KEEPING THEM HONEST, GUN CONTROL FLIP-FLOP: Anderson Cooper reporting
SILENCE = JOB SAFETY? John King, David Gergen and Gloria Borger discuss the politics of gun control
MASSACRE IN THEATER NINE: Anderson Cooper reporting
A 13 YEAR OLD'S COURAGE: Poppy Harlow reporting
A FATHER REMEMBERS HIS SON:Interview with victim Alex Sullivan's father Tom
SURVIVOR STORIES: Randi Kaye reporting
'MIRACLE' IN AURORA: Dr. Sanjay Gupta reporting
BREAKTHROUGH IN THE FIGHT AGAINST AIDS: Dr. Gupta reporting
FIGHT FOR SYRIA: Anderson Cooper, Ivan Watson and Alex Thomson reporting
INSIDE SYRIA: Anderson talks with Watson
CRIME & PUNISHMENT, SEARCH FOR MISSING IOWA COUSINS: Tom Foreman reporting
THE RIDICULIST: The 3rd Eagle of the Apocalypse
An Anderson viewer asked Anderson, via Twitter, if he new the knew American Idol judge Mariah Carey. Here's AC's reply:
The University of North Carolina has a webpage where students doing internships can share their experiences. A student wrote about being a intern at AC360 this summer when Andrew Sullivan posted the news that AC was gay.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Being at AC360 when Anderson Cooper Came Out
I was checking my twitter timeline on the train to NYC when all of a sudden a Gawker tweet changed my whole day.
"Anderson Cooper is Gay Now" it said. At first I thought it was another rumor, after all, he'd never addressed his sexuality before. Then I read it-- an eloquent email from the man himself.
I was amazed! I understood his reluctance to address his sexuality because as a journalist objectivity is of the highest importance but I was proud. My boss was brave.
He wasn't in the office that day. Actually, he wouldn't be in for the rest of that week. He was in Botswana covering story for 60 Minutes. So I knew there was no chance we'd address his email on the show.
It was an interesting day at work that day. Mostly because I was shadowing our digital producer Ella who manages the show's web presence and I was on Twitter duty. By the show's 8 p.m. airtime, Anderson Cooper had been a trending topic for 10 hours.
The tweets ranged from support from celebrities, fans and show staff to tweets that insisted that the world already knew about his sexuality.
When AC came back. He came to the show's editorial meeting and asked the staff if they had any questions. None except from one of our senior producers. Would he address it on the show? He said no. He said he had said everything he had to say.
It was cool to see the public react to a message from someone I work with every day!
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