anderson.
If this Anderson was having a book signing I wouldn't even attempt to go.
His day show speaks volumes, and not in a good way.

Anonymous said...

Well, then I'm sorry Anderson isn't living up to your expectations. I'm sorry that he isn't sticking to being a serious, stone-faced hard newsman who never cracks a smile or has any fun. And don't hand me the "I'm entitled to my opinion" line. That's the response I always get when I try to venture a different opinion on this site. I know you're entitled to your opinion - I gladly concede that point. I'm just tired of (what seems to be the majority of) the comments on here being so negative. Yes, you're entitled to feel the way you want, but it's almost like you DON'T want Anderson to have any other side to his personality except the hard-nosed, governor-bashing journalist. He's not doing this to personally spite you - he's just being himself. If you truly can't deal with it, then just don't watch.

Anonymous said...

@anon 9:42 Henry Winkler is an accomplished author, writer, director producer, so you see he is no longer a celebrity as you seem to define him. He is so much more, a point I feel you miss. And yes Anderson may have gone overboard in his adoration, but he's human like the rest of us and meeting one of his idols, of which he probably has many, he acts like a normal person.

I, also met Anderson back in the day and he seemed very genuine, but you are taking his reaction way too far, get a grip, he was excited, having fun, something the daytime show has been lacking. If you don't like this side of Anderson too ba, many of us do.

Anonymous said...

Gotta wonder why Anon 9:42/1:17 wastes time & electricity to watch something she/he despises so much, & then to comment about it here twice.

I love seeing adults overcome by childlike glee (& I don't even enjoy the company of kids). I know a very old woman with serious health problems whose face lights up when talking about her childhood -- it's always a joy to see her change into an enthusiastic little girl for a few happy minutes, good for both of us.

Anonymous said...

I think Henry Winkler is great and such an accomplished person. I just wish Anderson would have more folks like Henry on---I wouldn't mind the 'celebrity' at all. I will say, however, that had the show been only on 'Joran' type conversation I would not have watched, but I did because I wanted to see who the mystery guest was.

Anonymous said...

Other than the standing on the table (reminded me of Tom Cruise jumping on Oprah's couch), I thought Anderson's reaction to meeting Henry Winkler may have been the first authentic thing I've seen on the talk show. His first few minutes of babbling on about his love of "Fonzie" was fun to watch. I was a fan of "Happy Days" and truly enjoyed hearing what Henry was up to today. I had no idea he has written so many books.

The "today's headlines" discussion was the best one, thus far - so maybe that will continue to improve. I think part of that had to do with Andy Cohen on the panel. Andy is good in that role and he and Anderson play well off each other for banter.

Now sure why Anderson felt the need to have Mary Hamer on again. I guess he felt the need for a patsy, so he could play the tough interrogator/calling out the crazy role? The show would have been much better without that segment, IMO. Would have much preferred Anderson spending more time with Henry Winkler....

After all the mostly boring/depressing shows of the past few week, at least this one was mostly fun, and actually had some "authentic" Anderson in the mix.